The Hinckley Report

Jason Perry

The Hinckley Report with Jason Perry provides insight and analysis into the most pressing political issues facing the state of Utah.

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With partisan rancor at historic levels, our panel discusses the need to engage in civil discourse. How has social media added to this contentious political climate, and how can we have robust political debates with open minds? RonNell Andersen Jones, professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah; Boyd Matheson, host of “Inside Sources” on KSL NewsRadio; and Gary Herbert, former governor of Utah join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Nov 27

26 min 56 sec

Governor Spencer Cox signs several bills into law following a contentious special legislative session. Plus, how much of the $1T in federal infrastructure spending will make its way to Utah? Max Roth, anchor with Fox 13 News; Jason Nguyen, reporter with ABC4 News; and Kate Bradshaw, Bountiful City Councilwoman join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Nov 19

26 min 10 sec

Following a raucous committee hearing, Utah lawmakers finalize political boundaries for the next decade. Plus, with more children able to get vaccinated, local leaders push back on federal mandates. Dr. Chris Karpowitz, Co-Director of BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy; Rebecca Chavez-Houck, former Democratic Member of the Utah House of Representatives; and Spencer Stokes, President of Stokes Strategies join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Nov 12

26 min 25 sec

Voters in even more Utah cities used ranked choice ballots for the first time. Utah leaders react to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Plus, lawmakers got their first look at maps from the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission as they plan for a special session. Katie McKellar, reporter with the Deseret News; Derek Brown, former chair of the Utah Republican Party; and Scott Howell, former Utah State Senator join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Nov 5

26 min 20 sec

Drama surrounds new maps released by Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission as the FDA prepares to authorize COVID vaccines for young children, and polling shows how Utahns think officials are handling the pandemic. Meanwhile, shake ups in Utah’s legislative leadership could have a major impact on the next legislative session. Glen Mills, ABC4 News anchor; Emily Means, reporter for KUER; and Dennis Romboy, editor and reporter for the Deseret News, join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Oct 29

26 min 37 sec

As state legislators hold interim meetings to set their agenda for the general session, candidates line up for Utah’s contentious 2022 U.S. Senate race. Meanwhile, recent polling data highlights Utahns’ opinions on pressing issues. Doug Wilks, Executive Editor of the Deseret News, Heidi Hatch, anchor with KUTV 2News, and Frank Pignanelli, partner at Foxley & Pignanelli government relations firm, join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Oct 22

27 min 1 sec

Utahns react to major headlines that could have a big impact on the state while public lands take center stage as the controversy over national monuments returns. Plus, the Facebook whistleblower ignites new questions over tech industry regulations as candidates line up for the 2022 midterm races. Rod Arquette, host of the Rod Arquette Show on KNRS, Robert Gehrke, news columnist with The Salt Lake Tribune, and Amy Donaldson, Executive Producer with KSL Podcasts, join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Oct 15

26 min 44 sec

As the official Census data is finally released, Utah leaders take on the difficult task of drawing new political boundaries. The Legislative Redistricting Committee holds public hearings on how to divide Utah’s growing population, while the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission makes plans to advise the legislature. State Senator Scott Sandall, Commissioner Karen Hale of the UIRC, and Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Oct 8

26 min 22 sec

As Utah leaders push against a federal mandate, some local businesses are celebrating vaccine milestones. Meanwhile, Congress is once again careening toward a government shutdown with the debt ceiling deadline looming. Plus, our panel reacts to the debate over the future of Utah’s natural resources. Maura Carabello, president of the Exoro Group; Chris Bleak, lobbyist with RRJ Consulting; and Dennis Romboy, editor and reporter with the Deseret News join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Oct 1

26 min 23 sec

Utah lawmakers and business owners are debating how to respond to President Biden’s controversial vaccine order. Meanwhile, people across the state are starting to draw their own redistricting maps. Plus, new reporting evaluates efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Lindsay Whitehurst, reporter with the Associated Press, Sonja Hutson, political reporter with KUER, and Matt Canham, senior reporter with The Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Sep 24

