This week on Moving Forward, the Young Voices radio show, we hear from contributors Alexander Jelloian, Jessica Dobrinsky, Micah Safsten and Amanda Griffiths.

It’s fashionable for celebrities to talk down America as someplace for which we should feel shame. Alexander Jelloian says America is great, despite what celebrities may tell us.

West Virginia’s recently passed Hope Scholarship legislation has been stalled by an injunction that will limit educational opportunities for children across the state. Jessica Dobrinsky joins us to explain why West Virginia is losing hope.

Lawmakers in the West have been working to incentivize water conservation to help protect a dwindling supply. Micah Safsten says Utah’s drought should be reflected in the price of water.

Our current economic hardships aren’t being helped by tariffs. Amanda Griffiths notes that Biden is inching toward the right move on tariffs but likely for the wrong reasons.

ABOUT MOVING FORWARD: Young Voices sponsors a weekly radio show for our contributors to discuss pressing policy issues and their latest work. Moving Forward with Young Voices is hosted by Bryan Hyde and broadcasts on Radio St. George 100.3FM (KDXI-LP), a terrestrial radio station in Utah. It is also available to stream as a podcast on over 40 platforms including Podbean, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

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