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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

KCPW Presents: “The Business with Bees”

With all of the buzz about bees lately, KSVR’s Jodie Buller and Alex Westcott took to the fields, the farmers’ market, and

Behind the Headlines: Outcry about officer-involved shootings, wood burning ban (01/16/15)

Two more officer-involved shootings raise questions about how law enforcement is trained to de-escalate confrontations. The public weighs in on banning wood

KCPW Presents: “MLK: Three Landmark Speeches”

Peace Talks Radio producer Paul Ingles interviews two leading King scholars, asking each to pick speeches from those years to focus on.

Behind the headlines: Love takes oath, prison move loses supporter (01/09/15)

Mia Love makes history as the first black Republican woman sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. A supporter of moving Utah’s

KCPW Presents: “Seeking Peace on Earth: A Peace Talks Radio Special”

Some compelling and timeless moments drawn from just one of our many seasons of programs in the Peace Talks Radio series on

KCPW Presents: “Climate on our Minds”

Talks about protecting the climate are peppered with Megawatts and BTU’s; parts per million and fugitive methane; wind velocity and crop yields.

KCPW Presents: “Humankind special: The Christmas Truce”

Fraternizing with the enemy was an offense for which a soldier could be court-martialed. Yet on the frozen battlefield of Flanders, Belgium

Behind the Headlines: Utah prison list to expand, Salt Lake City homeless services to move? (12/19/14)

Facing public outcry, the commission charged with selecting a new prison site may add a few locations to their short list. Another

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