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: Immigration and Youth in Crisis

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 29, 2016) – Last week’s Supreme Court ruling effectively stopped President Obama’s attempt to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) that aims to give the children of undocumented immigrants opportunities to work and go to school in the United States without fear of being […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Understanding Local Utah Refugees

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: December 17, 2014) – Utah is home to 50,000 refugees, with the vast majority residing in Salt Lake County.  Refugees are becoming an important demographic in the community, but their stories are rarely told and their own small communities are not well understood by native Utahns.  A […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: May 27, 2015) – Professor Cheyney Ryan believes that people really don’t want to fight wars anymore.  Prof. Ryan works with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict.  He is engaged in a multi-year project exploring the relation of pacifism and non-violence to contemporary just […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Islamophobia in America — Dr. Omid Safi

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 8/11, 2016) — Dr. Omid Safi, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, spoke recently on April 6, 2016.  Dr. Safi specializes in contemporary Islamic thought and Islamic spirituality. During this hour he speaks about the past, national, and international relationship between the United […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Foreign Policy Problems the Next President Will Face — Ambassador Chris Hill

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 1/4, 2016) — Recently distinguished former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill gave a timely and illuminating talk at the Hinckley Institute of Politics about the challenges the next U.S. president will face with North Korea and China, as well as in the Middle East. Ambassador Hill is a […]

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