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End your commute happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. Each episode features a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
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Jan 31, 2018

If you've ever tried to sneak some extra cash from the bank at Monopoly or have tried to avoid paying rent when landing on Park Place, then we have good news. There's a version of the game for you.This fall, Hasbro is releasing a special cheater's edition of the game.  Plus, Judge Kirry comes in to rule on a Woman's attempt to bring a peacock on a cross-country United Flight to Los Angeles.  An emotional support Peacock.  And finally, the #zenheadlines story of an Idaho Falls, ID police officer who signed off for the final time for retirement.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 31, 2018

Ethan Millard and Taylor Powers interview Brandon Wright, producer for the film I Am Gary Johnson.

Gary Johnson ran for President of The United States in 2016 as a candidate for the Libertarian Party.  His running mate was Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts.

Gary Johnson was a Republican governor of New Mexico before switching to the Libertarian Party.

2016 seemed like the perfect year for a Libertarian candidate.  Both the Republican and Democratic candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, were widely disliked.  Johnson and Weld seemed like an opportunity to put a more familiar face on a smaller party.

The socially liberal and fiscally conservative profile of libertarianism appeals to a lot of people.  Young people and Millennials are particularly into it.  For some reason, they just won't break away from the Republican/ Democrat duopoly.

The film was directed by Brando Eaton (Zoey 101, Do Not Disturb, Dexter, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, Melissa & Joey, Awkward) and produced by Danny Thompson (Flip Men, Pop Wrapped TV), and Brandon Wright.

The documentary includes behind the scenes footage of the presidential campaign.  In addition to Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, you'll see Mitt Romney, Mario DeAngelis,  Larry Sharpe, R.J. Lyman, Nicholas Sarwark, and Daniel Fishman.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 30, 2018

Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there’s no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators.  Police said Monday the trailer is packed with 400,000 euros ($496,100) worth of chocolate were stolen from an industrial park in Freiburg on Friday night.  Plus, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the #zenheadlines story of a little kitty cat who was saved by a stranger.   

A woman who says her cat saved her from suicide “cried with happiness” when a stranger gave her £2,000 for its life-saving operation.

Annamarie Day credits her tabby cat Tumba with saving her life when she sank into a deep depression several years ago, and was distraught when he went missing on New Year’s Day this year.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 29, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry watch another amazing episode of Studio 5 with Brooke Walker.  They enjoyed another great recipe from Becky Low: pineapple upside down cake bites.

Everyone loves pineapple upside down cake, and everyone loves cake bites and cupcakes.  So this recipe is an awesome idea.

The ingredients are what you expect: butter, brown sugar, maraschino cherries, and pineapple.  But Becky also adds a little twist.  She blends the pineapple juice into the cake mix.  No water.  Good move.

Ethan and Alex are huge fans of great food so Studio 5 is a natural favorite.  They do a lot of crafting, style, relationships, and home and garden tips as well.  That doesn't matter nearly as much as the food.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 26, 2018

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are back to join Amanda Dickson and Brian Martin on Utah's Morning News for the very popular NewsMasters of the Universe News Quiz on KSL Newsradio.  The game starts out without a hitch with questions about Utah proposed legislation, BYU Basketball and Governor Gary Herbert's Kidney Stones but soon there is controversy as Ethan apparently answered correctly a story that the morning news team had been reporting incorrectly all day.  With this new wrinkle in the game, does Ethan or do you have what it takes to take down Alex on this week's new quiz?  

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 25, 2018

Since returning from Disney World, Alex has not stopped talking about the Avatar ride. Ethan is tired of it, so why not let Alex take us through the ride so he will finally stop talking about it. Ethan is already sick 7 seconds into the video. You get hit with real mist and different animal smells. If you watched the movie, this ride will make more sense. Alex is blown away by how real the ride is. Ethan will ride the Avatar ride but will not see the movie.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 24, 2018

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard digest (see what I did there) the information from a new study out of the University of Southern California that claims a connection between obesity and the community that you live in.  Can you be fat because your neighbor made you that way?  Plus, a #zenheadlines story of DMX the rap artist who recently gave an impromptu sermon on Jesus Christ to some passengers waiting their flights at St. Louis airport in the Chili's TOGO.  He then wrapped things up by buying everyone a drink.  Not a bad way to make everyone feel good.  

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

Doin’ My Drugs is an emotionally charged, inspiring 90-minute documentary intended to raise awareness about the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zambia, and the developing world.

