Monthly Archives: March 2022

David Meltzer On Recovering From Failure By Blending Spirituality With Business

In this episode, David Meltzer shares why his multi-million dollar enterprise suddenly collapsed into a rapid downward spiral ending in bankruptcy — giving us a glimpse into his miraculous turnaround, rebound, and recovery created by blending spirituality with business. David has now regained his spot on the top of the sports financial and philanthropic worlds.

About David Meltzer:
David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. He is a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, the executive producer of Entrepreneur‘s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast, The Playbook. His newest book, Game-Time Decision Making, was a #1 new release, David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Take 2 Podcast: Vote to override gov’s veto of transgender athletes bill

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

Utah Legislature Veto override vote on transgender sports Bill
Veto override session Friday 1:00 p.m. Two-thirds of lawmakers in both the House and Senate must approve overriding the governor’s action for it to take effect.

Special Session immediately following called by Governor
Utah Legislature will set up a commission to determine their eligibility if the ban is struck down by a court.

Will passing the bill cost Utah the NBA Allstar Game and or the Olympics?
Salt Lake is hosting the NBA All-Star game next year. In 2017, that game was pulled out of Charlotte after North Carolina passed a transgender related bill. (That bill was later repealed, and the game returned to Charlotte in 2019.)

Senate President Stuart Adams said he hasn’t heard from the NBA and is not concerned

Bills the Governor did not sign but let pass into law

State Film Production Incentives Amendments. Winterton, R.
Tire Recycling Fund Amendments. Sandall, S.

Utah Outdoor Retailers show is back after 5 years in Denver: 3 Year deal starts 1/23
The costs for both attendees and exhibitors in Salt Lake City will be significantly lower
Some Companies say they’re not showing up: REI, Patagonia not happy on State stand on public lands.
Salt Lake City and County Mayor’s say show up and engage in the conversation
Visit Salt Lake:  $565 million generated in direct spending during shows tenure. $52 million in city/county/state taxes.

Utah Democrats Caucus:
How many delegates will heed the calls of Mayor Jenny Wilson and former Congressman Ben McAdams and vote against the party?

SCOTUS Hearings Ketanji Brown Jackson
Senator Lee questioning: Overall, Sen. Mike Lee was pleased by much of what Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has said, but after three days of questions he also has some concerns yet to be resolved.
Democrats says Republicans have been too harsh treating her unfairly.

Has her questioning been tougher or different than others?
LINK: Sen. Mike Lee questions SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

10 Airlines call on POTUS to get rid of the mask mandate for airports and travel
Yay or Nay?

Jeremy Andrus on Building a Unique and Extraordinary Growth Culture in Business and Beyond

In this episode, Jeremy Andrus sits down with Dan and shares his understanding of what it takes to build a unique and extraordinary growth culture. 

Jeremy Andrus is President & CEO of Traeger Grills, the original wood pellet grill brand that has taken the outdoor cooking world by storm. He and a financial partner acquired the company in 2014, transforming it from a small, regional, 26-year-old business into a multi-hundred-million-dollar brand that owns over 50% of the global wood pellet grill market. This was largely achieved by Jeremy leading an overhaul that would result in moving the company’s headquarters from Oregon to Utah and rebuilding its team with an emphasis on the people and culture behind the company. Jeremy took Traeger public on the NYSE in July 2021. While Traeger has become Jeremy’s most successful growth story, it isn’t his first. He joined start-up Skullcandy in 2005 with 4 employees and less than $1m in sales. Under his leadership, Skullcandy disrupted the headphone and wearable electronic space, growing into a $300m public company. Jeremy was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, MountainWest Capital Network Utah Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017, and was inducted into the Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame in 2018. Jeremy received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Kristin and their six children. After years of experimenting and working with professional pitmasters and chefs, Jeremy now makes the perfect steak.

