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The Rundown: New Study Concludes Average Americans Have Little Sway Over Policy

A forthcoming study by two political scientists examines the influence held by various stakeholders over policy-making in America. As a result of

The Rundown: Utah Among Conservative States Aiming to Prevent Divorce

Last week, Scott Keyes of The Center for American Progress wrote in the Washington Post about efforts by conservative states to try

The Rundown: Utah Geochemist Identifies 4,000 Year Jet Stream Pattern with Modern Climate Implications

Today on the program we’re joined by University of Utah geochemist Gabe Bowen, senior author of a study published today in the

The Rundown: Making Historical Newspapers Available Online (Rebroadcast)

Today on the show we rebroadcast a conversation from the archives, with John Herbert, Program Director of Utah Digital Newspapers at the

The Rundown: Editor and Publisher Terry Orme on Layoffs and Changes at the Salt Lake Tribune

Today on the program we hear again from Terry Orme, Editor and Publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune. We last spoke with

Political Cornflakes: Cabinet Shake-up in Washington and Tribune Layoffs

(KCPW News) Each Friday we speak with Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr, author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online round-up

The Rundown: Adam Liptak on the Judicial History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US

With a federal appeals court hearing on the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah scheduled for April 10th, today we’re looking

The Rundown: Utah Researchers Discover Markers that Predict Impending Heart Attack

Researchers from Intermountain Medical Center have discovered genetic markers that may predict when people with heart disease are likely to have a

Political Cornflakes: Green Jello in DC and Presidential Selfies

Several of Utah’s winter Olympians were at the White House this week. What were they doing there? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

The Rundown: Shortage of Affordable Housing and its Effects in Utah

Today on the program, the high cost of housing and what it means for Utahns. We’ll speak with Tara Rollins and Barbara

The Rundown: Architecture Broadcasts in the BBC’s Early Years

Today we speak with University of Utah architectural historian Shundana Yusaf about programs broadcast on the early BBC that sought to educated

U of U Initiative Brings Science Education to Jail Inmates

(KCPW News) A new partnership between the University of Utah and the Salt Lake County jail is working to bring a scientific

The Rundown: IRS Officials on Taxes, Fraud, Identity Theft and More – Part 2

The federal tax deadline is quickly approaching and today on the show we get part two of our “tax-education” with IRS Spokesman

The Rundown: IRS Officials on Taxes, Fraud, Identity Theft and More

The federal tax deadline is quickly approaching and today on the show we get a “tax-education” with IRS Spokesman Bill Brunson; Utah

The Rundown: Natural History Museum Lecture on the Ethics of Bioengineering

Today on the show we feature an excerpt from a Natural History Museum of Utah lecture by science journalist Emily Anthes on

The Rundown: 2014 Utah Legislative Session in Review – Part 2

Today part two of our review of the 2014 state legislative session with Maryann Martindale of Alliance For a Better Utah. In

The Rundown: 2014 Utah Legislative Session in Review – Part 1

Today we aired the fist in a two part review of the 2014 state legislative session with Maryann Martindale of Alliance For

The Rundown: National Recitation Contest ‘Poetry Out Loud’

Today we learn about a unique poetry competition called Poetry Out Loud. We’ll speak with Jean Tokuda Irwin from the Utah Division

The Rundown: Mark Thomas of the Utah Lt. Governor’s Office on Election Changes

A compromise deal election-reform group Count My Vote and Utah lawmakers means that there will be some changes to the way elections


Today on the show, part two of KCPW reporter Ryan Cunnignham’s conversation with Utah Governor Gary Herbert. Today they discuss a failed

The Rundown: Governor Gary Herbert in Conversation on his Medicaid Alternative

Today on the show, KCPW reporter Ryan Cunningham sits down with Utah Governor Gary Herbert to hear about the governor’s plan for

Better Utah Legislative Recap – The Day After

(KCPW News) The state legislative session ended at midnight last night, and the final hours were somewhat frantic. To get the details,

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Lee’s Comments on the Count My Vote Compromise

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill this week that allows an alternate route to the primary ballot other than the

The Rundown: Traumatic Brain Injury – its Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Tramautic Brain Injury – or TBI – has received a lot of coverage lately as the National Football League grapples with the

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 45

(KCPW News) On the last day of the state legislative session KCPW’s Roger McDonough asked Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale

Federal Court Hears Case on Utah Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

(KCPW News) A lawsuit seeking the recognition of rights for same-sex couples who were married in Utah had a hearing on Wednesday.

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 44

(KCPW News) During this edition of our Better Utah legislative recap, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asks Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale

Governor Gary Herbert Extra – Air Quality and Alcohol Policy

(KCPW News) An extra to KCPW reporter Ryan Cunningham’s interview with Utah Governor Gary Herbert. The first part of the below conversation

The Rundown: Utah Debate Commission Aims to Increase Public Political Acumen

Today we speak with Scott Howell and Karen Hale of the newly-formed Utah Debate Commission. The organization, modeled after the national Commission

Resolution Seeks to Remove Legislative Review Requirement in Lawmaking

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers might have less input from their legislative research office, if an amended resolution passes in this final week