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Talkin’ Jazz Podcast: Fun equals wins; wins equal fun

Another edition of the Talkin Jazz Podcast is on line! Jazz Host Alema Harrington joins Dave Fox with a bevy of topics to discuss including:

  • Royce O’Neale and the new deal he earned by improving each year.
  • The return of Mike Conley and when he will move back into the starting line-up.
  • Rudy Gobert; The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  • Mitchell & Gobert out performing current All-Star vote getters
  • Challenging schedule. Why the Jazz are up to the task

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Childbirth education classes

When you find out you’re pregnant for the first time, there are so many things to think about like finding out the gender, choosing baby equipment and decorating the nursery. But don’t forget about the most important event – the birth.

Many women are nervous about labor. One of the best ways to help calm those fears is to take a childbirth education class to help you prepare and know what to expect during labor and learn about some of the different childbirth options available.

Jade Elliott sat down with Kathy Credille, RN, MSN, with the Intermountain Healthcare Learning Network on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss the childbirth classes and options  available for busy moms-to-be.

Why childbirth education is so important

Becoming a parent is such a transitional time, there are so many changes and there’s so much to learn. Our bodies are made to give birth. Knowing how to navigate that and work with your body is empowering. Childbirth education classes help decrease fear and increase knowledge. They also help prepare you to care for your newborn, which can be overwhelming.

Childbirth education classes can help you understand the changes your body makes while pregnant and informs you about the labor and birth process. More knowledge about the birth process can help you make decisions as they arise.

Every labor is different

Learning about the labor and birth process helps you understand not only the common path that labor typically takes, but also the variations in the labor process and how to prepare to be flexible when your labor doesn’t go as planned. It can be helpful to make a labor plan, but you need to keep your mind open and be flexible. You can’t control everything.

The classes also address the mental health aspects of this role transition time and be aware of peripartum depression and mood disorders. The classes also explains the process of your body returning to a non-pregnant state so that you have realistic expectations for that.

Childbirth education classes help especially if you’re hoping for a non-medicated childbirth or low-intervention childbirth

If you want to learn how to manage the pain and contractions of labor without medication, the classes are especially helpful. But even if you’re opting for an epidural, they help you understand and prepare for the labor process.

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.

Take 2 – Impeachment, condom conundrum, abortion & women in the workforce

Take 2 welcomes a new guest with former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman who will join guest Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and host 2News Heidi Hatch.

The topics discussed in the political climate of Utah, which was rocked lately with a questionable HIV campaign, included the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump that were hand-walked over to the Senate late Wednesday.

Additional topics talked about surrounding the impeachment proceedings include:

  • Mitt Romney – open to witnesses (Democrats only need 4 Republicans)
  • Mike Lee – (not open to witnesses but sided with Democrats on Iran military bill)
  • Utah Impeachment History: Rep. Chris Cannon was a trial manager in 1999 for President Clinton. He was chosen by the Judiciary Committee (not the Speaker).

The trio then took to other issues at the forefront of Utah politics. The chit-chat included:

  • Democratic Presidential Candidates:  Should they take part in the trial? Michael Bennett, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) … Wants them to recuse themselves.
  • Bishop will not run for Governor: Throws support behind Thomas Wright, who announced Bishop as his running mate Thursday.
  • Spencer Cox Abortion Comments at the Eagle Forum: Much ado about nothing or big problem?
  • More Women in the workforce: Buried deep in the U.S. government’s December jobs report was an interesting piece of data—women hold more jobs than men, occupying 50.04% of positions. Will this move us closer to equal pay?
  • Gov. Herbert kills funny condoms in the Utah Department of Health’s HIV campaign.

Talkin Jazz Podcast, Alema: ‘Rudy’s game is growing!’

As the Utah Jazz win streak continues to grow, another edition of Talkin Jazz Podcast is now online. Jazz Anchor Alema Harrington joins Dave Fox to break down the elements of this win streak that you may not have followed.

What is happening with this team that is becoming contagious among the players at a pace never before seen in Jazz history…

Joe Ingles production during the win streak and how he’s getting under the skin of Jazz opponents…

Delivering without Donny…

Plus Rudy Gobert’s game going through even more growth!

Check out Talkin Jazz Podcast with Alema and Dave here:

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Take 2 – Governor’s $20 billion budget, tax referendum, inland port ruling & more

Take 2 guests Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah Sen. Dan McCay (Riverton-Dist. 41), talk with 2News Heidi Hatch about politics in Utah.

The Friday discussion led off with former Take 2 guest, Greg Hughes, joining the gubernatorial race. The first debate of the candidates vying for Utah’s head of the executive branch took place in St. George.

