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Behind the Headlines: Syrian refugees, Reid investigation and UTA’s embattled board (11/20/15)

Gov. Gary Herbert welcomes Syrian refugees despite opposition from Republican peers. The prosecutor in former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s case says

Behind the Headlines: LDS gay family policy continues to rankle, Biskupski wants a meeting with church officials(11/13/15)

The recent policy change by the LDS Church regarding same-sex couples and their children has upset many faithful and non-faithful alike. Salt

Behind the Headlines: Biskupski/Becker, Prop 1 and other Election Day results (11/6/15)

Jackie Biskupski appears to have been elected the next mayor of Salt Lake City, but incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker is waiting until

Behind the Headlines: World Congress of Families speaks on marriage, SLC mayoral candidates spar to the end, what happened to Arches Health Plan?(10/30/15)

The Salt Lake City mayoral candidates race toward Election Day. Speakers at the World Congress of Families say the fight against same-sex

The Final Mayoral Debate: Becker vs Biskupski (10/28/15)

The final mayoral debate between incumbent Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski.   The debate was held in the Nancy

Behind the headlines: Drunken driving, LDS apostle and an embattled county commissioner(10/25/15)

Drunken-driving fatalities are on the rise. Utah legislators debate the death penalty. LDS apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks publicly chides county clerk

Behind the Headlines: House GOP dooms Medicaid plan, Planned Parenthood goes to court, Utah remembers deadly Hofmann bombings(10/16/15)

GOP legislators say no to the latest Medicaid expansion plan. A Utah Congressman calls former government contractor Edward Snowden a traitor. Planned

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Mychal Denzel Smith(10/8/15)

Mychal Denzel Smith Topic: Race & Policing Mychal Denzel Smith is a contributing writer for The Nation. His work on race, politics,

Behind the Headlines: Utah Access Plus, opening for Chaffetz and mayoral debate(10/9/15)

A legislative hearing on the latest Medicaid expansion plan, Utah Access Plus, draws mixed reviews from health providers and the Utah residents

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Zoë Carpenter (10/1/15)

Zoë Carpenter Topic: Librarians vs. the NSA Zoë Carpenter is The Nation’s Assistant Washington Editor. She has written for Rolling Stone, Guernica,

Behind the Headlines: Utah’s new health plan, a legal Uber and Planned Parenthood(10/2/15)

The Secret Service leaks Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s information to the news media. The Utah Access Plus health plan struggles to find support

Behind the Headlines: Deadly floods scar southern Utah, school grades up, Johnson enters race for governor(9/18/15)

Flash floods in southern Utah result in seven dead at Zion National Park and 12 dead and one missing in the FLDS

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Ari Berman (9/17/15)

Ari Berman Topic: Voting Rights Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation, has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy, and

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Katha Pollitt (9/10/15)

Katha Pollitt Topic: Reproductive Rights Katha Pollitt is well known for her wit and her keen sense of both the ridiculous and

Behind the Headlines: Updates on Draper prison site, SLC mayor’s race, Utah’s Congressional delegation(9/11/15)

It’ll be years before a new state prison is built in Salt Lake City, but that’s not stopping state and local officials

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: George Zornick (9/3/15)

George Zornick Topic: The 2016 Presidential Race George Zornick is The Nation’s Washington Editor. He grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds

Behind the Headlines: E-cigs popular with Utah youth, SAGE scores are up, sales tax would boost bus service(9/4/15)

A sales tax hike would fund increased bus services, says the Utah Transit Authority. More Utah youth are e-smoking. SAGE test scores

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Mark Hertsgaard (8/27/15)

Mark Hertsgaard Topic: The Environment Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent, is an independent journalist and the author of six books that

Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with scouting(8/28/15)

Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with Scouting O Utah voters would favor Donald Trump over Hillary

Behind the Headlines: SLC OK’d as prison site, Colorado official warns about medical marijuana, LDS church gives women more voice in leadership(8/21/15)

State legislators and Gov. Herbert agree Salt Lake City is the best spot for a new state prison, but city officials vow

Behind the Headlines: Will SLC fight prison site, how will the state clean up mine spill, who won the primary elections?(8/14/15)

Legislators pick a site for a new state prison. Utah starts cleaning up a Colorado mine spill. UTA chief Michael Allegra announces

Behind the Headlines: Is a national monument coming, will Outdoor Retailer show move?(8/7/15)

Hillary Clinton makes a brief campaign stop in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert asks President Obama not to designate a national monument in

Behind the Headlines: LDS to break from BSA, another term for Hatch?(7/31/15)

Sen. Orrin Hatch has the money to run for an eighth term in office, but will he? Sen. Mike Lee rails against

Behind the Headlines: Medicaid delays, medical marijuana’s benefits and SLC mayoral debate (7/17/15)

Lawmakers continue to haggle over expanding Medicaid, but the delay is having life and death consequences for some Utahns. An experiment with

KCPW Presents: “Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security”

The illicit wildlife trade is now worth up to 20 billion dollars a year. That’s double what it was just a few

Behind the Headlines: Police body cameras, prison relocation deadline and commotion SLC mayoral race(7/10/15)

Utah lawmakers debate when and how police officers should use body cameras. Gov. Gary Herbert says changing state statutes to reflect the

KCPW Presents: Reveal for July 2015

In July, Reveal looks at people who get hurt at work and who’s responsible for protecting them: companies, governments and sometimes, the

Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff charges reduced, public speaks out on prison relocation and Democrats ask Rep. Miller to step down

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff faces reduced charges. Residents say the Prison Relocation Commission is not listening. Rep. Justin Miller stands

KCPW Presents: “Reveal – Power struggle: The perilous price of America’s energy boom” “

In June, we explore energy production in the United States. From North Dakota to Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, we’ll look at how

Behind the Headlines: Romney summit, Burbank leaves and the impending prison relocation(6/12/15)

Mitt Romney holds his annual summit in Park City with GOP presidential hopefuls. The Salt Lake City Council looks to add social