Trib Talk

Jennifer Napier-Pearce

    Trib Talk: Guns and mental health
    Last week’s mass shooting in Oregon brought a new wave of familiar political rhetoric, with Democrats calling for tighter gun laws and Republicans foc...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman questions a witness during the committee's hearing on how a small gyrocopter entered restricted airspace and landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol, in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Trib Talk: Chaffetz’s bid for U.S. House Speaker
    In a single week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz made national headlines for aggressively questioning Planned Parenthood, chastising the U.S. Secret Service for ...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 12:17 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: What is the latest Medicaid substitute plan, Utah Access Plus?
    GOP leaders will publicly unveil their latest plan to provide health coverage for Utah’s poor tomorrow, but the Utah Access Plus plan is already getti...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 12:55 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: Utah's new health plan, a legal Uber and Planned Parenthood
    The Secret Service leaks Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s information to the news media. The Utah Access Plus health plan struggles to find support from House Re...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 09:02 am   |     |   Share
    Actor Matt Damon poses for photographs as he arrives on the red carpet for the European Premiere of The Martian, at a central London cinema, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) Trib Talk: Halloween fun in Utah, 'The Martian,' and Fall TV
    TRIB TALK Haunted houses, “Dr. Ken” and the film ‘The Martian’ O 12:15 p.m. • Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and television critic Scott D. Pierce...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Brainstorming solutions to homelessness
    Between government agencies and service providers, more than $100 million a year is spent on homelessness in Utah and yet the problems near Pioneer Pa...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: ‘The Ethics of Suicide’
    Throughout history, suicide has been both celebrated as an act of courage and duty as well as condemned as moral failing and sin. University of Utah p...
    Updated Sep 30 2015 12:44 pm   |     |   Share
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During his strutting ritual, a male sage grouse inflates his air sacs. Trib Talk: Managing the sage grouse
    Last week’s decision by the U.S. Department of Interior not to list the greater sage grouse as an endangered species sparked debate among both environ...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
    Christine Sun, right, deputy legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, confers with Michael Ferguson, second right, and his partner Seth Anderson, before a news conference, in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Ferguson, of Salt Lake City, is one of four gay men accusing a New Jersey organization of selling Trib Talk: Mormons and gay conversion therapy
    Gay conversion therapy has been discredited by many mental health professionals and in court, but those who have gone to reparative groups and weekend...
    Updated Sep 28 2015 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: Pontiff addresses Congress, LDS apostle Scott dies, sage grouse stays off endangered species list
    Pope Francis enthralls U.S. Catholics and addresses Congress on immigration, the environment and other issues. Mormon church apostle Elder Richard G. ...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 09:07 am   |     |   Share
    Executive producer Mark Gordon, from left, actress Priyanka Chopra, and writer/executive producer Joshua Safran appear during the Trib Talk: Salt Lake Comic Con, ‘Quantico,’ ‘Blood & Oil’
    Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and television critic Scott D. Pierce join food writer Kathy Stephenson to discuss Salt Lake Comic Con, “The Intern...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 12:20 pm   |     |   Share
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after this welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Trib Talk: Utahns reflect on Pope Francis
    Not one to mince words, Pope Francis has brought his strong opinions to the U.S., urging action on immigration, canonizing a controversial missionary ...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 11:23 am   |     |   Share
    (Kim Raff   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Boyd K. Packer, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, leaves the morning session of the 182nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Trib Talk: A new generation of Mormon leaders?
    Elder Richard G. Scott, a well-loved top leader of the LDS Church, died Tuesday, leaving a rare three vacancies in the church’s Quorum of Twelve apost...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Utah’s Hispanic vote
    What’s on the minds of Utah’s Hispanic voters? On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Archie Archuleta of the Utah Coalition of La Raza, former White House Commis...
    Updated Sep 22 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Sexual assault on Utah campuses
    How are Utah’s colleges and universities confronting sexual assault on campus? On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Melissa Flores of Westminster College and Holl...
    Updated Sep 21 2015 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: Deadly floods scar southern Utah, school grades up, Johnson enters race for governor
    Flash floods in southern Utah result in seven dead at Zion National Park and 12 dead and one missing in the FLDS community of Hildale, Utah. Utah scho...
    Updated Sep 18 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: The fair, Fall TV and movies
    The state of the Utah State Fair, ‘Black Mass’ and fall TV 12:15 p.m. • Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and television critic Scott D. Pierce give ...
    Updated Sep 18 2015 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Recovering from this week’s flash flood disasters
    Flash floods surged through Hildale, Utah and Zion National Park Monday, resulting in the deadliest weather event in state history. On Thursday at 12:...
    Updated Sep 17 2015 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: World Congress of Families comes to Utah
    Next month, the World Congress of Families will convene in Salt Lake City, drawing a couple thousand traditional family supporters as well as protests...
    Updated Sep 09 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Dangers of prescription drug addiction
    Deaths from prescription drug abuse reached 289 in Utah in 2014, prompting officials to declare a public health crisis. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., s...
    Updated Sep 08 2015 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: E-cigs popular with Utah youth, SAGE scores are up, sales tax would boost bus service
    A sales tax hike would fund increased bus services, says the Utah Transit Authority. More Utah youth are e-smoking. SAGE test scores improved in all s...
    Updated Sep 08 2015 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: The music of Joe Hill
    Immigrant, laborer, songwriter -- Joe Hill’s intersecting identities and lyrical talent made him the voice of the Industrial Workers of the World. Wit...
    Updated Sep 04 2015 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Utah v. Michigan
    It’s college football season in Utah, and for those who bleed crimson, the University of Utah versus Michigan game at Rice-Eccles Stadium is the bigge...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 06:08 pm   |     |   Share
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Cristobal M. Villegas Jr. and his post at #togetherwithoutborders Trib Talk: The LDS Church and immigration reform
    Although the LDS Church has long advocated a compassionate approach to immigration reform, some members are giving the church a nudge on social media ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Lit: ‘Our Souls at Night’ by Kent Haruf
    Some couples share a song, some have a special place. In Kent Haruf’s novel “Our Souls at Night,” Addie Moore and Louis Waters cherish quiet evenings ...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Photo courtesy of the Morrison family
John G. Morrison, the fourth officer from the right, stands with other members of the Salt Lake City police department at the intersection of Main Street and Exchange Place, near what was then the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. John Morrison later left the department and became a grocer. He and his son Arling were fatally shot in the family’s Salt Lake City store in January 1914. Trib Talk: Joe Hill and the Morrisons
    As Utahns commemorate the 100th anniversary of the execution of labor activist Joe Hill, family members of the two men he reportedly killed want their...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with scouting
    — Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with Scouting O Utah voters would favor Donald Trump over Hillary ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:35 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Single men and women from Davis and Weber counties sing during the afternoon session of the 185th Annual LDS General Conference Saturday April 4, 2015. Trib Talk: Mormon singles in a family-centric church
    Fewer Mormon men means more single LDS women, yet marriage and children remain core to the faith’s sermons and culture. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., LDS...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Targeting shooting on public land
    Public land managers are looking for ways to curb target practice and shooting near Utah Lake, where they say shooters are ignoring the rules. On Wed...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 08:05 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: Discrimination in SLC schools?
    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is looking into allegations of unfair treatment and discrimination of minority students in ...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 12:17 pm   |     |   Share