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 Christian Camargo, 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 332 South 1400 East—Bldg. 72, Room 102 (Old Law School Library) Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, on the University of Utah campus, and are free and open to the public. This is their temporary location.

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

Opioid Truths, Myths, and Breakthroughs: Connecting Communities to Solutions

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — A few weeks ago, the Hinckley Institute held a panel discussion on the current state of the opioid epidemic here in Utah and nationwide. According to new data released by Lt. Gov Spencer Cox’s office, in 2017 Utah’s number of prescription opioid overdose deaths declined for the third consecutive […]

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Campaign Finance Reform

Today on the program: a panel discussion held last week at the Hinckley Institute focusing on the role of money in politics and the rules governing how a political candidate, nominee or incumbent raises money to fund their election campaigns. Those rules include disclosing the names of individuals, organizations and companies who donate to political […]

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What Is the Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Rick Wayman, deputy director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, discusses the future of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Wayman looks at the deal’s history and the broader foreign policy implications of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from […]

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Civility in Politics: Why Has Civility in Politics Declined?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 2, 2018) — Earlier this year, the Hinckley Institute hosted Part 1 of a 2-Part panel discussion titled: Civility in Politics. The panel surveys the political landscape, both nationally and locally, and then addresses the question: Why has civility in politics declined? The panelists include: Matt Burbank, Associate Professor in the […]

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2018 HIP Talks: Finale

This past spring, the Hinckley Institute of Politics held its 4th annual HIP Talks, a two-minute speech competition at the University of Utah. Students were invited to speak through a series of qualifying rounds, before reaching the final competition. The HIP in ‘HIP Talks’ stands for Hinckley Institute of Politics. For the final competition, 30 […]

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