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 105.3 FM.

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Women In Utah Politics

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: August 20, 2014) – On September 19, 2013, a panel of four female Utah lawmakers gathered to discuss their motivations for entering political office, the various challenges they have faced while engaging in political office. Utah ranks among the lowest in the U.S. for women in leadership and […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Allyship

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: August 13, 2014) – “Allyship” is a term used for the process that people from privileged positions in life (ie, people who are heterosexual, white, or male) can take to build relationships to operate in solidarity with marginalized people (ie, people who are LGBT, people of color, or […]

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Money & Politics

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: August 6, 2014) – This past year a number of speakers at the Hinckley Institute have discussed the influence of money and wealth in politics; political campaign contributions, free speech, and transparency; and social and economic inequality in the U.S. Segment 1: Joseph Schwartz, Professor of Political Science […]

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Institutional Review Boards & Academic Freedom

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: July 16, 2014) -  Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have been legally designated to review and monitor any medical or academic research in American universities and colleges since the mid 1970′s.  Their fundamental purpose is to ensure any research respects the health, privacy, or dignity of other human beings, […]

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Jane McGonigal, Alternate Reality Video Games

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: July 9, 2014) -  Jane McGonigal is a designer of alternate reality video games – games designed to improve real lives and solve real problems.  She makes the case that video games can help people remember things, can hone problem solving skills, keep people healthy, and even prep […]

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