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 105.5 FM.

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: HIP Talks 2016

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 25/28, 2016) — This spring the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted its second annual “HIP Talks” competition, co-sponsored by the Wayne Owens Fund and the ASUU.  The event brought together the University of Utah’s best and brightest students in a two-minute speech competition.  This program highlights the […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Income Inequality

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 18/21, 2016) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted two panels on inequality. This week we are airing its session on income inequality.  Four academic scholars offer different perspectives on this troubling trend. The speakers include: Thomas Maloney, Chair of the Economics Department, and Director of […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Politics of Gender Inequality

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 11/14, 2016) — Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted two panels on the topic of inequality.   The first discussion focused on gender inequality: what it means, what causes it, why it’s a problem, and what can be done about it.  This forum was recorded on March […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Changing Shape of Power and National Security

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 4/7, 2016) — One of the nation’s leading experts on terrorism policy and national security spoke at the Hinckley Institute on March 22.  Juan C. Zarate is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also the senior national security analyst for […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Tyranny of Oil

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 27/30, 2016) — Leif Wenar is author of Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World.  He is currently the Chair of Philosophy and Law at King’s College in London. Wenar argues that the proposition of no longer buying oil from repressive authoritarian regimes […]

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