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Local News Hour
Weekdays 8am-9am

The Local News Hour follows NPR's Morning Edition and is KPCW's flagship news program, 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 in the Wasatch Back with live interviews.

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 5 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.

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  • On today's Local News Hour, host Michelle Deininger's guests include: (06:38) Leadership Park City Founder Myles Rademen who has details about the upcoming deadline to apply for Leadership Class 29, (22:33) Parkite Jenn Drummond with details on successfully climbing K2, (37:26) and Principal of Ballet West Academy Park City Allison DeBona has details on upcoming dance programs.
  • On today's Local News Hour, host Michelle Deininger's guests are: (5:25) Interim Summit County Manager Janna Young with a preview of this week’s council meeting, which will include discussion of recent property tax evaluations. Then (22:45), Egyptian Youth Theatre Director Jamie Wilcox joins the show with a major donor announcement. Afterwards, (32:58) Executive Director of Christian Center of Park City Rob Harter has an update on the services the organization offers including help with back to school shopping.
  • Today's Local News hour guests: (7:16) Summit County Health Deptartment Director Derek Siddoway has a monthly update (23:12) National Ability Center Senior Development and Events Manager Caitlin Bognaski has details about how to participate in this year's Summit Challenge. (32:20) Moe Hickey Executive Director of Voices for Utah Children and Martin Munoz Kids Count Director discuss findings released this morning about the alarming rates of anxiety and depression in Utah’s youth.
  • Today's guests on The Local News Hour: (9:40) Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt has an update on development projects throughout the county. (28:03) Members of Leadership Park City Class 28 ,Makena Hawley and Frank Lynch, reveal this year's class project and how the public can help. Then (36:20) Park City Transit Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator Andy Stevenson discusses public input opportunities on proposed winter transit service.
  • Today's Local News Hour guests: (4:26) Summit County Council member Glenn Wright recaps Wednesday's meeting; (21:09) President of Park City Toastmasters Debbie Sebek and VP of Education Gregg Davison announce new schedule and format; and (34:53) Heber Valley Chamber Executive Director Dallin Koecher discusses Heber's booming business landscape.