Monthly Archive:: October 2012

CityViews 10/22/12: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”/Arts & Community

Segment 1: Thirty-seven years after its premiere, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” remains a cult classic. Part sci-fi, part horror and all

Boehner, Cantor to Fundraise for Love

Utah Congressional Candidate Mia Love is getting more support from Republicans from Washington. This week and next, House Speaker John Boehner and

Utah’s Low Unemployment Numbers May Not Mean More People are Back to Work

Utah’s unemployment rate has reached a new low since the recession hit in 2008. According to numbers released by the Bureau of

Governor Herbert Makes Campaign Stop at Hires Big H

Governor Gary Herbert made a stop at Salt Lake favorite Hires Big H today (Friday) to enjoy what he calls his favorite

Politics Up Close: Soren Simonsen Runs for Congress, Rep. Janice Fisher

Today on the show, Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen talked about his bid for Congress, running against incumbent Jason Chaffetz,

Latest Audit Reveals More DABC Mismanagement

Mismanagement and poor oversight was the result of a September audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

County Mayor Hopeful Mark Crockett Hopes to Reform SL County Jail

Just under 32,000 people were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail in 2011. Republican candidate for County Mayor Mark Crockett

Resource Helps Voters Prepare for Judicial Retention Elections

Utah’s court system is getting a closer look. The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is conducting a statewide series of courtroom observations,

Ad War Continues Between Matheson and Love

With the election just two-and-a-half weeks away, having money to spend is going to be important for Utah’s Congressional candidates, especially in

CityViews 10/18/12: Social Justice from the Frontlines/Nancy Holt

Segment 1: From child welfare to truancy to how the criminal justice system handles prostitution, social work intersects with the law in

Utah Lawmakers Consider New Sex Ed Training

Utah students may no longer be the only ones getting a lesson in sex education. Lawmakers are considering new human sexuality and

Senator Orrin Hatch and Challenger Scott Howell Meet for First Debate

In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, the first debate between six-term Senator Orrin Hatch and Democratic challenger Scott Howell

Intergenerational Poverty Data Shows Women and Children Hit Hardest

More than 51,000 children in Utah live in poverty. That’s according to recent data collected by the Department of Workforce Services in

KCPW Partners with Explore Utah Science

KCPW is proud to announce a new partnership with EXPLORE Utah Science, an organization whose mission is to uncover science stories that

McAdams Unveils Economic Development Plan

Salt Lake County Mayoral Candidate Ben McAdams announced his plan for economic development Tuesday morning to a crowd at South Salt Lake’s

U of U Scientists Create Intravaginal Ring to Prevent HIV

A device that could prevent HIV transmission is being developed in our own backyard. Scientists at the University of Utah have developed

CityViews 10/17/12: “Of Mice and Men”/LWV Voter Guide

Segment 1: In addition to penning the classic novel “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck wrote a stage version of the tragic

Independent/Third-Party Congressional Candidates Debate Political System at City Library

Five independent and third-party candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate offered their thoughts about the U.S. political system

SLC Receives $900,000 Grant to Help Domestic Violence Services

Nine hundred thousand dollars. That money is coming to Salt Lake City to help fight domestic violence thanks to the U.S.

Governor Holds Education Summit

A high school education is not enough. That was the message being echoed at the Governor’s Education Summit Today (Monday) at Salt

CityViews 10/16/12: Is the U.S. in Decline?/Tutored by the Land

Segment 1: In light of the Great Recession, lengthy wars in the Middle East and competition from China, some warn the U.S.

Overall Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities Dips Slightly for Fall Semester

Since 2008, Utah’s public colleges and universities have seen record enrollment increases, averaging about 18 percent. But this year paints a different

Another Stretch of Mountain View Corridor Set to Open

After two-and-half years of construction, Utah drivers have seven more miles of highway to drive on the Salt Lake Valley’s west side.

Survey Shows Support for Outdoor Retailer to Stay in Salt Lake

A new survey shows that participants in the huge semi-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City want it to stay

Politics Up Close: Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke, Rep. Derek Brown

We talk with Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Peter Cooke, who just wrapped up his final debate with Republican Governor Gary Herbert. Then we

CityViews 10/15/12: Changing Iran from Within / “Apocalyptic Planet”

Segment 1: Between President Obama’s stern warnings toward Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bomb diagram at the United Nations, there’s

Many Voters in Millcreek Still Undecided on Incorporation

Election Day is just 25 days away. And for voters in one Utah township, it’s also the day when they will decide

Utah Experts Discuss Best Ways to Treat Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are an everyday occurrence in Utah. Thursday, more than 300 professionals and people closest to the issue met at

Gov. Herbert, Cooke Debate Economy and Education

Education once again dominated the discussion between Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic opponent Peter Cooke as they squared off in their last

Chaffetz Takes on Administration Over Libya

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz became the face of the Republican Party on national security issues this week as he sparred with the