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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A history of Utah beer and spirits

Today we feature a history of alcohol production in Utah, focusing in particular on brewing and distilling – both of which have a rich history in the state. Beer was produced by early settlers to the Salt Lake Valley as early as 1850, when the Beach & Blair brewery opened. Meanwhile, the famed “Valley Tan” […]

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Utah’s first-of-its kind data privacy law

Today we explore a new, first-of-its-kind law in Utah requiring law enforcement to get a warrant to gather information from third parties like applications, websites, cell phone providers, and cloud storage sites. Who owns your information? Isn’t that data already protected from unreasonable search and seizure under the U.S. Constitution? We hear from Marina Lowe, […]

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Places gone by (re-broadcast)

Today, we revisit a 2017 show that looked at some places of note that are no more, including Lamb’s Grill and Bill & Nada’s cafe. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.8MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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Gardening for good, maintaining our urban forest, and updating an old artesian spring

Today we speak with Susie Marvin about the Seeds of Success program, a new initiative by Wasatch Community Gardens that aims to help low-income mothers through gardening. Also, a conversation with Salt Lake City forester Tony Gliot about the city’s database of 86,000 trees, and about what it takes to maintain our urban forest. And an […]

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Mayor Jackie Biskupski on her decision to sue over the Utah Inland Port

We’re featuring a conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski about her decision to sue over the Utah Inland Port. Biskupski says that the law that came out of last year’s legislative session creating the project usurped city land and future tax revenue and that it was unconstitutional. In addition to a conversation with […]

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