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Behind the Headlines: Transgender bathroom use, Grand Canyon pollution, UTA meetings, tea-party-group endorsement (5/27/16)

Utah is suing the federal government over the White House’s transgender restroom directive. Arizona business owners push for more air pollution controls

Behind the Headlines: Monument opposition, Honor Code investigation, salt flats preservation and bathroom policies (5/20/16)

The Utah Legislature opposes the creation of a Bears Ears monument in a resolution passed Wednesday. An audio recording of a Utah

Behind the Headlines: Corruption allegations, abortion measures, homelessness in Utah (5/13/16)

The Davis County attorney wants a grand jury to hear evidence alleging federal agents refused to investigate corruption charges against high-ranking officials.

Salt Lake Tribune’s Pulitzer Party: Celebrating Works of Fiction

To commemorate Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction as the prestigious awards turn 100 this year, The Salt Lake Tribune held a “Pulitzer Party” on

Behind the Headlines: Trump as the nominee, Bennett dies, Biskupski’s vision and Tempest Williams resigns (5/6/16)

Local Republicans contemplate what Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee means for Utah voters in November. Former Sen. Bob Bennett dies

Behind the Headlines: Victims say BYU’s Honor Code is a weapon, Johnson bests Herbert at convention, charter students get less state funds (4/29/16)

Survivors of sexual assault at BYU say their attackers used the school’s Honor Code against them. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson beats

Behind the Headlines: Trump bound to be a loser? Guv signs bills, Dem superdelegates split (4/1/16)

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt says Donald Trump won’t win the presidential race. Gov. Gary Herbert signs more than 450 bills and

2016 NHMU Lecture Series: Deep Sea – Deep Secrets: Exploring and Understanding the World Beneath the Waves (3/29/16)

NHMU Lecture featuring Dr. David Gallo Oceanographer, Director of Special Projects, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The oceans cover more than 70% of the

Behind the Headlines: 2016 Utah Legislature ends, Finicum’s widow sues (3/11/16)

The Utah Legislature wraps up its general session after debating a Medicaid expansion plan, the death penalty, medical cannabis, a deep-water port

Behind the headlines: Romney’s Trump rant, legislative ups and down and reaction to police shooting(3/4/16)

Mitt Romney says what many in the Republican establishment are thinking: Donald Trump is a fraud. State senators drop a hate crimes

Trib Talk Live: Polygamy in Short Creek (3/2/16)

Lawsuits, property sales and now arrests have rocked the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) based in Hildale,

Behind the Headlines: FLDS members arrested, sex ed bill rejected, GOP candidates coming to town (2/26/16)

Federal officials indict members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) on charges of food stamp fraud. The

Behind the Headlines: Utah reacts to Scalia, medical marijuana boosters look to the ballot, school supe resigns (2/19/16)

Utah Republicans urge President Obama to wait on appointing a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The LDS Church again

Trib Talk Live: Bagley on Pulitzers, political cartoons (2/12/16)

Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize

Behind the headlines: Environmentalists pan power company’s emissions plan (2/12/16)

Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to reduce emissions meets criticism from environmentalists and the Office of Consumer Services. Sen. Steve Urquhart moves to

2016 NHMU Lecture Series: Biodiversity in the Rainforest – The Hidden World of Nature’s Toxins

Biodiversity in the Rainforest: The Hidden World of Nature’s Toxins NHMU Lecture featuring Dr. Phyllis Coley Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah

Behind the Headlines: Bill would revamp sex education, UTA promises improvements (2/5/16)

House Minority Leader Brian King proposes a bill for more comprehensive sex education in public schools. Business leaders want Utahns to vote

Behind the Headlines: Legislators get to work, guv touts Utah’s strength, public packs EPA hearing(1/29/16)

Gov. Gary Herbert gives his sixth State of the State address to Utah legislators, touching on Medicaid expansion, education funding and economic

Behind the Headlines: Public lands bill, election reform, Trib/Hinckley poll numbers (1/22/16)

Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveil their public lands proposal. Utah’s lieutenant governor stands behind signature gathering. And Utahns like the

KCPW Presents: “Ten From David: A David Bowie Appreciation”

Paul Ingles and NPR Music’s Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10,

KCPW Presents: “Trib Talk Live – 2016 Sundance Film Festival Preview”

Between its world-class cinema, creative spirit and fur-clad celebrity sightings, the Sundance Film Festival is a visual and artistic feast for filmmakers,

Behind the Headlines: Utahns react to Obama’s SOTU, new video about SLC officer-involved shooting draws scrutiny, rape costs Utah $5B a year(1/15/16)

President Obama gives his final State of the Union address. Rep. Jason Chaffetz proposes a bill that would cut allowances for former

Behind the Headlines: LDS church reacts to anti-government protesters, Utahns weigh in on Obama gun control measures, Biskupski sworn in as SLC mayor(1/8/16)

A Bundy-led militia takes over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and the LDS Church denounces their actions. President Obama takes executive

KCPW Presents: “Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real”

In this one-hour special, Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real, award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason takes us on a journey that finds hope

Behind the Headlines: The Years Top Stories (12/25/15)

In 2015, Salt Lake City elected its first gay mayor, LDS church leaders grappled with the reality of gay marriage, lawmakers decided

KCPW Presents: Political Junkie 2015 Remembrances Special

As 2015 draws to a close, Political Junkie  Ken Rudin   remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who

Behind the Headlines: Chaffetz blasts Trump’s Muslim ban, snow storm wallops Utah, UTA expands transit(12/18/15)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, meets with local Muslims and denounces GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering

KCPW Presents: “Isn’t it Good: The Beatles’ RUBBER SOUL” (12/18/15)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his

Behind the Headlines: Guv on education, state to sue for public lands, Lyman awaits sentencing(12/11/15)

Gov. Gary Herbert focuses his budget on education. State lawmakers vote to proceed with a legal battle against the federal government for

Behind the Headlines: E-cig regulation, Biskupski’s transition, history standards and Olene Walker(12/4/15)12/4/15)

A new labeling rule for e-cigarettes could dry up the vaping business in Utah. Salt Lake City Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski’s call for

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