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Upcoming 2015 Legislative Priorities

Utah Taxpayers Association
In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, your Taxpayers Association will...

Fast Tax Booklets

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Utah Taxpayers Association  annually publishes a “Fast Tax”...

220 The LEFT Show – It Might Be Manstration

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This episode has JM Bell, JC Carter, Ultimate Bob, and Melissa Merlot. We cover...

2015 Pre-Legislative Conference Presentation Materials

Utah Taxpayers Association
Thank you to our sponsor, Larry H. Miller Group, and all presenters and...

LPC Webcast Instructions

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219 The LEFT Show – Blues Valentines, Je Suis Charlie

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
There is no way that the news this week was going to be the normal giddy romp...

LPC: January 12, 2015

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Utah lawmaker plans a bill that would mirror my advice

DNews: Perspectives
Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, agrees that placing variable tolls on all freeway...

2015 Cost of County Governments Report

Utah Taxpayers Association
Prepared by the Utah Taxpayers Association in cooperation with Strata...

2015 Pre-Legislative Conference – Grand America Hotel

Utah Taxpayers Association
Come join the Utah Taxpayers Association at our annual Pre-Legislative...

218 The LEFT Show – Raspberry Yogurt Blues

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s time for The LEFT Show! This week, JM Bell welcomes Dan Ellis, from...

217 The LEFT Show – Special The Sidetrack 2015

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This The Sidetrack from Jason Williams starts with “Happy 2015!”...

Local Option Sales Tax Distribution up 8.2% in December

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How Utah Compares Reports

Utah Taxpayers Association
How Utah Compares Reports The Utah Taxpayers Association annually calculates...

216a The LEFT Show – XXXMas ReduXXX

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
My apologies, but, I got sick sick and we didn’t record this week, so...

RE-GIFT SPECIAL EVENT – The Salt City Radio Players

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I know some of ya’ll missed this over Thanksgiving, so, we’re going...

216 The LEFT Show – The White, American Chicken

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We hadn’t planned on recording today, but, I get bored and lonely, and...

215 The LEFT Show – Podcast Phil Day Of Action

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Podcast Phil Day of Action #1 – We spent the day at The Nerd Store and...

Podcast Phil Day of Action Schedule

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
 December 13, 2014 -In addition to more traditional internet messaging and...

Podcast Phil Days of Action! This Saturday and Sunday!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
PHASE THREE: December 13, 2014 -In addition to more traditional internet...

Geekhead Radio 37- Dragon Age: X-wing

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
On this episode of Geekhead Radio, we discuss X-wing from Fantasy Flight Games...

U.S. and Utah Car Sales Volume Moderating to Single-Digit Growth

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We’re No. 1! Utah tops list of nation’s most humble social media posters

DNews: Perspectives
Here’s something Utahns can brag about:  They are the most humble people in...

214 The LEFT Show – SHOCKING!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Sometimes my day gets so very, very full of minutiae and tasks, that by the...

Message from the Chair of the Utah Transportation Coalition

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213 The LEFT Show – Mr. In-Between

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
BBC America was nothing but classic Sean Connery James Bond movies last...

SPECIAL EVENT! New Show! Welcome Geekhead Radio

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Welcome to the first official episode of Geekhead Radio on DefenMedia! Join...

SPECIAL EVENT – The Salt City Radio Players

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Enjoy this Thanksgiving treat of Lane Richins and Jeffrey Owen, Weller Book...

212 The LEFT Show – Hucksta-don’t (fixed)

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This is a good one folks. With Melissa in Vegas, JC in Arches, and Forrest on...

The Sidetrack 211 – Have some income inequality

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
@JMBell @theleftshow episode 211 sidetrack follow up....

211 The LEFT Show – Stupid, Sexy, Shirted, Science

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Melissa Merlot, JC Carter, and Robert Easton join J.M. Bell in the studio for...

Podcast Phil …

JM Bell's The LEFT Show

Utah Transportation Coalition: Show your support for Utah’s transportation need!

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LPC: November 17, 2014

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Another Tallahassee football scandal shows nothing will change until the NCAA gets tough

DNews: Perspectives
The New York Times has published an investigative piece about how a hit-and-run...

