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: Are We Getting North Korea Wrong?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 20, 2015) – Kirk Larsen is a professor of History at Brigham Young University and a critic of U.S. foreign policy towards North Korea.  Larsen gave a talk recently at the University of Utah titled “Getting North Korea Wrong: Hackers, Defectors, and Making Sense of the DPRK” […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 13, 2015) – The idea of divestment as a tool to pressure fossil fuel companies to clean up their act is getting more attention. Currently administrators, faculty and students at the University of Utah are considering how a financial divestment from fossil fuel-related companies could help the […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: How Congress Really Works

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 6, 2015) – Much public dissatisfaction stems from a lack of understanding of how Congress Works.  For those looking to make change, understanding the system is crucial.  Those who want to get involved, should know what they’re getting involved in.  And for people to cast informed votes, […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Gender Wage Gap

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 29, 2015) – Dr. Gunseli Berik, professor of Economics at the University of Utah, spoke recently about her research into the Gender Wage Gap. Specifically, Berik seeks to debunk some of the myths and misconceptions behind the discussion of why women on average make less money than […]

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: 2-Minute Speech Competition (HIP Talks) 2015

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 22, 2015) -Last week the the Hinckley Institute of Politics, ASUU, and the Wayne Owens Fund organized a 2-minute speech competition called HIP Talks.  Students were invited to give short speeches about anything they choose in front of a panel of judges in the Union Ballroom.  Students […]

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