A local look into issues that matter to you.

Tune in at 5pm every weekday for a live exploration of local news and issues with Roger McDonough. The Rundown is a KCPW-produced news and information show that looks at emerging stories, provides a thoughtful examination of current events, politics and ideas, and features conversations with local newsmakers, trailblazers, cultural entrepreneurs and more…

The Rundown: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Long-Term Water Supply in West

Today on the show, groundwater is being depleted so rapidly from beneath the Colorado River Basin that long term water security in the West is threatened. That’s the conclusion of a new study by our guests Stephanie Castle, a water resource specialist at the University of California Irvine, and Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist […]

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The Rundown: Pioneer Days Gone-By with Historian Brad Westwood

Tomorrow is Pioneer Day, a regional celebration of the arrival of the mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley 167 years ago this month. Today we’re reairing a conversation about the history of this unique holiday with Brad Westwood, Director of the Division of State History and Utah Historical Society. Plus the day’s top local […]

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The Rundown: New Course in the Humanities Aims to Inspire Lifelong Love of Learning

Through the Summer on the show we’re highlighting some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today it’s a conversation with the Utah Humanities Council’s Jean Cheney on an innovative new high school humanities course for sophomores who hope to be the first in their families to attend college. Plus, the day’s local headlines […]

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The Rundown: Sherlock Holmes and Utah – a Conversation with Author Michael Homer (rebroadcast)

Throughout the summer on the program we’re re-airing some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Today, it’s a conversation from last year with author and historian Michael Homer about the often-overlooked connection between Sherlock Holmes and Utah. Plus a World Cup update and your top local headlines. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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The Rundown: When is Breaking the Law Justified? Civil Disobedience in America (Rebroadcast)

Today on the show we revisit a conversation from earlier this year about civil disobedience. In May, we spoke with Charles DiSalvo, professor of Law at West Virginia University where he teaches one of the few law school courses in the country on the topic of civil disobedience. Plus your local headlines. Podcast: Play in […]

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