As part of its mission to help inform the electorate, KCPW frequently airs debates between candidates for public office. KCPW has also partnered with ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better UTAH and the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society to host a series of debates ahead of midterm elections.

Audio for all debates will appear in the list below after they air.

Salt Lake City mayoral primary focusing on environmental issues

On Thursday, August 1st, KCPW aired a primary debate between the eight candidates vying to become mayor of Utah’s capital city. The event was hosted by the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and focused largely on environmental issues facing Salt Lake City. It was moderated by Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner […]

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Salt Lake City mayoral candidates hold primary debate

On Wednesday, June 26th, KCPW broadcast a live debate between the eight candidates vying to become mayor of Utah’s capital city. The event was hosted by Alliance for a Better Utah and the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society and took place in the auditorium of Main Library in downtown Salt Lake City. […]

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ABU Education Fund Debate: House District 44

House District 44 Debate Candidates: Bruce Cutler and Christine Passey On Monday, October 17th, two candidates for House District 44 squared off in a political debate hosted by the ABU Education Fund, the John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah, and KCPW. The event took place at the Fairfield Inn and Suites […]

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ABU Education Fund 2016 Debate Series

In the run-up to the 2016 General Election, KCPW is the media sponsor of a series of debates hosted by Alliance for a Better Utah in conjunction with the John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah. The debates included three races for the Utah State House of Representatives and one race for […]

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ABU Education Fund Debate: House District 34

House District 34 Debate Candidates: Dr. Karen Kwan and Macade Jensen On Thursday, October 13th, two candidates for House District 34 squared off in a political debate hosted by the ABU Education Fund, the John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah, and KCPW. The event took place at the Baymont Inn & […]

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