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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

What the Zoo, Arts, and Parks Tax does for Salt Lake City and County

The SL County Zoo Arts and Parks program began in 1996 and requires renewal by voters. Today on the show we’ll hear

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,

9/23/2014 – Utah House District 30

Republican Fred Cox and Democrat Mike Lee face off in a debate on September 23, 2014, at the West Valley City Library.

09/23/2014 – Utah’s First Congressional District Race

Full audio of a debate from September 23, 2014, between two candidates for Utah’s First Congressional District: Republican incumbent, Rep. Rob Bishop

09/16/2014 – Salt Lake County Council at Large

Two candidates for Salt Lake County council at large debate at the Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City on September 16, 2014:

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

Fred Moesinger on Caffé Molise and the Evolution of Dining Downtown

Today on the program we’re joined by Fred Moesinger, Chef-Owner of Caffé Molise in downtown Salt Lake. Moesinger talks about his experience

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

Making the Decision to Work (and Live) in Salt Lake’s Downtown

Today on the show we’re joined by a group of people who have chosen to work in Salt Lake City’s downtown, for

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

Salt Lake’s Six Step Plan to Address Homelessness Around Pioneer Park

Today on the program, a conversation with Salt Lake City Homeless Services Coordinator Liz Buehler about a new city initiative to improve

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