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

Episode Date
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