KSL Newsradio In-Depth

KSL's team of reporters takes you inside the news with a depth and breadth of coverage and investigation no one else can bring you. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, KSL journalists cover local and national news. They are award-winning and well-respected in the journalism community.

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    April 18, 2024

    BYU welcomes new head coach

    New BYU Basketball head coach Kevin Young addressed Cougar fans at a press conference, describing his commitment to the team and how excited he is to start a new chapter of his career in Provo.

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    April 10, 2024

    Utah's law to limit children's use of social media may be different that proposed

    The state law to limit children's use on social social media.. might look a little different than what lawmakers first proposed.  

    Senator Mike McKell now says minors will be able to have an account without parental consent, but these companies will not be able to use their information to push certain algorithms.

    Tara Anderson is a managing partner at Framework Security. She joined the show with insight.

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    April 10, 2024

    FBI arrests teen ISIS plotter who planned attacks on Idaho churches

    The FBI has arrested an 18-year-old who they said was plotting to carry out attacks against several Idaho churches in the name of ISIS.  Former FBI investigator Greg Rogers joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to offer insight.

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    April 10, 2024

    Arizona's Supreme Court issued a near-total abortion ban today

    Arizona's Supreme Court issued a near-total abortion ban on Tuesday, April 9. The state justices said the decision came down to a century-old abortion law.  ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone has been covering the story and joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News.

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    March 22, 2024

    First-of-its-kind clinic now open at Utah's West High School

    A new University of Utah Health clinic is now open inside West High School. It's a project that's been two years in the making. Recent data from the School-Based Health Alliance shows students who can access care at school-based health centers are 21 times more likely to seek mental health services and less likely to report suicidal thoughts.  Christina Thuet, director of School-Based Health at the U of U Health, joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to talk more about the program.

     

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    March 21, 2024

    KSL Sports Insider Mitch Harper joins us from Omaha

    It's time for the BYU men's basketball team to put on their dancing shoes in Omaha.  The team is already there ahead of Thursday's round one NCAA matchup against Duquesne, and so is KSL Sports BYU insider Mitch Harper who joined us live with a report on the vibe in Omaha.

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    March 21, 2024

    How a man sneaked onto a flight at SLC International Airport

    How did a man manage to sneak onto a flight at Salt Lake City International Airport when he didn't have a ticket? The answer s scarily simple. He took a photo of someone else's boarding pass.  Retired FBI agent Greg Rogers joined the show to offer insight.

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    March 14, 2024

    Rep. John Curtis on the House TikTok vote

    In a rare show of bipartisanship, members of the House overwhelmingly passed a bill that calls on the Chinese owner of TikTok to give up the app.

    Utah Congressman John Curtis was there for the vote. He said he's been getting a lot of calls from constituents on the issues. Here's the conversation Jeff had with Curtis before the show started.

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    March 13, 2024

    Amy Donaldson on high school basketball scholarships investigation

    Utah high schools aren't supposed to give out athletic scholarships, but some have been accused of offering full-rides to international students.  We spoke with the person uncovering this story, KSL Podcast's Executive Producer Amy Donaldson.

     

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    March 13, 2024

    ABC Tech reporter on House's TikTok vote

    Terrified Tik Tok junkies are freaking out that their favorite fix might disappear. Is the federal government really going to ban TikTok? ABC News Technology Reporter Mike Dobuski joined the show with his insight.

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    March 6, 2024

    Taylor Morgan on the Utah GOP caucus outcome

    There's been some back and forth on the voter turnout at the Utah Republican caucuses last night. This morning, Utah GOP chair Robert Axson said the caucuses were "very well attended." But we crunched the numbers and found that turnout was about 8.5%. KSL At Night host Taylor Morgan, who also hosted a caucus, joins us and offers his insight.

     

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    March 6, 2024

    Super Tuesday Derek Brown on the caucus process

    Utah Republicans are opting for a caucus this year instead of a primary.  Derek Brown, who's currently running for Utah Attorney General, organized the primary in 2020 as GOP chair and joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News with this insight. 

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    March 6, 2024

    Super Tuesday Decision Desk

    ABC News correspondent Brian Clark checks in on the largest day ahead of the American general election contest in November.

