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.

Saving the Ocean’s Wildlife: Sustainable Food

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Aire Date: February 12, 2020) —This week on the program, Danny Quintana, president and founder of the Global High Seas Marine Preserve, discusses what must be done to prevent the ecological collapse of the Earth’s oceans caused by global overfishing and environmental degradation due to pollution and human interference. The scope […]

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Salt Lake City’s Housing Solutions

Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: February 26, 2020) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the policies and programs that could potentially halt the housing crisis in Salt Lake City. Of particular concern are how to address homelessness, promote affordable rental options, provide rental assistance and support first-time homebuyers. […]

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Preparing for Disaster

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, local emergency experts discuss natural disaster threats facing Utah and how we can best prepare for them. From wildfires to floods to earthquakes the experts emphasize why preparedness is key to public safety. They also lay out the local, state and federal resources available to […]

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Envision the Commission: Understanding Redistricting

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, two members of California’s 2011 redistricting commission discuss their experience redrawing the political lines in the state to better reflect the actual communities and interests that bind voters together. The redistricting commission was voted into law in 2008 through California’s Proposition 11, the Voters First […]

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Air Quality and Active Citizenship

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, a panel of experts offers insights and ideas on how we can all work to improve air quality in Utah through activism, engagement, mobilization and accountability. They also discuss why air quality is essential to environmental sustainability and public health—as bad air contributes to increased rates […]

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