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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

7/11/14: Shurtleff texts, immigration reform, Jordan District split

Text exchanges between former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a former aide highlight ethical differences. A new poll shows Utahns want immigration reform this year. Local

7/11/14: KCPW Presents “Reveal: Unraveling the mysteries of the GI Bill, Coast Guard and EPA”

Reveal: Unraveling the mysteries of the GI Bill, Coast Guard and EPA   Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does

Innovation Hub to air on KCPW

Beginning July 5, 2014 KCPW will air Innovation Hub, Public Radio International’s newest show.  It will air every Saturday at 2 PM

7/4/14: KCPW to air “Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home” in place of Behind the Headlines for holiday weekend

Due to the holiday, there will be no Behind the Headlines this week.  We will air “Groundwork:  Democracy Close to Home,” A timely one-hour

7/4/14: KCPW Presents “Humankind: The Right to Vote”

We look at the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women’s suffrage, to the

6/27/14: Gay marriage win, Kate Kelly loss and a dog shooting

Utah’s same-sex marriage ban takes another hit, this time from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. TheLDS excommunicates a leading voice in the push

6/27/14: KCPW Presents “If I Can’t Have you – A panel discussion with the Salt Lake Tribune”

It’s been a year since West Valley City police formally closed their investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance after her husband, Josh, a

6/20/14: Shurtleff, Swallow, and rape kits

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pays a visit to Utah’s Capitol Hill, expressing outrage for a raid on his home. Former AG John

6/30/14: KCPW Presents “Re:Sound – The List Show”

Piece Description   This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts. The List

6/13/14: Mormon discipline, Pride, Days of ‘47, fireworks

Two Mormon activists face excommunication from their church for their public actions. A cop resignsamid controversy over his assignment at the Utah Pride Parade. And

6/13/14: KCPW Presents “Gay In the Eyes of God”

Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination; a sin; something that

6/6/14: Swallow and Lee, Shurtleff’s search, ACLU warning and Utah’s birthrate

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson testifies that former Utah Attorney General John Swallowdirected him to send campaign funds to Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign through

6/6/14: KCPW Presents “Shake It – a modern Polaroid love story”

Can you hear it? Click, whir, wait, shake – ahhhh! Taking a Polaroid picture is a totally sensory experience. But it is

5/30/14: Oktoberfest, SLC fireworks, gay marriage and LGBT Mormons

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says Snowbird’s Oktoberfest may not get a permit to serve beer. Salt Lake City considers a fireworks ban in the

5/30/14: KCPW Presents “Re:Sound – The Color Show”

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more. Rainbow Squared by Katie

5/23/14: Gay marriage win, PCMR loss, Medicaid snag

A federal judge says Utah must honor same-sex marriages performed while it was a legal practice in the state. Park City Mountain Resort loses in

5/23/14: KCPW Presents “Salt Lake City, UT: Updating Tradition”

When Mormon pioneers rolled into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they brought with them a new theology, a short but intense

5/16/14: Immigration, Snowbird, new cellphone rules

Snowbird ownership changes hands. No dialing or texting on a cellphone while driving and no more panhandling on freeway shoulders. Utah leaders urge

5/16/14: KCPW Presents “IEEE Spectrum Radio’s: Futurework”

 Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution. Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public

5/9/14: KCPW Presents “Innovation Hub’s Mother’s Day Special”

    How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives, and how are they shaping our world today? We talk with Deborah

NHMU’s Lecture Series Thursday April 24, 2014: “Life At the Speed of Light”

Lecture by J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. In 2010, Dr. Venter and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) successfully constructed

5/2/14: KCPW Presents “Guns in America”

Mark Mardell presents three unexpected stories about how guns feature in American culture. More gun deaths are due to suicide than homicide

4/25/14: Bundy reaction, Shurtleff, sperm switch, politics

Utah officials react to Cliven Bundy’s comments and tactics. A new report skewers former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s handling of a case against convicted fraudster

4/25/14: “Radio Ambulante: Stories from Latin America”

 Radio Ambulante is a radio program that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. While there is

4/18/14: Megan Huntsman, rape kit back log, gay marriage 2

Seven dead babies are discovered in boxes in a Pleasant Grove garage, and their mother admits to police that she killed six