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, air quality, or the lasting impacts of COVID-19 – 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 afternoons 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. from Georgetown University, a parallel degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), and a B.A. in from the University of Utah. E-mail him in English or Spanish at rmcdonough@kcpw.org.

Monkeypox questions answered — and a personal story (via City Cast Salt Lake)

Today on In the Hive, we piggyback on some coverage provided this week by City Cast Salt Lake on the local spread of monkeypox. To date there have bee 42 cases of the viral disease in Utah, the bulk — 33 cases — in Salt Lake County. The virus primarily spreads through close physical contact involving skin-to-skin […]

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Evan McMullin decries political divisiveness and ‘anti-democracy movement’ in America

Evan McMullin is running as an independent in a bid to oust Republican Sen. Mike Lee this November. He faults the incumbent for working with the Trump Administration to try to find a pathway to overturn the 2020 presidential election — something he says would have “ended our democratic republic.” If elected, McMullin says that instead […]

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Great Salt Lake reaches new low point, ecosystem imperiled by salinity ‘tipping point’

The Great Salt Lake has again dropped to a new historic low.   The U.S. Geological Survey and the Utah Division of Natural Resources report that measurements gathered Sunday showed an average daily surface water elevation of 4,190.1 feet — a new low in the lake’s recorded history dating back to 1847. The lake is predicted […]

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University of Utah atmospheric scientist Dr. Kevin Perry on Great Salt Lake Dust risks

“Is this the toxic lake dust?” That’s a question many people in northern Utah are now asking themselves when the air turns brown with particulate pollution during windstorms. The human health and environmental risks posed to our region by the drying up of the Great Salt Lake are well documented, and are now garnering national […]

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‘Proud Democrat’ Kael Weston says his party was wrong to endorse independent in Senate race

“While I respect what the delegates did, I don’t think it was good for Utah, I don’t think it was good for our party, and I think that there is a missing voice in the Senate race right now.” Kael Weston was the presumptive Democratic nominee in the race for the Senate seat currently held […]

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