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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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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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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Panel: Equality for All?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: July 2, 2014) – How fair is our criminal and civil justice system to people of color and the poor?  Do minority groups in Utah have access to equal representation to navigate the legal system in court?  The 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act offers an […]

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Juliet Schor: DeCarbonizing The Economy

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 25, 2014) – Dr. Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College, and she taught economics at Harvard University for 17 years.  She has published several best selling books about work practices, wellbeing, and the environment including, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (1992), […]

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Panel: Massive Open Online Courses

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 18, 2014) – Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have appeared on the digital landscape promising to make education more efficient, convenient, and cheaper.  Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offer free education through MOOCs, although they still struggle to find an effective business model. Needless […]

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