Take 2 Podcast: Daylight Saving Time, SLC no longer considered for 2024 RNC

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Greg Hughes, Maura Carabello

Happy Daylight Saving Week
Senate votes unanimously on Monday to make Daylight Saving permanent.
House gives the bill a pass on Thursday

RNC no longer considering Salt Lake as 2024 Host City
RNC may have a chance in 2028

Utah COVID numbers keep falling along with hospitalizations
Utah COVID cases past 28 days per UDOH

  • 6,288 not vaccinated or partial
  • 4,754 vaccinated 2 shots 2 +weeks out
  • 3,683 vaxed and boosted 2+ week

Utah COVID hospitalizations past 28 days per UDOH

  • 582 not vaccinated or partial
  • 367 vaccinated 2 shots 2 +weeks out
  • 201 vaxed and boosted 2+ weeks

Biden says we need more COVID funding

League of Women Voters sues to block Utah’s new Congressional Maps

Lee, Stewart push back against criticism from Vindman over Ukraine
Alexander Vindman, who was born in Ukraine and blew the whistle on former President Donald Trump’s 2019 phone call with Ukraine’s president that led to his first impeachment, told the Salt Lake Tribune that Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart are complicit in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine because of their support for Trump.

‘I apologized to the governor’: Senator meets with Gov. Cox over transgender athlete bill: Did he need to?
Sen. Dan McCay (R-Riverton) confirmed he requested a meeting Tuesday morning with Gov. Spencer Cox to discuss House Bill 11, which was dramatically revised by McCay and other Republican lawmakers with just hours to go in the 2022 legislative session.

Les Brown Shares His Story of Success and Becoming a Renowned Motivational Speaker

As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients. As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world. Les Brown never tires of using his energies to transform the world, well-beyond the podium and public appearances, meshing traditional and social media to empower his audiences. Hundreds of thousands are watching him on YouTube and tens of thousands interact with him regularly on Facebook. He has a keen way of turning what he touches into gold. Over 20 years ago, he won a Chicago-area Emmy® for his unsurpassed fundraising pledge drive for the Public Broadcasting System. Followed by several bestselling books and hosting popular national talk shows on television and radio.

Take 2 Podcast: Utah gas prices, GOP caucus, Ukraine

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Maura Carabello & State Senator Kirk Cullimore

Utah Gas prices hit record high:
The cost of a gallon of gas in Utah broke the state’s record Thursday. According to AAA, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas was $4.30, jumping approximately 10 cents from Wednesday.

White House calls it “Putin’s Price Hike” is it? Or is this good think tank branding of a much bigger problem?

Can Utah politicians do anything to help?

Utah GOP Caucus night: Turnout after four-year break
Will Democrats follow the lead of Jenny Wilson and refuse vote for a Democrat for US Senate?

Becky Edwards turns in 28,000 signatures. 351 counted.
Blake Moore has 6,242 of the 7k he needs.



Ukraine Aid bill passes House and Senate: Romney and Lee vote against
Romney: While I strongly support providing Ukrainians desperately needed aid, I ultimately could not support the rest of this bloated spending bill.

Mitt Romney tells Biden to send fighter jets to Ukraine ASAP.
More than 40 Republican U.S. senators called for President Biden to aid “the transfer of aircraft and air defense systems” to Ukraine a day after officials quashed Poland’s offer to send fighter jets with American help. Will the President have to go along? 

Listen Ambassador Huntsman on China and Russia

Utah Legislature passes Transgender athlete bill at the 11th hour:
Governor says he will veto.

Digital Currency Bill

Congress passes Emmett Till bill to make lynching hate crime

Tristen Ikaika’s “Ring King empire” started with a stolen spoon

Tristen Ikaika, also known as the Ring King, launched his ring brand in 2017. It all started with a spoon he took from his parent’s house in Orem, handcrafting it into a one-of-a-kind ring that soon grabbed the attention of his friends and family.

