Local News Hour

Weekdays 8AM

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6 to 8 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

The Local News Hour follows Morning Edition and is KPCW's flagship news program, also hosted by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher, every weekday from 8 to 9 AM. Get the information directly from the people who are making the news with live interviews.

8:09 AM, Every Week Day - Weather  with the ABC Forecast Center

Weekly Segments:

  • Mondays - PCSD's Superintendent before Park City School Board's Board of Education Meeting.
  • Tuesdays - Tom Fisher, County Manager of Summit County
  • Wednesdays - Diane Foster, City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

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Park City Municipal will continue its Old Town Improvement schedule with the construction of a plaza located along Swede Alley near the KPCW studios in front of City Hall.  The Park City Council at this week's meeting approved the go ahead for this summer's project.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

One of Park City Municipal's priorities is to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of renewable resources as indicated by the recent expansion of the city's solar panel portfolio on municipal buildings.   It still has a long way to go, but tenacious efforts by the sustainability department are looking deep into energy savings that are becoming more efficient and easier to apply.   Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW

Today on The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher invites KPCW film and book reviewer Barb Bretz to talk movies. Barb has taken on the unenviable goal of watching 35 films this festival and has already knocked out 25. That averages more than four films a day, but keeps them straight by reviewing each one immediately on her blog.

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Bonus Interview:

A national restaurant chain is facing a civil rights lawsuit stemming from alleged discrimination at its Park City restaurant. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

KPCW

Solidly into the B week of the Sundance Film Festival, and filmmakers continue to beat a path to the KPCW studios to talk with News Director Leslie Thatcher and her co-host Film Reviewer Linda Jager for Day 7 of The Sundance Reel.

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Bonus Interview:

The Sundance Reel - January 27, 2015

Jan 27, 2015
KPCW

The Sundance Reel returns for Sundance Film Festival, Day 6, and local film aficionado Katie Eldridge joins Leslie Thatcher as co-host.

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Individual Interviews:

Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel, directors, Finders Keepers, U.S. Documentary Competition

Upcoming Local Screenings

A group opposed to capital punishment plans to protest outside the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday over one lawmaker's plan to resurrect the use of firing squads.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Although they experience the Sundance Film Festival as up close and personal as anyone, those on the Park City Police Force live through the festival in a little different way. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Sundance Reel - January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Leslie Thatcher

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher returns after a long, full, first weekend of Sundance to bring the next set of filmmakers on The Sundance Reel. Joined by the Executive Director of the Park City Film Series, Katy Wang, The Reel covers two documentaries and one narrative film, that all touch on different aspects of living with death.

Full podcast here:

Individual Interviews: 

Virginia Pearce, executive director

The monster storm in the northeast is throwing off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the country and could impact a number of visitors who are here in town or coming into town for Sundance.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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