The 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.
The 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.
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Dec. 4, 2013) – Allan Nairn is an investigative journalist, human rights activist, who has reported on various conflicts overseas, including in El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Indonesia. In 1991, Nairn witnessed an Indonesian government crackdown on East Timorese protesters during which he, along with Amy Goodman of […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 27, 2013) – The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy on November 22, 1963, has received much attention. Yet, the events of Kennedy’s life, and his legacy continue to shape our lives even now. Several Utah scholars gathered for a commemoration for the […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 20, 2013) – Sam Daley Harris founded the organization ‘RESULTS’, an international citizens’ lobby effort that significantly influenced policy actions that helped to reduce global hunger and poverty in the 1980’s and 1990’s by promoting micro-lending, working with UNICEF, and increased child vaccinations. Now more recently, Harris’s […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 13, 2013) – Malcolm Gladwell is author of several national and international best selling books, including The Tipping Point, published in 2000, Blink, in 2005, and the book Outliers, 2008. In his new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Gladwell re-examines […]
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 6, 2013) –Bob Bennett served 3-terms as a Republican U.S. Senator from Utah for 18 years. In 2010 he lost his bid for reelection to Tea Party-Republican Candidate Mike Lee. Bennett grew up in Utah and was educated in political life by his father Wallace F. Bennett, […]