The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

2019 HIP Talks Finale

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This spring, the Hinckley Institute of Politics held its 5th annual HIP Talks, a two-minute speech competition at the University of Utah. Students were invited to speak at a series of qualifying rounds, before moving on to the final competition where 30 students competed for cash prizes. In honor of the…

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Democratic presidential candidates and Utah County commissioner comes out

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Tyrell Aagard, First Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party. They discuss the field of Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Mitt Romney’s first address to the Senate, Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie coming out as gay, the…

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Tax revenue and structure and the Utah gubernatorial race

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss solutions to Utah’s tax revenue and structure issues, the feud between President Trump and House Speaker Pelosi, Greg Hartley stepping down as chief of staff of the Utah House,…

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Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s gubernatorial campaign and the Equality Act

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Lt. Gov. Cox’s gubernatorial campaign announcement, the LDS church’s new political “specialists,” the Equality Act going before Congress, and the mounting GOP opposition to Rep. Ben McAdam’s re-election.

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Trade war with China and Riverton’s anti-abortion resolution

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter, the Board President of the Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss the trade war with China, President Trump’s tax returns, William Barr being held in contempt of Congress, Riverton’s new anti-abortion resolution, the Salt Lake…

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Federal infrastructure plan and gubernatorial popularity

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announcement, a bipartisan meeting on federal infrastructure, the 2020 census’ new citizenship question, Governor Herbert’s falling popularity, Utah’s political party chair races,…

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Mueller Report reactions and the Salt Lake Temple construction project

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss reactions to the redacted Mueller Report, the field of presidential candidates, the Salt Lake Temple’s 4-year construction project, a potential special session to override the veto of SB123, the Salt…

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Notre Dame burning and improving Utah’s education

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, the release of the Mueller Report, Elizabeth Warren’s presidential rally, Utah joining Super Tuesday, potential improvements to education, and the troubled prison construction.

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Balanced budget amendment and body cameras

Morgan Lyon Cotti is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Rep. Ben McAdams proposing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Consitution, Sen. Mitt Romney’s immigration comments, police wearing body cameras, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit over…

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Medicaid waivers and the Utah gubernatorial race

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the veto of the SB123 special election bill, the inland port project, Utah’s approval for a “bridge” Medicaid expansion and how the gubernatorial election could change if Jon Huntsman…

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