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 FM.

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Climate Discourse in Russia

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 15/18, 2017) — Jessica Graybill is an Associate Professor of Geography, and the Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program at Colgate University. She gave a presentation at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on February 6, 2017, titled: “It’s all Changing, but not all Global Climate […]

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Systemic Racism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 8/11, 2017) —The Hinckley Institute recently hosted a panel addressing systemic racism.  The panelists seek to not only explain what systemic racism is, and where it be seen or felt, but what impact it has on our community here locally in Utah, and how it can be […]

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The Case For ‘Our Schools Now’

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 1/4, 2017) — Earlier this week the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the Our Schools Now initiative. If passed by voters in 2018, it would increase the state income tax by 7/8 of 1 percent, and would raise an additional $750 million a year […]

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Doomed To Cooperate: How Russian and American Scientists Made the Post-Cold War World Safer

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: January 25/28, 2017) — Last week the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted Siegfried Hecker, a nuclear scientist who formerly was director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and an expert on nuclear weapons and proliferation. Hecker spoke about his involvement with a little-known program after the end of […]

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Perceptions and Misperceptions of China

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: January 13, 2016/Revised air date: January 11, 2017) — In the past month President-Elect Donald Trump has sent provocative signals to Chinese leadership that he may challenge the long-held “One China” policy regarding Taiwan.  Trump has also threatened to create trade tariffs and trigger a trade war, […]

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