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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: 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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The Rundown: Dr. Susan Madsen on the Status of Utah Women in Leadership Roles

Today on the program, we feature a conversation KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham had with Dr. Susan Madsen, a professor of management, and of leadership and ethics at Utah Valley University. Madsen recently completed a series of research briefs on the status of women leaders in Utah. Her Utah Women and Leadership Project has exposed a notable […]

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The Rundown: Crying Wolf in Utah, Interim Day at the Capitol, and More

In recent months a solitary wolf from a pack on the Idaho-Canada border strayed into Utah and was photographed in August on the South Slope of the Uinta mountains. We speak with Kimberly Hersey, Mammals Conservation Coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to learn more. Note that in the coming weeks The Rundown […]

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