From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news.
KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune present 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.

A rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Paul Rolly, Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, reporters Jennifer Dobner, Bryan Maffly and others – join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to 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 10 a.m. on KCPW. Streaming audio is available as well as podcasts on both www.kcpw.org and www.sltrib.com.

Utah’s new DUI law, Gov. Herbert vs. the legislature — and Mike Lee vs. the GOP health care bill

Utah’s hotly debated DUI law comes under scrutiny during the legislature’s interim session. The race for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant House seat spurs a conflict between the Utah legislature and Gov. Gary Herbert. And Senate Republicans release the draft of their health care bill, drawing fire from Democrats and some Republicans, including Utah Sen. Mike […]

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Ott may retire early, Zinke wants to resize Bears Ears and Utah imam barred from flying home

Amid growing concerns for his health, Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott considers retiringfrom the position before his term ends in 2020. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends resizing the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument. And the leader of a Utah mosque is barred from his flight home to the United States from a Kenyan […]

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Miller leaves Democratic race and party, Our Schools Now talks sales tax, and why Comey got fired

The Our Schools Now campaign to increase education funding changes to include a sales tax hike. Rob Miller, leaves a Utah Democratic Party race, then the party itself, amid accusations of sexual misconduct. And a poll shows Utahns disagree on why former FBI Director James Comey was fired from his post. On Friday at 9 […]

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Utah booze board stumbles in accounting, state rebuffs candidates, and Winder looks for redrock pastures

A state audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shows millions reporting errors involving millions of dollars. Two candidates looking to enter the 3rd District congressional raceare rejected by the state. And Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says he’ll take a job as Moab’s police chief. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake […]

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Schools’ punishment of American Indians, Diehl and Hughes, and Trump’s budget

American Indian students are punished in Utah schools more than any other demographic, a recent report shows. Details about former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl’s bankruptcy case surface, prompting more questions about his relationship with Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. And President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would slash fundingfor Utahns in need and […]

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