The Rundown Archive

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

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

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: Restoring the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout to Milcreek

Today we speak with Mike Slater, Regional Aquatic Program Manager with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. We’ll hear about a multi-phase

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

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

The Rundown: Largest Dinosaur Ever? SLC-Based Science Writer Brian Switek Not Convinced

Paleontologists in Argentina recently announced that they had uncovered the fossilized remains of an enormous new species of dinosaur, which some are

The Rundown: Mayor Ralph Becker on the Changing Face of Sugar House and the City Budget

Today on the show we’re joined for the latest in our ongoing series of conversations with Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker.

The Rundown: Climatologist Michael Mann on Deniers, Climate Security and More

Today on the program we’re joined by Dr. Michael Mann, a well known climatologist who helped pioneer methods to track global temperatures

The Rundown: When is Breaking the Law Justified? A Look at Civil Disobedience in America

Today on the show we feature a conversation about civil disobedience with Charles DiSalvo, professor of Law at West Virginia University where

The Rundown: Helping Scientists Interpret their Data with Visualization – Part 2 (Rebroadcast)

Today we rebroadcast part two of a conversation from December with Miriah Meyer, a computer scientist at the University of Utah who

The Rundown: Helping Scientists Interpret their Data with Visualization (Rebroadcast)

Today we rebroadcast a conversation from December with Miriah Meyer, a computer scientist at the University of Utah who is having an

The Rundown: Spotlight on Watersheds – Red Butte Creek Start to Finish

Today on the show, Red Butte Creek offers a unique opportunity for scientists to study how a mountain stream changes when it

The Rundown: Take Care Utah’s Randal Serr on the Affordable Care Act in Utah

Today on the show we speak with Randal Serr, Director of Take Care Utah. Serr joined us in September of last year

The Rundown: What Does the Organic Label Mean? Part Two of Two

Today on the show, part two of our conversation about the organic certification of foods in America with former USDA Deputy Secretary

The Rundown: What Does the Organic Label Mean? Part One of Two

When you’re at the grocery store, what, exactly, does the label “organic” mean? We’ll take a closer look with Kathleen Merrigan, former

The Rundown: Public Lands Policy Revisited – With Utah Law Professor Robert Keiter

Today we revisit a conversation with University of Utah Law Professor Robert Keiter. Keiter is the Director of the Wallace Stegner Center

The Rundown: SLCPD Chief Chris Burbank on Rape Kits and Evidence Processing

Today on the show, we speak with Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank. Burbank recently unveiled a new program to try

The Rundown: Examining E-Cigarettes with Dr. David Abrams – Part 2

Today on the program, part two of our look into the evolving world of e-cigarettes. Today we focus on proposed FDA rules

The Rundown: Examining E-Cigarettes with Dr. David Abrams – Part 1

Today on the program, part one of a look into the evolving world of e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration announced recently

The Rundown: Congressional Inaction on Immigration Reform and Ramifications for Utah

Today on the program we’re joined once again by Telemundo Utah Immigration Specialist Mark Alvarez to get the latest on the continuing

The Rundown: Philanthropy in Utah with Community Foundation Executive Director Fraser Nelson

Today on the program we re-air a conversation with Fraser Nelson, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Utah. We’ll hear about

The Rundown: Dr. Susan Madsen on Getting More Women in Leadership Roles in Utah

Dr. Susan Madsen is a professor of management at Utah Valley University, as well as an Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership

The Rundown: USDA Rural Development Initiatives and Farm Bill Changes

Today on the show we have a conversation about rural development in America, with Patrice Kunesh, Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development at

The Rundown: Dr. J. Craig Venter on Synthetic Genomics and a New Age of Digital Biology

Today on the show, Dr. J. Craig Venter. Venter is best known for sequencing the human genome a decade before most predicted

The Rundown: Sierra Club Report Predicts Dire Consequences to Utah Fossil Fuels Extraction

A report released this month by the Sierra Club highlights parts of the state of Utah for having enormous untapped fossil fuel