Behind the Headlines

Tim Ballard’s troubles; more affordable homes; questions on trans sports panelSalt Lake Tribune journalists to discuss the week’s top stories.

Timothy Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad, talks with President Donald Trump during a meeting about human trafficking on the souther border of the U.S., in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, Feb. 1, 2019. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)

In a rare public rebuke, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemns Tim Ballard’s “morally unacceptable” behavior. A doctor with ties to anti-LGBTQ hate groups is now serving on Utah’s trans sports commission. And hundreds of affordable homes will be built in seven Utah cities.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Courtney Tanner and Tony Semerad, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join Utah Public Radio’s Tom Williams to talk about the week’s top stories.

Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio at for the broadcast. Join the live conversation this week by email to or Twitter @upraccess.

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