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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

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)

Today’s episode of the Daily Buzz at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival featured Hot Topics with James Faust(Dallas Film Society), John Wildman

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