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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.

Rep. Mia Love calls on Ben McAdams to withdraw; 4 women seek a special prosecutor for sex assault cases; and an unsolved murder highlights cold case investigations

Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission has cleared her of illegal fundraising and that her challenger, Ben McAdams, is unethical and should withdraw from the race. Also, four women ask the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to sexual assault cases that the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office declined to pursue. And the […]

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Mail-in ballots have been sent out and comments from Latter-day Saint leader Dallin H. Oaks about the LGBTQ community cause controversy

The November election ballots hit mailboxes this week, with 27 of Utah’s 29 counties voting primarily by mail. Plus, comments by Latter-day Saint leader Dallin H. Oaks about the LGBTQ community stir up controversy. And President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Utah keeps falling. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s […]

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Prop 2 opponents and advocates announce a ‘shared vision’ on medical pot legislation, Utah power brokers drop lots of cash on state ballot initiatives, Salt Lake City looks to curb environmental effects of inland port

Opponents and advocates of the Proposition 2 ballot initiative reach a “shared vision” on medical marijuana legislation. Utah power brokers, including Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller, spend big money on ballot initiatives in the state. And Salt Lake City moves to rein in the environmental impacts of the inland port. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Taylor […]

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Utah leaders respond to Kavanaugh hearings and Anita Hill speaks at University of Utah

Utah leaders respond to the Senate hearings over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, Prof. Anita Hill, who testified in remarkably similar hearings held 27 years ago, visits the University of Utah for a lecture on sexual harassment. And the LDS Church, House Speaker Greg Hughes and proponents of legalizing medical cannabis meet to draft […]

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Former LDS bishop excommunicated, Salt Lake City mayor says inland port lawsuits coming, one of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnappers released from prison

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says lawsuits are coming on the inland port because she believes the legislation that created it is unconstitutional. A Vernal detective walks a delicate line between enforcement and entrapment in sexual solicitation arrests. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates a former LDS bishop who has been critical of one-on-one interviews between Mormon […]

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