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.

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LDS church leader says gender is defined at birth, ATVs in Utah’s national parks, and a lewdness charge.

A leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints defines gender as ‘biological sex at birth.’ The National Parks Service opens Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ to ATVs. And a West Valley City woman fights a lewdness charge after going topless in her own home. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David […]

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Reactions to impeachment inquiry, State alters Lake Powell Pipeline plan, and a coal mine resumes production.

Utah’s members of Congress react to the launch of an official impeachment inquiry. State officials significantly alter their plans for the Lake Powell Pipeline. And a Utah coal mine is expected to resume production — with an eye to overseas markets. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter […]

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Lawmakers take cannabis private, rents continue to rise despite new construction, and those pesky scooter riders

Lawmakers vote to take cannabis dispensing out of the state’s hands. Rents continue to rise, despite a boom in apartment construction. And Salt Lake City considers a crackdown on sidewalk scooter riders. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter Taylor Stevens and columnist George Pyle join KCPW host […]

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Vaping wafts into politics, justice system exonerations and medical cannabis changes

Following a spate of vaping-related illnesses, Sen. Mitt Romney suggests a recall of e-cigarettes, a Utah man is exonerated in a sexual abuse case after spending more than 15 years behind bars and marijuana opponents cry foul over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis law. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and […]

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