Political Cornflakes Archive

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s State of the Union Response and Hatch’s Questions for Holder

(KCPW News) Why did Utah’s Senator Mike Lee deliver a response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address when the Republican

The Rundown: Reviewing the Process of Lawmaking in Advance of the Legislature – Part 2

Today on the program, part two of our refresher course on how the legislative session works. We’ll again hear from Michael Christensen

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee Giving Tea Party Response to State of the Union

(KCPW News) Utah Senator Mike Lee is giving the Tea Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. So, does

The Rundown: Plant-Insect Wars and Rainforest Biodiversity with Dr. Phyllis Coley

Today on the program we speak with Dr. Phyllis Coley, a biologist at the University of Utah who, with her husband Dr.

Political Cornflakes: NSA Data Center, ‘Mitt’ the Movie, and More

(KCPW News) On Friday, President Obama outlined some changes to the National Security Agency’s spying. Will there be any impact to the

Political Cornflakes: Will Feds Repay Utah for Opening Parks?

It’s been several months since Utah paid the federal government to reopen the national parks during the government shutdown – but the

The Rundown: Utah Nurses Association President Kathleen Kaufman on Medicaid Expansion

Today we’ll hear from Kathleen Kaufman, president of the Utah Nurses Association. The Association wants to see governor Gary Herbert accept federal

The Rundown: Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams on His Budget Proposal

Today we’re joined by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams to look into his proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Among

Political Cornflakes: Mormon Lawmakers Supporting Anti Discrimination Act

(KCPW News) During the 2012 presidential campaign, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid helped to circulate a rumor that Mitt Romney had not

The Rundown: Rock Art Archaeology and Exploration in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

Today we’re joined by archaeologist Jerry Spangler, the author of a new book on the history and exploration of Nine Mile Canyon

Political Cornflakes: Lifting the Government Shutdown and the Road Ahead in Washington

(KCPW News) After 16 days of shutdown, the federal government is up and running again. But for how long? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

The Rundown: Veteran TV Journalist Dick Nourse and Activist Brian Moench on American Journalism

Today on the show we visit with retired television anchor Dick Nourse and activist Dr. Brian Moench to follow up on the

The Rundown: Utah Climate Center’s Dr. Robert Davies on New Global Temperature Predictions

Today on the program we speak with Dr. Robert Davies, a physicist with the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University. We’ll

Political Cornflakes: A Shooting in Washington and the Government Shutdown

(KCPW News) There was a shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington yesterday that left one person dead. What happened? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

The Rundown: Looking at Drug Testing for Utah Welfare Applicants with Rep. Brad Wilson

Today on the show we take a look at a state program to require drug testing for some welfare applicants. We’ll hear

Political Cornflakes: Utah’s Congressional Delegation Against Action in Syria

(KCPW News) Every member of Utah’s delegation in Washington rejected the idea of a military intervention in Syria. Why was that? KCPW’s

The Rundown: Move to Amend and the Local Push to Amend the US Constitution

Today on the program, we speak to Kyle LaMalfa, chair of the Salt Lake City Council, and Ashley Sanders, spokesperson for the

The Rundown: NASA Ambassador Patrick Wiggins on Exploring the Night Sky

Patrick Wiggins retired from the Hansen Planetarium after 26 years. Now he works part time with the University of Utah’s Physics Department

Political Cornflakes: Further NSA Revelations from the 2002 Winter Olympics

(KCPW News) The NSA may have been not only intercepting emails and text messages during the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake,

The Rundown: Utah Community Foundation Executive Director Fraser Nelson on Local Philanthropy

Today on the program Fraser Nelson provides an overview of the work carried out by the Utah Community Foundation, and gives us

Political Cornflakes: Revelations on NSA Surveilance During Salt Lake’s 2002 Winter Olympics

(KCPW News) News continues to break about NSA surveillance programs. What’s the latest? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr,

The Rundown: Reps. King and Powell on Efforts to Limit Utah Campaign Contributions

A summary of today’s top headlines, and a conversation with Democratic Rep. Brian King and Republican Rep. Kraig Powell about their work

Political Cornflakes: Moab Uranium Tailings, Immigration and Unlikely Allies in NSA Scandal

(KCPW News) The US House of Representatives passed legislation allotting more money to relocate Moab’s radioactive uranium tailings. But will that money

The Rundown: Political Cornflakes and the Fate of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Today on the program, historians Anne Meadows and Dan Buck – authors of the book Digging Up Butch and Sundance on what

Political Cornflakes: Data Center and Immigration Debate

(KCPW News) What, exactly, is inside the NSA Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr,

Cornflakes: Utah NSA Center to Play Role in Phone Records Monitoring

(KCPW News) After The Guardian Newspaper broke the news that the National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of

Cornflakes: Leavitt’s Plans for Romney White House

(KCPW News) A new book by former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt revealed some of the details on the transition plan for Mitt

Political Cornflakes: Rental Questions for Senator Lee, IRS Scandal, Huntsman’s New PAC

(KCPW News) Senator Mike Lee is renting his Alpine residence from the same man who bought Lee’s previous home in a short

Political Cornflakes: Background Checks Bill Fails in Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would increase the level of background checks needed to purchase firearms failed to pass in the senate

Political Cornflakes: Interior Secretary Confirmed

(KCPW News) A new Interior Secretary was sworn in on Friday – after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. How did Utah’s