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“Trib Talk,” hosted by education reporter Benjamin Wood, features Salt Lake Tribune reporters and invited guests discussing the latest news and diving into topics that affect Utahns.

“Trib Talk,” hosted by education reporter Benjamin Wood, features Salt Lake Tribune reporters and invited guests discussing the latest news and diving into topics that affect Utahns.
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“Trib Talk,” hosted by education reporter Benjamin Wood, features Salt Lake Tribune reporters and invited guests discussing the latest news and diving into topics that affect Utahns.

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Episodes

Should Medicaid cover most, many or some low-income Utahns? | Episode 26

10/10/2018
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Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, Utah lawmakers have taken incremental steps toward expanding Medicaid and providing health care coverage to low-income Utahns. The state’s newest plan requires approval from the federal government and imposes work requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries. In the meantime, advocates for full expansion have succeeded in placing a Medicaid initiative on the November ballot, meaning Utah voters, not lawmakers, will decide how and whether to...

Duration:00:33:12

Utah’s senators will almost certainly vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. Here's why. | Episode 25

10/3/2018
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Last week, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee heard dramatic testimony from judge Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee to the United States Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor who says Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were both teenagers. The narrowly divided Senate is expected to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation this week, following a supplemental investigation into Kavanaugh’s background by the FBI. And there is little doubt that Utah’s Senators will ultimately...

Duration:00:18:46

Utah lawmakers want you to give them more power | Episode 24

9/26/2018
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In Utah, lawmakers have 45 days each year to vote on new laws and manage the affairs of state. Beyond that, a special session of the Legislature can be convened only when called by the governor, with debate limited to an agenda the governor controls. But a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution would change that, giving the Legislature the power to convene itself. If approved by voters in November, the amendment would allow a two-thirds majority of the Utah House and Senate to call...

Duration:00:28:51

A Utah detective's work highlights the fine line between investigation and entrapment | Episode 23

9/18/2018
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The vernal police department has made a priority of investigating sex solicitation cases, typically involving adult men looking to pay for casual sex with adult women. And the department’s approach relies on an undercover detective engaging in sometimes lengthy online conversations with alleged perpetrators. But critics say Vernal’s investigative tactics may be stepping into the realm of entrapment, and prompting men to commit a crime when they otherwise would not. Those critics say that...

Duration:00:22:15

Is Utah gerrymandered? | Episode 22

9/12/2018
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Salt Lake County is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by three different congresspersons, none of whom live in Salt Lake County. Utah’s voting maps, which divide the state’s most populous county — and home to its capital city — into three congressional districts, boosting the voice of rural and suburban conservatives over that of the urban, and predominately liberal voters in Salt Lake City and the east bench. To critics, Utah’s maps are a clear-cut example of...

Duration:00:39:29

A Utah police officer seeks help for himself, and others, after years of trauma | Episode 3

5/2/2018
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In this week’s episode of “Trib Talk,” reporter Benjamin Wood, Tribune deputy managing editor Matt Canham and Brent Jex, president of the Utah’s Fraternal Order of Police, discuss the need for, and stigma surrounding, mental health services within the law enforcement community.

Duration:00:31:45

What does Mitt Romney's primary election say about the Utah Republican Party? | Episode 2

4/25/2018
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In this week’s episode of “Trib Talk,” Tribune reporters Benjamin Wood and Courtney Tanner and columnist Robert Gehrke discuss last weekend’s Utah Republican Convention and the upcoming primary elections for Senate candidate Mitt Romney and incumbent Congressman John Curtis.

Duration:00:24:24

Will Utah voters go against the Mormon church on medical marijuana? | Episode 1

4/18/2018
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In this episode of “Trib Talk,” Tribune reporters Taylor Anderson and Benjamin Wood and Tribune editorial writer Michelle Quist discuss a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana that appears likely to qualify for the November ballot.

Duration:00:23:08