From social activism, to local politics, to arts and culture, “In the Hive” explores the issues and ideas that tie Utah together. Hosted and produced by KCPW’s Emily Means, 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 Emily Means started college with plans to be a doctor, but an ill-fated organic chemistry class and a successful classic rock show on K-UTE Radio changed her path for the better. A Salt Lake City transplant from Layton, before joining KCPW Emily produced the daily news program “Trib Talk” at The Salt Lake Tribune and covered music and art for the features desk. She also produced “RadioActive,” KRCL’s nightly current affairs program, addressing topics ranging from homelessness to tomato gardens. Along with “In the Hive,” Emily produces “Both Sides of the Aisle,” “Behind the Headlines” and “Jazz Time with Steve Williams” on KCPW. Emily holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Utah, speaks un po d’italiano and loves to talk politics, podcasts and locally roasted coffee. Contact her at

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Women’s role in American craft beer brewing

In the Hive — (Original air date: October 19, 2017) Today on the show: Journalist and historian Tara Nurin talks about women’s role in brewing throughout history; Proper Brewing certified cicerones Rebecca Link and Eleanor Lewis discuss the nuances of different beers; and Emily Park from the Hop Bombshells Homebrew Club talks about making beers from the comfort of […]

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An exit interview with Sen. Jim Dabakis

In the Hive — Today on the show: State Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, is leaving the Utah legislature. What’s he doing next? Dabakis talks about presidential press conferences on the playground, what his role is as a Democrat in a Republican super majority and what the public deserves to know about the legislative […]

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Housing insecurity and tenants rights

In the Hive — (Original air date: September, 9, 2018) Today on the show: What’s it like to deal with housing insecurity in Utah? Ian Decker from Wasatch Tenants United talks about the newly formed organization’s goals for supporting renters along the Wasatch Front; Martin Blaustein, Salt Lake managing attorney for Utah Legal Services, explains the landlord-tenant relationship within […]

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Immigration policy

In the Hive — Today on the show: With over 11 million people living in the U.S. without documents, what will it take to streamline the country’s immigration system? The solution might change, depending on your status or occupation. DACA recipients Ciriac and Pablo share their experience living in limbo, since the Trump administration’s 2017 […]

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The impostor syndrome

In the Hive — (Original air date: November 16, 2017) Today on the show: Have you ever felt like a phony? Learn about the “impostor phenomenon,” with Aida Neimarlija, partner at the law firm of Gross & Rooney; Erin Jemison, director of public policy at the YWCA of Utah; and Rachel Stone, founder of the BYU Women […]

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