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.

The End of Recycling? Life After National Sword

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, a panel of local experts discussing how China’s National Sword policy has changed the recycling business model, what the future of recycling looks like and how we can all recycle better. Adopted in 2017, National Sword was China’s response to what they saw as unacceptable quality […]

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Gender Wage Gap: (In)Equality in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — (Originally air date: September 4, 2019)  Today we feature a panel discussion on the gender wage gap in Utah—the causes that drive it, its consequences for women and the economy and what policies are effective in addressing the discrepancy. The gender wage or pay gap refers to the difference in income […]

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$7.25 — Examining the Minimum Wage

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we air a panel of experts discussing the minimum wage, its function in the economy and the debate over if and when to raise it. The minimum wage was first passed into U.S. law during the Progressive Era in the 1890s to 1920s, enacted by state […]

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Iran: Back to the Axis of Evil

Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a forum featuring journalist and foreign policy expert Barbara Slavin on current U.S.-Iran relations and the history of the relationship between the two nations. More than 40 years since the Iranian Revolution and the overthrow of the United States-backed monarchy, the political tension between the U.S. […]

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Power to the People: U.S. Voting Rights

Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – 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 steady nor consistent and remains a concern […]

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