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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In the Hive – Why raise the food tax?

Today, the push underway to overhaul Utah’s Tax system. We’ll get a brief overview of why tax reform is happening (lawmakers are trying to address a perceived structural imbalance in how taxes come in and are allocated). And, then, we’ll turn to a specific aspect of the proposal currently under consideration by Utah lawmakers: an increase […]

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Police, homelessness, and lessons learned from Operation Rio Grande

A recent report from the ACLU of Utah offers a critical appraisal of Operation Rio Grande, the multi-agency effort to address public safety and homelessness in the Pioneer Park neighborhood that began in 2017. In particular, the report criticizes the number of arrests for low-level offenses that came out of that effort, saying that “repeated interactions […]

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Reimagining the car-oriented community

Today on In the Hive we get a variety of perspectives on transit, transportation and alternative forms of commuting in our region. We hear how communities in the western U.S. came of age with the car, and the lasting impact of designing cities with the automobile in mind. We also take a tour of Salt […]

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The Supreme Court case over DACA, and the program’s impact in Utah

DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — has provided temporary protection from deportation to more than 700,000 people who were brought to the United States as children. In addition to providing protection against deportation, those who received DACA status are allowed to legally work and study in the country, to get driver’s licenses, and […]

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The Salt Lake Tribune becomes the first legacy newspaper to go nonprofit

The Salt Lake Tribune’s application to become the first legacy newspaper in the U.S. to become a nonprofit organization has been approved. The paper announced this week that they received a letter from the IRS in late October confirming the Tribune’s status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As a follow-up to previous coverage, today In the […]

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