After launching his site, Tristen dropped the ring collection that have sold out in hours. His unisex designs are inspired by his worldwide travels and emotions dealing with his father’s serious health issues. This inspired his best-selling SAD-BOI ring. Tristen’s unique pieces are more than just rings, they leave a lasting impression that customers can connect with.

After being featured on Shark Tank and receiving an offer, Tristen was able to use his rapid success to help pay off his parents’ home, all because of the spoon he “stole” from that very same home year before.

Now, he is sitting down with Fresh Off The Set to talk about his success!

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.

WTF is an NFT?!

Have you heard of NFTs and are–like us–confused about what they are and why they are significant?

Dan Young, CEO of PC Laptops & Xidax Laptops, joined Fresh Off The Set to explain everything—literally everything—about NFTs. Dan answers all of our questions about what exactly NFTs are, why they are gaining popularity, how you can buy/sell NFTs, what their value is and what this means for the future of consumer consumption. He breaks it all down! (Spoiler: Dan gives tips to help you start your NFT empire!)

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.



House of Happy Hormones: Meet the Utah woman behind Mixhers

After having children, Jess Toolson experienced debilitating period pain. Through a long process of trial and error, she discovered a mix of supplements that helped relieve her pain—and the pain of thousands of women! Mixhers was born and is now helping empower women across the country by making them into a “house with happy hormones.” Jess joined Fresh Off The Set to tell us about her story, how she started Mixhers, and gave powerful advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s so inspiring!

Kari, Brooke, David, Elora and Sarah host Fresh Living on KUTV, which airs on CBS Channel 2 every weekday at 1 pm in Utah. You can follow Fresh Living on all social media platforms @kutvfreshliving and watch our show on YouTube.

Five protective factors that will help your kids throughout their lives

Parenting is hard.

When it comes to increasing positive outcomes for families, research shows that the following five strengths play a major role in engaging parents and building the best outcomes for children.

Jade Elliott spoke with Trisha Reynolds, Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Services Administrator, Division of Child and Family Services, about what parents can do.

Parental Resilience: Resilience is the ability to bounce back in difficult times. It means having good coping skills and self-care strategies.

Social Connection: Parents who have more support are more responsive to their kids, have better overall moods, and experience less depression, anxiety and anger.

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: There is always room to improve our knowledge and parenting skills. No parent knows everything about parenting children.

Social & Emotional Competence of Children: Children’s social skills and emotional skills are just as important as academic skills.

Concrete Supports: Services that can assist with things like housing, child care, and medical care will help your family function well, especially in difficult times like we are facing right now. Knowing where to find help and taking the step to ask for it will make you and your family stronger.

Links to websites or resources:

Free Community Resources Available for Pregnant Women and Families with Children Ages 0-11 (All services below are provided at no cost to families)

Utah Association of Family Support Centers: Family Support Centers strengthen Utah families by supporting parents, protecting children, and preserving families. Seventeen locations across Utah provide 24-hour crisis and respite nursery, information and referral services, and parenting and youth education programs.

 The Office of Home Visiting: The Office of Home Visiting works with local agencies to provide home visits to pregnant women and young families who would like to know more about being parents. Home Visitors are well-trained and can provide information about breastfeeding, toilet training, nutrition, home safety, child development and much more.

Help Me Grow Utah: Help Me Grow Utah is an information and referral helpline that helps parents, physicians and providers find ways to help children grow and develop. Get help tracking your child’s development for every stage of growth from pregnancy and to age eight., (801) 691-5322

Prevent Child Abuse Utah: Prevent Child Abuse Utah provides home visiting in Weber, Davis, and Box Elder counties. Parent Educators provide support, education, and fun, connective activities for families with young children. Our statewide education team offers diverse trainings on Protective Factors, Digital Safety, Bullying, and Child Sex Trafficking. We are available for in-person or virtual trainings and offer free online courses for the community at

Protective Factors Tip Sheets from the Child Welfare Information Gateway (English & Spanish): Everything from bonding with your baby to ideas on how to develop supportive communities.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.