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 and 105.5 FM.

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How to Micro-target Voters

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 7 ~ 10, 2016) – Last week Tom Schultz, the former data director for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, spoke about the unique strategies the Cruz campaign used – such as a “psychographic” analysis of voters – to try to win them over with narrowly targeted micro-messages through […]

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Tales From Covering Donald Trump’s Campaign: McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 30 ~ December 3, 2016) – Last week the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted McKay Coppins, a senior writer for BuzzFeed, the online News website. Coppins is a graduate from Brigham Young University and a Mormon. He covered Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House over the […]

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U.S. Efforts to Promote Religious Freedom – David Saperstein

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 23 ~ 26, 2016) – David Saperstein, the Ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom for the U.S. State Department, spoke recently at the University of Utah. His office monitors religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, and recommends and implements programs to promote religious freedom on behalf of the U.S. […]

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Election 2016 – Who Won, and Why?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 16 ~ 19, 2016) – This past week the Hinckley Institute hosted a discussion about the results of the recent election – Who won?, and why? What was Utah’s role in the overall national election? How did the down-ballot races play out across the state?  Who turned […]

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Lessons Learned From the Rwandan Genocide – Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 9 ~ 12, 2016) – This week the Hinckley Institute hosted Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper. Ambassador Prosper prosecuted the atrocities of Rwandan war criminals in the late 1990s as part of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and he succeeded in convincing the Tribunal to recognize […]

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