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Forced sterilizations, EV setback and the homeless at All-Star time

At least 830 people were forcibly sterilized at state institutions in Utah. Gas would be cheaper and charging electric vehicles more expensive if a bill at the Utah Legislature passes. And Salt Lake City’s mayor promises there will be no police crackdown on the homeless during the NBA All-Star Game. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emily Anderson…

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Witness: Black History Month

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service, bringing together some incredible interviews looking at the African-American experience. Told by people who were there, we hear stories that are fascinating, harrowing, and inspiring. Hear about the mother who created a ‘little black book’ to give her son tools to protect his…

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LDS Church stake in Great Salt Lake, basketball game outbursts and crosswalk flags

How The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could have a say in the Great Salt Lake’s survival. Utah students barked like dogs at Asian American and Polynesian basketball players. And officials gear up to again promote crosswalk flags in Salt Lake City, but some question how effective they are. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Leia…

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Black Enough: A special from The Stoop podcast

Whether it’s the way we talk,  the music we hear, or the clothes we wear- many Black people at some point were made to feel ‘not Black enough’, including Leila and Hana. In this special from The Stoop podcast, Leila explores with broadcast journalist Joshua Johnson what it means to be told she ‘talks white’,…

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BYU messaging, a social media crackdown and a new cancer treatment

Faculty members at Brigham Young University are urged to align their teaching and research better with tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A bill to regulate social media companies and minors’ access to those apps receives unanimous approval in committee at the Utah Legislature. And a promising new therapy uses a person’s own cells…

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The Lost Cause — the Civil War, then and now

Are we still living with the racial divide left over from the Civil War? This provocative audio documentary explores the history of a conflict that nearly tore America apart. Has it resurfaced today in the rise of white supremacism, election denialism, the attack on Critical Race Theory and the Confederate flags brought into the Capitol…

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School vouchers, health care for trans youth and a domestic violence database

A bill to prevent doctors from providing gender-affirming care to minors advances at the Legislature as crowds rally for transgender health care at the Utah Capitol. A domestic violence database could prevent more violence in Utah. And a controversial school voucher bill passes the Utah Legislature. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emily Anderson Stern, Jacob Scholl and Courtney Tanner,…

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Higher Ground

Climate change is the greatest persistent threat to the way of life in coastal cities. Higher Ground puts the microphone in the hands of a classroom of student scientists as they come to grips with the global crisis in Connecticut’s largest city. The students think they know something about global warming, but, together from the…

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Russell Nelson’s LDS presidency, Legislature’s start and Salt Lake Bees’ exit

Russell M. Nelson’s historic first five years as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Utah Legislature begins its 45-day session. And the Salt Lake Bees baseball team announces it is leaving Utah’s capital for South Jordan’s Daybreak. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Peggy Fletcher Stack, Emily Anderson Stern and Blake Apgar, along…

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Call to Mind: Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery

Addiction is at an all-time high in the United States and the results are deadly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, binge drinking increased by 21 percent and drug overdoses claimed over 100,000 lives in just a 12-month period. What causes a person to develop an addiction? Why are substance use disorders so complicated to treat? And…

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