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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.



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.

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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.



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.

    Salt Lake City’s $85 million parks, trails and open space bond

    Salt Lake City’s $85 million parks, trails and open space bond

    If you live in Salt Lake City, you’ll see on your November ballot an $85 million bond proposal. If approved, it would allow for the largest single expenditure on park and open space improvements in the city’s history and would fund eight projects across Utah’s capital city identified through the city’s Reimagine Nature Public Lands Master […]

    • 23 min
    While Inland Port presses pause, logistics expert says there’s no market for rail hub

    While Inland Port presses pause, logistics expert says there’s no market for rail hub

    In a white paper published this week, a logistics expert said his analysis showed that there is no market in Salt Lake City and its surroundings for a key part of the Utah Inland Port. Dr. Robert Leachman is a professor of industrial engineering and operations research at the University of California, Berkeley. His paper, […]

    • 28 min
    Learning about Lichen with BYU’s Dr. Steve Leavitt (via Science Moab)

    Learning about Lichen with BYU’s Dr. Steve Leavitt (via Science Moab)

    Whether on rock or vegetation, lichen can be found all around us and play surprising and complex roles. Steve Leavitt, an evolutionary biologist at Brigham Young University, is the curator of the lichen collection at BYU’s Life Science Museum. We talk with Steve about what lichen are composed of and why we should care about […]

    • 23 min
    Proposed SLC zoning changes aim to increase ‘missing middle’ and ‘shared’ housing

    Proposed SLC zoning changes aim to increase ‘missing middle’ and ‘shared’ housing

    The Salt Lake City Council is considering a suite of changes to zoning ordinances. The proposed changes include amending rules for areas of the city zoned as “RMF-30,” in an effort to increase so-called “missing middle housing” in certain residential zones (“RMF” stands for “residential multi-family” and “30” refers to the maximum allowed building height […]

    • 23 min
    Gerrymandering lawsuit in Utah aims to change boundaries of electoral maps

    Gerrymandering lawsuit in Utah aims to change boundaries of electoral maps

    This week, a Utah court heard a request by state attorneys to throw out a lawsuit challenging the way the legislature redrew political boundaries through a contentious redistricting process. The suit, filed by the League of Women Voters of Utah and the Mormon Women for Ethical Government, argues that maps drawn by the legislature are an […]

    • 23 min
    A rare, audible, meteor skips across Utah’s skies – mimicking an earlier event

    A rare, audible, meteor skips across Utah’s skies – mimicking an earlier event

    Today on In the Hive, we have a conversation with NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah Patrick Wiggins about something that is generally seen but not heard. Most meteors are so small and so far away that they don’t make any sound whatsoever. But that wasn’t the case with a meteor that interacted with earth’s atmosphere […]

    • 23 min

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6 Ratings

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Unbiased and informative

I look forward to this program every week. Roger Does a great job interviewing the guests. This is a very objective and informative news show.

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