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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.

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 – 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.

Evan McMullin, Utah Legislature and John Swallow (2/17/17)

Former presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin calls for an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia. The Utah House passes a bill to ban consideration of race and gender when choosing state judges. And St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson pleads the Fifth on the stand in former Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s […]

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Chaffetz meets Islamic leaders, Outdoor Retailer explores options and medical cannabis research bill advances (2/10/17)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, addresses President Donald Trump’s travel ban with leaders of Utah’s Islamic community. Utah’s House and Senate pass a resolution to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Organizers of the Outdoor Retailer show consider leaving Utah due to the state’s policies on public lands. And the Utah House advances a bill to […]

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Utah Legislature, Trump’s Cabinet picks and refugees in Utah

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning some immigrants and refugees from entering the United States affects at least 64 refugees bound for Utah. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch advances two of Trump’s Cabinet nominees without Democratic senators present. And Utah House Republicans vote to remove requirements for putting members of both major political parties on state […]

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John Swallow, Abdi Mohamed and the 2017 legislative session (1/27/17)

Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill releases the bodycam footage of the officer-involved shooting of Abdi Mohamed nearly a year after the incident. Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes gets pulled into the case against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. And thousands of protesters convene at the Capitol for the opening day of […]

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Presidential inauguration, 2017 legislative session and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (1/20/17)

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will not look into President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, though a recent poll shows most Utahns want him to move forward with an investigation. Trump’s inauguration has Utahns heading to Washington, D.C., both to celebrate and to protest the event. And Utah lawmakers gear up for […]

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