by Troy Williams
It seemed like a no brainer. Three commissioned studies determined that the most cost-effective and efficient path the State can take to cover 123,000 low-income Utahns is to simply expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act. But politics in Utah is never that simple. The Utah Legislature is saying “no” to $430 million in revenue. Nick welcomes Jean Hill from the Catholic Diocese, Rylee Curtis from the Utah Health Policy Project and Danny Harris from the AARP of Utah. Our guests argue that accepting the money through the ACA makes sense both morally and economically.
Released on March 10, 1967, Aretha Franklin’s, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, is considered her breakthrough album. Today we celebrate the 47th anniversary of this album and Aretha’s incredible talents. Although it received mixed reviews from Rolling Stone when it was first released, the album was placed at #1 in 2002, on their “Women in Rock: 50 Essential Albums” list.
Be Here to Love Me, is the original motion picture soundtrack about the late Townes Van Zandt. Released in 2004, the film highlights the fascinating but often turbulent life of Vans Zandt. Today, we celebrate his birthday, featuring the original motion picture soundtrack as our Album of the Day. Read more…
Holly is the follow up album to Nick Waterhouse’s 2012 debut, Time’s All Gone. Reflecting on his appreciation for R&B and mixing it with his soulful rock n’roll style, Waterhouse brings back an old school style and gives it a new school twist.
Thirty years after their first release, The Smiths, we celebrate one of the most iconic groups in music history. Considered by Simon Godard as “the voice of the 80′s.” The Smiths are a cult favorite, and a group that will never be forgotten.
Today we celebrate Mardi Gras with a bit of music to get you in the Mardi Gras mood!
Mardi Gras, aka “Fat Tuesday” aka “Carnival Season” is a celebration held the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world, but most notably in New Orleans.
In 1966, Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Rickie Furay came together to form Buffalo Springfield! Together, the group released three studio albums. Despite their popularity and the big names in Buffalo Springfield, they were never a major commercial success. However, in the years to come, members of Buffalo Springfield would go onto have a huge impact in their future projects.
Today we celebrate the life of Brian Jones. Although Jones might not ring a bell to many, to those who know, know that he was the original founder of The Rolling Stones. Before Mick and Keith, there was Brian, who was described as very instrumental in pushing the band through their first few years together. His main instruments for The Stones included the harmonica, guitar and the keys.
Released on Feb. 21, Morning Phase is Beck’s “follow up” to Sea Change. Morning Phase is Beck’s first full album of songs since 2008, and his 12th album release. Beck has managed to encompass all forms of modern music throughout his career, but settles back into his indie folk rock roots with Morning Phase.
Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!
Johnny spent just under 50 years in the music industry. 49 to be exact. Released in 1994, American Recordings was produced by Rick Rubin, who approached Johnny with an offer to be a part of his record label, American Recordings.