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 6:00 to 8:00 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 - Bob Jasper, 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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Day 8
1:56 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The Sundance Reel - January 29, 2015

Kirsten Magwood, director of A$$ets Exploring the Bottom Line
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.

Full podcast here:

Bonus Interview:

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Men Complaining
1:12 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Park City Ruby Tuesday Facing Lawsuit

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.

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Day 7
12:02 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

The Sundance Reel - January 28, 2015

Jeff Palmer and Lauren Palmer of Isabelle's Garden
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.

Full podcast:

Bonus Interview:

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Sundance Film Festival
3:07 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Sundance Reel - January 27, 2015

Clay Tweel & Bryan Carberry of Finders Keepers
KPCW

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

Full podcast:

Individual Interviews:

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

Upcoming Local Screenings

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Utah State Capitol
1:16 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Group Protests Return Of Firing Squad

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.

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Sundance Film Festival
3:48 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Sundance Reel - January 26, 2015

Virginia Pearce of the Utah Film Commission
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

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Sundance Attendees
12:27 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Monster Storm In Northeast Impacts Travel Plans

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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Alpine Skiers
11:47 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Vonns Wins 64th World Cup

In the final races before the World Championships in Beaver Creek next week, the U.S. alpine skiers finished off a strong streak in Europe - from St. Moritz to Kitzbuhel. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Utah Legislature
12:50 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Ready... Set... Legislate!

Utah's 45-day legislative session starts Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Sara Wagner
5:45 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

KPCW Launches The Sundance Wrap

Sara Wagner

KPCW volunteer DJ Sara Wagner presents The Sundance Wrap - highlights from each day's Sundance Film Festival in-studio and on-the-street interviews. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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