tribtalk - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/tribtalk News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trib Talk: Interview with 2nd District incumbent Rep. Chris Stewart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58469649-231/tribtalk-com-stewart-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58469649-231/tribtalk-com-stewart-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Interview with 2nd District incumbent Rep. Chris Stewart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T13:07:59.739-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 01:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On his campaign blog, Rep. Chris Stewart says the U.S. is at a crossroads and in order to save the nation, leaders must be willing “to repeal Obamacare ... enact real entitlement reform ... implement pro-growth/pro-family tax reforms,” among other things. On Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Stewart joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss these platform items along with immigration, public lands and national security. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58469649@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:07:59 MDT Trib Talk: AP U.S. history test scrutinized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58459262-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58459262-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-history.html.csp">Trib Talk: AP U.S. history test scrutinized</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T13:21:01.365-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In Utah and elsewhere, the new AP U.S. history curriculum is under fire. Critics say that recent changes to the exam follow a revisionist political agenda while defenders say the test better measures critical thinking skills. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Robert Austin of the Utah Office of Education, Tribune education reporter Benjamin Wood and retired teacher Larry Krieger join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the structural and philosophical changes behind the testing controversy. Watch thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459262@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:21:01 MDT Utah Lit: “The Human Age” by Diane Ackerman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58455673-231/tribtalk-ackerman-age-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58455673-231/tribtalk-ackerman-age-book.html.csp">Utah Lit: “The Human Age” by Diane Ackerman</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T13:35:28.455-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 01:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Industrial Age and Modern era are on their way out, author Diane Ackerman argues, and a new era is just beginning. This time, though, the period is not characterized by the tools humans use, but by the impact our species is having on nature itself. From the effect skyscrapers have on bird habitats and behaviors to the way an orangutan uses an iPad, Ackerman describes the so-called Anthropocene in a new book, “The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us.” On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Catherine Weller...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58455673@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:35:28 MDT Trib Talk: Interview with 1st District challenger Donna McAleer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58450438-231/tribtalk-mcaleer-talk-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58450438-231/tribtalk-mcaleer-talk-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Interview with 1st District challenger Donna McAleer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By XXXXXX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-25T13:38:58.468-06:00">Updated Sep 25, 2014 01:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Election 2014: McAleer in 1st District race 12:15 p.m. • Democrat Donna McAleer is making a second try for the 1st Congressional seat, pushing an agenda of reforming the immigration system, cleaning up Utah air, protecting public lands and breaking the gridlock in Washington. McAleer joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the issues, her personal story and why she’s running for Congress. This is the first in a series of Election 2014 candidate interviews. Watch this online video chat at slt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450438@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:38:58 MDT Trib Talk: The local politics of the Healthy Utah plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58442745-231/tribtalk-utah-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58442745-231/tribtalk-utah-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: The local politics of the Healthy Utah plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T12:40:17.716-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For months, Gov. Gary Herbert has been negotiating with the Obama administration to create a unique alternative to expanding Medicaid. Now that the Healthy Utah plan is close to having federal approval, the focus shifts to Utah legislators. Will lawmakers go along with the governor’s health care solution for the poor? On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Rep. Robert Spendlove, (R-Sandy), Rep. Edward Redd (R-Logan) and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the politics and negotiations surround...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442745@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:40:17 MDT Trib Talk: Diversity in Utah police forces http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58432955-231/tribtalk-police-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58432955-231/tribtalk-police-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Diversity in Utah police forces</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T12:50:00.673-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 12:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., police departments across the country have been scrutinized for not reflecting the racial diversity of the communities they serve. According to 2010 census data, 22 percent of West Valley City residents are Hispanic while 5 percent of officers are Hispanic. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., West Valley City police chief Lee Russo, Proyecto Latino de Utah director Tony Yapias and Tribune reporter Jessica Miller join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss why diver...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432955@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:50:00 MDT Trib Talk: Explore the week in geek http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58430309-231/tribtalk-talk-com-critic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58430309-231/tribtalk-talk-com-critic.html.csp">Trib Talk: Explore the week in geek</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:37:54.388-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Making weekend entertainment plans? Trib Talk can help. Tribune resident nerd Sheena McFarland, movie critic Sean P. Means and television critic Scott D. Pierce examine weekend options, including the movies “Maze Runner” and “This Is Where I Leave You.” Watch the video chat live streamed at sltrib.com. Join in by calling 801-355-TALK or by sending comments and questions to #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. › sltrib.com</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430309@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:37:54 MDT Trib Talk: What will it take to shrink class sizes? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58406854-231/tribtalk-class-sizes-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58406854-231/tribtalk-class-sizes-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: What will it take to shrink class sizes?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T13:45:17.425-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 01:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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? On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Education Policy Center director Andrea Rorrer, Utah State University education professor Laura Foley and Tribune reporter Lisa Schencker join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the research and what it would take to reduce class sizes.  Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406854@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:45:17 MDT Trib Talk: The weekend ahead, a look back at Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58403417-231/tribtalk-com-sltrib-talk.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58403417-231/tribtalk-com-sltrib-talk.html.csp">Trib Talk: The weekend ahead, a look back at Comic Con</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:41:03.055-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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” Sheena McFarland will talk about the weekend’s entertainment — including the end of the Utah State Fair and Red Butte Garden’s summer series, the start of JazzSLC’s season, and the worst movie ever filmed in Utah — and look back at last week’s Salt Lake Comic Con. