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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

Episode 10: January 25th

Episode 9: January 24th

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

Episode 8: January 23rd

Episode 7: January 22nd

Episode 6: January 21st

Episode 5: January 20th

KCPW Presents: “Teenage Diaries Revisited”

 A lot of life happens in two decades. Back in the 1990s, Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a handful

Episode 4: January 19th

Episode 3: January 18th

Episode 2: January 17th

1/17/14: Gay marriage poll, Swallow tapes, victim’s rights

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Marissa Lang, Brooke Adams and Robert Gehrke along with editorial writer George Pyle join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk

KCPW Presents: “King’s Last March”

On April 4th, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a landmark speech from the pulpit of Riverside Church in New York. He

1/10/14: Same-sex marriage off, pollution plan aired, megahotel returns

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lindsay Whitehurst, Mike Gorrell and Christopher Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about gay marriage, a proposed downtown

KCPW Presents: America Abroad: “De-Radicalizing Terrorists”

From the Boston Marathon bombings to a recent attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya, 2013 has seen a spike in terrorism

KCPW Presents: “Climate One: Environmental Debt”

All eyes are on the Federal debt these days.  But who is counting the environmental debt? Natural systems provide all sorts of economic