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.

Power to the People: U.S. Voting Rights

Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: November 6, 2019) — This week on the program, we air a forum on the historical and current state of voting rights in the United States. This history marks the expansion of the vote from the few to the many through political agitation and protest. However, this progression was neither […]

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Saving the Ocean’s Wildlife: Sustainable Food

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — 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 and severity of this […]

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The Politics of Activism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we celebrate the start of Black History Month by highlighting local black history-in-the-making—featuring a panel of local black activists describing their experiences navigating activism and politics in the areas of grassroots organizing, electoral politics, academia and advocacy. They also explore how their work impacts them […]

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Impeachment

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we are airing a panel on the impeachment process that compares the two previous impeachment proceedings of President Johnson and President Clinton with the ongoing impeachment of President Donald Trump. In December, the House of Representatives impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction […]

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Overcoming Fake News: Media Literacy in the New Age of Politics

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we are airing a panel on media literacy and how we can be effective consumers and sharers of news and information. According to a Pew Research survey conducted in 2019, a majority of Americans believe that misinformation and “fake news” are causing significant damage to the […]

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