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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

Behind the Headlines: Swallow, Salt Lake City mayor’s race and school dress codes

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow waives his preliminary hearing. West Valley reinstates the cop who shot and killed Danielle Willard. The

KCPW Presents: “The Source: Recreation – It’s contentious. It’s litigious. It’s fun! “

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, recreation generates over 120,000 jobs in Utah. It brings in $12 billion in consumer spending each

Behind the Headlines: Prison site short list grows shorter, audit shows DABC needs improvement, lawmaker wants to expand death penalty (5/29/15)

The Miller family pulls its land from the short list of sites for a new prison. Rep. Paul Ray wants to expand

KCPW Presents: America Abroad – Understanding Islamic Feminism

Women around the world are striving for full gender equality in how they speak, work, and pray. But feminism takes on new

Behind the Headlines: Swallow faces new charge, prison move draws critics, SLC east side lacks cops (5/22/15)

Prosecutors line up witnesses and file a new money-laundering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Attendees at a public forum

KCPW Presents: “Re:Sound – The ‘if you build it’ show”

This hour they built it and we see who came. Another Planet [Excerpt] by David Weinberg, Brendan Baker & Nick van der Kolk

Behind the headlines: Salt Lake Democrats spar, Utah GOP relents on election changes, autism experts come to Utah (5/15/15)

Utah Republicans reluctantly agree to go along with changes to the election process spurred by the Count My Vote movement. Salt Lake

Behind the headlines: Dixie State drops limits on free spech, new science standards start debate and is Utah running out of water? (5/8/15)

Dixie State University drops limits on free speech in response to students’ legal action. Professors at Utah Valley University claim the president’s

KCPW Presents: “Re:Sound – The Dinner Table Show”

This hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. Big Night by Jonathan Goldstein (This American Life [WBEZ], 2002) Producer Jonathan

Behind the Headlines: Supreme Court considers gay marriage, lawmaker blasts DABC, Utah talks Medicaid compromise (05/01/15)

Gov. Herbert and top legislators talk to Washington about a Medicaid compromise.Utahns react to gay marriage arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme

KCPW Presents: “The Source: For Rivers and Streams Messiness Matters “

When water is left alone, it makes a mess. It backs up into wetlands. Rivers overflow their banks. Mud and silt builds

Behind the Headlines: LGBT protesters get probation, GOP considers screening candidates, Marsden retires (04/24/15)

GOP leaders consider a plan to screen and pick candidates rather than use the state’s new nominating process. Ten of the group

KCPW Presents: Reveal for April 2015

We look at law and disorder: Reveal and Center for Public Integrity investigate why more minorities and kids with special needs are

Behind the Headlines: Dabakis out, Bangerter remembered, uranium plan on hold (4/17/15)

Political allies and opponents fondly remember former Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday. State officials hit the pause button for public comment

Trib Talk Live: What Mormon Women Want

Panelists are Ordain Women officer Debra Jenson, Brigham Young University doctoral candidate Mica McGriggs, BYU-Idaho professor Andrea Radke-Moss, historian Barbara Jones Brown

Behind the Headlines: Dabakis enters, Becker goofs, Clara protests, Greenwald warns (04/10/15)

State Sen. Jim Dabakis throws his hat into the Salt Lake City mayor’s race while current Mayor Ralph Becker misfires on a

KCPW Presents: “We’ll Be Here All Night”

“We’ll Be Here All Night: Stories for Passover” is a one-hour Passover-themed special from Tablet Magazine’s National Magazine Award-winning podcast, Vox Tablet,

Behind the Headlines: Prez visit, Lovell sentencing, Herbert vetoes and more (04/03/15)

President Barack Obama makes his first trip to Utah as commander in chief. A Utah jury, again, sentences a rapist-killer to be

KCPW Presents: “The Source: Get to Know the Great Salt Lake”

It’s the fourth largest lake of its kind in the world, but the Great Salt Lake is often underappreciated in Utah. With

Behind the Headlines: Firing squads return, Stericyle could burn more, Dabakis may run, Google is coming to SLC (03/27/15)

Firing squads return as an option for inmates on Utah’s Death Row. Stericycle plans to burn even more medical waste at a

KCPW Presents: “Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes”

This program is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA.  Told

Behind the Headlines: Stillbirths, immigration and the flap over moving the Utah prison (03/20/15)

Greg Miller steps down as CEO of the Utah Jazz. A study reveals a spike in infant deaths in the Uinta Basin,

2015 Legislative wrap-up with the Salt Lake Tribune

The 2015 Utah Legislature made history with the success of an LGBT anti-discrimination law, approved a gas tax hike after years of

Behind the Headlines: 2015 Utah legislature wraps up (03/13/15)

Between the contentious Medicaid debate, the return of the firing squad, a close vote on medical marijuana and landmark legislation on LGBT

Behind the Headlines: House rejects Healthy Utah, anti-bias bill clears first hurdle, committee OKs medical marijuana (03/06/15)

A House committee voted down Healthy Utah, but sent an alternative plan to the full House. A “model” anti-LGBT discrimination and religious

KCPW Presents: “We’ve Never Been The Same: A War Story”

All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too Over the

Behind the Headlines: Medical marijuana clears Senate committee, Healthy Utah stalls, golf course closures (02/27/15)

After making it through the Senate, Gov. Gary Herbert’s Medicaid expansion proposal likely won’t get debated in the House. Utah’s first medical