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    March 4, 2024

    Former President Trump on SupCo's 14th Amendment decision

    Former President Trump briefly addresses the Supreme Court ruling that said states cannot keep a candidate off a ballot based on the 14th Amendment.

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    March 1, 2024

    Prepping for potentially dangerous wind this weekend

    March is about to roar in like a lion, with a high wind advisory taking effect late Friday night ushering in a blast of winter weather.  Rocky Mountain Power says they're ready. Spokesman Jona Whitesides joined the show to talk about how they're preparing, and how customers can prepare.

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    February 29, 2024

    Major League Baseball, Utah, and the tax impact

    On Wednesday, the Utah Senate approved a plan to spend a billion dollars on a Major League Baseball stadium.  Now, Gov. Spencer Cox's signature is one of the few roadblocks between Utah and an MLB team.  The co-host of KSL at Night, Taylor Morgan, is also a tax specialist, and he joins us to answer a few questions.

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    February 28, 2024

    Surge pricing at Wendy's? KSL NewsRadio goes indepth

    Some were OUTRAGED this week when reports came out that Wendy’s was planning on implementing surge pricing. The company has now backed off explained ABC's Jason Nathanson.

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    February 28, 2024

    Eric Cabrera reporting live from UVU on Nikki Haley speech

    Republican Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley was in Utah today. She held a rally around lunch time at Utah Valley University in Orem. KSL Newsradio’s Eric Cabrera joins us live from the campus.

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    February 27, 2024

    KSL Investigative Producer Annie Knox on KSL win in court

    The Utah Attorney General must release his work calendar to the public.  That's what a judge decided on Tuesday after KSL went to court against the Utah Attorney General's Office over an open records request. KSL TV investigative producer Annie Knox walks us through the decision.

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    February 26, 2024

    KSL TV Investigative Reporter Daniella Rivera

    KSL and the Utah Attorney General’s Office are squaring off in a legal fight over access to Attorney General Sean Reyes’ work calendar.  KSL TV Investigative Reporter Daniella Rivera joins us live with a preview of the showdown on government transparency.

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    February 15, 2024

    ABC's Alex Stone with latest on KCC parade shooting

    We now know three people have been detained in the deadly shooting in Kansas City on Wednesday morning. Police say at least eight of the people shot at the Chiefs Super Bowl celebration... were children. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joined us with the latest (as of 5:15 MST, on Feb. 14, 2024).

     

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    February 13, 2024

    What will happen to the Ogden Wildlife Rehabilitation Center?

    As reported by KSL.com, northern Utah’s only nonprofit for nursing injured animals back to health has received an extension on its use of an Ogden facility, but they have to be out by March 2024. KSL TV reporter Mike Anderson joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to preview his report that will air on KSL TV.

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    February 9, 2024

    President Biden discusses Special Council Hur's report

    President Joe Biden addresses the nation live from the White House hours after Special Counsel Robert Hur released a report on his investigation into classified documents found at a residence of President Biden.

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    February 8, 2024

    The new West Davis Highway and Antelope Island

    The manager of Antelope Island State Park thinks the West Davis Highway could help drive more people to visit the island. KSL NewsRadio reporter Adam Small has this report.

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    February 7, 2024

    The water is running again in Bountiful City, after a 24-hour drought

    A leak in the city-wide water system left some residents without water for more than 24 hours. The Director of the Bountiful City Water Department, Kraig Christensen, joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to discuss the number of leaks, what caused them, and whether there is an ongoing risk of another broken water main.

     

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    January 29, 2024

    Unpacking Utah's lawsuit against TikTok

    TikTok knowingly addicts its users and is detrimental to children's mental health. That's what Utah's lawsuit against TikTok claims.

    The lawsuit was filed in October, but it's not until now that we're seeing more of the details.

    KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News with his insight.

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    January 25, 2024

    Utah lawmakers want to offer a $6 thousand stipend to new teachers

    A bill heading to the Utah House on Friday aims to entice future teachers to enter the field, andstick with it. If passed, educators could apply for a $6 thousandstipend during their first full-time semester student teaching.  One of the sponsors, Rep. Karen Peterson, joined us with her insight. 

