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 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 and

Behind the Headlines: Immigration, 70 mph speed limits and new rules for Uber, Lyft streams at 9 a.m. (11/21/14)

Utahns react to President Obama’s action on immigration. Law enforcement weighs in on a plan to bump freeway speed limits to 70 mph. Salt Lake City considers new rules for Uber, Lyft and other online ride-sharing companies. And a group of economists say Utah can afford to take over management of public lands in Utah. […]

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Behind The Headlines: NAACP seeks Hunt probe; Hoberman Arch Dismantled (2014/11/14)

Gov. Gary Herbert isn’t sure about plans to close the prison system’s revolving door.  Utah’s NAACP wants a federal probe into Darrien Hunt’s death.  The acclaimed Hoberman Arch is dismantled and homeless. And Utah’s ski industry gears up for opening day.  tribune reporters Mike Gorrell, Robert Gehrke, and Jessica Miller, and etiroial writer George Pyle, […]

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Behind the Headlines: What happened Tuesday? (11/07/14)

The second time is the charm for Republican Mia Love, who clinched the 4th Congressional seat Tuesday. Utah’s senior senator will become the GOP’s senior senator, meaning Sen. Orrin Hatch will take on the title of Senate president pro tempore. The Republican wave may have surprised those on the national stage, but locally it’s business as usual, with the GOP […]

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Behind the Headlines: SAGE test scores, Darrien Hunt update & BYU poll (10/31/14)

Test scores show Utah students are lagging in math, science and language arts. A BYU poll shows the race between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens tightening. And an autopsy confirms police shot a Saratoga man in the back while eyewitness accounts say he swung a sword at officers. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke, Jessica Miller, […]

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Behind the Headlines: Chief Burbank lands in the hot seat, Healthy Utah gets fed nod (10/24/14)

Salt Lake City Councilmembers want answers on officer-involved shootings and rape kits. The governor’s agreement with the feds on his Medicaid alternative is a done deal. And the LDS Church lays out more details on its polygamous past. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Peggy Fletcher Stack, Lee Davidson and Christopher Smart, and education and health editor Rebecca Walsh […]

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