KCPW Public Radio 88.3 FM is Utah’s first and only 24-hour commercial-free news and information station. Owned by Wasatch Public Media, a Utah non-profit corporation, KCPW is a membership-supported community public radio station.
Legislature tackles COVID restrictions
As 2022′s legislative session gets underway, many Utah lawmakers ignore the recommendations of public health experts and gather unmasked. Senate President Stuart Adams goes a step further — presiding over his chamber after twice testing positive for COVID-19. Among the priorities this session: doing away with health orders aimed at protecting residents. Plus: The would-be dredgers of Utah Lake sue […]
President Biden’s voting rights bill and vaccine mandate fail and Utah’s 2022 legislative session begins
Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the stalling of voting rights legislation in the U.S. Senate, the Supreme Court striking down President Biden’s “Vaccination-or-Test” mandate for large businesses, the […]
The human health and economic costs of air pollution in Utah
A study published in 2020 by a cohort of scientists from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah and other institutions found that air pollution shortens life-expectancy in Utah on average by two years. The study, a compilation of data on the human health and economic impacts of pollution, reported that between 2,500 and 8,000 […]
Real Estate Frenzy and Rural Utah
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses Utah’s real estate frenzy and its impact on rural Utahns. Over the last year, 22 of Utah’s 29 counties experienced increases in housing prices. Salt Lake County, the state’s most urban and populous, sold 17,000 homes alone. While this […]
COVID spike, mask mandates and navigating ambiguity for queer Latter-day Saints
With Utah coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations at record levels, health officials turn to mask requirements to try to stem the tide. Meanwhile, Utah’s COVID-19 testing capacity is ‘maxed out,’ leading to cases potentially going uncounted. And queer members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints walk a tight-rope while trying to date and remain in good […]
Pandemic stress, the filibuster, Utah’s economy and more
Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss President Biden’s falling approval ratings, the continued stress of the pandemic, the Salt Lake County mask mandate vote, Gov. Cox’s ban on a […]
Best public radio station in Utah
KCPW’s content is really excellent and I love the journalism they provide for the state of Utah.
Thank you Emily Means and public radio
I have a long commute to work and love listening to KCPW's shows to learn more about Utah. As a transplant to SLC, their in-house programs have taught me so much about local issues and made me feel like part of the community. In the Hive with Emily Means is my favorite. I really appreciate how she connects local and national news stories and interviews locals with direct knowledge and relevance to the weekly topics. Thanks KCPW! So glad you set up the podcast format!