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Political Cornflakes: Elections Forecasting and Fundraising Gaps

(KCPW News) Election Day is 18 days away and it would appear things aren’t looking so good for Democrats. To learn more,

The Rundown: Crying Wolf in Utah, Interim Day at the Capitol, and More

In recent months a solitary wolf from a pack on the Idaho-Canada border strayed into Utah and was photographed in August on

The Rundown: Utah Health Policy Project Executive Director Matt Slonaker Talks Healthy Utah

Today on the program we hear from the Utah Health Policy Project’s Matt Slonaker about governor Herbert’s Medicaid Expansion alternative, and about

The Rundown: SLCPD Joins Sexual Assault Investigation Study. Plus Political Cornflakes Expanded

Today on the show we feature an expanded version of our Political Cornflakes segment with Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr.

The Rundown: Kitchen v. Herbert Plaintiffs Tell Their Story

Today, in light of the Monday decision by the US Supreme Court to let lower court rulings on same-sex marriage stand, we’ll

The Rundown: University of Utah Researchers Working to Combat Ebola

Today on the show we hear from two University of Utah biochemists who are working on a new tool to combat the

The Rundown: Analysis of Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Today on the show we’re joined by Clifford Rosky, a professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, for

Political Cornflakes: Senator Lee in Colorado Senate Race?

(KCPW News) Senator Mike Lee represents Utah, but his name was brought up this week in the Colorado Senate race. So what’s

The Rundown: David Everitt Chief of Staff for the Salt Lake City Mayor

Once a month on the show, we feature a conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. But the mayor is out

The Rundown: Groundwater Depletion a Threat to Western U.S.

Today on the program we revisit conversation about the depletion of groundwater from beneath the Colorado River Basin. That draw-down is happening

The Rundown: Previewing the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference

Today on the show we hear from Brad Westwood, Director of the Utah Division of State History, and Michael Homer, Chair, Board

The Rundown: Mexico’s US-Backed Strategy to Curb Stream of Migrants

Today on the program we take a look at the recent decline in the number of migrants crossing into the United States

Political Cornflakes: No Utah National Monument? Maybe…

(KCPW News) Utah governor Gary Herbert says he has assurances that there won’t be a new national monument designation in Utah this

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