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Ogden and Weber County news from a gentlemanly panel of citizen activist assholes.

Episode Date
Battle Force Fiveash

You probably knew that it was municipal election season right? If not, you're in for a treat! This week, we've got Meg Sanders on to give us a recap of the North Ogden Mayoral Debate. Plus, we welcome special guest Jessica Fiveash, who is currently running for a seat on the Riverdale City Council. A whole lotta municipal madness in here. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Don't forget to sign up for our Patreon using the link below and support local journalism in Weber county.

Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast

Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/battle-force-fiveash

Oct 08, 2019
The Fellows in Yellow

It's a fire... fighter! We're joined by North View Fire officionado Jay Johnson to talk about how the district works, what your taxes do, and how they're working to keep things as efficient as possible. Plus, we make a pitch for our new Patreon account that will be 100% dedicated to supporting local journalism. And, as always, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming events.

Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast

Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/the-fellows-in-yellow

Oct 01, 2019
You Down with GCT?

We welcome Good Company Theatre's co-founder Alicia Washington to the show this week to talk about how they curate the stories their company chooses to tell and her activism in the community for people of color. Plus, we do some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events.

Join the Facebook group to access our weekly polls here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/you-down-with-gct

Sep 24, 2019
A North Ogden Divide

North Ogden sure does have a lot of plans. But are they good plans? Plus we're giving our thoughts on the Ogden mayoral debate, and telling you how to get involved this week.

Join the #JCPeeps Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/
Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/a-north-ogden-divide

Sep 17, 2019
Foley's MMA-zing
Ever wonder what it's like to actually be the guy in the ring? This week, we've got you covered with tales from former professional fighter and owner of Foley's MMA, Dave Foley. Plus, what's the impact of President Trump's recent announcement to funnel military construction funds to his ineffective and expensive border wall for Weber county? $54 million, actually.
And of course, no show is complete without Pinkies Up, Thumbs down and Upcoming events just for you!
Join the #JCPeeps Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/
Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/foley-s-mma-zing
Sep 10, 2019
A Labor Day Brew

Union guru Danny Brewer comes back to celebrate Labor Day with a little history on the labor movement in America. We talk about why you should really have a union, but you probably can't because you've let all your rights as a worker get taken away. So good job on that one. 

Sep 02, 2019
Cheech and Wrong Again
Special guest Meg Sanders stirred it up across the Wasatch Front this week when she learned that Kayla Daloff, the former University of Utah detective that failed slain student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, had recently been hired by the Weber County Sheriff's Office as a deputy. We invited Meg to share what she learned and what other interesting hires Sheriff Ryan Arbon has made of late.
Plus, the state legislature got it wrong again on medical cannabis with their plan for a central-fill pharmacy for patients with county health departments to act as dispensaries. And, a little Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down.
Aug 27, 2019
Kings Made and Politicians Paid

We dish the dirt on primary results across Weber County including friends of the show Angel Castillo and Nina Morse, and we break down the recent report on retirement benefits for former Commissioner James Ebert. Plus the sound is a lot better this episode!

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/kings-made-and-politicians-paid

Aug 20, 2019
Out of the Mouths of Babes

This week, we recap the second Ogden Mayoral Debate and sit down with two guys who aren't even 21 yet, but they're running the Weber County Democrats. They joined us in the sweatbox to talk about what motivates them and what kind of help they need. We've also got Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, Upcoming Events, and John gets Shane to go back to his old ways...

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes

Aug 13, 2019
Angels in the Sweatbox

This week, things are a little bit more somber around the Sweatbox. We’re chatting about the recent tragedies in CA, TX, and OH. But, we also had the chance to sit down with Ogden Mayor candidate Angel Castillo about her vision for the city. We'll tell you this: Shane is SUPER interested in sidewalks.


Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/angels-in-the-sweatbox

Aug 06, 2019
Republican Medicaid Meltdown

Utah gets some good news this week.We start with the good after learning that Rep. Rob Bishop WILL NOT seek another term representing Congressional District 1. We follow that up with a discussion on the Trump Administration's rejection of Utah's Medicaid waiver and what that means with Utah Democratic Healthcare Caucus chair Ryan Jensen. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and This Week's Events. This one is meaty!

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/republican-medicaid-meltdown

Jul 31, 2019

Oh hey everyone, 

So this is the show without Colby. Yikes! Will the guys be able to make the whole show work? You can already see its a late upload so... On today's show, John talks political battle scars, we talk local municipal races (remember get your ballots in by August 12), and well there was more stuff. Don't worry Colby will be back next week to ensure quality, but for this week...courage.


