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.
Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce and a rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Paul Rolly, investigative reporter Matt Canham, senior government reporter Robert Gehrke, 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.
The Secret Service leaks Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s information to the news media. The Utah Access Plus health plan struggles to find support from House Republicans. Planned Parenthood sues Gov. Herbert for preventing them from receiving federal funds. And travelers can now legally catch Uber rides from Salt Lake City International Airport. On Friday at 9 […]
Behind the Headlines: Pontiff addresses Congress, LDS Apostle Scott dies, sage grouse stays off endangered list (9/25/15)
Pope Francis enthralls U.S. Catholics and addresses Congress on immigration, the environment and other issues. Mormon church apostle Elder Richard G. Scott dies at age 86, leaving three open positions in the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. And the U.S. Department of the Interior keeps the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. […]
Behind the Headlines: Deadly floods scar southern Utah, school grades up, Johnson enters race for governor(9/18/15)
Flash floods in southern Utah result in seven dead at Zion National Park and 12 dead and one missing in the FLDS community of Hildale, Utah. Utah schools show improvement in test scores and graduation rates, according to assessments released this week. And former Overstock.com CEO Jonathan Johnson officially announces he’ll challenge Gov. Gary Herbert […]
Behind the Headlines: Updates on Draper prison site, SLC mayor’s race, Utah’s Congressional delegation(9/11/15)
It’ll be years before a new state prison is built in Salt Lake City, but that’s not stopping state and local officials from dreaming about the possibilities for the Draper site. Utah’s Congressional delegation is weighing in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s role in a toxic mine spill, Planned Parenthood and the Iran nuclear deal. […]
Behind the Headlines: E-cigs popular with Utah youth, SAGE scores are up, sales tax would boost bus service(9/4/15)
A sales tax hike would fund increased bus services, says the Utah Transit Authority. More Utah youth are e-smoking. SAGE test scores improved in all subject areas throughout the state. And fatal overdoses from prescription drug abuse in Utah are up five percent since 2013, exceeding all other drug-related deaths. On Friday at 9 a.m., […]