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.

Utah’s ongoing coronavirus response

The latest on the coronavirus public health crisis, including the measures taken to help preserve medical equipment in Utah, the stress being put on the homeless services systems and the state’s economic plan to weather the storm. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Bethany Rodgers, Tony Semerad and Taylor Stevens join KCPW’s […]

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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake and the latest on Utah’s coronavirus response

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Utah, the largest earthquake along the Wasatch Front since 1962. No serious injuries or deaths were reported, however, the quake came at an uneasy time asstatewide efforts aim to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life in Utah. As of Thursday midday, the virus has infected […]

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Utah’s response to COVID-19 and a 2020 legislative wrap-up

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says mass gatherings in the state should be limited to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Two Utah Jazz players are among the five Utahns who have so far tested positive for the virus. And the state legislative session comes to a close. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Erin Alberty and […]

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An honor code clarification, Utah’s coronavirus plan and the super tuesday primary

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says same-sex romantic behavior is still “not compatible” with the rules at Brigham Young University. The Ute Indian Tribe renews its agreement with the University of Utah, with a caveat. And Utah’s coronavirus response team accuses President Donald Trump of spreading misinformation. At 9 a.m. on Friday, […]

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Changes coming for Utah’s anti-gerrymandering law and the latest from the 2020 legislative session

A slew of news dropped this week from the Utah Legislature, including an abortion ban in waiting, a bill to criminalize protesting, a compromise on redistricting, daylight savings, gun restriction restrictions, affordable housing and more. Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter Benjamin Wood and news columnist Robert Gehrke join Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Every […]

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