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.

After Yale ‘F’ grade, Huntsman CEO defends company’s decision to remain in Russia

In the two and a half months since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, nearly 1,000 companies have curtailed operations in Russia beyond the minimum required by international sanctions – as a form of boycott. Yale University’s School of Management maintains a list of companies that have (or haven’t) withdrawn from Russia in opposition to the […]

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Ammon Hennacy — the Catholic anarchist who ran SLC’s ‘Joe Hill House’ for the homeless

In the early 1960s, a man named Ammon Hennacy started up a shelter and aid center for homeless people and railroad tramps who needed a place to stay. The Joe Hill House of Hospitality and St. Joseph Refuge provided a roof, food, storage for day laborers and camaraderie for Salt Lake City’s unsheltered. A new […]

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Capitol exhibit highlights Topaz stories, Tracy Aviary takes precautions against bird flu

On this week’s episode of “In the Hive…” A new exhibit on the third floor of the Utah State Capitol features stories of the survivors of the Topaz War Relocation Center, the concentration camp in central Utah that housed more than 11,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. The exhibit, sponsored by the San Franciso-based […]

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A conversation with Mayor Erin Mendenhall, and a Utah wildlife encounter explained

Today on “In the Hive,” the latest of our periodic conversations with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. We’ll talk to the mayor about pedestrian safety, homeless shelters, the deal the city struck on the Utah Inland Port, and even about the whale — a contentious new public art piece in the city’s 9th & […]

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How to be a good neighbor to Utah Muslims during Ramadan (via City Cast Salt Lake)

For Muslims in Utah and around the world, the holy month of Ramadan — which began with the sighting of the crescent moon on Friday — is a period of fasting, prayer and community. This week, the new local podcast City Cast Salt Lake offered a guide to being a good neighbor to Utah Muslims […]

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