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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

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Episode 9: January 24th

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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

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Episode 7: January 22nd

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Episode 6: January 21st

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Episode 5: January 20th

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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

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Episode 3: January 18th

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Episode 2: January 17th

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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

KCPW Presents: “New Years: A Reflection”

 Join in a New Year journey with host Hal Cannon to an ancient Gaelic ritual of bringing in the year with fiddler

12/20/13: The Swallow investigation, Matheson’s departure and UTOPIA

Jennifer Napier-Pearce speaks with Salt Lake Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke, Thomas Burr and Tony Semerad along with columnist Paul Rolly about the

KCPW Presents: “Reclaiming the Holidays”

This special profiles people from different backgrounds who seek to get past the consumer frenzy of the December holidays, and to focus

12/13/13: AG search, pay raises and Mormon racism

Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Salt Lake Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke and Peggy Fletcher Stack along with editorial writer George Pyle about charges

KCPW Presents: America Abroad “Global Entrepreneurship”

The U.S. is often thought of as the land of innovation – a great habitat for entrepreneurs. And, this is still the

12/6/13: Swallow’s successor, same-sex marriage, and Herbert’s budget

Salt Lake Tribune columnist Paul Rolly and reporters Brooke Adams and Robert Gehrke join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Utah’s next attorney

KCPW Presents: “The Mandela Tapes”

In this special program, you’ll hear Nelson Mandela as you’ve never heard him before. This program draws on 50 hours of recorded

11/29/13: “Dovie Thomason at Utah’s first Native American Story Telling Festival”

Dovie Thomason is one of the most respected and admired storytellers of her generation. Her journey began with the childhood influence of