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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Local reaction to the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and a bill to ban ‘DIY’ sexual assault kits

On this episode of “In the Hive,” local voices reflect on the inauguration of a new president. Plus a look at a bill seeking to ban so-called “at home” sexual assault evidence kits in Utah. Guests, part 1: Erin Mendenhall, Mayor of Salt Lake City Mayra Cedano, Executive Director of Comunidades Unidas Lex Scott, founder […]

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Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill on police reform proposals at the legislature

This week on “In the Hive,” the first in a series of conversations we’ll be having about police reforms under consideration at the 2021 Utah legislative session. At the peak of this past year’s summer of protests, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill unveiled a number of policy reform ideas relating to law enforcement’s […]

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on the storming of the U.S. Capitol and Utah’s pandemic response so far

(KCPW News) Republican Spencer Cox became the State of Utah’s 18th governor on Monday during a sweeping ceremony at the Tuacahn Center For the Arts in Ivins, Utah. During his inaugural address, Cox said that America “is facing a crisis of empathy; a scourge of contempt.” “Very little feels ‘United’ about the United States today,” Cox […]

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Utah’s vaccine rollout plan

Today on “In the Hive” we speak with Tom Hudachko, spokesman for the Utah Department of Health, about the state’s multi-phase plan for immunizing its residents against COVID-19. So far, Utah has given the first dose of the two-dose vaccine to a number of frontline healthcare workers and has begun the work of immunizing staff […]

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Beer to the rescue for Ken Sanders Rare Books!

Today on “In the Hive,” as part of an ongoing effort to save his independent store, bookseller Ken Sanders teamed up with Fisher Brewing to release some limited-edition, literary-inspired beers. And they’ve been a hit, with each of the commemorative cans selling out the day they were released. There’s an interesting backstory here as well, […]

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