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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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Wildfires & the West

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: August 22, 2021) — This week on the program, a panel of experts looks at the worsening fire conditions in the western U.S. and discuss the efforts to mitigate wildfires in the region. During the summer of 2021, the Wasatch Front saw some of the worst air quality in…

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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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High Hopes: Will Inflation Come Down?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today on the program, a panel of experts discusses inflation and its relation to consumption, labor and corporate power. Since March of last year, the Federal Reserve has increased interest rates ten times in an effort to curb inflationary pressures. The latest rate hike in early May has brought…

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Will I Ever be Able to Afford a House? Housing Affordability, Population Growth and Environmental Constraints

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today on the program, a panel of experts discusses housing affordability in Utah and how it relates to water usage, air pollution and intergenerational wealth. According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. housing prices fell by 0.2 percent from February 2022 to February 2023. Although average home prices also…

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Saving the Climate is Good for Business

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, two members from the Climate Leadership Council share their plan for a carbon dividend as a means to curb carbon emissions and build U.S. businesses. The group claims their “Bipartisan Climate Roadmap” would cut U.S. CO2 emissions in half by 2035 and provide a family…

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Ukraine: One Year Later

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today on the program, a panel of experts discusses the war in Ukraine a year since the Russian invasion began. Professors from the University of Utah look back to the predictions made at the outset of the conflict and the reality of unfolding war.  The panel includes Marjorie Castle, professor…

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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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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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Will I Ever be Able to Afford a House? Housing Affordability, Population Growth and Environmental Constraints

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today on the program, a panel of experts discusses housing affordability in Utah and how it relates to water usage, air pollution and intergenerational wealth. According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. housing prices fell by 0.2 percent from February 2022 to February 2023. Although average home prices…

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