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 and 105.5 FM.

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Too Dumb To Fail, How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution — Matt K. Lewis

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: March 30/April 9, 2016) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted Author, Matt K. Lewis.  Lewis is a Conservative writer and blogger. He is a contributing editor for The Week, and a regular columnist for The Daily Beast, RollCall, and The Telegraph.  He is also a […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Born Normal, Born Diseased: the Construction and Regulation of Immutable Sexual Types

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 4, 2015) – As part of the events commemorating the Holocaust one discussion focused on whether the notion that sex types are immutable, or fixed from birth.  The title of the discussion is “Born Normal, Born Diseased: the Construction and Regulation of Immutable Sexual Types” The panelists […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Immigration and Youth in Crisis

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 29, 2016) – Last week’s Supreme Court ruling effectively stopped President Obama’s attempt to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) that aims to give the children of undocumented immigrants opportunities to work and go to school in the United States without fear of being […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Understanding Local Utah Refugees

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: December 17, 2014) – Utah is home to 50,000 refugees, with the vast majority residing in Salt Lake County.  Refugees are becoming an important demographic in the community, but their stories are rarely told and their own small communities are not well understood by native Utahns.  A […]

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

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original 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 […]

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