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Jennifer Napier-Pearce
Trib Talk is an online video chat where Utah newsmakers discuss the hot issues of the day. Jennifer Napier-Pearce (@jnpearce) hosts. Want to join the conversation? Submit comments at sltrib.com. Text us at (801) 609-8059. Or send a Tweet to #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. Watch the previous chats on youtube.com. Listen to the podcasts on iTunes.
 
Updated on Sep 17, 2014 01:21PM

Why do a majority of Mormons align with the Republican party and conservative politics?

The tendencies have as much to do with culture and commun...

Updated on Sep 16, 2014 01:30PM

The teacher who accidentally shot herself last week in school made headlines across the country and renewed questions of whether teachers should be allowed to bring weapons on...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 01:45PM

Utah schools are known for their large class sizes, but what difference do numbers make for students and teachers? How does quantity in the classroom affect learning?

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 12:09PM

The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will review same-sex marriage cases involving five states, including Utah. Vail buys Park City Mountain Resort, ending a three years...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 12:41PM

Time to plan your weekend, and TribTalk can help.

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Salt Lake Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and “resident nerd...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 01:08PM

In a recent Tribune op-ed column, Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly says there is common ground among Mormon feminists and that she embraces all efforts to address gender...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 03:11PM

Park City Mountain Resort announced it would pay a $17.5 million bond, meaning the resort will open for the 2014-2015 season.

On Wednesday...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 01:26PM

A challenge to the way people are elected to the state school board got a boost last week. A federal judge sided with three people seeking to be candidates on the ballot, ruli...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 02:17PM

Pioneer Theatre Company has been putting double effort into its upcoming production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” staging two versions of the 2005 Broadway ...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 12:40PM

Trib Talk: E-cigarettes on the rise

E-cigarettes may not be the smoking substitute that many believed them to be, with 60 percent of e-cig...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 12:04PM

Ski resorts Park City Mountain Resort and Vail face another deadline in their legal fight. The school where FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was accused of assaulting children ...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 02:23PM

Between Sugar House Streetcar funding, confusing bike lanes on 300 South and bus service cutbacks, transportation is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in Salt Lake Ci...

Updated on Sep 3, 2014 01:55PM

After considering more than 60 drafts, Congress finally approved the Wilderness Act in 1964, a bill aimed at protecting America’s most remote places.

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Updated on Sep 2, 2014 12:34PM

What do millennials want when shopping for a place to call home?

Because of the sheer numbers of these young adults, there’s a lot riding o...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 03:29PM

Steeped as much in its religious roots as in its identity as a mountain playground, the Wasatch Front is home to an increasing diversity of voices. A collection of essays - “U...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 06:32PM

TV’s ‘Sister Wives’ family gets another victory in court. UTA feels the heat from legislative auditors and the public. Salt Lake County starts the search for a developer to bu...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 01:06PM

Are you ready for some Ute football?

The University of Utah kicks off the season against Idaho State Thursday night and the pressure is on for qua...

Updated on Aug 27, 2014 01:01PM

Legislative auditors hammered Utah Transit Authority after a year-long study, concluding the mass transit agency cut deals with developers, has incurred massive debt and overp...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 01:53PM

Contaminated wastewater from oil and gas mining along the Colorado border is flowing into evaporation ponds in Utah, endangering wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into th...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 01:01PM

The excommunication of Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly has not silenced LDS women as some feared. Rather, moderate Mormon women are finding more acceptance and more willingness to s...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 09:57AM

The Second Amendment Foundation puts Utah cities and towns on notice for their gun laws. Utah’s state school board is in turmoil, even as student test scores dip. Park ...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 09:57AM

Who will win Emmys at the 66th annual event Monday night in Los Angeles? Tribune television critic Scott D. Pierce, movie critic Sean P. Means and food writer Kathy Stephenson...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 12:51PM

Cities and towns across Utah are considering loosening their local gun laws, a move prompted by a national gun-rights group.

On Thursday ...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 12:45PM

Consider this scenario: Government chips in with a group of private investors to fund a privately run social program, such as a school counseling center or a health cli...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 12:41PM

Non-violent offenders are filling Utah’s prison to the tune of 63 percent of new inmates, a trend that has lawmakers, attorneys, judges and corrections officials worried and w...

