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 name-checking @KCPW on Twitter or calling (801) 355-TALK with comments and questions for the panel. Behind the Headlines airs Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on KCPW. Streaming audio is available as well, and podcasts of the lates episodes can be found below.
A bill that would bar transgender girls from K-12 girls sports stalls in a Utah Senate committee. A measure to allow a name change for Dixie State University appears to have life again. A House committee advances a proposal to block cities and counties from creating gun regulations. And Deb Haaland is poised to become the first Native American to head […]
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox suggests he won’t sign a bill that would bar transgender girls from competing in female K-12 sports. A new study shows that Utahns who seek payday loans pay 652% annual interest — the second highest rate in the nation. Sen. Mike Lee vows to do battle with companies that he says are biased against conservatives. And […]
Sen. Mitt Romney’s close call during the Jan. 6 Capitol siege gets a spotlight during this week’s impeachment proceedings. With the backing of Paris Hilton, Utah lawmakers seek to reform the state’s “troubled-teen” industry. And Wall Street looks to commodify water in the West. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson, Jessica Miller and Zak Podmore, […]
More than 7,000 people sign a petition seeking to remove a Utah school board member over her comments about LGBTQ students and Black Lives Matter. A new bill seeks to prevent transgender girls from participating in female sports in Utah schools. The state says it will begin vaccinating those 65 and older in March. And a comment during a legislative committee meeting […]
A Utah lawmaker pursues impeachment of Attorney General Sean Reyes. The state’s U.S. senators are split on the upcoming Senate trial of former President Donald Trump. And legislators consider a bill to let Utahns carry a concealed firearm without a permit. On Friday morning, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson and Bethany Rodgers, along with editorial page editor George […]