Episode #80: Nazz Kurth, Petzl America

Matt chats with Nazz, the CEO of Petzl America, about the outdoor company, its products and its involvement in policy issues. They talk first about Petzl’s history and products, and how the company makes gear not just for rock climbers, but for anyone who works in “a vertical environment,” from …

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NEWS: Utah’s governor touts air quality improvements, but admits more needs to be done

BEN WINSLOW Fox13 MAY 16, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert touted improvements to the state’s air quality, but acknowledged that more needed to be done. During a ceremonial bill signing on Tuesday at Ensign Elementary School, the governor highlighted steps the state has taken to reduce …

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Episode #79: Matt Slonaker, Utah Health Policy Project

The Matts chat about the very timely issues of health care and health coverage in Utah, focusing on UHPP‘s valuable advocacy. Slonaker speaks to how, while Utah’s uninsured rates has improved in recent years, it is still higher than other states with similar populations and demographics. He compares how the Affordable Care …

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NEWS: EPA labels Utah air-quality problems ‘serious’

Salt Lake Tribune by Emma Penrod May 2, 2017 State officials are mulling new pollution-control measures after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found Utah out of compliance with air-quality standards. On Friday, the EPA classified the Provo and Salt Lake City metro areas, including Davis and Weber counties and …

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NEWS: EPA reclassification for pollution puts Salt Lake, Provo in ‘serious’ category

Deseret News By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published May 1, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — The inability of the Provo and Salt Lake City regions to meet 2006 federal clean air standards for fine particulate pollution resulted in the Environmental Protection Agency reclassifying the metropolitan areas into a new category of …

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Episode #77: Joan Card, Former Senior Policy Advisor, EPA Region 8

NOTE: Because Joan joined Matt via SKYPE, the audio quality at the beginning is less than idea. Because it’s such a good interview and the sound balances out after some time, we’re still posting it. We hope you enjoy! This week, Joan speaks with Matt about her time as the …

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Episode #76: Ken Sanders, Environmental Activism Historian & Rare Bookshop Owner

Matt chats with the founder and namesake of Ken Sanders Rare Books. They discuss how the history of environmentalism and literature in Utah have often gone together, discussing such literary giants such as Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner. Ken reminisces about his time spent with these great writers, and describes …

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