From social activism, to local politics, to arts and culture, “In the Hive” explores the issues and ideas that tie Utah together. Hosted and produced by KCPW’s Emily Means, each episode of this award-winning current affairs program explores a different theme–such as public transportation, homelessness and air quality–and features conversations with experts in their fields as well as members of the public who have a stake in the show’s topic.

Tune into KCPW Thursday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at noon to hear how these topics impact people in Utah.

KCPW producer and host Emily Means started college with plans to be a doctor, but an ill-fated organic chemistry class and a successful classic rock show on K-UTE Radio changed her path for the better. A Salt Lake City transplant from Layton, before joining KCPW Emily produced the daily news program “Trib Talk” at The Salt Lake Tribune and covered music and art for the features desk. She also produced “RadioActive,” KRCL’s nightly current affairs program, addressing topics ranging from homelessness to tomato gardens. Along with “In the Hive,” Emily produces “Both Sides of the Aisle,” “Behind the Headlines” and “Jazz Time with Steve Williams” on KCPW. Emily holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Utah, speaks un po d’italiano and loves to talk politics, podcasts and locally roasted coffee. Contact her at emeans@kcpw.org.

Black Lives Matter in Utah

(Original air date: April 26, 2018) Today on the show: looking at the Black Lives Matter movement in Utah. Lex Scott, founder of the Black Lives Matter-Utah chapter, talks about the philosophy behind the movement and specific issues the group is working to address in the state; and Salt Lake City Police Department Det. Greg Wilking discusses […]

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Housing insecurity and tenants rights

Today on the show: What’s it like to deal with housing insecurity in Utah? Ian Decker from Wasatch Tenants United talks about the newly formed organization’s goals for supporting renters along the Wasatch Front; Martin Blaustein, Salt Lake managing attorney for Utah Legal Services, explains the landlord-tenant relationship within the legal system; and a listener […]

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Poor people and the health care system

Today on the show: How do people with limited means navigate Utah’s health care system? Stacy Stanford, health policy analyst at Utah Health Policy Project, explains the status of Medicaid in Utah and what it would mean for voters to expand the program through a ballot initiative this year. Connect2Health is an organization that brings […]

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The effects of light pollution in Utah

(Original air date: May 10, 2018) Today on the show: How is light pollution affecting the night sky? Bettymaya Foott from the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative leads a walk around Salt Lake City to point out the light fixtures that contribute to light pollution; Stephen Goldsmith, associate professor at the University of Utah’s College of Architecture […]

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The Poor People’s Campaign in Utah

Today on the show: How are poor people faring in Utah? Rev. Monica Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden talks about the Poor People’s Campaign, a national movement against poverty on moral grounds; Tracy Gruber, senior adviser for Utah’s Intergenerational Poverty Initiative, gives us the numbers on Utah’s families experiencing intergenerational poverty stuck in […]

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