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.

Unsheltered: Homelessness in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 23, 2019) — Today on the program, we are re-airing a forum on the issue of homelessness in Utah. This August, an eviction crisis looms over the U.S. as 24 million Americans are in danger of losing their housing as enhanced unemployment benefits run out, and eviction moratoriums are […]

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

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: January 22, 2020) — 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 […]

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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 an amount of income to all members within a society, no strings attached—with the […]

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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. On […]

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