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: Dr. J. Craig Venter on Synthetic Genomics and a New Age of Digital Biology

Today on the show, Dr. J. Craig Venter. Venter is best known for sequencing the human genome a decade before most predicted it could be done. He is also the author of the books A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life, and Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn […]

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The Rundown: Earthquake Risks and Preparedness in Utah

Today on the program we’re looking at earthquakes and earthquake preparedness in Utah. We’re joined by Dr. Keith Koper, an Associate Professor of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah, Director of the U’s Seismograph Stations, and a member of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission for that discussion. Plus your local headlines. Podcast: Play […]

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The Rundown: New Study Concludes Average Americans Have Little Sway Over Policy

A forthcoming study by two political scientists examines the influence held by various stakeholders over policy-making in America. As a result of the study, media outlets have concluded that “the United States isn’t a Democracy any more,” among other things. Today we’ll speak with Northwestern University’s Dr. Benjamin Page to see if that’s really what […]

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The Rundown: Utah Among Conservative States Aiming to Prevent Divorce

Last week, Scott Keyes of The Center for American Progress wrote in the Washington Post about efforts by conservative states to try to discourage (and even prevent) divorce. That conversation, plus your top local headlines, today on The Rundown. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (18.1MB)

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The Rundown: Utah Geochemist Identifies 4,000 Year Jet Stream Pattern with Modern Climate Implications

Today on the program we’re joined by University of Utah geochemist Gabe Bowen, senior author of a study published today in the journal Nature Communications. Through data analysis and computer modeling, Dr. Bowen and his team uncovered a 4,000-year-old pattern in the Jet Stream with implications for today’s climate. Plus your summary of the day’s […]

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