The film follows the personal transformation of musician Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn, born HIV+ in Zambia in 1985 to a Zambian mother and Danish father, from his early treatment, the loss of both parents to AIDS, his own near-death experience, his rise as a pop star in Denmark, to his passionate crusade to eliminate the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Director Tyler Rosen chats about the project and the movie with Nightside's Ethan Millard at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

13-year-old singer/songwriter Evie Clair stopped by to talk with Nightside guest host Taylor Powers, just before she performed at the Music Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival, with tunes including Can't Stop the Feeling, Leaving on a Jet Plane, and her own song, For You. The finalist from NBC's America's Got Talent stole the hearts of viewers when her father became seriously ill - yet she never stopped making music, dedicating her competition to him. She tells Taylor she had a life-changing experience on the show and made a lot of friends. Her first performance was in Kindergarten. She wrote a song when she was six years old.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

Comedian Franchesca Ramsey, who has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central and MSNBC, dropped by our spot at the Sundance Film Festival with the director of her new project, Kaitlin Fontana, to chat about it with guest host Taylor Powers. It's an episodic series called "Franchesca." This comedic culture series follows Ramsey as she explores the hidden meanings behind her favorite trends, styles and rituals. Each episode will feature Franchesca along with a fierce and funny celebrity guest as they pursue the “good Goop” with curiosity, authenticity and humor.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

A new feature at the Sundance Film Festival is indie or independent episodic features - in other words, series instead of feature films. Ethan Millard chats with Caveh Zahedi, a filmmaker who is in the process of trying to make a TV show. As we follow along, Caveh becomes unhinged, burning through ideas and relationships at warp speed. THE SHOW ABOUT THE SHOW is painfully revealing, honest, and utterly captivating.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

Laela Kilbourn drops in to chat with Becky Bruce at the Music Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival. She's the cinematographer for This Is Home, a documentary about the plight of Syrian refugees in Baltimore during the Trump travel ban, shot using the Canon C300.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

Zion Clark, a wrestler born without legs and raised in foster care, has never let his disability hold him down. As a child, some coaches approached him about giving wrestling a try, so he gave it a shot. Now, he just wants to inspire people that they can do whatever they want no matter the circumstance. And as the subject of a documentary short film at the Sundance Film Festival, more people are starting to learn Zion's story. 

ZION is directed by Floyd Russ, whose previous work has mostly been in commercials, music videos, narrative storytelling and virtual reality. ZION is his first documentary. He was nominated for an Emmy in 2017 and has won Titanium, Glass, and Gold Lions at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He is currently developing his first feature film and a serialized drama. 

Zion Clark now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their asthmatic Siamese cat. And he's still very dedicated to his sport - he was in a hurry to finish our conversation so he could catch a plane to make it to his next match. 

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

Jan 23, 2018

The Nightside Project has been so busy with Sundance going on in Park City.  Since that happened, Alex decided to go to Florida and Disney World.  Alex has never been to Florida before (other than one layover).  His brother lives in Orlando but it was the coldest it has been in over 14 years.  Which it was about 55 degrees.  His family does the Disney World thing and his expectations were low but realized how big it really is.  That is the first point as to why he prefers Disneyland over Disney World.  They went to Magic Kingdom and as you get farther into the place it is more "weird dreamy." They went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride because there wasn't a line.  Animal Kingdom was next.  That was the best part for Alex.

#Zenheadline time.  There was two dogs that woke up their owners and tugging on their sleeves. The owners let their dogs outside and they went to an elderly woman who was laying in the snow because she fell.  They saved her life.

Finish your day happy with the Nightside Project. The Nightside Project is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the Nightside Project podcast on iTunes. And follow Alex and Ethan on Twitter @kslnightside or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NightsideProject/

  

Jan 23, 2018

Dan Reynolds, the frontman for Imagine Dragons, is at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his film, Believer. Partly borne out of his own experience as a Mormon who was kicked out of BYU at age 18, his message to organized religion and specifically LDS church leaders is to stop stigmatizing young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The documentary was screened to a standing ovation and there are plans for both a theatrical release and distribution from HBO later this year. Reynolds, wearing a shirt from his LoveLoud Fest which drew together pro-LGBTQ speakers in Orem with the support of LDS church officials, says the film highlights that project as well as programs like Provo's Encircle home, a resource center founded by a Mormon mom to help prevent suicide and depression among teens who are LGBTQ. 

Jan 23, 2018

Dan Reynolds is well known around the world as he performs with his band, Imagine Dragons. However, he shares the same faith as many do in the state of Utah, as he grew up Mormon.

Reynolds created a film which he introduced at the Sundance Film Festival entitled Believer and visited with Nightside host Ethan Millard and says there is a part of our culture that is really hurting and that is the LGBTQ community.

He speaks of faith and inclusion for all, as well as the LoveLoud Fest that he organized here in the state several months ago and what it could mean to the youth in Utah.

Jan 22, 2018

Ethan Millard interviews Funny Story cast members Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, and Jana Winternitz, to talk about their Slamdance film premiere, Funny Story - which isn't so much funny haha as funny strange. Glave plays a man with a midlife crisis juggling his affair, an unexpected pregnancy and trying to reconnect with his adult daughter, all at the same time. Ethan just tries to keep up with the plot of this drama. Slamdance is an independent film festival that was founded by filmmakers who were rejected by Sundance. 20 years later, it's become a force to be reckoned with and a legend in its own right. 

