Voices of Reason

Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are speaking out and speaking up about the issues facing our community. We are engaging in conversations that seek to help us understand our differing views and opinions on complex social justice issues, and what possible common ground might guide us in our search for solutions.
Recapping Election Day 2020 with Ann Dent and Jim Curry   (36:29) November 13, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by political consultant Ann Dent and Jim Curry, political science professor at the University of Utah to discuss the results of Election Day 2020.
Election Politics with Jim Curry   (39:47) October 27, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Jim Curry, political science professor at the University of Utah to discuss the race for the White House, voter turnout and the potential implications of either candidate winning.
Youth Sports in an age of COVID-19   (38:05) October 25, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. we’re joined by Warren Van Schalkwyk, co-founder of the Utah Boys Volleyball Association, who is working to help kids compete safely despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak.
VOR – When Your Heart Attacks Final   (39:22) October 24, 2020
COVID hits home in US politics   (37:16) October 02, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. Amy and Jasen are joined by friend of the show and political consultant Ann Dent to talk about the impact of the president and first lady testing positive for COVID-19, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and whether character still […]
Criminal justice and replacing RBG in the Supreme Court   (40:45) September 25, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re joined by Edward K. Brass, SLC Defense attorney to discuss criminal justice as it relates to officer involved shootings/violence against people with mental health issues and people of color. We also speak with Juliet Carlisle, associate professor of political science at the University of […]
Talking politics, police brutality and white supremacy with Ann Dent   (41:19) September 04, 2020
Ann Dent, political consultant and HomeSafe Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition joins Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee on this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. We discuss presidential politics, Jasen rants about police brutality and we chime in on white supremacy infiltrating the ranks of law enforcement nationwide.
A candidate conversation with UT GOP gubernatorial nominee Spencer Cox   (37:11) August 22, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re joined by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who is now running as the Republican candidate for Utah governor.
A candidate conversation with Utah gubernatorial hopeful Chris Peterson   (42:21) August 16, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, we’re having a candidate conversation with Chris Peterson, a University of Utah law professor and democratic candidate for Utah governor.
Talking current events with fellow journalist Brittany Johnson   (46:43) August 07, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re joined by Brittany Johnson, news anchor and reporter with ABC 4 News in Salt Lake City to talk about back to school in the era of COVID-19, the power of protest erupting in surburbia, a major change at one of Utah’s largest news organizations […]
AOC and the battle versus sexism in American politics   (40:29) July 31, 2020
Utah Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake joins Amy Donaldson and guest cohost Ann Dent, political consultant and HomeSafe Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition to discuss the recent controversy involving U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida and the ongoing fight against misogyny in national politics.
BYU educator Anthony Bates talks about race and U.S. civil rights history   (40:46) July 25, 2020
Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Anthony Bates, the director of the Student Connection and Leadership Center at Brigham Young University and creator of the BYU Family Home and Social Sciences Civil Rights Seminar which explores America’s history regarding race and civil rights of people of color.
Special Episode: Race Relations in Utah   (45:59) July 10, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee joins KSL Newsradio’s Jeff Kaplan on Utah’s Noon News for a discussion on Race Relations in Utah. The are joined by Chris Burbank, vice president of Law Enforcement Strategy for Center for Policing Equity; Monica Willams, assistant professor of criminal justice at Weber […]
Growing black business in Utah in a time of racial change   (39:17) June 19, 2020
With Utah and the nation in the midst of a potential racial revolution, I’m joined by Brittany Johnson, news anchor and reporter with ABC4 Utah. On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, we’ll be speaking with James Jackson III, founder the Utah Black Chamber about the growth of African American and minority […]
Talking race and taking action with Paul White, PhD   (41:42) June 12, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re talking with Dr. Paul White, professor of social psychology at the University of Utah about issues of race, policing ways to address social injustice. 
A conversation with Utah Black Lives Matter and SLC Police   (44:12) June 03, 2020
Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter leader and SLCPD Chief Mike Brown and Sgt. Brandon Shearer join Amy Donaldson and guest host Dr. Paul White to talk about recent local protests and what can be done to bridge the divide between law enforcement and people of color.
The challenges of being black in America   (39:36) May 28, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re talking with Josh Chamberlain of Holladay, Utah, about the hazards and hardships of being African American when encountering law enforcement.  
Erin Castro, PhD talks about bringing education to people behind bars   (40:22) May 22, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re talking with Erin Castro, associate professor of Higher Education at the University of Utah and co-director of the Utah Prison Education Project that supports social transformation and education equity through on-site high ed, empirical research and advocacy.
How CrossFit OUR is working to rescue children from human trafficking   (38:23) May 14, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are talking with Tyson Monney and Brittney Crump with CrossFit Underground Railroad about their mission to help raise awareness about child sex trafficking through physical fitness.
Caring for patients in hospice during the coronavirus outbreak   (32:58) April 24, 2020
On this episode of The Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson talk with registered nurses Candy Kinser & Abbey Bell, along with caregiver Erin Nolte with Yarrow Hospice about caring for patients in the time of COVID-19.