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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

4/18/14: “When Words Matter: A National Poetry Month Special”

In this National Poetry Month special, State of the Re:union explores all facets of poetry and its influence in host Al Letson’s

The Tanner Humanities Center’s Sterling McMurrin Lecture

The Tanner Humanities Center is proud to present the 2014 McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture Kathleen Flake Richard L. Bushman Chair

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

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