The three musketeers (shane dan and john)

Jul 25, 2019
Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Voters' Doors

We put our money where our mouth is this week and talk about our experiences knocking doors for candidates in Weber county last Saturday alongside special guest Chris Neville, former candidate for state House District 53. We, also, vent about the President's racist tirade on Twitter Sunday morning against Reps. AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, Upcoming Events, and a new hard-hitting poll in the Junction City Podcast FB group.

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/knock-knock-knockin-on-voters-doors

Jul 16, 2019
Taxes and Chemicals and Nina... OH MY

Fresh from the Tax Reform Town Hall in Layton, we come to you from the one and only Laser Zone! Dan and Colby give their takes on the town hall, we discuss the recent discovery of hazardous waste on the banks of the Weber river, and chat with Nina Morse, a PR pro and friend of the show running for city council in West Haven. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events.

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/taxes-and-chemicals-and-nina-oh-my

Jul 10, 2019
Very Gerry

Big news from the US Supreme Court this week as they give a judicial shoulder shrug to partisan gerrymandering across the country. We also sit down with former Standard-Examiner sports writer and current Weber State women's soccer, softball, and volleyball play-by-play announcer Brandon Garside to chat Wildcat sports. Luckily, John wasn't here for it, cause we all know how much he lOvEs SpOrTs.

Show Notes:


Jul 02, 2019
Kingmaker 3: Rise of the Municipals

This week, JCP goes over a recap of the municipal election filings and who's running for mayor or city council in your town with special guest and Kingmaker, Oscar Mata. We also chat about the new Chair and Vice Chair for the Utah Democratic Party. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down.

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/kingmakeriii

Jun 25, 2019
Big Scary Socialism

We sit down with John Sillito, professor emeritus of History at Weber State University and former director of the Weber State University Archives, to discuss the history of socialism in Weber county. We also come up with the weirdest game ever in light of the news that Rep. Rob Bishop might be considering a run for the governor's mansion in Utah. And, don't forget, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down.

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/big-scary-socialism-w--john-sillito

Jun 18, 2019
Jason Allen is a Jerk
Jun 04, 2019
Inland Port: Field of Dreams or Patch of Lies?

John and Colby dig in to the ever-changing Inland Port. What is it and how does it affect Weber county? Plus, Mike Lee high-fives fellow Congressional trolls on Twitter and our signature segment, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down.

Show notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/inland-port-field-of-dreams-or-patch-of-lies

May 30, 2019
Chuga Chuga Chuga Chuga Choo Ch-Unions
May 21, 2019
Kingmaker II: First Blood Part 1
May 16, 2019
No Booze for You

This week, we are without John Miles, but it's OK! We make it through by discussing DABC's recent decision to deny businesses like Social Axe Throwing here in Ogden a beer license, the differences between Sen. Mike Lee's and Sen. Mitt Romney's responses to the Mueller Report

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/05-07-19-no-booze-for-you

May 07, 2019

This week, JCP discusses the Weber County Forward initiative with kingmaker and ardent Democrat, Oscar Mata. We, also, talk 2020 and who might run for Rep. Rob Bishop's seemingly open seat.

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/04-30-19-kingmaker

May 01, 2019
Bonds, School Bonds

We're talking about Ogden schools with special guest Iain Hueton including school closures, background on the recently passed $87 million bond, and getting involved with the Ogden School District.

Apr 23, 2019

This week, JCP discusses the LDS Church's recent announcement concerning LGBTQ families and baptism. We also discuss #OgdenRestaurantWeek and John finally getting an iPhone (j/k He wants to buy solar panels).

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/04-09-19-ldsgbt

Apr 09, 2019
TIF for Tat

This week, JCP discusses CRA's (Community Reinvestment Areas) and the mechanism to fund them, TIF (Tax Increment Funding). We also discuss Sen. Mike Lee's (non)proposal for climate change and the weird way Republicans in the state legislature plan to push back against socialism.

Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/04-02-19-tif-for-tat

Apr 02, 2019
Gondola Girl

A gondola that takes me to the top of the mountain sounds great! If only that was all that was being proposed. Special Guest Meg Sanders gives us the low down on the many ways Weber County citizens will be asked to pay the price for a gondola, and the big picture is not pretty. 

Mar 26, 2019
Weber County Goes Full Oprah

It's lump sum payout time! But only for elected officials.

You get $50,000! You get $50,000! You get $50,000! But taxpayers, we just get the bill. 

Mar 26, 2019
The Medicaid Expansion That Wasn't

Remember when Utahns fought for a few ballot initiatives until they gained majority support from Utah citizens and were adopted on the ballot only to be undone by State lawmakers? Yeah we remember too. The North Remembers.

Mar 26, 2019
Shutdown Ends, Dems Rising in Weber

How are the community and local federal employees recovering from the shutdown? Do Dems even have a chance of tipping the scales in Weber?

Mar 26, 2019