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The Rundown: Watchable Wildlife, Political Cornflakes, Sugar House S-Line and More

Today on the program a conversation with Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife Coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources about some upcoming

The Rundown: Previewing the Utah Humanities Book Festival

Today on the show: some big-name authors will be at the annual Utah Humanities Book Festival – including Diane Ackerman, Robert Pinsky

The Rundown: Diverging Choices on Utah’s Water Future and More

Today on the show we get a report on a new study from the Utah Foundation urging better planning when it comes

The Rundown: From Nuisance to Resource – Reconsidering Stormwater

Today on the show, water managers in Utah are considering new practices for reducing the pollution from stormwater, while looking at stormwater

The Rundown: Mountain Accord Program Manager Laynee Jones on Planning

Today on the show we’re joined by Laynee Jones, Program Manager for a multi-party, collaborative effort to try to plan the future

Political Cornflakes: Canyonlands, Lame Duck Threat, Reaction on Syria

Utah’s members of congress are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Canyonlands National Park. But in doing so, they’re calling

The Rundown: Utah Attorney General Republican Sean Reyes Running to Retain his Seat

With election season in full swing, from now until November 4th we’re featuring occasional interviews with the candidates. Recently we spoke with

The Rundown: Mia Love – Republican Candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District

With election day now less than 2 months away, The Rundown is featuring occasional interviews with candidates for public office. Today it’s

The Rundown: Health Department Says E-Cigarette Use Growing in Utah

A new report by the Utah Health Department shows a big increase in the number of people using electronic cigarettes in the

The Rundown: Rape Recovery Center Executive Director Holly Mullen

Later this month a Westminster College symposium will examine what some are calling an epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses. In

Political Cornflakes: Women Underrepresented in Utah Politics

(KCPW News) Three Utah women are running for Congress. And though the three are not all of the same party, they gathered

The Rundown: Executive Action on Immigration Reform Drawing Near?

Today on the show we check in with Mark Alvarez, immigration expert for Telemundo Utah and local Spanish language radio host. After

The Rundown: Doug Owens – Democratic Candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District

Today on the show we’re joined by Doug Owens, the Democratic candidate for Utah’s 4th District seat in congress – which is

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Paul Joins Utahns in Guatemala, Romney Says Maybe to Run?

(KCPW News) Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul joined a group of Utahns on a trip to Guatemala recently. What’s the Rand Paul-Utah

The Rundown: Mayor Ralph Becker Talks UTA, Hive Pass, Beers with Becker

Today on the program we feature the latest of our monthly interviews with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. KCPW’s Roger McDonough

The Rundown: Democratic Candidate for Utah Attorney General Charles Stormont

Today on the program, as part of a series of interviews with candidates for statewide office, we’re joined by Charles Stormont, Democratic

Political Cornflakes: Mitt Romney’s Ice Bucket Challenge; The Onion on SLC Tourism

(KCPW News) It seems like everyone and their dog has done the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic

Political Cornflakes: Pleas for Calm in Ferguson; Labor Role for Former Utahn

(KCPW News) Lily Eskelson, a former Utah school teacher, is slated to head America’s largest labor union. What do we expect to

Environmental Watchdog Says Diesel Used Illegally in Fracking

(KCPW News) A new report asserts that hundreds of oil and gas wells around the country have been pumping thousands of gallons

The Rundown: Utah’s Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness

Through the Summer on the program we’re re-airing some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today it’s a conversation with

The Rundown: Looking at Suicide Prevention Efforts in Utah

Today on the show – with a worldwide spotlight on the death of actor Robin Williams – we’re re-airing a conversation about

Political Cornflakes: Natl Monument Requests, Romney’s Family Vacation, Suing Obama

(KCPW News) Fourteen US senators wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to name a new national monument in Utah.

The Rundown: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Long-Term Water Supply in West

Today on the show, groundwater is being depleted so rapidly from beneath the Colorado River Basin that long term water security in

The Rundown: Pioneer Days Gone-By with Historian Brad Westwood

Tomorrow is Pioneer Day, a regional celebration of the arrival of the mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley 167 years ago

West Nile Virus Found in Utah Mosquitoes, Precautions Advised

(KCPW News) West Nile Virus has been found again in Utah mosquito pools, and health officials are urging residents to take precautions

The Rundown: New Course in the Humanities Aims to Inspire Lifelong Love of Learning

Through the Summer on the show we’re highlighting some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today it’s a conversation with

Political Cornflakes: The Senate’s Good Old Days, BLM Complaints, Pioneers in DC

(KCPW News) Some Utahns were on Capitol Hill in Washington DC yesterday decrying abuses by the Bureau of Land Management. What was

Former Attorneys General Swallow and Shurtleff Arrested

(KCPW News) Two former Utah Attorneys General were arrested on Tuesday morning on charges ranging from engaging in a pattern of illegal

Political Cornflakes: Miscast Votes and the GOP’s Immigration Reform Crisis

When casting votes on legislation, members of Congress sometimes make mistakes and have to fess up. Has that been the case for

The Rundown: Sherlock Holmes and Utah – a Conversation with Author Michael Homer (rebroadcast)

Throughout the summer on the program we’re re-airing some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today, it’s a conversation from