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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Perceptions and Misperceptions of China

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: January 13, 2016/Revised air date: January 11, 2017) — In the past month President-Elect Donald Trump has sent provocative signals to Chinese leadership that he may challenge the long-held “One China” policy regarding Taiwan.  Trump has also threatened to create trade tariffs and trigger a trade war, […]

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Safe Spaces for LGBT People

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 21 ~ 24, 2016) – Safe Spaces at educational institutions are places or communities where LGBT people can feel safe from anti-LGBT violence, harassment or hate speech.   Safe Spaces are emerging on campuses across Utah as communities where marginalized individuals can develop friendships and alliances. Several months […]

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Panel Discussion on How Utahns are Working to Resettle Refugees

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 14 ~ 17, 2016) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted a panel discussion on how Utah is helping refugees resettle, and what services local governments and nonprofit agencies are doing to help refugees integrate into Utah’s communities. The panelists include: Missy Larsen, Chief of Staff […]

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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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