The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM.

Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Speakers include local, national, and international politicians, ambassadors, lobbyists, activists, and academics.

Hinckley Caucus RoomThe Hinckley Institute of Politics was founded with a mission to engage students in governmental, civic, and political processes; promote a better understanding and appreciation of politics; and train ethical and visionary students for public service.

Hinckley Forums are held at the University of Utah in the Hinckley Caucus Room (located in Gardner Commons in the Hinckley Offices, Room 2018). They are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Tune in Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM on KCPW, 88.3 FM.

Monumental Racism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: December 2, 2020) — This week on the program, we air a panel on the push to remove monuments and statues linked to the history of racism and colonialism in the United States. While the issue has deep roots in American discourse, this year’s countrywide demonstrations over racial and […]

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U.S. Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — The United States is still reeling from the violent insurrection at the nation’s Capitol and preparing for follow-up demonstrations across the country as we approach the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. While these domestic affairs have taken center stage, the U.S. policies beyond our borders have caused apprehension and […]

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Public Policy and the Politics of Pandemics

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: November 25, 2020) — This week on the program, we air a panel on the factors that shape our public health policy, how politics have irreparably impacted our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can improve public health now and in the future. The United States passed 12 […]

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2020 HIP Talks Finale

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: September 9, 2020) —This week on the program, the 6th annual HIP Talks, a two-minute speech-giving competition held last spring at the University of Utah. The Hinckley Institute sponsors this university-wide speech contest in conjunction with the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) in honor of […]

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Informed Decisions 2020: Funding Public Education in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we air an Informed Decisions 2020 panel on how Utah funds public education and constitutional Amendment G that went before Utah voters in November and passed with 54 percent voting in favor. Earlier this year, Utah legislators passed H.B. 357, which promised education funding […]

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