26 min 20 sec

With COVID-19 case counts surging and ICUs at capacity, debate over health policy continues. Legislative leaders are laying the groundwork to tackle controversial issues in the next legislative session. Plus, Utah prepares to draw new political boundaries as campaigns gear up for a tough midterm election. Ben Winslow, reporter with Fox 13 News, Kate Bradshaw, Bountiful City Councilwoman, and Jay Evensen, columnist with the Deseret News join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Sep 17

26 min 17 sec

A resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Utah and across the country reignites the debate over mask and vaccine mandates. Utah welcomes its first refugees from Afghanistan following the U.S. military withdrawal. Plus, state leaders seek to mitigate the impact of the ongoing drought and wildfires. Glen Mills, anchor and senior political correspondent with ABC 4 News, Michelle Quist, columnist with The Salt Lake Tribune, and Max Roth, anchor with Fox 13 News join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Sep 11

26 min 45 sec

Utah’s Republicans elect a new generation of leaders during a tumultuous state convention. First Lady Jill Biden visits our state to recognize teachers and promote vaccination efforts. Plus, as Utah reaches certain COVID-19 benchmarks, many statewide restrictions are lifted. Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, Ben Winslow, reporter with Fox 13 News, and Lindsay Whitehurst, reporter with the Associated Press join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

May 7

26 min 6 sec

State leaders are debating the best ways to spend the billions of stimulus dollars coming to Utah. New census data reveals major changes in America’s population that could lead to a shakeup in Congress. Plus, Utah’s leaders react to President Biden’s first joint address to Congress. Maura Carabello, president of the Exoro Group, Glen Mills, anchor and senior political correspondent with ABC4 News, and Boyd Matheson, host of 'Inside Sources' on KSL NewsRadio join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.  

Apr 30

26 min 14 sec

Utah’s leaders react to the conclusion of the Derek Chauvin murder trial as calls for social justice and police reform continue. Plus, new analysis indicates Utah’s congressional districts are looking a little less red. And federal leaders take controversial positions on tough issues that could have a big impact here in Utah. Matt Canham, senior reporter with the Salt Lake Tribune, Jasen Lee, reporter with the Deseret News and co-host of the Voices of Reason podcast, and Michelle Quist, columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Apr 23

25 min 59 sec

Approval ratings are in following Governor Cox’s first 100 days in office. Plus, Utah’s historic redistricting commission meets for the first time as they prepare to draw new political boundaries. And as the conversation over vaccines evolves, Utahns weigh in on how and when to fully return to normal. Sonja Hutson, political reporter with KUER, Jay Evensen, columnist with the Deseret News, and Marty Carpenter, president of 24NINE join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Apr 16

26 min 9 sec

Potential challengers to Senator Mike Lee are emerging as next year’s U.S. senate race starts to take shape. Utah leaders are reacting to high-profile companies taking a stand on new state election laws. Emily Means, political reporter with KUER, Doug Wilks, editor of the Deseret News, and Spencer Stokes, president of Stokes Strategies join host Jason Perry on this edition of The Hinckley Report.

Apr 9

26 min 10 sec

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, experts warn of a mental health crisis that could take the shape of a second pandemic wave. How are lawmakers responding? Plus, our experts examine the strength of existing resources and what still needs to be done. Dr. Mark Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute, David Huntsman, representing the Huntsman Foundation, and Rep. Steve Eliason, member of the Utah House of Representatives join host Jason Perry on The Hinckley Report.

Apr 2

26 min 1 sec

Gov. Spencer Cox issues his first veto and signs dozens of bills that will impact both urban and rural Utah. As the end of the statewide mask mandate approaches, citizens and leaders push back. Maura Carabello, President of the Exoro Group, Brian King, Minority Leader in the Utah House of Representatives, and Thomas Wright, former Utah GOP Chairman join host Jason Perry on The Hinckley Report.

Mar 26

26 min 11 sec

Governor Spencer Cox officially signs hundreds of bills into law as experts watch for possible vetoes. A major shake-up with Utah Republicans could impact future elections. Plus, as the country begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders continue working toward a new normal. Dr. Damon Cann, Professor of Political Science at Utah State University and Mayor of North Logan, Heidi Hatch, anchor and reporter with KUTV, and Amy Donaldson, Executive Producer of Podcasts at KSL join host Jason Perry on The Hinckley Report.

