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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

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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Real Estate Frenzy and Rural Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: January 1, 2022)— This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses Utah’s real estate frenzy and its impact on rural Utahns. Over the last year, 22 of Utah’s 29 counties experienced increases in housing prices. Salt Lake County, the state’s most urban and populous, sold 17,000…

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Constructive Dialogue for Grand Challenges: Lessons Learned from Climate Change

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 10, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses how to foster a meaningful dialogue on society’s grand challenges ranging from environmental crisis to social and political upheaval. This event was put on to celebrate the University of Utah’s 50th anniversary of its…

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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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Preparing for a Brilliant Future: Renewable Energy in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — 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 panel are Lisa Romney, Economic Development…

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

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — 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 the spread of…

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

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — 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 Lake is high, with 80…

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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 COVID-19 pandemic and corporate power. Since March of this year, the Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates five times in an effort to curb…

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

Constructive Dialogue for Grand Challenges: Lessons Learned from Climate Change

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 10, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses how to foster a meaningful dialogue on society’s grand challenges ranging from environmental crisis to social and political upheaval. This event was put on to celebrate the University of Utah’s 50th anniversary of its…

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

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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