hinckleyThe 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.

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 Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM on KCPW, 88.3 and 105.5 FM.

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Sen. Bob Bennett’s Induction into the Hinckley Institute Hall of Fame

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 3/6, 2016) — Last week the Hinckley Institute inducted former Utah Senator Bob Bennett into the Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame. Sen. Bob Bennett served as one of Utah’s Senators from 1993 through 2011.  In 2010 Bennett lost his Senate seat to Republican Mike Lee.   […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Perspectives of the Civil Rights Movement in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 27/30, 2016) — Professor Armando Solorzano and Professor Ronald Coleman both experienced the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement differently.  They recently shared their unique perspectives of what the Movement meant for minorities living in Utah.  Their talks were organized as part of the University’s Martin Luther King Day […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Ambassador Thomas Pickering – U.S. Challenges in the Middle East

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 20/23, 2015) — Ambassador Thomas Pickering is a career ambassador for the U.S. State Department – the highest rank in the U.S. foreign service.  He served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1997 to 2000.  He also served as U.S. ambassador to the Russian […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The U.S. & China: A Crossroads of Perceptions

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 13, 2015) — News about China’s volatile stock market in recent past weeks, along with the country’s devaluing currency and real estate bubble may suggest to some that China’s economy is in decline.  Not so fast, says Robert Griffiths, a career Foreign Service Officer for the United […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Intergenerational Poverty in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 30, 2015) — In early December a group of social work administrators met to discuss the problem of intergenerational poverty in Utah.  This describes the unfortunate cycle where poor parents have poor children, who are more likely to become poor adults themselves.  The Utah Department of Workforce […]

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