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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Rock climbing is a dangerous sport, but it doesn’t have to be so bad.

Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering have never been more popular than they are now. But as more people are heading to crags, more people are leaving with bruises, broken bones or sometimes not leaving at all. As more and more people are drawn to these extreme sports, will the industry and technology be able […]

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Best of In the Hive – 2019

Producers Roger McDonough and Tim Pierce share clips from their favorite episodes of “In the Hive” over the past year. Join them as they look back into a year of engaging, thoughtful stories that tie Utah together. This episode of “In the Hive” was created as a part of KCPW’s Fall Pledge Drive. Please consider keeping […]

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Veteran political reporter Rod Decker on his new book and the SLC mayor’s race

Rod Decker worked for more than 40 years as a journalist in Utah, primarily covering government and politics. His new book Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room looks at the history of the religious and political divides that have come to define Utah. For today’s episode, in addition to examining that history, Decker also […]

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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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