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Behind the Headlines: Chief Burbank lands in the hot seat, Healthy Utah gets fed nod (10/24/14)

Salt Lake City Councilmembers want answers on officer-involved shootings and rape kits. The governor’s agreement with the feds on his Medicaid alternative is a done deal.

Behind the Headlines: Feminist threatened, Love/Owens debate, auditors scold GOED (10/17/14)

Threats to feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian spark questions about campus security and free speech at Utah State University. Candidates in

Behind the Headlines: Gay marriage, Common Core and Election 2014

Same-sex marriage once again becomes a legal reality in Utah. The state was within its rights to adopt  Common Core standards, a legal review

KCPW Presents – 2014 Re:Sound specials, from the Third Coast Audio Festival (10/3/14 – 11/7/14)

The Texas State Pen Show – October 3, 2014 at 10 AM and 8 PM   This hour: we present two very

Behind the Headlines: Debates, Vail and the Zion Curtain (9/26/14)

Election 2014 debates kick off with matches between Donna McAleer and Rep. Rob Bishop, Luz Robles and Rep. Chris Stewart, and Mia

KCPW Presents: “Radio Ambulante – More Stories from Latin America”

  In this one-hour special, Radio Ambulante presents more of the best English-language stories from its first season with reporting from North Carolina, Chile

Behind the Headlines: ATV riders charged, UTA reassures lawmakers (9/19/14)

Five people are charged for illegally riding ATVs through Recapture Canyon. Gov. Herbert says the feds won’t designate a new national monument while the public lands

KCPW Presents: “Mexico Uncovered” (9/19/14)

The U.S. and Mexico share deep personal, economic, geographic and cultural connections, but our understanding of Mexico is often limited by stereotype

Behind the Headlines: Vail buys PCMR, gay marriage, lunch manager gets blame (9/12/14)

The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will review same-sex marriage cases involving five states, including Utah. Vail buys Park City Mountain Resort, ending a three years

Live Broadcast: Salt Lake Tribune town hall – the Swallow, Shurtleff scandal (9/10/14)

The Salt Lake Tribune will host a town-hall forum Wednesday about the scandal embroiling former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark

KCPW Presents: “American Radioworks – Ready to work: reviving vocational ed”(9/12/14)

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path

Behind the Headlines: Park City fight hits deadline, streetcar funds OK’d, Mormon feminists struggle with race question (9/5/14)

Ski resorts Park City Mountain Resort and Vail face another deadline in their legal fight. The school where FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was accused

KCPW Presents – “American Radioworks – The New Face of College” (9/5/14)

  Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years.

Behind the Headlines: Utah’s bigamy law takes a hit, so does UTA from audit (8/29/14)

TV’s ‘Sister Wives’ family gets another victory in court. UTA feels the heat from legislative auditors and the public. Salt Lake County starts the search for a

KCPW Presents – “American Radioworks – Greater Expectations: the Challenge of the Common Core”

There’s plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is

Behind the Headlines: Gun laws contested, UTA salaries underreported, Park City waits (8/22/14)

The Second Amendment Foundation puts Utah cities and towns on notice for their gun laws. Utah’s state school board is in turmoil, even as student test

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 45 (8/21/14)

This week the gang tackles college football; school board elections and the importance of education; ride share and the events in Ferguson

8/22/14: KCPW Presents – “American Radioworks: The Science of Smart”

Until recently, we didn’t know much about the best ways to learn. Now that’s changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive

Behind the Headlines: Mike Lee’s donors, FLDS trust evictions, UTA wants cash (8/15/14)

Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign asks donors if their contributions were legal. More legal allegations surface against Shurtleff and Swallow. The state-run trust managing former polygamist

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 44 (8/14/14)

Join us this episode for a discussion on a possible Romney bid for president; Lily Eskelsen Garcia elected president of the N.E.A;

8/15/14: KCPW Presents – “Re:Sound – The Kids Secret Places Show”

This hour: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, the rules they’re supposed to follow, and of course, their

Behind the Headlines: Landslide, monuments, UTOPIA

A landslide destroys one home and rattles residents in North Salt Lake. Gov. Gary Herbert invites senators who support designating a new national monument in Utah

Peak inside Utah Flying Trapeze with Bogart McaVoy and Nick Glomb

Utah Flying Trapeze will be offering classes all summer long in beautiful Pioneer Park.  We’ll speak with Bogart McaVoy and Nick Glomb

8/8/14: KCPW Presents – “Wars, Lies and Audiotape”

The war between the United States and Vietnam cost over 58,000 American and more than one million Vietnamese lives. It left one

Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff/Swallow go to court, solar fee proposed (8/1/14)

Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow make their first court appearance. The Utah Public Service Commission considers a fee for homeowners

8/1/14: KCPW Presents – “The Really Big Questions: Why Do We Share?”

   Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good

Behind the Headlines: Gay rights, SLC mayor’s race, tar sands arrests (7/25/14)

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants a religious exemption to President Obama’s executive order extending LGBT workplace protections to federal contractors. Gov. Gary Herbert chimes in on the

7/25/14: KCPW Presents “Walking Across America – Advice for a Young Man”

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that

7/18/14 Behind the Headlines: Long AG Investigation Leads to Arrests; Herbert Seeks Review of Education Standards

Former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested on Tuesday morning, and now face a number of charges ranging from

7/18/14: KCPW Presents “Who Cares? (from Capital Public Radio)”

  As the U.S. population ages (there are now more Americans 65 and older than at any other time in history), the