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KCPW Public Radio 88.3 FM and 105.3 FM is Utah’s first and only 24-hour commercial-free news and information station. Listen to local news updates from KCPW at 6:50, 7:50, and 8:50 a.m.
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Salt Lake City, UT

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KCPW Public Radio 88.3 FM and 105.3 FM is Utah’s first and only 24-hour commercial-free news and information station. Listen to local news updates from KCPW at 6:50, 7:50, and 8:50 a.m.

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Episodes

Salt Lake City mayoral race is getting crowded after Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced she will not seek election

3/22/2019
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More candidates join an already-crowded field after Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces she won’t be running for a second term. Governor Gary Herbert quietly lets a bill allowing the storage of depleted uranium in Utah become law. And the passage of a controversial gravel-mine protection bill draws the ire of environmentalists At 9 […]

Duration:00:49:25

Utah’s 2019 legislative session and Trump’s criticism of John McCain

3/21/2019
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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the scaled-down budget for better air quality, the two abortion bills passed by the legislature, Trump’s criticism of late Senator John McCain, the effort to oust the Utah […]

Duration:00:24:45

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says she won’t run for re-election

3/18/2019
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(KCPW News) [Audio after break] Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced on Monday that she would not be seeking a second term. Holding her wife Betty’s hand tightly, Mayor Biskupski said that her decision not to run for re-election was due to a serious and complex family situation, but that it was a private […]

Duration:00:02:13

The 2019 legislative session in review

3/15/2019
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Bills at the 2019 Utah legislative session addressed hate crimes, abortion bans, radioactive waste, the alcohol content of store-bought beer, conversion therapy, naming a state reptile, reconsidering the state flag and so much more. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce, and reporters Taylor Stevens and Benjamin Wood join KCPW’s Roger […]

Duration:00:51:27

Legislation to limit presidential power and the inland port lawsuit

3/14/2019
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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Sen. Mike Lee’s legislation to limit presidential emergency powers, Rep. Chris Stewart’s prospects as a choice for secretary of the Air Force, the tabling of the state tax […]

Duration:00:25:44

Mayor Jackie Biskupski on her decision to sue over the Utah Inland Port

3/14/2019
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We’re featuring a conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski about her decision to sue over the Utah Inland Port. Biskupski says that the law that came out of last year’s legislative session creating the project usurped city land and future tax revenue and that it was unconstitutional. In addition to a conversation with […]

Duration:00:24:56

The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy in Irrigated Systems: Local Solutions for Global Problems

3/13/2019
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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we feature a lecture delivered by Dr. Edward Weber, a professor of political science and public policy at Oregon State University. Professor Weber’s lecture focuses on the over consumption of water and how so much overuse could present an array of problems, especially in the context of our energy […]

Duration:00:52:25

Proposal on importing lower cost prescription drugs from Canada defeated

3/11/2019
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(KCPW News) [Audio after break] A bill that would have started Utah down the path toward importing lower-cost subscription drugs from Canada was voted down in a senate committee on Friday. Provo Republican Rep. Norm Thurston’s House Bill 267 would have prompted an application from Utah to the Department of Health and Human Services. That […]

Duration:00:03:07

A prominent LGBTQ advocate resigned from a state suicide task force after a conversion therapy bill was drastically altered in the legislature

3/8/2019
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Amendments drastically alter a bill to ban conversion therapy in Utah, leading to the resignation of a prominent LGBTQ advocate from a state suicide task force. Utah lawmakers abandon a proposed tax overhaul, for now. And prosecutors drop counts against a medical cannabis patient facing drug charges. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune […]

Duration:00:51:28

The beehive state is a hotspot for bees, but most don’t live in hives

3/7/2019
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It was inevitable that with a show called “In the Hive” we’d have an episode dedicated to bees. But it turns out most bees don’t actually live in hives. Go figure. First, a conversation with Scott Christensen, a historian with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, about the origins of the beehive as […]

Duration:00:29:38

State tax reform and hub-and-spoke inland port proposal

3/7/2019
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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss state tax reform, several bills to alter the voter initiative process, the tabling of the conversion therapy ban, the hate crime bill, the inland port, and SCOTUS denying an appeal […]

Duration:00:25:45

Can Utah’s Ski Industry Survive Climate Change?

3/6/2019
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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we bring you a forum on the effects of climate change in Utah — and in particular — its effects on Utah’s ski industry. In 1962, Utah began using the phrase ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth” as an effort to promote tourism for its fairly new skiing industry. And, […]

Duration:00:57:11

After years of attempts, Utah Senate approves hate crimes measure

3/4/2019
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(KCPW News) [Audio after break] West Valley Republican Sen. Daniel Thatcher’s SB103 would allow a judge to enhance the penalties someone faces for committing a crime if they target a victim based on any number of personal attributes including their race, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, gender identity or ethnicity. Prosecutors say Utah’s current hate crimes […]

Duration:00:03:41

BYU police department faces decertification after not investigating alleged officer misconduct

3/1/2019
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BYU’s police department faces decertification after failing to investigate alleged misconduct by one of its officers. A measure that would prevent cities from banning plastic bags advances at the legislature. And Utah U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams votes against president Trump’s border emergency. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan […]

Duration:00:51:25

The legacy of the Legacy Parkway, where a ban on heavy trucks is set to expire

2/28/2019
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Right now, you can’t drive a heavy truck, like a diesel semi, on the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. But the prohibition on heavy trucks for the road expires January 1, 2020. Many residents along the parkway were caught off guard by the news that big rigs could soon be rolling through their neighborhood, so […]

Duration:00:22:25

Conversion therapy ban and potentially splitting Salt Lake County

2/28/2019
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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the hate crime and conversion therapy bills, a bill to mandate highschoolers learn about different economic systems, gun reform legislation, why some want to split from Salt Lake County […]

Duration:00:25:45

Lawmaker expects Utah hate crimes bill to meet with opposition in Senate

2/22/2019
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Utah hate crimes bill clears another hurdle, but its sponsor says he expects a fight on the senate floor. Lawmakers unveil a proposal ban so-called conversion therapy. And the Sandy City Council opens an investigation into the city’s response to contaminated water. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, […]

Duration:00:50:29

National emergency and state tax reform

2/21/2019
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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the declaration of a national emergency by President Trump, sales tax reform in Utah, a bill to create more affordable housing, and potentially changing a state scholarship program to be […]

Duration:00:25:45

House passes resolution on maintaining Great Salt Lake water levels

2/15/2019
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(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] If the Great Salt Lake dries up much more than it already has, the consequences could be devastating. To underscore that point, Rep. Timothy Hawkes (R-Centerville) points to other places where terminal lakes – meaning lakes with no natural drainage – have dried up significantly, or altogether. “Around the world […]

Duration:00:03:24

Residents of an apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the building is deemed unsafe

2/15/2019
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Residents of a Salt Lake City apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the property is deemed unsafe to occupy. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes increasing the alcohol content of store-bought beer. And the Salt Lake City School District wants a seat on the Utah Inland Port Board. At 9 a.m. […]

Duration:00:51:25