hinckleyThe 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 morning at 10 AM,and Saturdays at 9 AM.

Hosted by Producer Ross Chambless, the program highlights and contextualizes the many forums of 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 Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and Saturdays at 9:00 AM on KCPW, 88.3 FM.

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How Utah Immigrants Are Responding to Trump’s Executive Orders

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: March 22/25, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted a forum addressing how immigrants and their families in Utah are responding to President Trump’s executive actions on immigration and public safety. The panelists included: Luis Garza, Executive Director of Comunidades Unidas; Marlene Gonzalez, an immigration attorney […]

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Legislative Wrap Up 2017

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: March 15/18, 2017) — Utah state legislators took on many contentious issues this year including homelessness, air quality, funding for education and rape kits, and reforms to Utah’s alcohol laws.  On Friday, March 10th, a panel of lawmakers gathered at the Hinckley Institute of Politics to review the […]

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Forum: Health Care In America

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 22/25, 2017) — This is the first in a series of Campus-Community dialogues being held this spring, titled “Understanding our Differences, Shaping Our Future,” organized by the Departments of Political Science and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The focus of the discussion is Health Care in America. How […]

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Climate Discourse in Russia

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 15/18, 2017) — Jessica Graybill is an Associate Professor of Geography, and the Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program at Colgate University. She gave a presentation at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on February 6, 2017, titled: “It’s all Changing, but not all Global Climate […]

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Systemic Racism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 8/11, 2017) —The Hinckley Institute recently hosted a panel addressing systemic racism.  The panelists seek to not only explain what systemic racism is, and where it be seen or felt, but what impact it has on our community here locally in Utah, and how it can be […]

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