KCPW Presents

Seeking Connection

For people of all ages, social connections are critical to health and wellbeing. Experts say we are inherently social creatures—hardwired to engage and depend on others for support throughout a lifecycle. Doctors and health researchers have signaled concerns about loneliness for decades—forced isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic introduced many more people to daily struggles with…

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Zions Bank after SVB failure; LDS Church helps Great Salt Lake; Utah’s war on wolves

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints permanently donates thousands of acre-feet of water to the Great Salt Lake. Zions Bank stock plummets in the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, but the Utah bank’s CEO says your money is safe. And lawmakers spend $500,000 to recruit out-of-state hunters for Utah’s war on wolves. At 9 a.m. on…

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Humankind Special: The Life of Dorothy Day

We profile Dorothy Day — a remarkable 20th century figure: journalist and founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which established soup kitchens and “houses of hospitality” in the Great Depression. More than 200 Catholic worker facilities remain in operation today. Hear the provocative story of her social activism and inspiring spiritual beliefs. When Pope Francis addressed Congress…

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From school vouchers to Great Salt Lake, a Utah Legislature recap

The 2023 session of the Utah legislature concluded last week. We’ll review what the Legislature did, from banning gender-affirming health care for transgender minors to passing a new school vouchers law. And we’ll ask: Did the Legislature do enough to save the Great Salt Lake? At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emily Anderson Stern,…

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Global Women Fighting Back

This one hour special is about how women overcome economic barriers to empower themselves and their communities. hosted by Reena Ninan. You’ll hear about justice for domestic migrant workers in Gulf states, the financial factors behind female genital mutilation and a program in the Congo working to overcome longstanding cultural barriers to women owning land.…

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Property taxes, asbestos lawsuits and visa lotteries

A Utah senator sees a way to ease the property tax burden on homeowners. A bill at the Legislature would make it more difficult to sue for asbestos injuries. And, with the H-1B visa lottery poised to start, some experts say the process makes it hard to hire international talent. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Tony…

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Witness: Women’s History Month

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of women’s history, told by the women who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear moving, inspiring and even outrageous stories about a few of the most important women in living memory. We hear women organizing and…

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Shocking sex assault case, LDS Church fined, and a quarry quarrel

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has agreed to pay $5 million for hiding past stock holdings in a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 90 women allege that a Utah doctor sexually assaulted them. And a bill at the Legislature would shield new quarries from county or municipal oversight. At 9 a.m. on Friday,…

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How We Survive: The Rising Sea

The climate crisis is here. Time is slipping away to stop the worst effects of global warming, and the world is looking for solutions. In “How We Survive: The Rising Sea,” Amy Scott follows the money to the end of the world. In this case, South Florida. Miami is one of the most vulnerable coastal…

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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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