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: Romney, Matheson, Lockhart and police civilian review boards (01/23/15)

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney explores a third run for the White House. Salt Lake City opens up police civilian review board reports to public view. Former Rep. Jim Mathesontakes a job at a lobbying firm. And thousands pay tribute to former Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune editorial […]

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Behind the Headlines: Outcry about officer-involved shootings, wood burning ban (01/16/15)

Two more officer-involved shootings raise questions about how law enforcement is trained to de-escalate confrontations. The public weighs in on banning wood burning throughout the winter.Affordable housing becomes a political issue in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race. And BYU tweaks its beard policy. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune columnist Paul Rolly, health and […]

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Behind the headlines: Love takes oath, prison move loses supporter (01/09/15)

Mia Love makes history as the first black Republican woman sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. A supporter of moving Utah’s prison out of Draper does an about-face. Wood smoke is debated as inversion season hits the Wasatch Front. And former House Speaker Becky Lockhart falls gravely ill. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune […]

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Behind the Headlines: Utah prison list to expand, Salt Lake City homeless services to move? (12/19/14)

Facing public outcry, the commission charged with selecting a new prison site may add a few locations to their short list. Another commission forms around moving services for the homeless away from The Gateway and Pioneer Park. A judge rules to keep the controversial fiduciary of the polygamist trust on the job. And we mark […]

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Behind the Headlines: Prison possibilities, Count My Vote lawsuit, speed limit v. air quality (12/12/14)

Cities jockey to get off the prison-relocation short list. The Utah GOP sues the state on the Count My Vote compromise bill. Gov. Gary Herbert unveils his vision for a $14.3 billion budget, including a big boost for education. And Wasatch Front drivers can go 70 mph, much to the chagrin of air-quality advocates. On […]

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