ULCT Economic Stoplights: November 2014

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State lotteries leave a trail of broken promises

DNews: Perspectives
State lotteries are a ruse. If that’s a surprise to you, it’s because you...

210 The LEFT Show – There Is No Shame

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
The Deb Henry joined JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, and Ultimate Bob in the studio...

209 The LEFT Show – Pickles and Venison

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
So … apparently, last week, we “over shared” a little bit. I...

GOP likely to win on Tuesday, but public doesn’t think it will mean much

DNews: Perspectives
Democrats are voting early in large numbers, but Republicans are likely to...

Jeff Bell Endorses Senator Cory Booker

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Jeff Bell needed to tell the world that Senator Cory Booker deserves the Senate...

208 The LEFT Show – Dirty, Not Dirty Dirty

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We don’t often get “Holy Buckets” moments here on The LEFT...

LPC: October 27, 2014

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207 The LEFT Show – The Danger Zen

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
You have to live your life as YOUR life, you can’t live it on other...

Changes in population to shake up 1% local option sales tax distribution

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199f The LEFT Show – Bye-Bye, Bobby, Don’t Cry

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’m supposed to write something here that makes you want to click in and...

Another Secret Service Screwup in Downton Portland

For the People
It seems there is no end to the number of screw-ups of which the Secret Service...

199e The LEFT Show – The Ebola Town Blues

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JC is back in the studio with JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, and Bob Easton, and...

199d The LEFT Show – Sidetracked

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
In this very special episode of The LEFT Show, our dear friend Jason Williams,...

199c The LEFT Show – I’ve got to keep control.

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’m not going to go on and on except to say that as Adam Andrews has had...

199b The LEFT Show – Not for very much longer

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week, as we are getting prepared our fancy 200 Episode Party (TBA –...

Scotland, Forever, Regardless

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
‘The Morning After’ by Christine De Luca Scotland, 19th September...

Are taxes fair? It depends on who you ask

DNews: Perspectives
A new study shows that state tax structures are unfair, at least according to...

199a The LEFT Show – BEST OF THE LEFT SHOW

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I remember this one! Pasty Orifices! This one goes back a bit to the time that...

199 The LEFT Show – The Pros of Cons

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
All the members of the Defenestrate Media Family were happily skipping around...

198 The LEFT Show – But listen closely…

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Yeah, it’s Labor Day, and I’m a big supporter of the men and women...

Gavin’s Underground – The Left Show

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s The LEFT Show in a readable format! JM Bell answered 23 incredibly...

Hold 322 and The LEFT Show 2014 SL Comic Con Schedule

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
2014 Salt Lake Comic Con Schedule  Defenestrate Media  |  Hold 322  |  The...

197 The LEFT Show – Madness takes it’s toll

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week is a crowded, madcap romp! Shon Harris from the Salt City Throwdown...

196 The LEFT Show – Time Is Fleeting

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JC, Melissa, Ultimate Bob, and JM Bell gathered together once again to review...

195 The LEFT Show – It’s Astounding

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This is a nifty little episode! Alex Cragun from SLUG and Utah Political...

Quadcopters and Football? What Gives?

For the People
When you think about radio controlled devices such as drones or quadcopters,...

194 The LEFT Show – Republicans Love Dumb

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
All hands on deck for this week’s The LEFT Show. Melissa, Bob, Forrest,...

FATCAMP 2014 – Week Two SABOTAGE!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Well, Lisa Westbrook ninja’d the Defenestrate Media Studio while we were...

193 The LEFT Show – Irene? No, Urine!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Well, well, well, what do you know? We have a special guest this week as JC and...

192 The LEFT Show – ‘Lil Quickey Nooner!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Things have been totally chaotic this week, so, this one is short and fast and,...

The LEFT Show’s FAT CAMP 2014

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Starting July 22, 2014  – It’s time to get into fighting shape...

191 The LEFT Show – Leviticus 19:33

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Leviticus 19:33 – “‘When a foreigner resides among you in...

190 The LEFT Show – Womb Liberation Anniversary

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Well … holy buckets, this is a big ass, double sized, double fun, double...

189 The LEFT Show – The Power of Porn

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s a special Wednesday show, and we’re getting closer to two big...