hinckleyThe Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah.

Every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 AM, host and producer Ross Chambless highlights some of the many engaging speakers and panelists hosted 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. Most Hinckley Forums are held in Orson Spencer Hall, Room 255, on the University of Utah campus, and are free and open to the public.

Ross Chambless has reported and produced stories for public radio on political, environmental, and science related issues in Utah since 2001.

Tune in Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM on KCPW, 88.3 and 105.3 FM.

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 19, 2014) – Nine countries possess more than 16,000 nuclear weapons.  The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Partisan Perfect Reasoning

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 12, 2014) – Prof. Scott Stroud and Prof. Natalie Jomini Stroud are two scholars from the University of Texas at Austin who research how extreme partisanship hurts democracy.  Scott Stroud researches and lectures on the intersection between rhetoric, philosophy, and the connections linking artful communication and democracy […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: What Stays in Vegas – Personal Data & Big Business

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 5, 2014) –  Adam Tanner is a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and a former foreign correspondent for Reuters News Service.  His new book What Stay In Vegas: The World Of Personal Data – Lifeblood Of Big Business – And The End Of […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Ebola & Africa

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 22, 2014) – this week some top policy makers, planners, academics, and economists gathered at the University of Utah for a conference on Africa, co-sponsored by the Council of American Ambassadors and the Hinckley Institute of Politics.  Among the speakers was Daniel Bausch,  a virologist who’s spent […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Russia, Ukraine, & The Reset

Luke Coffey, an analyst on trans-Atlantic defense and security matters with the Heritage Foundation, spoke recently about Russia’s current conflict with Ukraine, and America’s role.

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