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: The Tyranny of Oil

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 27/30, 2016) — Leif Wenar is author of Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World.  He is currently the Chair of Philosophy and Law at King’s College in London. Wenar argues that the proposition of no longer buying oil from repressive authoritarian regimes […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Smart Homes and The Internet of Things

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 20/23, 2016) –A few weeks ago the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Vivint Inc, Matt Eyring spoke about some of his company’s visions and strategies for creating what they call the “smart home”.  Vivint is based in Provo, Utah.  Eyring and some of his team visited […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Paradox of Corruption & Integrity

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 13/16, 2016) — Professor Patrick Dobel.  He is the John and Marguerite Walker Corbally Professor in Public Service at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, where he hass taught since 2011.  Dobel says people often create self-narratives that allow them […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Too Dumb To Fail, How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution — Matt K. Lewis

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 30/April 9, 2016) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted Author, Matt K. Lewis.  Lewis is a Conservative writer and blogger. He is a contributing editor for The Week, and a regular columnist for The Daily Beast, RollCall, and The Telegraph.  He is also a television […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Guerilla Government

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 23/26, 2016) — Recently Rosemary O’Leary, the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas, spoke about her research into Guerilla Government at the Hinckley Institute of Politics. According to O’Leary, Guerilla government describes situations where public employees – because of their […]

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