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Tune in at 5pm every weekday for an exploration of local news and issues from the KCPW newsroom. The Rundown 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: Alliance for a Better Utah’s Martindale Demystifies Your Ballot

Election day is less than two weeks away and so today we’re taking a close look at your ballot with Maryann Martindale, executive director of the nonprofit, good government group Alliance for a Better Utah. Plus your top local headlines. Voter information links mentioned in the interview: judges.utah.gov vote.utah.gov utahnsforpublicschools.org Podcast: Play in new window […]

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The Rundown: Wolves in Utah Continued – a Conservation Perspective

Last week on the show we had a conversation with a biologist from the state of Utah about a recent encounter with a wolf from a northern Idaho pack that had made its way more than 800 miles to arrive in Utah’s Uinta mountains. Today we keep that conversation going with Kirk Robinson, Executive Director […]

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The Rundown: 2014′s Record-Breaking Global Temperatures

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that 2014 could very well end up being the hottest year on record. We’ll hear about taking Earth’s temperature and whether the fever will ever break from Dr. Robert Davies, a physicist with the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University. Plus your top local headlines. Podcast: Play […]

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The Rundown: Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy Director Laura Dupuy

Today on the program we hear from Laura Dupuy, Executive Director of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy a group that aims to foster global understanding and respect between Utahns and people from around the globe. The organization works to bring international delegations to our state for an exchange of ideas and culture, to learn […]

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The Rundown: Cancelled USU Lecture Renews Debate Over Guns on Campuses

Today on the show, feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian canceled her appearance at Utah State University this week – after receiving death threats and learning that a state law meant that the school was unable to ban weapons from her lecture. We’ll talk guns on campuses with Ada Meloy of the American Council on Education, […]

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