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Best Jennifer Napier Pearce And Brennan Smith podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Jennifer Napier Pearce And Brennan Smith podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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A daily podcast exploring the news, sports and feature stories that Utahns care about. Produced by The Salt Lake Tribune. Hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce and Brennan Smith. Video versions are available at http://www.sltrib.com/topics/tribtalk.
 
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With a 44 percent vacancy rate and little foot traffic, Trolley Square is not the thriving Salt Lake City mall it used to be. Millionaire businessman Khosrow Semnani is hoping to change that. Semnani, Utah Heritage Foundation's Kirk Huffaker and Tribune reporter Christopher Smart join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss Semnani’s plans for the histor…
 
For months, it's been the battle of briefs. But today, attorneys representing the state of Utah and lawyers representing gay couples will present their best arguments for and against Utah's Amendment 3 before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Former Utah Supreme Chief Justice Michael Zimmerman and Tribune justice reporter Brooke Adams jo…
 
The end of the school year brings end-of-year testing for most Utah students. But a parent group is speaking out against the new SAGE test and a higher-than-usual number of students is opting out of the assessment. State associate superintendent Judy Park, Christel Swasey with Utahns Against Common Core and Tribune education reporter Lisa Schencker…
 
With sci-fi heroes Nathan Fillion, William Shatner and Billy Dee Williams on the schedule, geeks are already lining up for FanX, the Salt Lake Comic Con mid-April event, with organizers expecting 100,000 people to attend. Salt Lake Comic Con founder Dan Farr and Tribune technology reporter Vince Horiuchi join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk celebrit…
 
Contrary to decades-long assumptions, it's cheaper and healthier to live in cities rather than suburbs. The National Institutes of Health and Smart Growth America studied how sprawl affects health and cost of living and concluded that residents of more densely-populated areas spend less on housing and transportation, have greater economic mobility …
 
Salt Lake City's golf courses are financially ailing, so green fees should go up and two of the least-used courses - Rose Park and Jordan River Par-3 - should be shuttered. That's according to a consultant's report submitted to Salt Lake City officials last week. Now the city council is asking for public input. Salt Lake City public services direct…
 
Utah’s outspoken Democrat-in-Chief announced this week he’s stepping down from that post, citing undisclosed health reasons. But Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, says he’s well enough to continue serving in the Senate. Dabakis joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about his decision and his imprint on party politics and progressive causes in Utah…
 
Sen. Jim Dabakis is stepping down as Utah Democratic Party chair, a third of the women serving in the House and Senate will not run for office again and many candidates on the November will run unopposed. Political scientists Kelly Patterson and Damon Cann, Lindsay Zizumbo of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Tribune political editor Dan Harri…
 
A group supporting women's ordination asked the LDS Church for tickets to its upcoming all-male priesthood session. This week church officials said no. Kate Kelly of Ordain Women, blogger and author Julie M. Smith and Neylan McBaine of Mormon Women Project join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the church's response and what the Mormon feminist mov…
 
The prospect of connecting seven Wasatch Front ski resorts is back. Yesterday, Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, Brighton, Canyons, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort announced their plan to link the resorts to create an Alps-like experience. Nathan Rafferty of Ski Utah, Carl Fisher of Save Our Canyons and Tribune reporter Mike Gorrell join Jennifer…
 
Slightly more than 18 percent of Americans experienced a mental illness in the past year, but in Utah, that number was 22.3 percent, the highest rate in the nation. Other Rocky Mountain states have above-average rates too, prompting researchers to study whether high altitude might have something to do with it. Dr. Douglas Kondo of the University of…
 
On rented skis, Salt Lake Tribune photographer Chris Detrick hiked up the mountain during the Sochi Olympics, then skied down with 65 pounds of gear so he could capture Park City’s Ted Ligety grabbing gold in the giant slalom. Detrick and Tribune photo editor Jeremy Harmon join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Detrick’s Sochi experience and the…
 
Lawmakers are considering stiffer penalties for cock fighting, changing the activity from a misdemeanor to a felony for repeat offenders. But cock fighting does have its supporters. Cock fighting advocate Tim Fitzgerald and Carl Arky of the Humane Society of Utah join Tribune reporter Jim Dalrymple to talk about the cock fighting tradition and the …
 
Like newspapers across the country, The Salt Lake Tribune has grappled with its online comment boards. Defenders maintain the space is the ultimate free speech zone, a place where readers can gather to dissect the news of the day and offer a diversity of opinion and perspective. Opponents argue comment boards devolve into a space that’s rude and cr…
 
Film festivals aren’t just for grown-ups anymore. For four years running, the Tumbleweeds Film Festival has screened independent and foreign films specifically made for children and youth. Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to chat about this year’s festival offerings plus the Salt Lake Film Society’s digital news and a…
 
Sweat lodges will continue at the veterans hospital in Salt Lake City. Last month, there was some dispute on how frequently the traditional American Indian ceremonies would be allowed at the facility and who would lead them after a sweat lodge leader abruptly left his VA post. Veterans Cory Navarro and Cal Bench along with Tribune justice reporter …
 
Treatment for autism is expensive and many insurance plans won’t cover it. Last year, Utah lawmakers set up a trial "lottery" where 270 children with autism would be provided treatment through Medicaid. This year, a proposal making its way through the Legislature would make the program permanent. Another bill aims to require insurance companies to …
 
Adolescence - and all the confusion that comes with bodies, minds and relationships in flux - is bread and butter for young adult novelist Sara Zarr. In her 2009 book "What We Lost," Zarr uses the abduction of a teenage girl to explore the effect the tragedy has on youth in the community as well as deep questions of faith and doubt. Her latest work…
 
Those who support eliminating Utah's caucus system of selecting candidates have been raising funds and collecting signatures for months, planning to take the issue directly to voters. Now the state legislature is poised to undermine the ballot measure long before Election Day with SB54, which incorporates language from the initiative, but also allo…
 
A device for every Utah student. That’s the vision House Speaker Becky Lockhart is promoting, pitching a massive infusion of technology in Utah schools. She says electronics and bandwidth could cost up to $300 million; the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission pegs the cost closer to $750 million. Either way, where does the money come from and…
 
A group of four artists from Beijing are at the University of Utah’s Gittins Gallery, creating installations inspired by particulate matter, haze and smog. Artists Mei Mei Chang and Dai Dandan along with curator Kevin DeLuca join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about art derived from air pollution, the “living gallery” concept and how art meets acti…
 
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