Mar 19

26 min 15 sec

With a unique legislative session finally over, the bills are on Governor Spencer Cox’s desk. Experts speculate how many he will sign and whether we will see any vetoes. Plus, the new federal stimulus package and how it will impact our state. Glen Mills, anchor and senior political correspondent with ABC4 Utah, Lindsay Whitehurst, reporter with the Associated Press, and Ben Winslow, reporter with Fox 13 News join host Jason Perry on The Hinckley Report.

Mar 12

26 min 35 sec

As the legislature counts down the final hours of the session, lawmakers race against the clock to pass priority bills. Elected officials wrestle with how much power the governor should wield during an emergency. Details emerge on how the legislature plans to spend a historic budget surplus. Max Roth, anchor with Fox 13 News, Sonja Hutson, political reporter with KUER, and Robert Gerhke, news columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Mar 5

26 min 24 sec

In the final push towards the end of the legislative session, lawmakers consider  a major tax cut and negotiate their top priorities. Policy makers plan for the future as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up and cases continue to decline. Morgan Lyon Cotti, associate director of The Hinckley Institute of Politics, Doug Wilks, editor of the Deseret News, and Michelle Quist, columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on The Hinckley Report.

Feb 26

26 min 22 sec

State lawmakers consider major policy changes as the end of the legislative session looms. Utahns and political parties react to our senators casting opposing votes in the divisive acquittal of former President Trump. Utah looks to the future as it recovers from the economic crisis. Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, Taylor Stevens, state government reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune, and Dennis Romboy, political reporter for the Deseret News join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.  

Feb 19

25 min 54 sec

Halfway through the legislative session, lawmakers tackle controversial issues. The US Utah congressmen play an important role in impeachment proceedings. Jasen Lee, journalist with the Deseret News and co-host of Voices of Reason podcast, Maura Carabello, president of the Exoro Group, and Matt Canham, managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.  

Feb 12

26 min 15 sec

The redistricting process kicks off as state leaders appoint representatives to draw new political boundaries. With unexpected budget surpluses, the legislature considers numerous funding requests. In Washington, Utah’s leaders propose a scaled-down Covid relief package while they prepare for Trump’s second impeachment trial. Kate Bradshaw, Director of Government Affairs at Holland and Hart and Bountiful City Councilwoman, Katie McKellar, political reporter for Deseret News, and Spencer Stokes, president of Stokes Strategies join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Feb 5

25 min 58 sec

The second impeachment trial of former President Trump begins as Utah’s senators play diverging yet pivotal roles. The legislative session continues as the capitol opens to the public and lawmakers tackle major issues and controversies. State and national leaders discuss how to bridge the partisan politics that have divided our country. Robert Gerhke, news columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune, Rosie Nguyen, reporter with ABC4, Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Jan 29

26 min 13 sec

The nation witnesses an historic inauguration. Panelists discuss how the new administration will affect Utahns. Governor Cox delivers his State of the State address. Utah’s legislature begins the session remotely amid a pandemic and worries of civil unrest. Emily Means, political reporter with KUER, Scott Howell, former Utah Senate Minority Leader, and Chris Bleak, lobbyist with RRJ Consulting join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Jan 22

26 min 16 sec

Utahns react to last week’s riot at the US Capitol, as Congress moves towards an historic second impeachment of President Trump. State leaders implement new strategies to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. Lawmakers respond to the Governor’s budget and prepare for a unique Legislative session. Sonja Hutson, political reporter with KUER, Frank Pignanelli, political commentator and lobbyist with Foxley & Pignanelli, and Max Roth, anchor with Fox13 News join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Jan 15

27 min

Utah’s congressional delegation is divided during a contentious week confirming the 2020 presidential election results. Governor Spencer Cox inaugurated at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in southern Utah. State legislators gear up for the upcoming session as new bills are released and major policy issues take shape. Chris Karpowitz, professor of political science at Brigham Young University, Lindsay Whitehurst, reporter with the Associated Press, and Holly Richardson, editor of UtahPolicy.com join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Jan 8

