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.
The 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 Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — 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. This summer, the Wasatch Front saw some of the worst air quality in the world due to smoke from both […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 7, 2021) — 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 […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: June 2, 2021) — This week, a panel on employment and ethics in times of crisis. Experts on Utah’s job market and economy will discuss how COVID-19 and its many societal impacts exposed and exacerbated existing inequalities, as well as potential solutions for crafting an equitable recovery […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: March 11, 2020) — This week on the program, two members of California’s 2011 redistricting commission discuss their experience redrawing the political lines in the state to better reflect the actual communities and interests that bind voters together. The redistricting commission was voted into law in 2008 through California’s […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: January 1, 2021) — Today, a panel discussion on the foreign policy of the Biden administration during unprecedented times. Even as the U.S. approaches a fully vaccinated population, India, Brazil and many African countries are experiencing the worst COVID-19 caseloads of the pandemic. Vaccine patent waivers have become a […]