Interior wants to shrink Bears Ears, lawmakers consider eliminating the food tax and state school board gets an earful about optional courses

After a review of national monument sizes around the country, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to President Donald Trump includes shrinking Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Utah lawmakers discuss eliminating sales tax on food during a special session of the Legislature. And the Utah Board of Education hears from critics and proponents of the decision to make health, physical education, career awareness and arts courses optional for middle school students.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Benjamin Wood, Taylor Anderson and Brian Maffly, as well as columnist Robert Gehrke, join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.