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Sundance Film Festival goes virtual due to COVID and more on Behind the Headlines

Bright words on a theatre read, "Sundance Film Festival."
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For the second day running, the Utah Department of Health reports the state’s highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic and medical professionals warn that the worst is yet to come. As a result of the COVID surge, the Sundance Film Festival cancels all in-person screenings. And new Utah city, Erda, is allowed to incorporate — but only after a long saga involving lawsuits, delays and behind-the-scenes political machinations.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Leia Larsen, culture editor Sean P. Means and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Every Friday at 9 a.m., tune in to Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling (801) 355-TALK.