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 FM.

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Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: April 26 ~ 29, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted another in a series of Campus Community Dialogues: Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future – Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.  The forum was sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Science, […]

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Rape Is Not Normal

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: April 19 ~ 22, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute recently hosted a conversation addressing normalization of rape. Because sexual violence and rape happen so often, and is punished so rarely, a growing number of scholars and activists say American society has become desensitized to it, operating under an […]

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Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and American Democracy

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: April 12 ~ 15, 2017) — The Campus Community Dialogue Series: Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future recently held a forum about Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and American Democracy. Specifically, how should we balance the relationship of American national security and international terrorism with our Constitutional and moral principles? […]

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Trump: The Unprecedented President

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: April 5 ~ 8, 2017) — The Department of Continuing Education & Community Engagement at the University of Utah recently presented its annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture. This year’s lecture, Trump: The Unprecedented President, was delivered by Tim Chambless, Associate Professor/Lecturer in the University of Utah’s Department of Political […]

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The Discourse of Refugees and Immigration Policy

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: March 28/ April 1, 2017) — Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted another Campus-Community Dialogue Series – Understanding Our Differences, Shaping our Future: about Refugees and Immigration Policy. The panelists included Jason Mathis, Executive Director of the Downtown Alliance; Bradley Parker, Esq., with the Refugee Justice League […]

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