From local politics, to arts and culture, to history, the environment and beyond, “In the Hive” explores the issues and ideas that tie Utah together. Hosted and produced by KCPW’s Roger McDonough, 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 Roger McDonough is a practiced freelance print and radio journalist. A Salt Lake City native, Roger provides local news weekday mornings and also hosts Behind the Headlines – a weekly recap of local news with reporters from The Salt Lake Tribune. He previously contributed to KCPW with an award-winning local history segment that was developed in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library, where he worked for nine years. He has an M.A. in Public Policy and Development Management from Georgetown University, a parallel degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), and a B.A. in English from the University of Utah. E-mail him in English or Spanish at rmcdonough@kcpw.org.

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Unquenchable 3: The Fate of the Colorado River

A historic drought has been ravaging the American Southwest for the past 19 years. For the first time ever, states intwined in the Colorado River system need to cut back their use of the river’s water. Finding a solution to water management has never been more dire. Will state and federal plans be enough to […]

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How recycling works (and how it doesn’t)

Today on In the Hive, we take a deep dive into the blue bin. Generally, your curbside recycling gets hauled away by a private company to a sorting plant where the valuable materials are separated out and later sold to national or international processors. But trying to figure out just how much of what goes […]

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Herbal remedy? Narcotic? ‘Passing fad?’ Just what is Kratom?

This week on In the Hive, after a chance encounter with an unfamiliar word, we delve into the world of a plant native to Southeast Asia that has both opioid-like and stimulant properties: Kratom. How is it used? What do we know about the risks involved in taking Kratom? And why is there a state […]

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The role of urban trails in transportation and recreation along the Wasatch Front

Across much of the Wasatch Front, there’s a system of urban trails – often paved, sometimes not, that weave through neighborhoods and industrial parks and run along riverbanks and through undeveloped terrain. Today on In the Hive we explore our region’s urban trails and hear about some of the theory behind why they were originally […]

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Snags in the rollout of Utah’s medical cannabis program, and the path forward

Utah’s plan for rolling out medical marijuana is in flux. Last week, two Utah county attorneys advised the health departments in their counties not to distribute medical cannabis. They said that by participating in the state’s distribution scheme, those health departments would be in violation of federal law, and could be at risk of losing federal […]

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