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: 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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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Dog Whistle Politics

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 1, 2014) -  Ian Haney Lopez is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkley, and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Wrecked the Middle Class.  He examines how race-related language and imagery has been used since the 1960’s Civil Rights […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Organ Harvesting from Chinese Prisoners

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 1, 2014) – In recent years investigators have revealed a systemic practice by the Chinese government to use the organs from executed prisoners of conscience for transplantation.  Many victims of this practice are members of the persecuted religious group Falun Gong.  A week ago, September 19th, 2014, […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Rendition, Torture, and Guantanamo

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: September 24, 2014) – After 9/11, hundreds of people were abused or tortured by the CIA and Department of Defense, primarily in Afghanistan, Guantánamo, and Iraq, but also in other countries after rendition.  Approximately 200 people died in U.S. custody, including at least a dozen during or shortly […]

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