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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Forgivable loans to pay your employees and a hotline to connect you with economic help

Today on In the Hive we examine some of the resources available to help businesses and organizations weather the financial turmoil caused by COVID-19. In particular, the Paycheck Protection Program which offers Small Business Association (SBA) loans to help businesses keep workers on their payrolls. Loans will be forgiven if all employees are kept on […]

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A global pandemic has changed the way Utahns eat, drink, work and pollute

Today on In the Hive, a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Utahns live. We’ll hear about how drastically the restaurant industry has been disrupted, and about how our experience with food and drink in general has been upended. Plus, what can we learn about emissions and air pollution from this […]

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Infectious disease specialists answer questions about COVID-19 in Utah

This week, In the Hive hosted a live Q&A on the impact of the coronavirus in Utah with a particular focus on the science behind the virus, and the implications for individual and public health. The program included answers to some frequently asked questions about how the virus is spread, the importance of social distancing, […]

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Thousands of artifacts from Utah’s past may get a new home

Today on In the Hive we tour the basement of the historic Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City, where tens of thousands of artifacts from Utah history are stored in less than ideal conditions. For years, the state’s Department of Heritage and Arts has been advocating for a new home for its unique collection […]

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18 years later, Green River pipeline proposal resurfaces at Utah legislature

Today on In the Hive we dive deep on one bill under consideration in the waning days of the 2020 Utah legislative session. HB328 requests an update to a study from 2002 that examined the feasibility of diverting water from the Green River in eastern Utah to the Wasatch Front. The measure’s sponsor, Brigham City […]

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