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: 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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Behind the Headlines: Stericycle settlement, new prison sites, third term for Becker? (12/05/14)

Utah regulators have settled with incinerator Stericycle for air quality violations. The state wants to move the prison, but cities don’t want it. Lawmakers say they’ll hire a lawyer to defend the state’s public lands transfer law. Salt Lake City mulls over keeping the library open 24-7. And Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says […]

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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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