Behind the Headlines From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news. Here on UPR, The Salt Lake Tribune presents 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.Hosted by UPR's Tom Williams, a rotating panel of the state's top journalists explain what's happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.Listeners can join the discussion by sending questions to @upraccess on Twitter or emailing upraccess@gmail.com.Behind the Headlines is brought to you through a partnership with Utah Public Radio and The Salt Lake Tribune.
Behind the Headlines

Behind the Headlines

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From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news. Here on UPR, The Salt Lake Tribune presents 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.Hosted by UPR's Tom Williams, a rotating panel of the state's top journalists explain what's happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.Listeners can join the discussion by sending questions to @upraccess on Twitter or emailing upraccess@gmail.com.Behind the Headlines is brought to you through a partnership with Utah Public Radio and The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Debate highlights, inmate to be executed, and more on Behind the Headlines

Tribune reporters Emily Anderson Stern, Paighten Harkins and Anastasia Hufham, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke join to talk about the week's top stories, including Utah being set to execute its first death row inmate since 2010 this summer.

Debate highlights, inmate to be executed, and more on Behind the Headlines

Freeway system for bikes, teen social media use, and more on Behind the Headlines

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Freeway system for bikes, teen social media use, and more on Behind the Headlines

Controversial Utah Inland Port Authority project and more on Behind the Headlines

Tribune reporters Sofia Jeremias, Megan Banta and Carmen Nesbitt, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke join this week to talk about the top stories, including the Utah Inland Port Authority approving a controversial project on sensitive wetlands on the Great Salt Lake.

Controversial Utah Inland Port Authority project and more on Behind the Headlines

Attack on trans bathroom bill, starter homes, and more on Behind the Headlines

Tribune reporters Emily Anderson Stern, Tony Semerad and Anastasia Hufham join this week to talk about the top stories, including Utah launching an all-out push to build thousands of new 'starter homes' that you might be able to afford.

Attack on trans bathroom bill, starter homes, and more on Behind the Headlines

Wilderness youth program closures and more on Behind the Headlines

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Gov. Cox at convention, college majors and more on Behind the Headlines

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Statewide book bans and more on Behind the Headlines

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Natalie Cline's seat, the future of Sundance and more on Behind the Headlines

Tribune reporters Palak Jayswal, Emily Anderson Stern and Andy Larsen join this week to talk about the week's top stories, including Natalie Cline losing her Utah school board seat.

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Cracked Panguitch dam, controversial speaker and more on Behind the Headlines

Rocky Mountain Power's future with coal and more on Behind the Headlines

In a climate setback, Rocky Mountain Power now says it plans to burn coal in Utah until 2042, how health care shortages affect rural Utahns — and what the state is doing to help, and Salt Lake City says the owner must restore the partly demolished Fifth Ward Latter-day Saint meetinghouse.

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