In this week’s episode of Behind the Headlines, we look at how pedestrian deaths near the new South Salt Lake homeless center spark calls for safety improvements, a father-son team working to make a difference in the lives of people who are homeless, by listening, and the Utah health trends that defined that past decade. Also, we tackle Robert Gehrke’s column prognosticating what 2020 will look like for Utah politics.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Jessica Miller and Taylor Stevens, and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling (801) 355-TALK.