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.

Transportation Policy in Utah: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, sitting members of the Utah Legislature’s transportation committees discuss current policy, issues facing the state’s infrastructure and how we can more efficiently move people throughout the state. The White House recently unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that would set aside $650 billion for roads, […]

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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week a panel discussion on what to expect of U.S.-China relations during the Biden administration, as well as the long history between the two nations and where we go from here. The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world, with China set to […]

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Preparing for Disaster

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: March 18, 2020) — 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 […]

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Should we have a universal basic income?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: July 17, 2019) — This week on the program, we bring you a forum to ask the question, “Should we have a universal basic income?” (UBI) in the U.S.? A UBI refers to the dispersing of a set amount of income to all members of society to […]

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Legislative Wrap-Up: What Happened and Why?

Hinckley Insitute Radio Hour — This week on the program, a wrap-up of the 2021 Utah Legislative session that saw major funding bills, tax cuts, criminal justice reform and limits on the governor’s emergency powers. These bills now wait for the signature of Governor Spencer Cox to become law. Today’s panel discusses all these issues […]

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