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: Utah’s bigamy law takes a hit, so does UTA from audit (8/29/14)

TV’s ‘Sister Wives’ family gets another victory in court. UTA feels the heat from legislative auditors and the public. Salt Lake County starts the search for a developer to build its downtown megahotel. House Speaker Becky Lockhart applies for the state’s top education job. And Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is a no-show at a candidate debate. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters […]

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Behind the Headlines: Gun laws contested, UTA salaries underreported, Park City waits (8/22/14)

The Second Amendment Foundation puts Utah cities and towns on notice for their gun laws. Utah’s state school board is in turmoil, even as student test scores dip. Park City continues hoping for a settlement between two ski resorts locked in litigation. UTA corrects salary information, which previously did not include retirement benefits. And Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank says thefatal shooting of […]

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Behind the Headlines: Mike Lee’s donors, FLDS trust evictions, UTA wants cash (8/15/14)

Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign asks donors if their contributions were legal. More legal allegations surface against Shurtleff and Swallow. The state-run trust managing former polygamist properties sends out eviction notices. UTA says it wants to boost service, but needs more money. And Salt Lake City explores how to deal with online ride-sharing companies. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke, Nate […]

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Behind the Headlines: Landslide, monuments, UTOPIA

A landslide destroys one home and rattles residents in North Salt Lake. Gov. Gary Herbert invites senators who support designating a new national monument in Utah to come visit while Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes a Democratic colleague on a tour of rural Utah. Nevada rancher and Mormon church member Cliven Bundy talks about his personal revelation to resist the federal government. And voters […]

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Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff/Swallow go to court, solar fee proposed (8/1/14)

Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow make their first court appearance. The Utah Public Service Commission considers a fee for homeowners with solar panels. Democratic senators throw their support behind a new national monument in Utah, to the chagrin of the state’s congressional delegation. Libertarians sue Utah over the Common Core. And the owner of a dog […]

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