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.

Systemic Racism: a panel discussion addressing what it is, where it is, and its impact

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Re-Air dates: February 14 ~ 17, 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 can be seen or felt, but what impact it has on our community here locally in Utah, and how […]

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Is Free Speech Worth It?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Re-Air dates: February 7 ~ 10, 2017) — It’s generally understood that free speech is a right all Americans enjoy under the First Amendment. But some forms of speech can be threatening, or can raise fear among certain groups of people. At what point can, or should some hateful speech be shut […]

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How Utah Immigrants Are Responding to Trump’s Executive Orders

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Re-Air date: January 31 ~ February 3, 2018) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted a forum addressing how immigrants and their families in Utah are responding to President Trump’s executive actions on immigration and public safety. The panelists included: Luis Garza, Executive Director of Comunidades Unidas; Marlene Gonzalez, an immigration […]

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Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Re-Air dates: January 24 ~ 27, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted another in a series of Campus Community Dialogues: Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future – Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.  The forum was sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the […]

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Standing Up For Utah’s Needs

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Re-Air dates: January 17 ~ 20, 2018) — This week members of the Utah Citizens’ Counsel presented their 2017 report: Standing Up For Utah’s Needs. The group is an independent, non-partisan group of senior community advocates who are dedicated to improving public policy on complex issues through dialogue, creative problem solving, […]

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