From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news.
Here on KCPW, The Salt Lake Tribune presents a fresh way for Utahns to process the headlines. Behind the Headlines, a live weekly broadcast, examines the week’s top local stories through the eyes of reporters on the beat.

headshot2013Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce and a rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Paul Rolly, Washington correspondent Matt Canham, Trib reporter Kathy Stephenson and others – will talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

Listeners can join the discussion by sending questions to #TribTalk on Twitter, Google+, commenting on sltrib.com or calling (801) 355-TALK. Behind the Headlines airs Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. on KCPW. Streaming audio is available as well as podcasts on both www.kcpw.org and www.sltrib.com.

Behind the Headlines: Swallow faces new charge, prison move draws critics, SLC east side lacks cops (5/22/15)

Prosecutors line up witnesses and file a new money-laundering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Attendees at a public forum on moving the Utah State Prison repeatedly ask why the facility should move from Draper in the first place. Three Salt Lake City Council members call for more cops on the east-side of […]

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Behind the headlines: Salt Lake Democrats spar, Utah GOP relents on election changes, autism experts come to Utah (5/15/15)

Utah Republicans reluctantly agree to go along with changes to the election process spurred by the Count My Vote movement. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and his former staffer Rep. Justin Miller trade accusations over financial impropriety and ethical concerns. Gov. Herbert appoints a new chief at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. And […]

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Behind the headlines: Dixie State drops limits on free spech, new science standards start debate and is Utah running out of water? (5/8/15)

Dixie State University drops limits on free speech in response to students’ legal action. Professors at Utah Valley University claim the president’s view on same-sex marriage goes against the school’s mission. Utah Democrats can’t run an online primary election due to a lack of funding. The release of middle-school science standards sparks debate. And how […]

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Behind the Headlines: Supreme Court considers gay marriage, lawmaker blasts DABC, Utah talks Medicaid compromise (05/01/15)

Gov. Herbert and top legislators talk to Washington about a Medicaid compromise.Utahns react to gay marriage arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Utah lawmakerblasts the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. And Catholic Bishop John C. Westerprepares a move to Santa Fe as archbishop. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Jennifer Dobner, […]

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Behind the Headlines: LGBT protesters get probation, GOP considers screening candidates, Marsden retires (04/24/15)

GOP leaders consider a plan to screen and pick candidates rather than use the state’s new nominating process. Ten of the group of LGBT activists called the “Capitol 13″ get probation. Thesage grouse stays off the endangered-species list. And coach Greg Marsden announces his retirement after 40 years building the University of Utah’s top-ranked gymnastics […]

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