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Trib Talk Live: Bagley on Pulitzers, political cartoons (2/12/16)

Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize

Behind the headlines: Environmentalists pan power company’s emissions plan (2/12/16)

Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to reduce emissions meets criticism from environmentalists and the Office of Consumer Services. Sen. Steve Urquhart moves to

2016 NHMU Lecture Series: Biodiversity in the Rainforest – The Hidden World of Nature’s Toxins

Biodiversity in the Rainforest: The Hidden World of Nature’s Toxins NHMU Lecture featuring Dr. Phyllis Coley Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah

Behind the Headlines: Bill would revamp sex education, UTA promises improvements (2/5/16)

House Minority Leader Brian King proposes a bill for more comprehensive sex education in public schools. Business leaders want Utahns to vote

Behind the Headlines: Legislators get to work, guv touts Utah’s strength, public packs EPA hearing(1/29/16)

Gov. Gary Herbert gives his sixth State of the State address to Utah legislators, touching on Medicaid expansion, education funding and economic

Behind the Headlines: Public lands bill, election reform, Trib/Hinckley poll numbers (1/22/16)

Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveil their public lands proposal. Utah’s lieutenant governor stands behind signature gathering. And Utahns like the

KCPW Presents: “Ten From David: A David Bowie Appreciation”

Paul Ingles and NPR Music’s Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10,

KCPW Presents: “Trib Talk Live – 2016 Sundance Film Festival Preview”

Between its world-class cinema, creative spirit and fur-clad celebrity sightings, the Sundance Film Festival is a visual and artistic feast for filmmakers,

Behind the Headlines: Utahns react to Obama’s SOTU, new video about SLC officer-involved shooting draws scrutiny, rape costs Utah $5B a year(1/15/16)

President Obama gives his final State of the Union address. Rep. Jason Chaffetz proposes a bill that would cut allowances for former

Behind the Headlines: LDS church reacts to anti-government protesters, Utahns weigh in on Obama gun control measures, Biskupski sworn in as SLC mayor(1/8/16)

A Bundy-led militia takes over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and the LDS Church denounces their actions. President Obama takes executive

KCPW Presents: “Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real”

In this one-hour special, Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real, award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason takes us on a journey that finds hope

Behind the Headlines: The Years Top Stories (12/25/15)

In 2015, Salt Lake City elected its first gay mayor, LDS church leaders grappled with the reality of gay marriage, lawmakers decided

KCPW Presents: Political Junkie 2015 Remembrances Special

As 2015 draws to a close, Political Junkie  Ken Rudin   remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who

Behind the Headlines: Chaffetz blasts Trump’s Muslim ban, snow storm wallops Utah, UTA expands transit(12/18/15)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, meets with local Muslims and denounces GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering

KCPW Presents: “Isn’t it Good: The Beatles’ RUBBER SOUL” (12/18/15)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his

Behind the Headlines: Guv on education, state to sue for public lands, Lyman awaits sentencing(12/11/15)

Gov. Gary Herbert focuses his budget on education. State lawmakers vote to proceed with a legal battle against the federal government for

Behind the Headlines: E-cig regulation, Biskupski’s transition, history standards and Olene Walker(12/4/15)12/4/15)

A new labeling rule for e-cigarettes could dry up the vaping business in Utah. Salt Lake City Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski’s call for

Behind the Headlines: Syrian refugees, Reid investigation, embattled UTA board (11/20/15)

Gov. Gary Herbert welcomes Syrian refugees despite opposition from Republican peers. The prosecutor in former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s case says

Behind the Headlines: LDS gay family policy continues to rankle, Biskupski wants a meeting with church officials(11/13/15)

The recent policy change by the LDS Church regarding same-sex couples and their children has upset many faithful and non-faithful alike. Salt

Behind the Headlines: Biskupski/Becker, Prop 1 and other Election Day results (11/6/15)

Jackie Biskupski appears to have been elected the next mayor of Salt Lake City, but incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker is waiting until

Behind the Headlines: World Congress of Families speaks on marriage, SLC mayoral candidates spar to the end, what happened to Arches Health Plan?(10/30/15)

The Salt Lake City mayoral candidates race toward Election Day. Speakers at the World Congress of Families say the fight against same-sex

The Final Mayoral Debate: Becker vs Biskupski (10/28/15)

The final mayoral debate between incumbent Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski.   The debate was held in the Nancy

Behind the headlines: Drunken driving, LDS apostle and an embattled county commissioner(10/25/15)

Drunken-driving fatalities are on the rise. Utah legislators debate the death penalty. LDS apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks publicly chides county clerk

Behind the Headlines: House GOP dooms Medicaid plan, Planned Parenthood goes to court, Utah remembers deadly Hofmann bombings(10/16/15)

GOP legislators say no to the latest Medicaid expansion plan. A Utah Congressman calls former government contractor Edward Snowden a traitor. Planned

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Mychal Denzel Smith(10/8/15)

Mychal Denzel Smith Topic: Race & Policing Mychal Denzel Smith is a contributing writer for The Nation. His work on race, politics,

Behind the Headlines: Utah Access Plus, opening for Chaffetz and mayoral debate(10/9/15)

A legislative hearing on the latest Medicaid expansion plan, Utah Access Plus, draws mixed reviews from health providers and the Utah residents

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Zoë Carpenter (10/1/15)

Zoë Carpenter Topic: Librarians vs. the NSA Zoë Carpenter is The Nation’s Assistant Washington Editor. She has written for Rolling Stone, Guernica,

Behind the Headlines: Utah’s new health plan, a legal Uber and Planned Parenthood(10/2/15)

The Secret Service leaks Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s information to the news media. The Utah Access Plus health plan struggles to find support

Behind the Headlines: Deadly floods scar southern Utah, school grades up, Johnson enters race for governor(9/18/15)

Flash floods in southern Utah result in seven dead at Zion National Park and 12 dead and one missing in the FLDS

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: Ari Berman (9/17/15)

Ari Berman Topic: Voting Rights Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation, has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy, and