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Political Cornflakes: Obama Cites Mormon Persecution in Call for Religious Tolerance

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama this week mentioned Mormons during his first U.S. visit to a mosque. What was the context of

Political Cornflakes: Utah’s State of the Union Response

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama gave his last State of the Union speech this week. What was the reaction to his remarks

Political Cornflakes: Executive Orders, Oregon Standoff, President Burr

(KCPW News) President Obama unveiled new executive orders to expand background checks on gun sales this week. He made the announcement in

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz’s Report on Secret Service Security Lapses

(KCPW News) Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz issued a report this week that looks into security lapses by the Secret Service in recent

Political Cornflakes: Trump Campaign’s Mormon Statement

(KCPW News) GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be endearing himself to Utah voters. What did his campaign do this

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love’s Political Ranking, Flight Costs, and GOP ‘Debates’

(KCPW News) Mia Love was back in the news this week after she said she’s reimbursing taxpayers for a flight. What happened?

Petition asks Natural History Museum of Utah to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

(KCPW News) A group of local activists, organizers, teachers and students on Monday delivered a petition to the Natural History Museum of

Political Cornflakes: Rob Bishop Aims to Overhaul Land and Water Conservation Fund

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Rob Bishop unveiled a bill this week that would significantly restrict the federal government from buying more public

KCPW Extra: Panic, Mayhem, Hysteria – War of the Worlds

Seventy-seven years ago today, American radio audiences, believing that a Martian invasion was underway, went absolutely nuts. Panicked masses fled to the

Political Cornflakes: Shutdown Averted (for now) and Chaffetz’s Graph Gaffe

(KCPW News) Congress averted another government shutdown on Friday. Does that mean they’ve finally figured out how to budget without brinkmanship? KCPW’s

Behind the Headlines: Pontiff addresses Congress, LDS Apostle Scott dies, sage grouse stays off endangered list (9/25/15)

Pope Francis enthralls U.S. Catholics and addresses Congress on immigration, the environment and other issues. Mormon church apostle Elder Richard G. Scott

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: John Nichols (9/24/15)

John Nichols Topic: Money in PoliticsJohn Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer

Political Cornflakes: National Monument Poll, Iran Deal Rumblings, Government Shutdown?

(KCPW News) A new poll this week showed that Utahns aren’t in favor or President Barack Obama naming a new national monument

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 91 (7/30/15)

This week Natalie, Chris Bleak (filling in on the Right), and Peter Corroon (filling in on the Left) discuss rumors that Sen.

Trib Talk Live: Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate

The five candidates for Salt Lake City mayor square-off in an hour-long debate on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Incumbent Ralph Becker went

Political Cornflakes: Minimum Wage Exemption for Utah Recreational Outfitters?

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced legislation to exempt recreational outfitters from a federal mandate to pay a higher minimum

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Faces Criticism for Living at Work

(KCPW News) It’s no secret that Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz sleeps on a cot in his office. He’s not the only House

Political Cornflakes: NSA Phone Spying Program Ruled Illegal

(KCPW News) An appellate court ruled this week that the National Security Agency is taking its domestic spying too far. To learn

Political Cornflakes: President Obama Visits Utah

(KCPW News) President Barack arrived in Utah Friday. But his arrival in the state was delayed a little. Why? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Political Cornflakes: Rep. Stewart on Where to Send Secret Service Agents

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Chris Stewart had some tough criticism this week of the Secret Service. What did he suggest the agency

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 43

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Executive Director Maryann Martindale speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about home-stretch lawmaking. Some major measures

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 38

(KCPW News) During their conversation today, KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale discuss the rejection of Governor

Better Utah Legislative Update – Day 37

(KCPW News) KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah talk criminal justice reform, changes to

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