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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.

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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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.






P.O. Box 510730 Salt Lake City, UT 84151-0730 (801) 359-5279


Conservative commentator blasts ‘ideological fascism’ at University of Utah, Curtis’ takes flak for immigration ads, Hatch’s citizenship plan

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s appearance at the University of Utah draws protests. Provo Mayor John Curtis, the Republican candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, receives criticism for Facebook ads demonstrating a far-right position on immigration. And Sen. Orrin Hatch offers a plan togive young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt […]

Duration: 00:51:02

DACA and immigration reform, the reactionary SLCPD and Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray. They discuss DACA and the future of immigration reform; the Salt Lake City Police Department’s reaction to the aggressive arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels; and potential candidates for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat — if […]

Duration: 00:25:46

The redistricting process

Emily Means talks with Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, and Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, about redistricting, the process of re-evaluating and redrawing political boundaries following the U.S. census; and their thoughts on the Better Boundaries initiative. Also, Jason Perry from the Hinckley Institute of Politics lays the groundwork for understanding where congressional seats are […]

Duration: 00:29:59

Operation Rio Grande arrests, no Herrod concession and heavy metals in schools’ drinking water

Operation Rio Grande’s arrest tally rises above 200 in less than a week of the downtown crackdown, and the ACLU of Utah calls the strategy “business as usual.” Provo Mayor John Curtis likely wins the Republican nomination in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, but Chris Herrod, the probable runner-up, refuses to concede until more votes are […]

Duration: 00:51:25

Reflections of an Aid Worker in South Sudan

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 3, 2017) — Recently the Tanner Center for Human Rights co-sponsored Renuka Naj to speak at the Hinckley Institute. Naj recently returned from serving a year in Juba, South Sudan, a country that has collapsed into violent civil war. She spoke on February 8, 2017.

Duration: 00:27:57

Ozone levels, the Koch Foundation and Utah’s Third Congressional District

Ozone levels along the Wasatch Front are the worst they’ve been in almost a decade. A $10 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation has some University of Utah faculty concerned about potential political influence at the school. And after a judge ruled in the party’s favor, Jim Bennett will be on the ballot as the […]

Duration: 00:51:27

Herbert announces 50-year water plan, Wilson to seek Hatch’s Senate seat and Huntsman Jr. officially nominated as ambassador to Russia

In anticipation of Utah’s population growth, Gov. Gary Herbert unveils a 50-year water management plan. Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson announces that she will challenge seven-term Sen. Orrin Hatch. And the White House officially nominates Jon Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to Russia. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Emma Penrod, Washington Bureau Chief Thomas Burr, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and editorial writer George Pyle join KCPW’s Roger McDonough...

Duration: 00:51:27

Senate GOP pushes new health bill, Hatch weighs in on Trump Jr. meeting, Utah District 3 candidates debate, mixed reaction on schools initiative (7/14/17)

Senate Republicans release a revision of their health care bill, gaining some conservative votes but still lacking support from moderates. Utah’s U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch says the story of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian national is “overblown.” Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another at their first debate. And a ballot initiative aiming to increase education funding receives mixed reactions from the...

Duration: 00:51:37

Fireworks troubles renew calls for ban, Hughes considers National Guard intervention in homeless violence, Gordon Hayward bolts to Boston

Fireworks dazzle Utahns over the July Fourth weekend, but fires and increased air pollution have some residents wondering if the displays are worth the trouble. Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes considers involving the National Guard in the violence affecting the Rio Grande homeless population. And Utah Jazz player Gordon Hayward says goodbye to the Beehive State as he accepts a position with the Boston Celtics. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emma Penrod, Chris Smart and Kyle...

Duration: 00:51:27

Jason Chaffetz’s new gig; Mike Lee’s role in the delayed health care vote; and what caused the Brian Head fire to spread?

Outgoing Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz starts work as a political pundit on Fox News. Republican Senate leaders postpone a vote on their health care bill amid lack of support, including from Utah Sen. Mike Lee. And while the Brian Head Fire rages on, environmentalists and state legislators disagree on what causes wildfires to spread. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporter Brian Maffly, Washington Bureau Chief Thomas Burr, managing editor David Noyce and columnist Robert Gehrke...

Duration: 00:51:24

Utah’s new DUI law, Gov. Herbert vs. the legislature — and Mike Lee vs. the GOP health care bill

Utah’s hotly debated DUI law comes under scrutiny during the legislature’s interim session. The race for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant House seat spurs a conflict between the Utah legislature and Gov. Gary Herbert. And Senate Republicans release the draft of their health care bill, drawing fire from Democrats and some Republicans, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporters Kathy Stephenson and Emma Penrod, government and politics editor Dan...

Duration: 00:51:23

SLC Facility Ushers People into Housing and Treatment Programs

Jimmy Woods was homeless for 12 years before finally landing a place of his own in May. More than a decade ago, when he couldn’t get the help he needed in Birmingham, Alabama, Jimmy boarded a bus bound for Ogden. After that, he made his way to the Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake City. “I […]

Duration: 00:04:39

Rock camp teaches girls to use their voices

-Audio below- (KCPW News) For its second year in Salt Lake City, the Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls is pushing girls out from backstage and into the limelight. The weeklong camp gives girls ages 8-18 a chance to form bands and learn to sing, play drums, bass, guitar and keys. The girls write their own […]

Duration: 00:03:20

Ott may retire early, Zinke wants to resize Bears Ears and Utah imam barred from flying home

Amid growing concerns for his health, Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott considers retiringfrom the position before his term ends in 2020. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends resizing the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument. And the leader of a Utah mosque is barred from his flight home to the United States from a Kenyan […]

Duration: 00:51:26

Gun Control, Drama in the Utah Democratic Party and the Golden State Warriors

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss gun control after the shooting at the Congressional Republicans’ baseball practice; what we learned from former FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimonies; infighting within the Utah […]

Duration: 00:25:39

Miller leaves Democratic race and party, Our Schools Now talks sales tax, and why Comey got fired

The Our Schools Now campaign to increase education funding changes to include a sales tax hike. Rob Miller, leaves a Utah Democratic Party race, then the party itself, amid accusations of sexual misconduct. And a poll shows Utahns disagree on why former FBI Director James Comey was fired from his post. On Friday at 9 […]

Duration: 00:51:25

What to do about Gary Ott, Hourglass Appreciation Night and Our Schools Now

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the declining health of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott; a promotional night gone wrong by the Ogden Raptors; changes to the educational funding initiative Our Schools Now; and Pres. Donald […]

Duration: 00:25:04

Utah booze board stumbles in accounting, state rebuffs candidates, and Winder looks for redrock pastures

A state audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shows millions reporting errors involving millions of dollars. Two candidates looking to enter the 3rd District congressional raceare rejected by the state. And Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says he’ll take a job as Moab’s police chief. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake […]

Duration: 00:51:24

Schools’ punishment of American Indians, Diehl and Hughes, and Trump’s budget

American Indian students are punished in Utah schools more than any other demographic, a recent report shows. Details about former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl’s bankruptcy case surface, prompting more questions about his relationship with Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. And President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would slash fundingfor Utahns in need and […]

Duration: 00:51:27

United Utah Party, a New GOP Chairman and 3rd District Candidates

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the United Utah Party, formed for centrist Republicans and Democrats; the Utah GOP’s new chairman, Rob Anderson; all the candidates lining up for a chance at Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant […]

Duration: 00:25:14

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