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Trib Talk Live: Bagley on Pulitzers, political cartoons (2/12/16)

Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize

Better Utah Update: Budgeting, SB54 Substitute, Partisan Committee Membership

On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we hear from Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Director with Alliance for a Better Utah about

Bill Would Allow ‘Segmentation’ of Utah’s Scenic Byways

(KCPW News) A bill from the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session that could let landowners erect billboards on Utah’s Scenic Byways has

The Daily Buzz from Sundance 2016: Day 9 (1/30/2016)

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Better Utah Legislative Update: Efforts to Restore Education Funding, Legislative Endorsements, More

During this year’s meeting of state lawmakers, KCPW is joined once again by representatives from Alliance for a Better Utah for our

Political Cornflakes: Obama Cites Mormon Persecution in Call for Religious Tolerance

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama this week mentioned Mormons during his first U.S. visit to a mosque. What was the context of

Better Utah Legislative Update: Week 2 Momentum

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about second-week momentum on the hill.

Political Cornflakes: Trouble for Hypothetical Mormon Candidates

(KCPW News) There’s a new poll out on the presidential race and it contains a lot of information on the opinions of

Better Utah Legislative Update: Reviewing the Process of Lawmaking

(KCPW News) Today, an overview of the legislative process – from draft legislation to the governor’s signature (or veto). Matt Lyon, Strategic

Better Utah Legislative Update: Emerging Agendas, Coming Battles

(KCPW News) Alliance for a Better Utah Strategic Advisor Matt Lyon speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about the agenda laid out by

Political Cornflakes: Utah’s State of the Union Response

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama gave his last State of the Union speech this week. What was the reaction to his remarks

Political Cornflakes: Executive Orders, Oregon Standoff, President Burr

(KCPW News) President Obama unveiled new executive orders to expand background checks on gun sales this week. He made the announcement in

Derek Kitchen on his Election to City Council and his Vision for SLC

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis is joined by Derek Kitchen, who was inducted earlier this week to the District 4

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz’s Report on Secret Service Security Lapses

(KCPW News) Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz issued a report this week that looks into security lapses by the Secret Service in recent

Political Cornflakes: Trump Campaign’s Mormon Statement

(KCPW News) GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be endearing himself to Utah voters. What did his campaign do this

Salt Lake’s GREENbike Program Reaches a Major Milestone

Today on the program, host Jason Mathis speaks with Ben Bolte, Founder and Director of GREENbike, about downtown SLC’s growing bike share

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love’s Political Ranking, Flight Costs, and GOP ‘Debates’

(KCPW News) Mia Love was back in the news this week after she said she’s reimbursing taxpayers for a flight. What happened?

Petition asks Natural History Museum of Utah to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

(KCPW News) A group of local activists, organizers, teachers and students on Monday delivered a petition to the Natural History Museum of

Political Cornflakes: Rob Bishop Aims to Overhaul Land and Water Conservation Fund

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Rob Bishop unveiled a bill this week that would significantly restrict the federal government from buying more public

KCPW Extra: Panic, Mayhem, Hysteria – War of the Worlds

Seventy-seven years ago today, American radio audiences, believing that a Martian invasion was underway, went absolutely nuts. Panicked masses fled to the

Pros of the Prop 1 Ballot Initiative with Utah Transportation Coalition Director Abby Albrecht

Today on the show, host Jason Mathis speaks with Abby Albrecht, Director of the Utah Transportation Coaltion about Prop 1. If passed,

SLC Transportation Director Robin Hutchinson on Building the Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Cities

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis speaks with Robin Hutchinson, Transportation Director for Salt Lake City. They discuss Hutchinson’s efforts to

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Political Cornflakes: Shutdown Averted (for now) and Chaffetz’s Graph Gaffe

(KCPW News) Congress averted another government shutdown on Friday. Does that mean they’ve finally figured out how to budget without brinkmanship? KCPW’s

Clark Planetarium Director Seth Jarvis on Mars, Eclipses, and all things Astronomical

Today on the program, Clark Planetarium Director Seth Jarvis talks to host Jason Mathis about NASA’s Martian water announcement, the recent lunar

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: John Nichols (9/24/15)

John Nichols Topic: Money in PoliticsJohn Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer

Political Cornflakes: National Monument Poll, Iran Deal Rumblings, Government Shutdown?

(KCPW News) A new poll this week showed that Utahns aren’t in favor or President Barack Obama naming a new national monument

Previewing the Downtown Dine O’Round

Today on Downtown SLC a look at the Salt Lake Dine O’Round, which features 50 restaurants offering $5 or $10 lunches, as

SLC Urban Designer Molly Robinson on the Downtown Master Plan

The Downtown Master Plan was unanimously approved by the Salt Lake Planning Commission last week. Today on Downtown SLC host Jason Mathis

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market’s Big Impact on SLC

Michael Mack, VP of Services at Visit Salt Lake, joins host Jason Mathis to discuss the impact that the Outdoor Retailer shows