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ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature

Leverage Your Public Radio Donation With a Challenge Grant

There is a simple and effective way to keep the “public” in public radio more involved:  challenge grants! Businesses, organizations, foundations, families, individuals, clubs,

Previewing the 25th Anniversary of the Downtown Farmers Market

Today on Downtown SLC: a look at the final few Winter Market at the Rio Grande Depot, and a preview of the

Weekly on KCPW: Reveal – from The Center For Investigative Reporting

Listeners who have tuned into KCPW for monthly installments of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting will be pleased to learn

Jazz Time with Steve Williams 03/06/2016

PLAYLIST – March 6, 2016 1.   Charlie Parker & Dizzy – Salt Peanuts –  Theme 2.   Horace Silver Quintet –  Serenade To

Salt Lake City’s Priorities at the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

With the legislative session winding to a close, host Jason Mathis speaks with David Litvack, Deputy Chief of Staff for Salt Lake

How Medicaid Expansion Would Make a Difference for SLC

Today on Downtown SLC: a look Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and a proposal up for consideration at the Utah

Coming to a Library Near You!

KCPW is coming to library locations around the valley to speak about the role it plays in the  media landscape and to

Join Us March 2 for the Friends of KCPW Meeting

At its core, the Friends of KCPW is a group of listeners who support the work of this station. But it’s also

ABU Update: Adoption Language, Death Penalty, Speed Traps

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update KCPW’s Roger McDonough is joined by Matt Lyon, Strategic Advisor with Alliance for a Better Utah.

ABU Update: Full Medicaid Expansion Initiative Advances along with Power-Grabs

A bill by Democratic Senator Gene Davis would return to the governor the power to accept full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable

ABU Update: Big Water Projects Advance as Air Quality Initiatives Stall

A measure that environmentalists say is designed to fund the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines is awaiting consideration in committee. Meanwhile,

Jazz Time with Steve Williams 02/21/2016

PLAYLIST – February 21, 2016 1. Bird & Diz – Salt Peanuts- Opening theme 2. Ray Brown, Gene Harris & Jeff Hamilton

ABU Update: Challenge for Hate Crimes Bill, Air Quality Contributions

St. George Republican Sen. Stephen Urquhart’s measure to strengthen hate crimes legislation in Utah hits a snag – in the form of

Legislative Lobbying

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis discusses the ins and outs of lobbying at the Utah State Legislature with Adam Kolowich

ABU Update: Medical Marijuana and Zion Curtains

For today’s Better Utah Legislative Update, a look at the shifting conversation in Medical Marijuana in Utah. After meeting with opposition from

ABU Update: Proposed Adoption Changes, Hate Crimes, SLC Olympics 2.0

Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas joins Roger McDonough to discuss a contentious hearing over a proposed change to Utah adoption

Jazz Time with Steve Williams 02/14/2016

PLAYLIST – February 14, 2016 1.   Bird & Diz –  Salt Peanuts  Theme 2.   Miles Davis-  My Funny Valentine 3.   Gil Goldstein

ABU Update: Sales Tax Exemption fails, Commission ‘Patronizing to Women’

Chase Thomas with Alliance for a Better Utah speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about the latest from the 2016 Utah State Legislature.

Better Utah Update: Budgeting, SB54 Substitute, Partisan Committee Membership

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we hear from Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Director with Alliance for a Better Utah about

Bill Would Allow ‘Segmentation’ of Utah’s Scenic Byways

(KCPW News) A bill from the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session that could let landowners erect billboards on Utah’s Scenic Byways has

Better Utah Legislative Update: Efforts to Restore Education Funding, Legislative Endorsements, More

During this year’s meeting of state lawmakers, KCPW is joined once again by representatives from Alliance for a Better Utah for our

Jazz Time with Steve Williams 02/07/2016

PLAYLIST – February 7, 2016 1.   Charlie & Dizzy –  Salt Peanuts, theme 2.   Gil Goldstein &  Romero Lubambo-  Infinite Love 3.  

Better Utah Legislative Update: Week 2 Momentum

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about second-week momentum on the hill.

UMOCA Executive Director Kristian Anderson on Art, Leisure and Economy

Today on the program host Jason Mathis speaks with Kristian Anderson, Executive Director of UMOCA – the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

KCPW, Partners Share Pulitzer Prize Centennial Grant

KCPW is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Utah Humanities, the Salt Lake Tribune and Utah Public Radio, we are the

Jazz Time with Steve Williams 01/31/2016

PLAYLIST – January 31, 2016 1.   Charlie Parker & Dizzy — Salt Peanuts – Theme 2.   Larry Fuller Trio –  Parking Lot

Political Cornflakes: Trouble for Hypothetical Mormon Candidates

(KCPW News) There’s a new poll out on the presidential race and it contains a lot of information on the opinions of

The Utah Film Center and Sundance: SLC as a Hub for Film Appreciation

This week, host Jason Mathis speaks with the Utah Film Center‘s Patrick Hubley and Elisabeth Nebeker about filmmaking and film appreciation in

Better Utah Legislative Update: Reviewing the Process of Lawmaking

(KCPW News) Today, an overview of the legislative process – from draft legislation to the governor’s signature (or veto). Matt Lyon, Strategic

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