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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Police reform, protests, and felony charges for demonstrators

This week on “In the Hive”, we check in with the mayor of Salt Lake City to hear about an executive order enacting policy changes for the city’s police department. Then we hear from a Cottonwood Heights City Councilwoman who participated in, and filmed, a protest that was forcibly broken up by police. And we […]

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The odd-bedfellows coalition that held off Las Vegas’s bid to pump water out of the Great Basin

This week on In the Hive we continue our look at water in Utah and the West. For 31 years, a battle has been waging between water purveyors in the city of Las Vegas and residents along the Utah-Nevada border over aquifers beneath a number of Great Basin valleys. For three decades, in and out […]

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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill on changing use-of-force laws

This week on In the Hive, we feature a conversation with Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Gill has been under fire from protestors for his decision not to file charges against officers involved in the police-shooting death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. Through the years, though, Gill has drawn the ire of police and protestors […]

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The University of Utah’s plan for a return to campus this fall

Today on “In the Hive,” the plan for Utah’s flagship university to reopen, with various precautions in place, this fall. The University of Utah’s ‘Return to Campus’ plan calls for a hybrid of in-person and online classes. Masks will be required. But what happens if Utah’s sustained spike in coronavirus cases continues? Will the U […]

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U of U research on COVID-19 and the problematic immune responses it may trigger

Today on In the Hive we hear from two University of Utah researchers who have been carrying out studies on the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and particularly the sometimes problematic ways our bodies respond to it. One complication of our experience with this deadly virus is tied to the normally helpful processes it triggers […]

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