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Wolverine Makes Rare Appearance in Utah

An animal never-before-photographed in the state has shown up in camera trap shots taken by the Utah DWR. The agency’s cameras caught

The Rundown: When is Breaking the Law Justified? Civil Disobedience in America (Rebroadcast)

Today on the show we revisit a conversation from earlier this year about civil disobedience. In May, we spoke with Charles DiSalvo,

The Rundown: Dr. J. Craig Venter on So-Called Synthetic Life (rebroadcast)

Through the summer on the rundown we’re airing some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today, it’s a conversation with

Political Cornflakes: Senator Mike Lee’s Victory Lap After SCOTUS Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against President Barack Obama this week on his recess appointments – appointments that Utah Senator Mike Lee

The Rundown: SLC Mayor Ralph Becker on Golf, Solar Power, Marriage and More

Today on the show we feature the latest in an ongoing series of conversations with Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker. On

The Rundown: Centrally-Assessed Businesses and Tax Reform Efforts (part 2)

Today on the program, part two of a discussion between KCPW’s Ross Chambless and representatives from the Utah Association of Counties about

The Rundown: Review of the Tenth Circuit Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Today on the show, we get a report on the decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals – upholding the overturning

The Rundown: Centrally-Assessed Businesses and Tax Reform Efforts (part 1)

Today on the program, part one of a discussion between KCPW’s Ross Chambless and representatives from the Utah Association of Counties about

Utah Republicans Urge Action on Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) Action on immigration reform has stalled in Washington since the senate passed legislation last year and the republican-controlled House then

Political Cornflakes: Thomas Burr on Approval Ratings for the President and Congress

(KCPW News) A new poll says only 16 percent of Americans approve of Congress as a whole. How does that compare with

The Rundown: University of Utah’s Dr. John Lin Working on NASA Satellite Science Team

Today we speak with Dr. John Lin, a University of Utah atmospheric scientist who is a member of NASA’s science team for

The Rundown: Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale Reviews Interim Meetings of State Lawmakers

Today on The Rundown, Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale fills us in on what happened at Wednesday’s interim meetings of

The Rundown: Salt Lake’s Urban Forester Tony Gliot on Tree Care Strategies

Today on the program we’re joined by Tony Gliot, Urban Forester for Salt Lake City, to hear about maintaining the city’s hundreds

The Rundown: Vincent Cheng on James Joyce’s Ulysses and Bloomsday Celebrations

Bloomsday is a celebration of the novel Ulysses, its author, James Joyce, and one day in the life of its central character

Political Cornflakes: Governor Herbert Lobbies for Medicaid Expansion Alternative

Utah governor Gary Herbert was visiting Washington this past week. What was the purpose of his visit? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

The Rundown: EPA Plan to Cut Power Plant Emissions and what it Means in Utah

Today on the program we look at new rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to reduce carbon emissions from

The Rundown: Utah-Based Women’s World Health Initiative

Today, we feature a conversation between KCPW reporter Ryan Cunningham and Dana Allison, founder and executive director of the Utah-based Women’s World

The Rundown: State Dept. Refugee Resettlement Director on SLC as a Model (part 2)

Today on the show, part two of our interview with Larry Bartlett, Director of Refugee Resettlement for the US State Department. Bartlett

The Rundown: State Dept. Refugee Resettlement Director on SLC as a Model (part 1)

The State Department’s Larry Bartlett was in town last week to highlight how Salt Lake City is serving as a model community

Political Cornflakes: Did Mike Lee Get So-Called Straw Donations?

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson says he laundered money to Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s 2010 campaign. What will happen as a result

The Rundown: Same-Sex Marriage in Utah at a Crossroads

Today on the show, KCPW reporter Ryan Cunningham examines where the state of Utah is in the ongoing battle over same-sex marriage,

The Rundown: ACLU of Utah Legal Director John Mejia on City Council Days of ’47 Letter

Today, we speak with the ACLU of Utah’s John Mejia about his organization’s letter of warning to the Salt Lake City Council

The Rundown: Spotlight on the Salt Lake County Landfill and Local Recycling (part 2)

Today, the second installment in a two part conversation between producer Ross Chambless and Salt Lake County Recycling Program Manager Ashlee Yoder about

Clean-Up Continues in Green River Oil Spill – Some Questions Remain

Federal and state officials are continuing their work to clean up an oil spill that was discovered 12 days ago at Salt

The Rundown: Spotlight on the Salt Lake County Landfill and Local Recycling (part 1)

Today on the show producer Ross Chambless speaks with Salt Lake County Recycling Program Manager Ashlee Yoder about the lifespan of the

The Rundown: Pat Bagley’s Ten Notable and Notorious Utahns

Today on the program we visit with Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Pat Bagley. Bagley, who was a finalist for the Pulitzer

The Rundown: Foster Care and Adoption with the Utah Adoption Exchange’s Kathy Searle

Today on the program we replay a conversation about the foster care system in Utah and the US. Kathy Searle, Utah Director

Political Cornflakes: President Takes a Walk for Monument Designation

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama designated a National Monument in New Mexico this week. Are there more announcements planned? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

The Rundown: Regulating Drones in the Great Outdoors

Today we speak to Captain Torrey Christophersen with the Law Enforcement Section of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for a look

The Rundown: How to Recognize (and Prevent) Drowning

Today on the show we’ll examine the statistics surrounding drowning in the state of Utah, as well as some common steps you