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.

Yes, there are more squirrels than there used to be in northern Utah

It’s not just your imagination: there’s been an increase in the squirrel population in the Salt Lake Valley. Around a decade ago, a non-native species, the Fox Squirrel, arrived in Utah. It’s hard to say exactly how they got here, but their population has since exploded. It’s a cute infestation, to be sure, but there […]

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Utah’s role in the pending overhaul of America’s nuclear missile program (part 2)

Today on “In the Hive,” the second part of a discussion about the overhaul of America’s land-based nuclear missile program. Utah’s Hill Air Force Base is set to play host to a new Mission Integration Facility that will serve as headquarters for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. Testing of components of a new missile […]

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Utah’s role in the pending $83 billion overhaul of America’s land-based nuclear missiles

Today on “In the Hive,” we’re discussing the role that Utah’s Hill Air Force Base is set to play in the overhaul of America’s intercontinental ballistic missiles – or ICBMs. The Minuteman III nuclear missiles located in silos in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota are part of a nearly 60-year-old U.S. missile infrastructure. Recently the […]

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Mitigating the city-caused deaths of hundreds of millions of migratory birds

There are myriad threats to birds around the world. Prominent among those threats are habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change. Today on “In the Hive” we’ll look at the risk the human built environment itself poses to birds. Most of the birds found in North America migrate from one place to another. And most of those migrants […]

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Sanctuary families hope Biden administration will lift threat of deportation

Today on “In the Hive,” a conversation about sanctuary and immigration policy under the Biden administration. Since January of 2018, Vicky Chavez and her two daughters have been living inside of The First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City. Chavez, who came to the U.S. from Honduras in 2014, requested asylum in the United States […]

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