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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: 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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The Rundown: Making Historical Newspapers Available Online (Rebroadcast)

Today on the show we rebroadcast a conversation from the archives, with John Herbert, Program Director of Utah Digital Newspapers at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. For the past 11 years, he and his staff have been scanning collections of old Utah newspapers, and making them freely available for the public online. […]

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The Rundown: Editor and Publisher Terry Orme on Layoffs and Changes at the Salt Lake Tribune

Today on the program we hear again from Terry Orme, Editor and Publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune. We last spoke with Orme in October after a 20 percent reduction in news staff at the paper and the retirement of Editor Nancy Conway and Publisher William Dean Singleton. Today, we look at further cuts at […]

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The Rundown: Adam Liptak on the Judicial History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US

With a federal appeals court hearing on the ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Utah scheduled for April 10th, today we’re looking at the judicial history of gay marriage in the US with Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times. Plus, your top local headlines. Podcast: Play in new window | Download […]

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The Rundown: Utah Researchers Discover Markers that Predict Impending Heart Attack

Researchers from Intermountain Medical Center have discovered genetic markers that may predict when people with heart disease are likely to have a heart attack. Today we speak with Dr. John Carlquist, a member of the team that made the discovery, to find out more. Plus, as always, your top local headlines. Podcast: Play in new […]

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