From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news.

KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune present a fresh way for Utahns to process the headlines. Behind the Headlines, a live weekly broadcast, examines the week’s top local stories through the eyes of reporters on the beat.

A rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Robert Gehrke, Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, reporters Erin Alberty, Brian Maffly and others – join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

Listeners can join the discussion by posting questions and comments at sltrib.com or calling (801) 355-TALK. Behind the Headlines airs Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on KCPW. Streaming audio is available as well as podcasts on both www.kcpw.org and www.sltrib.com.

Jaywalking, the Utah Theater, a Pac-12 championship and more

Data on jaywalking citations in Salt Lake City shows an apparent targeting of the city’s homeless population. The historic Utah Theater is ‘sold’ and slated for demolition. And the University of Utah football team heads to the PAC-12 championship and beyond. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, and […]

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Chris Stewart at the impeachment hearings, Utah women’s poll and state oil and gas regulations

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Donald Trump amid ongoing impeachment hearings. A new poll shows that more than half of Utah women believe that they have a lower status than men. And a legislative audit finds Utah oil and gas regulators aren’t regulating all that much. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune […]

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Jon Huntsman announces his candidacy for governor and Rep. Chris Stewart calls the impeachment inquiry a ‘coup’

Jon Huntsman Jr. launches his bid to become Utah governor — again. With public impeachment hearings underway in the U.S. House, Rep. Chris Stewart says ‘the coup has started.’ And editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley marks 40 years of ruffling sea gull feathers in Utah. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics […]

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9 women and children with Utah ties are killed in Mexico and Erin Mendenhall is elected mayor of Salt Lake City

Families are grieving after an attack from a Mexican drug cartel left three women and six children dead. Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall was voted to be the next mayor of Salt Lake City after securing an early lead on election night. And The Salt Lake Tribune is now a nonprofit. At 9 a.m. […]

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Rep. Ben McAdams votes for the impeachment resolution and The Salt Lake Tribune will no longer endorse candidates

Rep. Ben McAdams votes in favor of an impeachment resolution, while his GOP colleagues oppose it. After an emergency meeting on homelessness, state and county leaders push for new housing, but say The Road Home shelter will close for good this fall. And a farewell (fond or otherwise) to candidate endorsements from The Salt Lake […]

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