‘Behind the Headlines’: Tim Ballard’s troubles; more affordable homes; questions on trans sports panel

Salt Lake Tribune journalists to discuss the week’s top stories.

(Sarah Silbiger | The New York Times) Tim Ballard, shown at the White House in 2019, says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints didn’t denounce his activities in a statement.

In a rare public rebuke, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemns Tim Ballard’s “morally unacceptable” behavior. A doctor with ties to anti-LGBTQ hate groups is now serving on Utah’s trans sports commission. And hundreds of affordable homes will be built in seven Utah cities.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Courtney Tanner and Tony Semerad, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join Utah Public Radio’s Tom Williams to talk about the week’s top stories.

Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at kcpw.org, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio at www.upr.org for the broadcast. Join the live conversation this week by email to upraccess@gmail.com or Twitter @upraccess.