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4/11/14: Gay marriage, adoptions, ex-A.G. deputy

Attorneys in the same-sex marriage case duke it out before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The state health department refuses

NHMU’s Lecture Series Thursday April 10th: “Exploring Your Genome: How Much Would You Like to Know?”

NHMU Lecture featuring   Dr. Jeffrey Botkin Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities   Do you have gene variants

4/11/14: “The Really Big Questions: Why does Music Move Us?”

  Why Does Music Move Us? Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans

4/4/14: Congressional races, vetoes, gay marriage arguments

Gov. Herbert uses his veto pen on three bills and signs hundreds more. Candidates line up to run for Rep. Matheson’s seat. And the three-judge panel

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

3/28/14: Cannabis oil, Vail’s offer and an oil spill

Cannabis oil becomes a legal treatment option for Utahns with epilepsy. Vail makes a bid for Park City Mountain Resort. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop pushes to block

KCPW Presents: “All That Stands in the Way”

  Around the world young women still lack the same opportunities as men, despite most countries legislating against gender discrimination. So, what

3/21/14: Ski Interconnect, Mormon women rebuffed

Join Tribune reporters to process the week’s headlines: The LDS Church won’t give Ordain Women tickets to the all-male priesthood meeting. Seven Wasatch Front

KCPW Presents: IEEE Spectrum’s “Adapting to Climate Change”

 No matter what you believe about climate change, we can all agree that extreme weather events — tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, droughts —

3/14/14: Legislative wrap-up, John Swallow report

Utah’s 2014 Legislature closed up shop last night, ending a session dominated by election reform,clean air, technology in the classroom, Medicaid, liquor and no new taxes. Lawmakers also

SXSW Daily Buzz: Episode 2

HOT TOPICS/INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE Kim Voynar/MOVIECITYNEWS Amy Nicholson/LA WEEKLY Dave Karger/FANDANGO Kristin McCracken/FILMWAX JJ Colao/FORBES Brent Rose/GIZMODO Aya Zook/MICROSOFT Ethan Hawke/PREDESTINATION Rob Thomas/VERONICA

SXSW Daily Buzz: Episode 1

HOT TOPICS/TEXAS ROUNDTABLE Kim Voynar/MOVIECITYNEWS Eric Kohn/INDIEWIRE Dave Karger/FANDANGO Marjorie Baumgarten/AUSTIN CHRONICLE Michael Tully/HAMMER TO NAIL Holly Herrick/AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY Joe Leydon/VARIETY

KCPW Presents: “Innovation Hub: Woman’s History Month Special”

How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We’ll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college

3/7/14: Cannabis, Zion Curtain, Daybreak

Lawmakers may put off a decision on providing health coverage for Utah’s poor. The House passes a bill that would allow cannabis-oil to be prescribed for

KCPW Presents: Reveal Pilot #2

 In the Reveal Two pilot: An investigation by WBEZ/Chicago and The Chicago Reader exploring the path heroin takes from Ciudad Juarez to

2/28/14: Gay rights, Count My Vote, school audit

Gay rights activists meet with lawmakers in the first public forum about LGBT stigmas and abuse, a day after attorneys argue Amendment 3 “cemented” discrimination against

“Smoke and Mirrors: Fact vs. Fiction about Utah’s air pollution”

  Join KCPW this Thursday at 7 pm for a special live broadcast entitled “Smoke and Mirrors: Fact Vs Fiction about Utah’s

KCPW Presents: “The Future of Genomic Medicine: From Pre-Womb to Tomb”

Join Dr. Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, for an exploration of the research and technological frontiers that will one

2/21/14: Google Fiber, megahotel, Medicaid

Google announces it’s looking at the possibility of installing a fiber network in Salt Lake City. The proposed Salt Lake City convention center hotel clears

KCPW Presents: “Leadership from the Bottom Up: A Black History Month Special”

 Usually during Black History Month, we remember Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy.  But over the past couple of years,

2/14/14: Behind the Headlines: Gas taxes, Kragthorpe live from Sochi

State lawmakers consider a $750 million boost for school tech, a utility fee for clean air, a gas tax hike, a speed limit boost

KCPW Presents: “What is This Thing Called Love?”

Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings

2/7/14: Prison move and a deadly 911 call

House Speaker Becky Lockhart endorses a plan to build a new, massive convention center hotel. Two senators say the state’s outside counsel in the

KCPW Presents: “Re:Defining Black History”

 During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won

1/31/14: Seized school lunches, Herbert on air

Sen. Mike Lee responds to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union. Gov. Gary Herbert unveils new air quality initiatives during his State of the

Town Hall Meeting: “Cleaning Up Utah’s Air”

  A recent Salt Lake Tribune public opinion finds that by a 3-to-1 margin, Utahns are fed up with air pollution. They want policy makers

KCPW Presents: “The World Debate: Has America Lost Touch With the World?”

 The World Debate is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where hundreds of business and political leaders will review the world’s

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1/24/14: LDS on liquor, gay couples sue, dirty air

The LDS Church speaks out on the state’s liquor laws, saying the status quo is just fine. Four same-sex couples are taking Utah