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: Understanding Local Utah Refugees

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 17, 2014) – Utah is home to 50,000 refugees, with the vast majority residing in Salt Lake County.  Refugees are becoming an important demographic in the community, but their stories are rarely told and their own small communities are not well understood by native Utahns.  A panel […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Human Trafficking in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 10, 2014) – Human trafficking is called “the invisible crime”.  Victims are often vulnerable immigrants, homeless children, runaways, or young women who are coerced into forced labor, domestic servitude, or most often prostitution or sex slavery.  Utah law enforcement officials say it is indeed an under reported, […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Early Childhood Education

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 3, 2014) – Recently a group of advocates for early childhood education reform gathered for a panel discussion at the University of Utah.  Until this year, Utah was one of 10 states that provided no public funding for early childhood education.  But HB96 was passed to provide […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Modern Racism & Institutional Violence

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 26, 2014) – Racial tensions and civil unrest erupted across America, again, following the decision this week by a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, to not indict a white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.  Ahead of the grand jury’s […]

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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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