Behind the Headlines

New homelessness boss, refugee frustrations and Vicky Chavez leaves sanctuary


A new “homelessness czar” is appointed to oversee Utah’s response to the growing number of unsheltered people in the state. Refugee resettlement groups express frustration that President Joe Biden has yet to expand the number of refugees the U.S. is willing to accept. And after three years in sanctuary in a Salt Lake City church, Vicky Chavez and her two daughters can now leave without fear of deportation.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Matt Canham and Taylor Stevens, along with editorial page editor George Pyle, join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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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. Produced by KCPW Studios
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