KCPW broadcasts special programs from the Main Library and other locations live on 88.3 FM. If you missed the live broadcast, you can access the recordings here.
On Wednesday, June 21st, KCPW aired a live conversation with New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach. Among other things, Roach is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, and most recently Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. The event was sponsored by The Salt Lake City Public Library, Weller Book Works, and The Salt Lake Tribune, and featured Roach in conversation with Tribune reporter Ellen Fagg-Weist. Check back soon for the recorded podcast. Roach’s latest book, Grunt, tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries—panic,
The Salt Lake Tribune held a panel discussion this week on the current prevalence of fake news; what the trend means for the public, and its implications for journalists. Fake or Fact: What is News? took place on Wednesday, March 22, in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium of the Salt Lake City Public Library. Moderated by Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce, the event featured Tribune editorial writer George Pyle, Utah State University professor Matthew LaPlante and Utah Valley University professor Gae Lyn Henderson. Panelists talked about recognizing and combatting fake news, and about what the trend means for our society. Among the
The Salt Lake City Public Library recently hosted a panel discussion focused on how citizens and police can work together to create a safe and peaceful space. Panelists included: • Deeda Seed, member of the Community Coalition for Police Reform • Tim Doubt, Chief of Staff for the Salt Lake City Police Department • Jen Seelig, Director of Community Relations for the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office • Cal Noyce, former member of the Police Civilian Review Board The event was moderated by University of Utah sociology professor Theresa Martinez, and took place in the Nancy Tessman Auditorium at the
In partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune, KCPW producer and host Roger McDonough moderated a town hall forum looking at sexual assault on Utah college campuses. The event took place the evening of June 30th at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City. . Across the country and in Utah, colleges and the justice system are coming under scrutiny for the way they respond to sexual assaults of students. Experts say that few attacks are reported, and even fewer result in justice for a victim, as perpetrators, law enforcement and society as a whole struggle to understand consent and the
2016 NHMU Lecture Series: Deep Sea – Deep Secrets: Exploring and Understanding the World Beneath the Waves (3/29/16)
NHMU Lecture featuring Dr. David Gallo Oceanographer, Director of Special Projects, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. We are just beginning to understand the oceans’ role in human origins, evolution, and destiny. They provide half of the oxygen we breathe, most of the fresh water we need, and protein to more than one billion people. Despite these facts, we have explored only 8% of the oceans. In that fraction of the world’s oceans, we have found the planet’s greatest mountain range, thousands of deep valleys, and animal communities that rival the tropical rainforests in