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An Overhaul for Salt Lake’s Parking Meters

Today on the show we hear from Salt Lake City Transportation Director Robin Hutcheson about an overhaul of how paid parking works

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 30

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan hits a roadblock – in the form of House Speaker Greg Hughes. Maryann Martindale,

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 29

(KCPW News) The latest from the annual meeting of the Utah State Legislature. Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 22

(KCPW News) The 2015 meeting of Utah lawmakers is now at the halfway point. To get the latest from the session, KCPW’s

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 17

(KCPW News) Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of the nonprofit, good government group Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for

Political Cornflakes: Utah Cop Gets Medal of Valor, Hatch on War Powers, More

(KCPW News) A Utah cop was honored in Washington this week with the Medal of Valor. What is the medal, and who

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 13

(KCPW News) While the legislature is in session, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough for

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 9

(KCPW News) Throughout the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: Online Gambling, Hatch’s Sitcom Cameo, More

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is targeting online gambling with new legislation. Is his bill a good bet? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 7

(KCPW News) During the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: AG Nominee Loretta Lynch, Natl Monument Approval Request, More

(KCPW News) The US Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. What do Utah’s senators think of her

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 4

(KCPW News) During the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s

Mormon Church Leaders Push for LGBT and Religious Protections

(KCPW News) Mormon Church leaders on Tuesday issued a call for fairness in housing and employment for gay and lesbian Utahns, while

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 1

(KCPW News) Throughout the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale joins KCPW’s

The Daily Buzz from Sundance 2015: Episode 2 (1/24/2015)

The Daily Buzz at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Day 2. From Merrell Trailscape on Main Street in Park City, UT. Daily

Better Utah Legislative Update – Session Preview

(KCPW News) During the 2015 meeting of the Utah State Legislature, Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale will KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: Romney’s Likely Run, Stewart’s Appointment, News from DC

(KCPW News) Mitt Romney seems more and more likely to run for president again. Didn’t he get his fill last time? KCPW’s

Political Cornflakes: House Passes Budget, Matheson’s Final Vote, Presidential Encounter

(KCPW News) Congress has again narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing a budget. How did that vote play out? KCPW’s Roger

Political Cornflakes: Symbolic House Vote Over Executive Action on Immigration

(KCPW News) The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to ban President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. How did Utah’s

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love Gets a Mentor. Reaction to Immigration Plan

(KCPW News) Utah Congresswoman-elect Mia Love got a veteran Republican as her mentor, to help her learn the ropes in Washington. To

Political Cornflakes: Imminent Showdown Over Immigration?

(KCPW News) Executive action on immigration is expected any day now, and Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is planning his response. Can

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love the Next GOP Star?

(KCPW News) Shortly after election day, the Salt Lake Tribune released a new book about congresswoman-elect Mia Love. So why did the

The Rundown: 2014’s Record-Breaking Global Temperatures

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that 2014 could very well end up being the hottest year on record. We’ll hear

The Rundown: Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller on Nuclear Arms Control (Part 2)

Today, part two of our discussion with Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security at the US

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Worried About New Ebola Czar

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Ebola on Friday morning. What did Congressman Jason Chaffetz have to say there? KCPW’s

The Rundown: Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller on the Future of Nuclear Arms

Today – Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security at the US State Department. Gottmoeller spoke earlier

The Rundown: Alliance for a Better Utah’s Martindale Demystifies Your Ballot

Election day is less than two weeks away and so today we’re taking a close look at your ballot with Maryann Martindale,

The Rundown: Wolves in Utah Continued – a Conservation Perspective

Last week on the show we had a conversation with a biologist from the state of Utah about a recent encounter with

The Rundown: Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy Director Laura Dupuy

Today on the program we hear from Laura Dupuy, Executive Director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy a group that aims

The Rundown: Cancelled USU Lecture Renews Debate Over Guns on Campuses

Today on the show, feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian canceled her appearance at Utah State University this week – after receiving death