Monthly Archive:: September 2012

Audit Shows Need For More Oversight Of EnergySolutions

Prohibited radioactive waste has been buried in Utah, according to a legislative audit reviewed by state lawmakers today. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

Salt Lake City Public Library in Final Stages of Executive Director Search

A new leader of the Salt Lake Public Library System could be announced within days. Spokeswoman Julianne Hancock says the Library’s Board

CityViews 9/12/12: Polarizing Politics/Victoria Rowell on YWCA

Segment 1: Meet Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein. One works for the left-leaning Brookings Institute, the other for the conservative American Enterprise

Millcreek Incorporation Supporters Release New Study Showing Surplus

Supporters of incorporating Millcreek Township have released a new fiscal analysis they say more accurately reflects what the proposed city’s budget would

Utah Cancer Survivors Experience More Chronic Diseases

More people are surviving cancer in Utah, but new data released by the Utah Department of Health show cancer survivors are experiencing

Eagle Killings Spark Reward

Federal and local law enforcement officials are trying to find who is responsible for killing eagles across the state. Tom Tidwell with

LDS Hospital Completes Five Year Renovation

After a five-year facelift, Salt Lake City’s LDS Hospital is celebrating a new beginning. Monday, the facility was rededicated after a $32

Momentum Recycling Teams With Odyssey House To Create Jobs

Salt Lake City’s Momentum Recycling has teamed up with the Odyssey House, a local nonprofit that helps people recover from substance abuse,

CityViews 9/11/12: “Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet”/Why Mars Matters

  Segment 1: According to a new biography, Brigham Young “was viewed by his followers as an indispensable protector and by his

CityViews 9/10/12: “Half the Sky” /Mexico Then & Now

Segment 1: Too many women around the world face forced prostitution, sex trafficking and gender-based violence. But a movement against the oppression

Less Than 10 Idling Warnings Written Since New Law; City Says That’s OK

It’s been almost a year since the Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance banning vehicle idling for more than two minutes.

Supt. Larry Shumway Announces His Retirement

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway announced today that he we will retire at the beginning of the new year. KCPW’s

Politics Up Close: Congressional Hopeful Mia Love, County Mayor Candidate Ben McAdams

Today on the show, we were joined by Congressional hopeful Mia Love, who responded to criticism from her Democratic opponent, Jim Matheson,

August 2012: Bullets and Belles

KCPW’s Sounds From The Lounge features local and national bands playing in our member lounge at KCPW’s Library Square studios. September 2012’s

Family Sues SLCPD Over Wrongful Death

The family of Allen Nelson, a 44-year-old Salt Lake City man who died in police custody after being stopped by police while

Matheson Says Love’s Budget Plan Would Hurt Law Enforcement

Law enforcement and public safety issues took center stage in Utah’s 4th District congressional race Thursday. Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson and Salt

Utah Youth Smoking At 5.9 Percent, All-Time Low

Fewer Utahns are lighting up. A new report released by the Utah Department of Health shows youth smoking in the state is

Sen. Harry Reid Boosts Profile of LDS Dems

Utah’s LDS Democrats caucus is enjoying an explosion in media popularity after an appearance this week with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Paul Ryan Makes Short Stop in Utah

Utah County is where Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spent his afternoon yesterday. The Wisconsin Congressman was in Utah to fundraise for

Barnard Remembered As Staunch Civil Rights Supporter

Civil rights and liberties advocates are mourning the loss of one of their defenders in the legal community. They learned Tuesday that

CityViews 9/6/12: “Wolfer” / Placebos in Medicine

Segment 1: For decades, Carter Niemeyer made a career of reintroducing the gray wolf into the Lower 48. As a government wildlife

Report Says Utah Cut Per-Pupil Spending More than 26 Other States During Downturn

While Utah is increasing its per-pupil education spending by $40 this school year, adjusted for inflation, it’s still down by $372 since

Utah Democratic Party Chair Not Focused on Platform in Charlotte

It’s the Democrats’ turn to celebrate this week as they hold their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. And for Utah Democrats,

Utah Supreme Court to Decide if Debra Brown Exoneration Stands

She’s been an innocent woman for nearly a year and a half. Now, it’s up to the Utah Supreme Court to decide

State Office of Education Reaffirms Data Release Policy

A recent State Board of Education meeting raised the question of whether student and teacher evaluation data should be released by the

Officials Expect Greater Success in Pushing Switch to Non-Lead Ammo

State wildlife officials will continue their efforts to get hunters in southern Utah to switch to non-lead ammunition with a demonstration Saturday

CityViews 9/5/12: Depression-era Writings Rediscovered / ‘Antigone’

Segment 1: In the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government created an innovative and controversial work program for writers, artists

CityViews 9/4/12: A Plan to Save History/In Memoriam: Jim Judd

Segment 1: Since the 2010 dispute in Salt Lake City’s Yalecrest neighborhood, the phrase “historic preservation” has been fighting words. But a