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.

McKay Coppins: Media in the Age of Trump

(Air dates: November 8 ~ 11, 2017) — McKay Coppins is a political journalist and writer for the Atlantic. He authored the 2015 book, The Wilderness — Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House. Coppins is a graduate from Brigham Young University. Coppins spent time covering Donald Trump […]

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Rohingyan Genocide & Tackling Child Sex Abuse in Bolivia

(Air dates: November 1 ~ 4, 2017) –A few weeks ago, Umar Mohamad Arif, a leader of the Rohingyan community living in Utah spoke out against what appears to be an unfolding genocide being perpetrated against his people in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar.  He spoke on October 16, 2017. His entire talk can be […]

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Standing Up For Utah’s Needs

(Air dates: October 25 ~ 28, 2017) — 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, and consensus building. This […]

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Queer Futures

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: October 18 ~ 21, 2017) — Recently a panel of LGBTQ youth gathered to discuss their outlooks for the future, how they want others to view them, and what kind of activism they think is needed to achieve the kind of equitable, safe and accepting futures they all […]

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Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: October 11 ~ 14, 2017) — This past week the Deputy Consulate General from South Korea, Jimin Kim, visited the University of Utah. He spoke mainly about the growing tensions with North Korea, and the importance of South Korea’s long-held alliance with the United States, and what his […]

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