The Salt City Throwdown: Episode 30 “A Biker, a Curmudgeon, and the Salt City Throwdown”.

We’re back! After a long extended break, a couple canned episodes and a best of episode, the Salt City Throwdown returns. This week on the Throwdown, from the Salt Lake City Weekly, we have special guest and City Weekly reporter, Eric S. Peterson.We talk about his background, his work, and how the John Swallow/Mark Shurtleff scandal and other major stories he has covered broke, and the future of AltWeekly news papers, and the newspaper industry in general.

Heard on the Hill: Shhh…someone might be recording this conversation.

Utah Capitol Hill

As legislators debate a bill penalizing “revenge porn,” it may be the secret recording of the legislators themselves that is most disconcerting to the part time lawmakers on Utah’s Capitol Hill. Rumors, perpetuated by several legislators, are circulating that at least three legislators have found themselves the focus of recordings without their knowledge or consent. As Representative Dana Layton said during the debate over revenge porn, according to Eric Peterson,  its “almost natural law” that sending anything electronically means losing control of it. Is it also natural law that elected officials…