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: What Makes the Magna Carta Still Relevant Today?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 3, 2015) – The 800-year old Magna Carta, in some form or another, is still with us today.  It’s echoed in the United States Declaration of Independence and in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Many of the ideas behind Habeus Corpus and the right to […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 27, 2015) – Professor Cheyney Ryan believes that people really don’t want to fight wars anymore.  Prof. Ryan works with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict.  He is engaged in a multi-year project exploring the relation of pacifism and non-violence to contemporary just war […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Are We Getting North Korea Wrong?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 20, 2015) – Kirk Larsen is a professor of History at Brigham Young University and a critic of U.S. foreign policy towards North Korea.  Larsen gave a talk recently at the University of Utah titled “Getting North Korea Wrong: Hackers, Defectors, and Making Sense of the DPRK” […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 13, 2015) – The idea of divestment as a tool to pressure fossil fuel companies to clean up their act is getting more attention. Currently administrators, faculty and students at the University of Utah are considering how a financial divestment from fossil fuel-related companies could help the […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: How Congress Really Works

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 6, 2015) – Much public dissatisfaction stems from a lack of understanding of how Congress Works.  For those looking to make change, understanding the system is crucial.  Those who want to get involved, should know what they’re getting involved in.  And for people to cast informed votes, […]

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