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: Terrorism and the Media

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 25, 2015) –  A discussion on terrorism and today’s media: the roles, responsibilities and the changing dynamics of reporting a “War on Terror”.  Amos Guiora is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice, at the University […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Militarization of Contemporary Policing

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 11, 2015) –  a discussion about the militarization of contemporary policing, as it relates to race and ethnic relations, the school-to-prison pipeline, and morality. The panelists include Professor Emily Chiang, Associate Prof. S.J. Quinney College of Law; Dr. Malcolm Holmes, Department of Sociology at the University of […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Political Ruminations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 4, 2015) – A few notable and outspoken public officials serving Utah spoke last week, including Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz (District 3) who was named “Politician of the Year” for 2014 by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Salt Lake County Attorney General Sim Gill and Salt Lake County […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Housing the Homeless

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 28, 2015) – Salt Lake City’s Housing First program to manage homelessness has received national recognition recently.   In fact, Utah has lead the nation in reducing chronic homelessness – which is defined as long-term or repeated homelessness.  Recently advocates and service providers working on homeless issues for […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Prison Reform

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 21, 2015) –  America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world.  Moreover, the U.S. spends lots of money to keep lots of people in prison.  In Utah, corrections officials say continuing growth in prison populations will cost Utah an additional half a billion dollars […]

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