Pledge Drive
1:48 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Anatomy of an Online Auction

August 26-30, 2013.

KPCW joined its online auction with the Pledge Drive, so now you have the option of bidding on unique items while supporting your local public radio station.

Here's all the ways to have fun with the online auction:

Donate an item to the auction and get National attention.

National Attention.

Find out what businesses in and outside of Park City, Utah have donated.

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Pledge Drive
1:45 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Anatomy of a Pledge Drive

August 26-30, 2013.

Twice a year, KPCW takes to the airwaves and asks its listeners for support in bringing daily, original news, information and entertainment focused on Park City, Summit and Wasatch Counties.

But unlike, public radio stations around the country, KPCW has never been satisfied with given a logoed mug, tote bag or fridge magnets. Instead, we collect the support of our local businesses, restaurants and retail outlets - as well as some choice out-of-town venues - to offer listeners an almost dollar-for-dollar value for their donation.

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THE KPCW PLEDGE DRIVE & ONLINE AUCTION IS ALMOST HERE!

We're only days away from a frenzy of community support, and some pretty darn good thank you premiums items, coming on the air. KPCW will continue its regular programming of news and music, but mix in some reminders about why public radio in Park City is so great.

Race
1:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Transcript: President Obama's Remarks On Trayvon Martin Ruling

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 3:34 pm

President Obama's statement in the White House briefing room on July 19, as released by the White House:

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Parallels
1:06 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Brazil's Highflying VIPs Face Backlash Over Air Travel

A helicopter carries VIPs to the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in 2010. Politicians taking expensive helicopters and government planes have generated controversy in Brazil.
Jefferson Bernardes AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 5:57 pm

Unlike New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who often takes the subway to work, some prominent politicians in Brazil have a far more impressive way of getting around: private helicopters and government planes.

Perhaps the most over-the-top example of the trend is that of Rio de Janeiro state Gov. Sergio Cabral. A recent magazine expose showed that his commute to work is only about 6 miles.

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Local Faces
12:58 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Snyderville Basin Recreation Founding Director Retires

Originally aired May 5, 2013.

For 17 years, Bonnie Park has guided the development of parks and trails in the Snyderville Basin.  Now she says it’s time to move on to something else.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Shots - Health News
12:58 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

HPV Vaccination Might Help Reduce Risk Of Throat Cancers

Vaccines against the HPV virus are already used to prevent cervical and anal cancer.
Harry Cabluck AP

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 2:29 pm

A study of women in Costa Rica is raising hope that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, could lower the risk of throat cancers.

The research doesn't show that. It would take a much bigger and longer study to do that – if such a study could ethically be done at all.

What this study does show is that among the nearly 6,000 women in the study, those who got vaccinated against two strains of the virus had 93 percent fewer HPV throat infections four years later.

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Only in Park City
12:36 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Public Service Announcements.

State Liquor Stores are closed for a holiday.

 KPCW airs this as a public service announcement.

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

President Obama at the White House on Friday, as he spoke about the death of Trayvon Martin and the national discussion that the case has generated.
Larry Downing Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 5:15 pm

"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," President Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. "Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

U.S. Judge 'Troubled' By Government Drone-Strike Policy

A federal judge considering a constitutional challenge to drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen says she's "troubled" by the idea that the courts have no role to play in what's essentially a political dispute.

Over nearly two hours of arguments in her standing-room-only Washington, D.C. courtroom, Judge Rosemary Collyer repeatedly pressed the Obama administration about its claim to a broad right to use lethal force against Americans engaged in conflict overseas, demanding more than once that government lawyers put a "fence" around their position.

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