Emily Bett Rickards is known for her work on Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. 

Jana Winternitz can be seen in The Thinning, BlackBoxTV, and Internet Famous. 

Matthew Glave can be seen in JAG, Picket Fences, The Wedding Singer, ER, Stargate SG-1, Army Wives, Growing Up Fisher, Girlfriends Guide To Divorce, and Angie Tribeca.

Jan 22, 2018

"It's a funny story" is almost never the start to a pleasant or happy tale. Director Michael Gallagher introduces his Slamdance film "Funny Story" by pointing out that usually, those words precede something pretty awful. Look for Ethan Millard's interview with cast members Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards and Jana Winternitz as well. Slamdance is a film festival that runs at the same time as Sundance. It was established by filmmakers rejected by Sundance and has grown into a 20-year-running festival in its own right. 

Jan 22, 2018

Writer/Director Charlie Birns and actor Julie Sokolowski join Ethan Millard at the Slamdance Film Festival, which runs concurrently with Sundance, to talk about their movie, Human Affairs. The plot centers around an American couple who hire a French woman (Sokolowski) to carry their child as a surrogate, and the complicated relationships that ensue.

Charlie Birns is known for his work on Man on a Ledge (2012), The Impossible (2012) and The East (2013). Julie Sokolowski is known for Hadewijch (2009), Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2014) and De mon coeur froid (2016).

Jan 22, 2018

The Oslo Diaries is the untold story of a top secret, unauthorized attempt to repair relationships between Israel and Palestine in 1992, when Israeli-Palestinian relations were at an all-time low. Ethan Millard talks about the film, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, with Directors Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan. After our conversation, HBO picked up the documentary and plans to air the film on its cable network in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the unsanctioned talks. 

Jan 22, 2018

Ethan interviews Director Michael Dweck of THE LAST RACE, a Sundance Film Festival documentary about Riverhead Raceway. For decades, this track has hosted showdowns between local residents in Mad Max style vehicles. Dozens of quarter-mile tracks just like that used to exist on Long Island - but now Riverhead is the last. Utah's racetracks are disappearing, too, right along with the Bonneville Salt Flats, and in addition to being a photographer, Dweck is a racing enthusiast with extensive knowledge of the sport and its history.

Jan 21, 2018

Pick of the Litter follows puppies from whelping to selection as service animals - and hopefully, Guide Dogs for the Blind, in an emotional and sometimes grueling process. We talk to the filmmakers, Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, as well as owner Janet Gearman and her well-behaved guide dog, Poppet. Cameras followed along for as much as two years to capture every moment in the lives of these unique pups. The documentary premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Jan 21, 2018

Ethan Millard talks to Amanda Stoddard and Jared Ruga, two of the filmmakers behind a documentary called "Quiet Heroes" that has its roots in Utah history. It centers on two medical professionals who defied social conventions and stigma to treat patients with the then-relatively unknown disease of HIV/AIDS in Salt Lake City. 

Dr. Kristen Ries, an infectious-disease specialist, arrived in Utah on June 5, 1981—the same day the Centers for Disease Control first published a report on what would become known as AIDS. Because of stigma and fear surrounding both AIDS and homosexuality, Ries and her eventual partner, physician assistant Maggie Snyder, became the only medical professionals in Utah willing to treat the growing number of people with HIV/AIDS. These patients, facing certain death in the early years of the epidemic, often had to keep their status a secret or risk ostracism from their families, workplaces, and religious communities.

Chronicles of the AIDS epidemic have tended to focus on cities with large gay populations, like New York and San Francisco. Quiet Heroes instead reveals the impact of the disease on a less obvious, more conservative location—one that perhaps better mirrored the rest of the country at the time—as it shares the evocative story of these unheralded caregivers and their patients.

Jan 21, 2018

Laela Kilbourn, a cinematographer with Canon whose film, "This Is Home," premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival, sits down for a fireside chat at the Music Lodge with Nightside Project guest host Becky Bruce. 

Laela got into cinematography from an interest in still pictures. Eventually, photography turned into movies and film. She talks about the process of telling a story through moving pictures and the challenges of doing so when you don't necessarily understand the person who's speaking. 

THIS IS HOME is a documentary film about the plight of Syrian refugees, accepted to settle in Baltimore before the 2016 Presidential election, and then directly impacted by President Donald Trump's travel ban. Many of the interviews were conducted in Arabic and are presented with English subtitles. 

Jan 21, 2018

Zion Clark, the subject of the documentary Zion, and Director Floyd Russ, who made the film about the young wrestler, took time to meet up with Ethan Millard at the Music Lodge at the Sundance Music Festival. 

ZION is a dynamic short film that follows the real life of Zion Clark, who was born without legs and raised in foster care. Raised in Germany and LA, Zion is so dedicated to the sport of wrestling that he was actually racing to the airport right after our interview so he could get to a match the next day. 

ZION is Russ's first documentary short film. He is currently working on a feature film. 

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