The panel analyzed if there’s enough money to go around and how the candidates are going to have to position themselves to stand out.

Other topics discussed included:

  • Governor’s Budget – $20 Billion, which included a freeze on higher education tuition and an earmark of $18.6 million for extended day Kindergarten, The budget increased per pupil spending by 4.5% increase, though the State Board of Education wanted  6%. Another earmark was $100 million for air quality and $20 million for affordable housing.
  • Tax Referendum: Harmons opens stores to signature gathering.
  • Inland Port ruling: Big loss for Salt Lake City?

Weekly Huddle Podcast: Basketball edition, Jan. 10, 2020

It’s the debut of the basketball edition of the Talkin Sports Weekly Huddle basketball podcast.

How close are the Utes to being an NCAA Tournament team? What is Timmy Allen’s professional future? Why have the Aggies lost three in a row? Is the Jazz bench for real, or will the NBA adjust and give them problems? Listen to the basketball panel podcast right here!

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Screen time for babies and toddlers

Screens and media are everywhere and can be a powerful tool for your child’s learning and play. However, nothing can replace face-to-face interaction and play with your child.

Jade Elliott sat down with Kaitlin Carpenter, MD, a pediatrician with Intermountain Healthcare, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss screen time guidelines for your kids.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued several recommendations regarding screen time for children:

• Under 18 months: Avoid screen time other than video-chat.

• 18-24 months: Limit screen time to high-quality programming.

• Over 2 years old: Limit screen time to 1 hour per day of high-quality programming created for young children, like Sesame Street and other PBS shows such as Daniel Tiger.

Make sure you are watching and discussing shows with your child. They can be great ways for you and your child to learn together.

The most powerful thing parents can do is be a “media mentor” and show children how to appropriately interact with phones, tablets, and TVs.

• Co-watch shows and videos or co-play games with kids.

• Try to avoid constant use of your phone around your child. You are your child’s best role model. They will do what you do, so if you are constantly on your phone, your child will be too.

• Designate times and places that are phone- or screen-free, like dinner time or bedtime.

• Like anything else in a child’s life, children do well with consistent limits. Encourage playtime up and away from screens after the limits are up.

It can be tempting to use media as an emotional pacifier (think crying toddler at the doctor’s office). While that is a nice solution that can be used sometimes, try not to make it a habit. Kids need to learn their own coping strategies (like a hug from mom or dad) or another way to channel those emotions.

Here are some additional ideas and AAP resources for families:

• When considering whether to get paper books or eBooks, choose paper books. Research has shown that children learn better and interact more with paper books.

• There seems to be a relationship between increased media use in young children and obesity, research has shown.

• Consider making a Media Use Plan with your family. Visit for tips.

• Learn about age-appropriate apps and game reviews at

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.

Weekly Huddle Talkin Jazz Podcast: David Locke on the ‘Clutch Jazz’

The Utah Jazz are rollin’, and the radio voice of the team, David Locke, joins Dave Fox for this week’s edition of the Weekly Huddle Talkin Jazz podcast.

Locke has a list of things the team is doing extremely well. The team is among the best in the NBA in the “clutch” (5-or-fewer point games with 5 minutes to play,) how Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are taking their games to new levels every day, the play of the bench and some specific examples of what’s working so well, plus the focus on defense.

Locke has some examples of “switching” the proves the coaches and players are both doing their job better than ever. Check out the Weekly Huddle Talkin Jazz podcast here …

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Weekly Huddle Talkin Jazz Podcast: Winners of 9 of 10 here’s why!

It’s the debut edition of the Talkin Jazz podcast for 2020 as Alema Harrington joins Dave Fox. The Jazz have won 9 of their last 10 games and Alema breaks down a number of reasons why it’s going so well, including:

  • Joe Ingles becoming a facilitator!
  • Donovan Mitchell looking for ways to help the team, even when opponents are focusing on him!
  • The near-record start to Jordan Clarkson’s Jazz career!
  • What Rudy Gobert is doing even now to take his game to the next level!

Plus, Dave and Alema with fond personal memories of former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Check out the Talkin Jazz podcast here:

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Take 2 – Iran attack, tax referendum, governor’s race and more

2News Anchor Heidi Hatch hosts guests Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Greg Hughes, former Speaker of the House, in its first episode of Take 2 in 2020.

The panel discussed Thursday’s attack by Joint Special Operations Command that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander, Qassem Suleimani. Carabello and Hughes didn’t exactly agree on the political fallout from the mission. Other topics they also were at odds about included: