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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

Hosted By Anthony Scoma

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 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.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 26, 2022) — This week on the program, a forum with election law expert Richard Hasen on his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It.”  According to a survey performed by the Pearson Institute and AP-NORC, 91 percent of U.S. adults say…

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All Dried Up: How We Can Save the Great Salt Lake

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 19, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the future of the Great Salt Lake, the negative effects caused by its rapid drying and the efforts to conserve the lake and its waters. The political will to address the drying Great Salt…

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Preparing for a Brilliant Future: Renewable Energy in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 28, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the current state of energy production and distribution in Utah. They also talk about Utah’s efforts to decarbonize its energy portfolio and the future of energy in a rapidly changing world. Included on the…

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

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 8, 2022) — 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…

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Bills on Capitol Hill: Winners and Losers of the 2022 Session

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 6, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of Utah legislators discusses the 2022 Legislative Session and some of the major bills passed this year. From the historic size of this year’s budget to the state’s unprecedented investment in preserving the Great Salt Lake, the 2022…

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Role of the Local Media

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: December 8, 2021) — 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 saw a pair of issues that have placed the Utah Legislature at odds local media…

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Where are the Workers? Examining the Labor Shortage

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 27, 2021) — This week on the program, a panel looks at the current forces at play in the labor market, the demand for more workers and the way this has contributed to a rise in strikes across U.S. industries. According to a new Deseret News and Hinckley Institute…

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 26, 2022) — This week on the program, a forum with election law expert Richard Hasen on his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It.”  According to a survey performed by the Pearson Institute and AP-NORC, 91 percent of U.S. adults say…

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

All Dried Up: How We Can Save the Great Salt Lake

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 19, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discuss the future of the Great Salt Lake, the negative effects caused by its rapid drying and the efforts to conserve the lake and its waters. The political will to address the drying Great Salt…

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: February 16, 2022) — This week, a panel discussion on what to expect of U.S.-China relations during the Biden administration, as well as the long history between the two nations and where we go from here. The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world,…

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