26 min 13 sec

Utahns cheer as frontline workers receive the first round of Covid-19 vaccinations. Officials across the country meet to cast the Electoral College ballots as the Biden Harris team prepares to take office. Panelists discuss the major stories from a tumultuous year. Damon Cann, Professor of Political Science at Utah State University and Mayor of North Logan City, Doug Wilks, editor of the Deseret News, and Michelle Quist, political commentator join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Dec 2020

24 min 19 sec

As the state continues to grapple with the Covid-19 crisis, schools seek to balance safety and academic success. Congress debates another relief package while Utah’s small businesses struggle to stay afloat. The election may be over, but infighting continues as political leaders on both sides of the aisle caution against divisiveness and polarization. Amy Donaldson, reporter with the Deseret News, Representative Brian King, Minority Leader in Utah’s House of Representatives, and Rod Arquette, host of the Rod Arquette Show join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Dec 2020

26 min 6 sec

Lawmakers and healthcare professionals weigh in on who should receive the first round of COVID-19 vaccines. State legislators prepare to tackle tough issues and a tight budget while the governor-elect reveals his top priorities. Utah’s leaders in Washington work to pass an economic relief bill before the end of the year. Frank Pignanelli, political commentator and lobbyist with Foxley & Pignanelli, Robert Gehrke, news columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune, and Heidi Hatch, anchor with KUTV join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Dec 2020

26 min 17 sec

Panelists look back on some of the major stories of the 2020 election to unpack the impact of disinformation on voters. Many polls miss the mark during election season but their role during election night remains influential. Social media informs many voters, but seems to cause further polarization. Is there any room for civility in American politics? RonNell Anderson Jones,Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project and the Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowed Chair and Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News, and Max Roth, anchor with Fox13 News join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Nov 2020

26 min 17 sec

While COVID cases continue to rise, leaders across the state call for increased restrictions as hospitals reach capacity. Utah’s final election results are officially certified determining winners in many close races. New leaders reveal their plans to tackle tough issues as they prepare to take office. Ladd Egan, political reporter with KSL, Kate Bradshaw, Director of Government Affairs at Holland and Hart and Bountiful City Councilwoman, and Ben Winslow, reporter with Fox 13 News join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Nov 2020

26 min 46 sec

The Governor enacts a new state of emergency, including a mask mandate with enforceable penalties. As ballot tallies are finalized, Utahns gain a clearer picture of who won big and what surprises occurred on Election Day. Newly elected leaders start signaling their priorities as they prepare to take office. Glen Mills, anchor and senior political correspondent with ABC4 Utah, Amy Donaldson, reporter with the Deseret News, and Matt Canham, managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Nov 2020

26 min 13 sec

Voters across the country turn out in record numbers. After an intense election year, some races remain too close to call while other candidates won decisively. Utahns determine the future of their communities on a number of important issues. Maura Carabello, president of the Exoro Group, Derek Brown, Chair of the Utah Republican Party, and Jeff Merchant, Chair of the Utah Democratic Party join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Nov 2020

26 min 38 sec

Candidates sprint to the finish line as voters turn out early in record numbers. Money continues to pour into Utah’s Fourth Congressional District as polls predict a tight race. Panelists discuss the major issues on the ballot that will have long-lasting impacts on our state. Max Roth, anchor with Fox13 News, Lindsay Whitehurst, reporter with the Associated Press, and Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Oct 2020

26 min 27 sec

The race for Utah’s fourth congressional tightens as negative campaigning intensifies. Historic voter participation is expected as ballots are returned in record numbers. Utahns respond to the final presidential debate of the 2020 election. Jasen Lee, journalist with the Deseret News, Emily Means, political reporter with KUER, and Spencer Stokes, president of Stokes Strategies join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Oct 2020

26 min 19 sec

Ballots start arriving in mailboxes across Utah as voters decide an historic election while local candidates face off in fiery debates. Leaders make strategic changes as the state continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis. Quin Monson, associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University and partner at Y2 Analytics, Sonja Hutson, political reporter with KUER, and Michelle Quist, columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley report.

Oct 2020

26 min 45 sec

Vice Presidential candidates take the stage at Kingsbury Hall on Wednesday. Panelists breakdown the debate, and identify big takeaways for Utah voters. Local elections continue to stir the pot among voters across the state. Glen Mills, anchor and senior political correspondent with ABC4 Utah, Lindsay Whitehurst, reporter with the Associated Press, and Robert Gerhke, news columnist with the Salt Lake Tribune join host Jason Perry on this week's episode of The Hinckley Report.

