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Big, Scary Socialism w/ John Sillito

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.


Listen to this week's episode here:

https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/podcast/episode/d3e84f1f/big-scary-socialism

Don't Do This to Me: Governor Rob Bishop?

With Gov. Gary Herbert not planning to run again in 2020, many names in the Utah GOP are getting thrown out as possible contenders for the seat. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has already announce his candidacy, but Congressional District 1's very own Rob Bishop has been floated as a possible candidate. So, John decided to make us a play a weird game of "Would You Rather...", but so much worse.


Read more about the possible race here:

https://www.abc4.com/news/politics/rep-rob-bishop-says-decision-on-running-for-governor-is-months-away/


Action:

Reach out to the state party as soon as the convention is over to ask who the Dems are recruiting to run in this race

The 5 W's and 1 H of Socialism in Weber County w/ John Sillito

Socialism is getting thrown around a lot in the lead up to 2020, but what are its roots here in Weber county? We invited professor emeritus of History and former director the Weber State University Archives, John Sillito, to join us in the Sweat Box and chat about Utah's socialist roots.


If you're looking for more info on the subject, we recommend John's and his colleague, John S. McCormick's, book titled "History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary".


Action:

Get to know Weber county's history and what is and is not socialism. Makes for better discourse.

Upcoming Events


Friday, June 21st

Town Hall w/ Ogden Mayoral Candidate Angel Castillo

7:30 PM - 9 PM, Good Company Theater (2404 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401)


Saturday, June 22nd

Utah Democratic Party 2019 Organizing Convention

8 AM - 3 PM, Park City High School (1750 Kearns Boulevard), Park City, UT 84060


Wednesday/Thursday, June 26th/27th

Weber Democrats Presidential Debates Watch Parties

6:30 PM - 9 PM, Shadow Valley Elementary (4911 S 1500 E, Ogden, UT 84403)


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