KUTV's Heidi Hatch hosts former Speaker of the House Greg Hughes and Maura Carabello of the Exoro Group in a new episode of Take 2. (Photo: KUTV)

Take 2 Podcast: Is there really a ‘missing white woman syndrome?’


  • Maura Carabello – President and Owner of The Exoro Group
  • Greg Hughes – Former Utah Speaker of the House- businessman and lobbyist

Gabby Petito Case brings up other missing person cases: Is there really a “missing white woman syndrome?”

High profile and diverse cases in Utah: 

  • Elizabeth Salgado case in 2015: 26-year old’s body found 3 years later in Hobble Creek Canyon
  • Hser Ner Moo in 2008: 7-year old girl missing from her South Salt Lake apartment. Her body was found at her neighbor’s apartment, also a Burmese refugee family.
  • Rosie Tapia in August 1995: Her kidnapper was never tracked down. The 6 year-old was abducted, her body was later found in a canal off the Jordan River. 

TIPS: Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.

Do the Elizabeth Smart, Mackenzie Lueck and Gabby Petito cases far outweigh coverage of all women?

Utah has many missing indigenous women and girls Rep. Angela Romero heads task force 

Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 center opens

Senate President Stuart Adams has been pushing for more access

State of Utah has given out 7K treatments since Nov. 2020.

The state has a scoring system to decide if you can get the treatment.

IRS Bank account access:

UT State Auditor John Dougal and treasurer oppose letting the IRS monitor middle class bank accounts. They join 21 other state financial officers in opposition to a proposed federal rule. If it happens, Utah leaders say the IRS could examine more than 100 million accounts when a deposit is made of $600+. They’re calling it an infringement of data privacy.

Utah Democratic Party Chair steps down:

Jeff Merchant “It has been among the greatest joys of my life to serve Utahns as your state party chair. While today I humbly offer my resignation in order to attend to my personal health, the work that must be done in our state and across our nation to protect our most vulnerable communities will continue on. I know that I leave the party in good hands with Diane Lewis, who will become acting Chair until confirmed by the Central Committee. Diane is a storied leader in our state’s labor movement and Democratic Party, and I believe that under Diane’s leadership, our party will continue to build on the gains that we have made in 2020. I’m excited for this new chapter for the party and will remain a staunch supporter of our mission and our organizing.”