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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.

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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Congressional coal support, proposed DUI limit and Salt Lake Valley homeless shelters (3/17/17)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Mike Lee propose legislation to curb EPA regulations on Utah coal-power plants. The Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association asks Gov. Gary Hebert to veto a bill that would lower the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers. And residents of South Salt Lake and West Valley City confront Salt Lake County Mayor […]

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Utah’s reaction to health care plan, Huntsman and Russia, Outdoor Retailer, Legislature ends

Utah’s congressional delegates respond to GOP leaders’ new health care plan. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts President Donald Trump’s offer to be ambassador to Russia. Utah lawmakers try to win back the Outdoor Retailer show. And the 2017 state legislative session wraps up. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune Washington Bureau Chief […]

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John Swallow, alcohol legislation and Bears Ears (3/3/17)

After four weeks of testimony, the jury deliberates the trial of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, calls for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself in an investigation of Russia’s election meddling. A plan calling for Utah to preserve one-half of 1 percent of Bears Ears National Monument advances […]

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Gun bills, food tax and Bryce Canyon National Park (2/24/17)

A bill that would change the definition of bigamy passes through the Utah House. A Senate committee votes to remove language prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality in sex-ed classes. And Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, looks into a tweet sent by Bryce Canyon National Park regarding Bears Ears National Monument. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt […]

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