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, 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.

Behind the Headlines: LDS to break from BSA, another term for Hatch?(7/31/15)

Sen. Orrin Hatch has the money to run for an eighth term in office, but will he? Sen. Mike Lee rails against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. A Tribune poll shows Salt Lake City voters are wary of a $150 million parks bond and the way former Police Chief Chris Burbank was removed. And the LDS […]

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Behind the Headlines: Medicaid delays, medical marijuana’s benefits and SLC mayoral debate (7/17/15)

Lawmakers continue to haggle over expanding Medicaid, but the delay is having life and death consequences for some Utahns. An experiment with hemp extracts is having promising results at the University of Utah, renewing the debate over medical marijuana. And primary candidates for Salt Lake City mayor debate homelessness, open space and public safety. On […]

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Behind the Headlines: Police body cameras, prison relocation deadline and commotion SLC mayoral race(7/10/15)

Utah lawmakers debate when and how police officers should use body cameras. Gov. Gary Herbert says changing state statutes to reflect the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage will take time. The Prison Relocation Commission will miss its Aug. 1 deadline for deciding where to move the Draper penitentiary. The Salt Lake City mayoral race […]

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Prosecutors ask feds to take over Swallow, Shurltleff cases, Republicans donate to Lyman’s defense, how ACA ruling affects Healthy Utah

Local prosecutors have asked federal investigators to take over the cases against former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Utah Republicans personally contribute to San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s legal defense. How the SCOTUS ruling affects Healthy Utah. And the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters […]

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Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff charges reduced, public speaks out on prison relocation and Democrats ask Rep. Miller to step down

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff faces reduced charges. Residents say the Prison Relocation Commission is not listening. Rep. Justin Miller stands his ground against allegations of stealing campaign money. And lawmakers wrestle with re-crafting primary elections in the wake of the Count My Vote agreement. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Jennifer Dobner, […]

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