Oct 2020

27 min 1 sec

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are diagnosed with COVID-19. Panelists discuss how the fallout from the diagnosis will impact the upcoming Vice Presidential and local debates. Utahns react as major bombshells are revealed just weeks before the election as leaders across the state continue to adapt to the spread of COVID-19. McKay Coppins, staff writer at The Atlantic, Rosie Nguyen, anchor with ABC4, and Frank Pignanelli, political commentator and lobbyist with Foxley & Pignanelli join host Jason Perry on the Hinckley Report, this Friday at 7:30pm.

Oct 2020

26 min 40 sec

State and local leaders come under fire as Utah grapples with another surge in Covid-19 cases. Utahns react to the death and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Supreme Court becomes a focal point of the upcoming presidential election as the Senate prepares for a charged confirmation battle. Tanya Vea, vice president and general manager of KSL-TV and KSL Newsradio, Representative Brian King, Minority Leader in Utah’s House of Representatives, and Chris Bleak, lobbyist with RRJ Consulting join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

Sep 2020

26 min 15 sec

As the election season heats up, local controversies make national headlines. New polling shows what Utahns think about major issues from the classroom, to masks, to the next president. Matt Canham, managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune, former Utah House Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck, and Rod Arquette, host of the Rod Arquette Show join host Jason Perry for the Hinckley Report, this Friday at 7:30pm.

Sep 2020

27 min 25 sec

The release of tapes recorded by reporter Bob Woodward revealed President Trump knew more about the dangers of the coronavirus than he led on. Panelists discuss the ramifications, why now these tapes are being released, and how it will affect elections. Max Roth, anchor with Fox13 News, Amy Donaldson, reporter with the Deseret News and co-host of Voices of Reason podcast, and Bryan Schott, podcaster and Managing Editor of UtahPolicy.com join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

Sep 2020

26 min 33 sec

Utah’s delegation travels to the Republican National Convention as the party makes its case for the 2020 election. Things are heating up in the race for Utah’s fourth congressional district as the campaigns gain national attention. Local governments clash over mask mandates and when to lift COVID-19 restrictions. The Deseret News’ Boyd Matheson, Univision 32’s Lester Rojas, and Maura Carabello, president of the Exoro Group join host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report, Friday at 7:30pm.

Aug 2020

26 min 44 sec

The Utah Legislature calls another special session to address the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, including extending the state’s emergency order. As Utahns prepare to vote in an historic election, leaders discuss modernizing the electoral process. The nation tunes in to the Democratic National Convention as the party makes its case for 2020. Ben Winslow, reporter with Fox13 News, Heidi Hatch, anchor with KUTV, and Dennis Romboy, political reporter for the Deseret News join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report. 

Aug 2020

26 min 38 sec

Following an intense primary season, voters chose the final candidates for critical roles in Utah’s state and national elections. Utah’s legislature continues to tackle tough issues as the state grapples with the impacts of COVID-19. And the final slate is set as Utah prepares to host the Vice Presidential debate in October in what is sure to be a historic election.

Aug 2020

26 min 28 sec

Utah puts plans in place to slowly reopen as the state moves forward with contracts to test and track infections. Governor’s race will have a vote-by-mail primary. Panelists look back on the year reflecting on tax reform, elections, and COVID-19. Lisa Riley Roche, reporter with the Deseret News, Spencer Stokes, president of Stokes Strategies, and Robert Gehrke, columnist with The Salt Lake Tribune join Host Jason Perry for this week’s Hinckley Report.

May 2020

26 min 11 sec

Convention results give insight into possible outcomes at primaries. Remote voting results in huge turnout. With five major primaries, voters have many candidates to choose from. Will this result in a split vote? $800,000 malaria drug purchase by the state is being investigated by the Governor’s office. Frank Pignanelli, political commentator and lobbyist with Foxley & Pignanelli, Natalie Gochnour, director of Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, and Bob Bernick, contributing editor at Utah Policy join host Jason Perry on this week’s Hinckley Report.

May 2020

27 min 49 sec