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending quest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403417@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:41:03 MDT Trib Talk: Kate Kelly on Mormon feminists, life after excommunication http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58398209-231/tribtalk-kelly-sltrib-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58398209-231/tribtalk-kelly-sltrib-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Kate Kelly on Mormon feminists, life after excommunication</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T13:08:53.332-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 01:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 inequality within the LDS Church. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Kelly joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about what she sees as incremental steps toward equity, life after excommunication and the future of Ordain Women. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398209@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:08:53 MDT Trib Talk: Park City Mountain Resort to open, now what? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58394779-231/tribtalk-park-resort-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58394779-231/tribtalk-park-resort-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Park City Mountain Resort to open, now what?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T15:11:45.302-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 03:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 at 12:15 p.m., Park City Councilwoman Liza Simpson, ski historian Mike Korologos and Tribune reporter Christopher Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the impact the ongoing litigation between PCMR and Vail has had on the community and Utah’s ski industry generally.  Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by send...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58394779@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:11:45 MDT Trib Talk: Utah school board candidates v. the process http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58389395-231/tribtalk-board-candidates-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58389395-231/tribtalk-board-candidates-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Utah school board candidates v. the process</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T13:26:54.219-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 01:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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, ruling the current candidate selection process is unconstitutional. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., plaintiff Breck England and Tribune reporters Tom Harvey and Lisa Schencker join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the case and what the ruling means for the school board and elections in November.  Watch this online video chat at s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389395@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:26:54 MDT Trib Talk: PTC’s two versions of ‘Spelling Bee’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58378819-231/tribtalk-versions-bee-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58378819-231/tribtalk-versions-bee-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: PTC’s two versions of ‘Spelling Bee’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T14:17:27.928-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 hit — a tame edition and one that’s a tad more saucy. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., PTC artistic director Karen Azenberg and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the play and the whys and hows behind producing dual versions.  Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378819@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:17:27 MDT Trib Talk: E-cigarettes on the rise in Utah, long-term health effects http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58375293-231/tribtalk-cigarettes-health-rise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58375293-231/tribtalk-cigarettes-health-rise.html.csp">Trib Talk: E-cigarettes on the rise in Utah, long-term health effects</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T12:40:12.524-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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-cigarette users also smoking regular cigarettes. On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Health Department spokesman Adam Bramwell, Rachelle Blackham with Davis County Health and Tribune reporter Kristen Moulton join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the rise of e-cigarette usage and what is known about long-term health effects of the product. Watch this online video cha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375293@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:40:12 MDT Trib Talk: Rough road for Salt Lake City transportation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58370481-231/tribtalk-sltrib-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58370481-231/tribtalk-sltrib-lake-salt.html.csp">Trib Talk: Rough road for Salt Lake City transportation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T14:23:22.287-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 City. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Salt Lake City Council Chair Charlie Luke, Salt Lake City Transportation director Robin Hutcheson and Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about getting around Salt Lake and the rough policy road ahead. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370481@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:23:22 MDT Trib Talk: Millennials and Salt Lake’s downtown (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58352310-231/tribtalk-downtown-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58352310-231/tribtalk-downtown-lake-salt.html.csp">Trib Talk: Millennials and Salt Lake’s downtown (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T12:34:43.054-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 on the answer to this question and the Salt Lake Chamber, city leaders and residential developers say they’re trying to make downtown the most attractive option for this crucial demographic. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., economist Pam Perlich, real estate agent Angela Carlson, the Downtown Alliance’s Nick Como and Tribune reporter Tony Semerad join Jennifer Napie...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352310@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:34:43 MDT Utah Lit book club for August: “Utah Reflections” (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58347341-231/tribtalk-utah-book-club.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58347341-231/tribtalk-utah-book-club.html.csp">Utah Lit book club for August: “Utah Reflections” (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T15:29:05.852-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 - “Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front” - captures a few voices from this place, with authors and poets drawing on geography and culture to give a glimpse of life in urban Utah.  On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune reporter Kathy Stephenson and columnist Ann Cannon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss how water, sno...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347341@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:29:05 MDT Trib Talk: UTA defends against audit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58339614-231/tribtalk-uta-transit-audit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58339614-231/tribtalk-uta-transit-audit.html.csp">Trib Talk: UTA defends against audit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:01:42.089-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 overpays its executives. UTA rejected the findings, arguing the agency is recognized as a national transit leader and that its pay scale is less than similarly-sized agencies. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., UTA board chair Rep. Greg Hughes and Sen. John Valentine join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the audit’s conclusions and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339614@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:01:42 MDT Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp">Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T13:53:41.773-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 the air. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Division of Air Quality director Bryce Bird and former Grand County Commissioner Chris Baird, now of the Canyonlands Watershed Council, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about why the Grand County violations went unregulated for years and how widespread the environmental issues could...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335516@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:53:41 MDT Trib Talk: Moderate Mormon women speak out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58325834-231/tribtalk-women-mormon-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58325834-231/tribtalk-women-mormon-sltrib.html.csp">Trib Talk: Moderate Mormon women speak out</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T13:01:49.223-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 speak out on the role of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., author Neylan McBaine, blogger Cynthia Lee and Segullah editor Shelah Miner join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the emerging voice of moderate Mormon feminists. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325834@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:01:49 MDT