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KCPW Presents: “Political Junkie 2014 Remembrances Special”

  As 2014 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and   newsmakers from the world of politics who

Behind the Headlines: Prison possibilities, Count My Vote lawsuit, speed limit v. air quality (12/12/14)

Cities jockey to get off the prison-relocation short list. The Utah GOP sues the state on the Count My Vote compromise bill.

KCPW Presents: “FutureCar: Accelerating Into The Future”

FutureCar: Accelerating Into the Future, a one-hour special from IEEE Spectrum, explores the latest technological advances for the automobile, and previews cars

Behind the Headlines: Stericycle settlement, new prison sites, third term for Becker? (12/05/14)

Utah regulators have settled with incinerator Stericycle for air quality violations. The state wants to move the prison, but cities don’t want

KCPW Presents: “The First Family of Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Historic Broadcasts”

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the “first couple” of American radio. From the 1920s through FDR’s fourth term, the president and first

KCPW Presents: “Best of the Best: The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast”

Best of the Best presents the winners of our 14th annual TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Innovative and insightful, the stories will

Behind the Headlines: Immigration, 70 mph speed limits and new rules for Uber, Lyft streams at 9 a.m. (11/21/14)

Utahns react to President Obama’s action on immigration. Law enforcement weighs in on a plan to bump freeway speed limits to 70

KCPW Presents: “Breaking Ground: Military Children”(11/21/14)

  Our forthcoming project explores the lives of our nation’s military children. During more than a decade of war, tens of thousands

KCPW Presents: “Hidden Kitchen Worlds” (11/14/17)

Hidden Kitchen host Frances McDormand leads us through this rich international collection of stories of land, community and food. Actor Gael Garcia

Behind The Headlines: NAACP seeks Hunt probe; Hoberman Arch Dismantled (2014/11/14)

Gov. Gary Herbert isn’t sure about plans to close the prison system’s revolving door.  Utah’s NAACP wants a federal probe into Darrien

Behind the Headlines: What happened Tuesday? (11/07/14)

The second time is the charm for Republican Mia Love, who clinched the 4th Congressional seat Tuesday. Utah’s senior senator will become the

Behind the Headlines: SAGE test scores, Darrien Hunt update & BYU poll (10/31/14)

Test scores show Utah students are lagging in math, science and language arts. A BYU poll shows the race between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug

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