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: Housing the Homeless

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 28, 2015) – Salt Lake City’s Housing First program to manage homelessness has received national recognition recently.   In fact, Utah has lead the nation in reducing chronic homelessness – which is defined as long-term or repeated homelessness.  Recently advocates and service providers working on homeless issues for […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Prison Reform

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 21, 2015) –  America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world.  Moreover, the U.S. spends lots of money to keep lots of people in prison.  In Utah, corrections officials say continuing growth in prison populations will cost Utah an additional half a billion dollars […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Undocumented & Queer

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 14, 2015) –  A panel of students, activists, and policy makers discuss the issues faced by undocumented queer individuals, particularly as they extend beyond the question of same-sex marriage. The panelists include: Mariana Ramiro-Gomez, a graduate in Educational Leadership & Policy; Eusebio Echeveste, Comunidades Unidas Community Engagement […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Case for a Carbon Tax

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 7, 2015) – Gasoline these days is cheap.  The same remains true for natural gas and coal.  Yet, our growing consumption of fossil fuels is recklessly disrupting the global climate.  And the low market prices of fossil fuels keeps cleaner alternative energy sources out of reach.  That’s […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Understanding Local Utah Refugees

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (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 panel […]

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