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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Salary negotiations for SLC school teachers reach an impasse

Last week, around 200 teachers in the Salt Lake City School District staged a walkout of a meeting of the board of education. That happened on the heels of two months of salary negotiations between the teachers union and the district – negotiations that have now stalled. In the background is a bigger picture about […]

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The curtailed picture of refugee resettlement in Utah and the U.S.

Today on the show a look at refugee resettlement in Utah in 2019. The numbers of refugees being resettled here has shrunk significantly as the Trump Administration has sought to restrict immigration. That’s happened as the world experiences what may be its worst-yet refugee crisis. We’ll hear about the work being done by refugee resettlement […]

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Perspectives on Utah’s water future

Today we take a look at how water in Utah currently gets used, conserved or even wasted, and at plans to provide for the state’s water future. Right now the vast majority of water use in Utah goes to agriculture, and a big chunk of that is spent on one, very thirsty crop: alfalfa hay. […]

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Nonprofit news and the future of The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune is seeking to become a nonprofit organization. Why? According to owner and publisher Paul Huntsman, it’s because the newspaper’s business model isn’t working. Years of financial losses have resulted in repeated layoffs at the paper, and two years of investments since Huntsman acquired the Tribune from the hedge fund Alden Global […]

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Investigative oddities in an early 20th century SLC murder; and the Utah Cold Case Coalition

Today on the program we take a look at an early 20th century Salt Lake City murder, and the unusual method detectives used to try to catch the killer. Plus, back in the present day, we’ll hear about efforts by the Utah Cold Case Coalition to launch the first nonprofit crime lab in the country. […]

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