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: 2-Minute Speech Competition (HIP Talks) 2015

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 22, 2015) -Last week the the Hinckley Institute of Politics, ASUU, and the Wayne Owens Fund organized a 2-minute speech competition called HIP Talks.  Students were invited to give short speeches about anything they choose in front of a panel of judges in the Union Ballroom.  Students […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: American Settler Colonialism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 15, 2015) – Walter Hixson, a distinguished professor of history at the University of Akron, spoke recently at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.  Hixson specializes in the history of U.S. foreign policy, and he recently published a book, American Settler Colonialism: A […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 8, 2015) – Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government, Sociology and American Politics at Harvard University.  She has researched and written extensively about the Tea Party movement, and she’s co-author of the book: The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, that […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Was the War in Afghanistan Worth It?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 1, 2015) – Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a debate: “Was the War in Afghanistan Worth it?”  The conflict that has occupied American military forces since 2001 seemingly has no end.  Some contend America has achieved its stated goals in Afghanistan – while others feel […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: U.S. – Latin American Relations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 25, 2015) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted the 17th Annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, Considerations on the Status of the American Society. This year’s theme: “The Future of U.S.-Latin American Relations.” Latin America’s influence on the U.S. is increasingly significant, whether […]

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