The 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.

Hinckley Forums are held at 332 South 1400 East—Bldg. 72, Room 102 (Old Law School Library) Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, on the University of Utah campus, and are free and open to the public. This is their temporary location.

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 FM.

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The Discourse of Refugees and Immigration Policy

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: March 28/ April 1, 2017) — Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted another Campus-Community Dialogue Series – Understanding Our Differences, Shaping our Future: about Refugees and Immigration Policy. The panelists included Jason Mathis, Executive Director of the Downtown Alliance; Bradley Parker, Esq., with the Refugee Justice League […]

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Wes Moore, Author and Youth Advocate

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: March 12, 2014) – Wes Moore is a youth advocate, U.S. Army combat veteran, television host, and social entrepreneur.  Moore spoke about his book, The Other Wes Moore, juvenile justice, and issues affecting young people of color in America today. Despite early aca­d­e­mic and behav­ioral strug­gles, Moore […]

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Thinking Beyond Trump and Putin

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: June 7 ~ 10, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute hosted two representatives from the Kennan Institute, a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, to give their perspectives on the current state of Russia and Vladmir Putin’s government.  The forum was titled, “The Future of U.S. – […]

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Sharia and Everyday Life: Marriage Iranian Style in Norway

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: May 31 ~ June 3, 2017) — Sharia is a set of Muslim religious laws that are practiced in varying degrees of severity in Muslim countries. While many Americans equate Shariah with misogyny, intolerance, or barbaric punishments, many practicing Muslims and Muslim scholars say Sharia is, in fact, […]

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How To Start a New City

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: May 24 ~ 27, 2017) — How Do You Start  a New City?  What are the opportunities and challenges for Utah’s Newest City, Milcreek?  The new mayor of Millcreek, Jeff  Silvestrini, recently addressed some of these big questions along with new city councilwoman Bev Uipi.  Millcreek City is […]

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