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: ATV riders charged, UTA reassures lawmakers (9/19/14)

Five people are charged for illegally riding ATVs through Recapture Canyon. Gov. Herbert says the feds won’t designate a new national monument while the public lands process continues. Utah Transit Authority tells lawmakers they will enact reforms recommended in a state audit. And lawmakers review Herbert’s Medicaid substitute. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune editorial writer George Pyle and reporters Lee […]

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Behind the Headlines: Vail buys PCMR, gay marriage, lunch manager gets blame (9/12/14)

The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will review same-sex marriage cases involving five states, including Utah. Vail buys Park City Mountain Resort, ending a three years of litigation. Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff asks the FBI and Utah Department of Public Safety for tapes, documents and all other information gathered on him. And a former Salt Lake City School District lunchroom […]

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Behind the Headlines: Park City fight hits deadline, streetcar funds OK’d, Mormon feminists struggle with race question (9/5/14)

Ski resorts Park City Mountain Resort and Vail face another deadline in their legal fight. The school where FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was accused of assaulting children is being torn down. And black Mormon feminists make racism a priority over gaining the priesthood. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune editorial writer George Pyle and reporters Peggy Fletcher Stack, Nate […]

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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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