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.

Living Off the Land: Utah’s Public Lands and Gateway Communities

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses Utah’s public lands and the gateway communities that provide access to them. The panel will lay out the problems and opportunities presented by the popularity of these areas and what Utah can do to maintain its natural wonders amidst […]

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Can You Build a Better Utah? Addressing Utah’s Housing Crisis

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 28, 2021) — This week on the program, a panel of experts addresses the housing crisis in Utah and what can be done to improve affordability, access and equity for Utah’s growing population. Information from the 2020 census shows Utah was the fastest-growing state over the last […]

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Ukraine: How Did It Come To This?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, members of the Utah Ukrainian Association discuss the history of the Ukrainian people and how that history led up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Since the launch of the invasion in late February, Ukraine and Russia have made little progress on ceasefire negotiations. […]

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U.S. Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: January 1, 2021) — Today, a look back at President Biden’s plans for U.S. foreign policy during unprecedented world events. As we approach the halfway point in Biden’s term in office—and unprecedented global events continue—a panel will discuss how foreign policy issues maintained under the Trump administration […]

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Remapping Utah Politics: Redistricting 2021

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 21, 2021)— This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the process undertaken last year by both the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission and the Utah Legislature to redraw Utah’s political boundaries for the next decade. Proposition 4 — narrowly approved by voters in 2018, […]

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