Updated on Aug 18, 2014 12:56PM

College athletes typically get nominal living stipends, but that’s poised to change. A landmark court ruling and a NCAA decision to negotiate with Power 5 conferences are pavi...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 01:27PM

Want to hear the skinny on your best entertainment options for the weekend?

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., The Tribune’s entertainment wri...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 09:21AM

Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign asks donors if their contributions were legal. More legal allegations surface against Shurtleff and Swallow. The state-run trust managing forme...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 12:53PM

Tech-based ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft have rolled into Utah. They are currently illegal in Salt Lake City, but officials want to pave a way to legalize the act...

Updated on Aug 13, 2014 12:56PM

The state-run trust that manages assets of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is poised to give homes to 20 people even as it issues evictio...

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 01:52PM

A letter by 14 senators urges President Barack Obama to designate 1.8 million acres in southeastern Utah as a new national monument, an idea that environmentalists embrace whi...

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 01:23PM

Soaring in a hot air balloon through the Valley of the Gods, rock climbing along the breathtaking Via Ferrata in Ogden Canyon and marveling at Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty a...

Updated on Aug 8, 2014 12:14PM

A landslide destroys one home and rattles residents in North Salt Lake. Gov. Gary Herbert invites senators who support designating a new national monument in Utah to co...

Updated on Aug 8, 2014 12:59PM

College football revved up this week, complete with a three-position makeover at Utah, worries about running backs at BYU and continued high hopes for USU quarterback C...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 01:17PM

More than 930 deaths in four African nations has raised fears and questions about the Ebola virus.

On Thursday at 12:15, Utah Department ...

Updated on Aug 6, 2014 01:23PM

When is it safe to build on a hillside?

Though no one was injured in Tuesday’s landslide in North Salt Lake, the collapse of the mountainside rene...

Updated on Aug 5, 2014 12:58PM

Low wages and low career expectations are holding back Utah women in the workplace, but a new task force aims to find ways to boost education and occupational choices for wome...

Updated on Aug 4, 2014 01:39PM

The sometimes colorful mechanical “eye” of the 2002 Winter Games has closed shut for the time being.

The Hoberman Arch was dismantled last week f...

Updated on Aug 1, 2014 01:00PM

Superhero tales continue to gravitate from comic book pages to live-action features, with “Gotham” and “The Flash” on television and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on the bi...

Updated on Aug 1, 2014 08:59AM

Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow make their first court appearance. The Utah Public Service Commission considers a fee for homeowners with ...

Updated on Jul 31, 2014 01:17PM

Over loud and heated objections, the Utah Wildlife Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow Utah’s first crow hunt.

On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., board vice ...

Updated on Jul 30, 2014 01:52PM

Life in the polygamous towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona is in a state of flux.

Residents who haven’t paid rent to the ...

Updated on Jul 29, 2014 01:45PM

Who can use the Comic Con name?

That’s at the heart of a budding legal dispute between San Diego Comic-Con, the nation’s largest comic book conven...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 12:57PM

Opponents are lining up against a proposed fee on homes with solar panels, saying the fee would punish supporters of renewable energy. Rocky Mountain Power maintains net-met...

Updated on Jul 28, 2014 12:02PM

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune entertainment reporters and pop culture geeks will discuss opening films “Hercules” and “Lucy,” the bevy of country musical offerings all week...

Updated on Aug 1, 2014 08:27AM

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants a religious exemption to President Obama’s executive order extending LGBT workplace protections to federal contractors. Gov. Gary Herbert chimes ...

Updated on Jul 23, 2014 01:02PM

Ben and Renny Cross spent decades together living the ranching life and raising a family on the Colorado rangeland. But the murder of their daughter and an Alzheimer’s ...

Updated on Jul 22, 2014 12:33PM

Patrick Wiggins loves the night sky.

After 26 years at the Hansen Planetarium and the past 12 years as a volunteer Solar System Ambassador, Wiggin...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 04:26PM

Come September, a former Utah elementary school teacher will lead the nation’s largest teacher’s union.

Lily Eskelsen García has been elected pres...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 04:59PM

Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple felonies, including receiving or soliciting bribes/bribery...

 
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