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KCPW Open House

Join us Saturday, October 25 from 11-1 to take a tour, learn about the station, and meet KCPW staff, board members, and

10/14/2014 – Utah’s Fourth Congressional District Race

Full audio of a debate from October 14, 2014, between two candidates for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District: Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug

10/07/2014 – Utah’s Third Congressional District Race

Full audio of a debate from October 7, 2014, between two candidates for Utah’s Third Congressional District: Republican incumbent, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democratic

The Rundown: The Utah Nuisances of Distracted Driving and Bark Beetles

Today on the show, we review Utah’s distracted driving laws and revisit a Utah ski resort’s big problem with little bugs. All

The Rundown: Investigator David Fast on Protecting Utah Seniors from Fraud

Today, KCPW’s Ross Chambless speaks to David Fast, lead investigator for Utah’s Adult Protective Services. Studies show that aging adults lose more

Behind the Headlines: Cop cleared in Dillon Taylor shooting, AG candidates wrangle over same-sex marriage case (10/3/14)

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says the officer-involved shooting of Dillon Taylor was justified. Incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes

The Rundown: Robert Grow & Christie Oostema Try to “Envision Utah” As Its Population Expands

An ever-delicate balance between Utah’s pristine open spaces and its growing population is a major consideration for planners along the Wasatch Front.

10/1/2014 – Utah Attorney General Special Election Race

Full audio of the Wednesday, October 1, 2014, debate between Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes (R) and challenger Charles Stormont (D). This

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 51 (10/2/14)

Greg Hughes is back, and so is Mitt Romney! Mitt will be making Utah his permanent home, so what does that mean

The Rundown: Ted Bunch of “A Call To Men” (Part 2)

Today, we have the second part of Roger’s interview with Ted Bunch, the co-founder and co-director of A Call To Men. (We

The Rundown: Ted Bunch Makes “A Call To Men” to Respect Women (Part 1)

In the first of a two-part interview, KCPW’s Roger McDonough sits down with Ted Bunch, co-founder and co-director of A Call To

The Rundown: Anthropologist Polly Wiessner on Fire’s Cultural Role in Human Development

University of Utah anthropologist Polly Wiessner’s new study suggests ancient humans may have been culturally and socially influenced by the glow of firelight.

The Rundown: Author Richard Heinberg and Coming to Terms with “Our New Economic Reality”

On today’s episode, KCPW’s Roger McDonough talks to Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality. That

09/25/2014 – Utah’s Second Congressional District Race

Full audio of a debate from September 25, 2014, between two candidates for Utah’s Second Congressional District: Republican incumbent, Rep. Chris Stewart and

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 50 (9/25/14)

Listen to 49 episodes of Both Sides of the Aisle, and you get the 50th Greg-free! In lieu of their conservative voice,

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 49 (9/18/14)

A comment on the tragic Saratoga Springs shooting; a statue of a Socialist has been dedicated at Utah’s Capitol building; and Governor

The Rundown: U.S. Soccer’s Megan Rapinoe on Being a Gay Athlete and Investing in the Future of Women’s Soccer

Midfielder Megan Rapinoe figures to be a major part of the U.S. national team in the coming years. She’s already won a

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 48 (9/11/14)

Governor Herbert has reached a “conceptual” agreement on Healthy Utah, which evokes some unusual metaphorical imagery from Jim. And a federal judge in

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 47 (9/4/14)

Thanks to Southern Utah University, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has one less building named after himself. Risque photos of celebrities find their

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 46 (8/28/14)

An audit of UTA is less than complimentary; outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart is angling for a new job;  and beginning of

Salt Lake Film Society Executive Director Tori Baker

Today on the show we’re joined by Tori Baker, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Film Society, to hear about the role

Salt Lake City Economic Development Director Stuart Clason on Quality Growth

Today we hear from Stuart Clason, Director of Economic Development for Salt Lake City. We’ll talk about the current boom in the

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 43 August 7

This week, the gang discusses Sen. John Valentine’s departure from the Utah Senate (and what it could mean about the state’s liquor

March/April: Book on Tape Worm

March/April 2014: Book On Tape Worm STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT VIDEO BROUGHT TO YOU BY KCPW! SFL is sound engineered by

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 42 July 31

Is The Book of Mormon the musical all in good fun, or is it religious bigotry? Should Utah take in immigrant children from

KCPW’s Budget and Plan Forward

As part of the campaign to make KCPW sustainable, the station has committed itself to a policy of transparency. Part of this

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 41 July 24

A discussion on the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight 17; unions are after Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill; and should Pioneer

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 40 July 17

The Utah attorneys general saga continues; leadership changes are coming in the Utah legislature; and Chris Bleak says Utah is a great place for

Previewing the State of Downtown Report – and Event – With Jesse Dean

Today on the program we’re speaking with Jesse Dean, the Downtown Alliance’s Director of Urban Development. We’ll get a preview of next

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 38 July 3rd

Rep. Brian King represents the Left in place of Jim; Un-contested political races in the State of Utah, the Hobby Lobby Ruling,