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.

Chaffetz plans exit, McMullin owes big money and Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO is fired (4/21/17)

Five-term Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces that he will not run for public office in 2018. Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Director Mary Beckerle is unexpectedly fired from her post. The Salt Lake City-Orem-Provo area ranks in the top 20 on the American Lung Association’s list of worst spots for ozone pollution. And former presidential […]

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The Tribune wins journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize (4/14/17)

This week’s show is an hourlong look at the series of stories that earned The Salt Lake Tribune this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, with the team behind the paper’s groundbreaking investigation of sexual assault at Utah colleges. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporters Erin Alberty, Jessica Miller and Alex Stuckey; […]

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Feds make a deal with UTA, SLC Council not happy with fence near homeless shelter (4/7/17)

The Utah Transit Authority escapes federal charges in exchange for disclosing information about individuals under investigation. Rocky Mountain Power prepares to build more than 400 new wind turbines to power Utah homes. A plan to build a fence between The Gateway and downtown homeless services comes off as a “perceptual division,” say Salt Lake City […]

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No homeless shelter in my city, Hatch may have Democratic challenger, Trump has Utahns’ support (3/31/17)

Cities rail against putting a Salt Lake County homeless shelter within their boundaries. Democratic Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson rises as a potential opponent to GOP incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch in the 2018 Senate race; he has yet to say whether he’ll run. And while President Donald Trump’s approval has dipped across the […]

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Hatch supports Gorsuch, Stewart questions Comey — and Herbert signs nation’s strictest DUI law

As Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch undergoes hearings for his confirmation, Sen. Orrin Hatch shows his support for the candidate. The Salt Lake City School District votes to protect the information of undocumented students. House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Chris Stewart questions FBI Director James Comey over an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties with […]

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