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    January 25, 2024

    Equality Utah's Sue Robbins discusses changes to Utah bill

    Utah Senators have made significant changes to a bill that would dictate gender and bathroom use.  It no longer requires people to use the public restroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate, but changing rooms and bathrooms in public schools would still be impacted.  Sue Robbins with Equality Utah joins with insight.

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    January 25, 2024

    Host of Jazz Notes podcast on potential NHL expansion in Utah

    Utah Jazz Owner Ryan Smith is pushing for an NHL team, even submitting a formal request to the NHL to bring an expansion team to Utah. Co-host for the Jazz Notes, Chandler Holt, joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News with insight.

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    January 24, 2024

    Was Barbie snubbed at the Oscars?

    Oscar nominations are out, and the hit movie "Barbie" got eight nominations. Sounds like a lot, right? But many people are saying the movie's star and director were snubbed. ABC News Entertainment correspondent Jason Nathanson offers insight.

     

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    January 22, 2024

    Shane Stewart, DMBA Certified Financial Advisor, on record Dow close

    Both the Dow and the S&P 500 reached a record high at close on Monday. The Dow hit just over 38,000 for the first time ever. DMBA Certified Financial Advisor Shane Stewart joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News with insight.

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    January 19, 2024

    Animal abandonment up 78% in 2023

    The Humane Society of Utah confirms that Utah is following a national trend in animal abandonments that are connected to a human housing crisis.  Guinnevere Schuster with Utah Humane joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to discuss this trend, and how animal shelters are coping. 

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    January 13, 2024

    Utah weather update for Jan. 12

    KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News for an update on Utah's ongoing weather.

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    January 12, 2024

    Thursday night's snowy drive home

    Karen Crawford with the Utah Department of Transportation joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to give an update on traffic conditions for Thursday, Jan. 11.

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    January 11, 2024

    Wednesday night's snowy drive

    Karen Crawford from the Utah Department of Transportation joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to talk about what drivers can expect on the roads tonight.

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    January 10, 2024

    Driving conditions leading up to the evening rush

    The evening commute will provide another opportunity to drive in winter weather across northern Utah. This week, Mother Nature has thrown something new into the mix -- the snow squall. Utah Department of Transportation's Karen Crawford joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News for more.

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    January 10, 2024

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on cell phones in classrooms

    Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has sent letters to district and charter school leaders, school principals, school community council members and the State Board of Education sharing his concerns about the harmful effects social media has on our children and asking them to remove cell phones during class time. He joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News with more details about his concerns.

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    January 8, 2024

    Loose bolts on Boeing 737 Max 9s

    Officials are continuing inspections on certain grounded Boeing 737 Max 9s following the mid-air blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight on Friday. ABC's Alex Stone joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to give an update.

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    January 8, 2024

    Weber County Clerk on changing parties in Utah

    By state law, people who want to switch their political affiliation to participate in the Utah Republican presidential caucus this year have only until 5 p.m. on January 9th to do so. Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch joins us with more of the specifics.

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    January 5, 2024

    Campaigning rules and mistakes

    The state of Utah doesn't allow county employees to engage in political activity during work hours. But according to a recent story by the Salt Lake Tribune, that's what the office of a Salt Lake County Council member might have done this week.

    KSL at Night Co-Host and Political Consultant Taylor Morgan joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to shed more light on the situation.

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    January 5, 2024

    Red Rocks gymnastics season preview

    The Utah Ute's gymnastics team Red Rocks is heading into their season Friday night, starting with a meet against Boise State. KSL Sports' Michelle Bodkin previews the season on Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News.

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    January 5, 2024

    Crashing for clicks

    The man who crashed a plane for views on YouTube is heading to federal prison. But he sat exclusively with ABC before he spent six months in prison. ABC's Alex Stone joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News with more.

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    January 5, 2024

    BYU's Big 12 basketball debut

    BYU Men's Basketball makes its Big 12 debut this weekend. Right now they're ranked #12 in the nation but now come the tougher opponents. KSL Sports BYU Insider Mitch Harper joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News for more.

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    January 4, 2024

    Tracking Utah's flying critters

    The Ogden Nature Center Conservation Director, Maya Pendleton, joined KSL NewsRadio to talk about the new tracking system that will hopefully lead to game-changing conservation research.

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    January 3, 2024

    How does cyber kidnapping work?

