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.

High Hopes: Will Inflation Come Down?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 13, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the current inflation and its relation to consumption, labor, the pandemic and corporate power. Last month, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% in an attempt to combat inflationary pressure, the first […]

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Wildfires & the West

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 22, 2021) — This week on the program, a panel of experts look at the worsening fire conditions in the western U.S. and discuss the efforts to mitigate wildfires in the region. Last summer, the Wasatch Front saw some of the worst air quality in the […]

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Coping & Resilience in the Face of Severe Drought

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: February 2, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the increasing frequency and severity of drought in Utah and how changes to water use can make the state more resilient in the face of a warming climate. Last summer, the Great Salt […]

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What Does Ukraine Mean for Me?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: March 16, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the geopolitics surrounding the event and how it will affect the future of Utah and the world. As many as 2 and a half million Ukrainian people […]

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Role of the Local Media

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the important role that sources of local media play in Utah and across the country. The 2022 legislative session has seen a pair of issues that have placed the Utah Legislature at odds local media outlets and advocates. The […]

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