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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

KCPW Presents: “The Power of African-American Art”

State of the Re:Union has made it an annual tradition to commemorate Black History Month with a special episode exploring lesser known

Behind the Headlines: Healthy Utah, partisan school boards, Zion Curtain and the homeless shelter

Lawmakers analyze Medicaid alternatives Healthy Utah and Sen. Allen Christensen’s so-called Vulnerable Utah plan. Utah’s Congressional delegation brings a small government message

KCPW Presents: “Reveal” (episode 102)

  In this episode, we track down secrets one powerful religious hierarchy was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their

Trib Talk Live: “Deadly Force: A Community Response to Police Shootings”

Recent officer-involved shootings have spawned public outcry and scrutiny about how police officers are trained, when lethal force is justified and how

Behind the Headlines: Healthy Utah, religious liberties/anti-bias bill, Dehlin excommunication and Tim Lawson (02/13/15)

The Healthy Utah plan gets compared to the “Frail Utah” plan. Lawmakers unveil a first draft of a combined religious liberties-nondiscrimination bill.

KCPW Presents: “Real Love: A Valentine’s Special from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money”

Real Love with host Anna Sale is a one-hour Valentine’s Day Special from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money. It’s a personal, honest

Behind the Headlines: Pollution and pregnancy, suing the feds and the definition of rape (02/06/15)

Doctors are divided about the health consequences of breathing dirty air for pregnant women and their babies. Rep. Brian Greene questions whether

UPHE Seminar: Air Pollution and Pregnancy

UPHE Seminar on Air Pollution and Pregnancy which will be simulcast by KCPW.  Six physicians with expertise on how air pollution exposure can adversely affect

Behind the Headlines: LGBT rights and religious freedom, legislative update, Sundance (1/30/15)

The LDS Church pushes for laws that protect both LGBT rights and religious freedom. Gov. Gary Herbert asks the legislature to boost funding

UPHE Seminar: How Air Pollution Harms the Brain

Six physicians with expertise on air pollution and neurologic diseases gave a 75 minute presentation to a live audience on the medical research

KCPW Presents: “Reveal (episode 101)”

So what exactly are we revealing? In our newest episode, “Reveal” reporter Katharine Mieszkowski continues her investigation into the murkiness that surrounds day

Behind the Headlines: Romney, Matheson, Lockhart and police civilian review boards (01/23/15)

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney explores a third run for the White House. Salt Lake City opens up police civilian review