    UVU Instructor and Cyber Security Expert Brandon Amacher on cyber kidnapping and how to prevent it.

     

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    December 29, 2023

    Maine's decision disqualifying Donald Trump from state's primary ballot

    Maine's secretary of state has ruled that former President Donald Trump is ineligible to appear on the state's 2024 primary ballot.  KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joined the program to help break down what this means, and the next steps we can expect.

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    December 29, 2023

    Possible child endangerment charges for Tooele home daycare

    A home daycare owner in Tooele is facing a possible child endangerment charge after police said a 2-year-old ingested marijuana while in the owner's care. KSL TV reporter Lindsay Aerts joined us to report that the little girl is fine today, but police have referred charges to Tooele County prosecutors for one count of child endangerment.

     

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    December 28, 2023

    The West Davis Corridor is opening soon!

    Mitch Shaw with the Utah Department of Transportation joins Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News to discuss what drivers can expect from the West Davis Corridor, a new stretch of highway intended to relieve traffic for drivers in northern Utah who use I-15. The new highway opens about 14 years after it was originally proposed. 

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    December 27, 2023

    How the Endangered Species Act has affected Utah’s wildlife

    Wednesday marks 50 years since the Endangered Species Act became law. That meant special protections for much of Utah's wildlife.

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    December 27, 2023

    KSL5 TV reporter Daniella Rivera on Jodi Hildebrandt plea

    Jodi Hildebrandt, Ruby Franke’s business partner, pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated child abuse during a scheduled hearing in a St. George courtroom on Wednesday. KSL5 TV reporter Daniella Rivera was in the courtroom and joins us with insight, including a discussion about the current whereabouts of Ruby Franke's children.

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    December 21, 2023

    "Home sweet home": Life in Salt Lake's temporary housing pods

    Jackson's new home is a 75-square-foot 'pod', one of 50 that make up Salt Lake City's first legal homeless camp at 600 West and 300 South. 

    "I'm very thankful that Utah has allowed time for [me] to live a little longer... they came up with this unit for me to sleep in and provide safety for us instead of being out there," said Jackson.

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    December 20, 2023

    Colorado Supreme Court rules Trump ineligible for 2024 state ballot

    Attorney and constitutional law expert Pat Shea joined Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News moments after news broke that the Colorado Supreme Court removed former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot, ruling that he isn’t an eligible presidential candidate because of the 14th Amendment’s “insurrectionist ban.”

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    December 13, 2023

    DMBA Certified Financial Planner Gerika Espinoza on the Dow

    The Dow Jones hit its highest close in history today, closing at 37,090. We spoke with a DMBA Certified Financial Planner, Gerika Espinoza, who touched on what this news means for the economy and investors in particular. 

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    December 11, 2023

    Like the back of his hand — a roadmap to domestic violence in Utah

    Domestic violence is an issue that faces men and women in every neighborhood across Utah. It sees no color, no wealth, no poverty, no stature. 
     
    This is the story of Lyndsey, a mother of three from Utah County who will tell you she should be dead. After suffering 18 years of domestic abuse she was able to crawl her way out, and while she is defined as a survivor — a lot of people become victims. 
     
    KSL NewsRadio's Hugo Rikard-Bell and Deseret News' Kyle Dunphey investigated domestic violence in Utah and after six months this podcast is the result. 
     
    The following story contains details of abuse and could be triggering for some people, listener discretion is advised.  
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    December 8, 2023

    To call, or not to call, during an active shooting event

    If you hear of an active shooting event on a college campus, or anywhere else where you know might be, is it okay to call them? Or might their ringing phone put them in danger? We asked retired Deputy Police Chief Chris Bertram.

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    December 6, 2023

    Service for domestic violence survivors expanding in Tooele

    South Valley Services in Tooele has seen a spike in the need for services for survivors of domestic violence. 

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    December 6, 2023

    Reporter in depth: Salt Lake County ordinance on sex-specific changing rooms

    KSL NewsRadio Reporter Aimee Cobabe attended a meeting of the Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday where a new ordinance was proposed. It requires sex-specific changing rooms at all Salt Lake County recreation centers. The council says the ordinance is needed because of a loophole that exists in the current county nondiscrimination policy. 

     

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    December 5, 2023

    Fay Barnhurst, Kilby Festival Coordinator