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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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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Mayor Jackie Biskupski on the mayor’s race, the inland port, homelessness, and more

Today on In the Hive, a conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. In five months’ time, Biskupski will wrap up her term in office. So what does she plan to do after leaving her post, and what does she make of the race to replace her? Also, with a United Nations conference coming to […]

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Unquenchable 2: Quagga Mussels’ Threat to Utah Water

Correction: We refer to Glen Canyon National Recreational Area as Glen Canyon National Park. Recreational areas specifically surround reservoirs and are generally designated for water-based recreation areas. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is still managed by the National Park Service. Quagga mussels, the aquatic invasive species that have made their home in Lake Powell, first […]

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Facial recognition scans of Utah drivers license and driving privilege card databases

Today on the show, a look at how federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and ICE make requests for facial recognition scans of Utah drivers licenses, IDs, and driving privilege cards. In recent weeks, the use of facial recognition by law enforcement has come under scrutiny from privacy watchdogs, state governments, and members of […]

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