Episode #85: Ralph Becker, former Mayor of Salt Lake City

Matt and Ralph have a wide-ranging chat about politics and governing. The former mayor offers strong opinions on the role that Salt Lake Tribune coverage played in his 2015 electoral defeat to current mayor Jackie Biskupski (relevant stories here and here.) He also expresses sharp concerns about the policies and decisions of Biskupski, particularly when it comes to relations between Salt Lake City and others. They conclude by discussing what cities can do on climate change and how he thinks that we can bridge political differences to advance public policy, the topic of his Open Society Foundation fellowship.  To read up on Ralph Becker’s monthly column for the Deseret News, click here.