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Astronomical Payday Loan Interest Rates, Mike Lee’s Battle & More On Behind The Headlines

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox suggests he won’t sign a bill that would bar transgender girls from competing in female K-12 sports. A new study shows that Utahns who seek payday loans pay 652% annual interest — the second highest rate in the nation. Sen. Mike Lee vows to do battle with companies that he says are biased against conservatives. And Salt Lake Tribune “fool in residence” Robert Kirby retires.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson and Bethany Rodgers, news columnist Robert Gehrke, and humor columnist Robert Kirby join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling 801-355-TALK.