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: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with scouting(8/28/15)

Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with Scouting O Utah voters would favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, according to a BYU poll. The LDS Church continues its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America — despite the BSA’s acceptance of publicly gay leaders. And thousands of pink-wearing Planned Parenthood […]

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Behind the Headlines: SLC OK’d as prison site, Colorado official warns about medical marijuana, LDS church gives women more voice in leadership(8/21/15)

State legislators and Gov. Herbert agree Salt Lake City is the best spot for a new state prison, but city officials vow to fight the decision. Legalization of medical marijuana may have some adverse side effects for Utahns, says a Colorado drug enforcement official. And the LDS Church admits women to serve in top leadership […]

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Behind the Headlines: Will SLC fight prison site, how will the state clean up mine spill, who won the primary elections?(8/14/15)

Legislators pick a site for a new state prison. Utah starts cleaning up a Colorado mine spill. UTA chief Michael Allegra announces his retirement. And voters narrow down candidates in primary races. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporter Matt Canham, health, education and environment editor Rebecca Walsh and government and politics editor Dan Harrie […]

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Behind the Headlines: Is a national monument coming, will Outdoor Retailer show move?(8/7/15)

Hillary Clinton makes a brief campaign stop in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert asks President Obama not to designate a national monument in the state. The Outdoor Retailer Show considers moving out of Utah, again. Salt Lake County residents will vote on a proposed sales tax increase for transportation this November. And the hunger strike at […]

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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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