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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

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