The 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.

Hinckley Forums are held at 332 South 1400 East—Bldg. 72, Room 102 (Old Law School Library) Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, on the University of Utah campus, and are free and open to the public. This is their temporary location.

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.

Reflections of an Aid Worker in South Sudan

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 3, 2017) — Recently the Tanner Center for Human Rights co-sponsored Renuka Naj to speak at the Hinckley Institute.  Naj recently returned from serving a year in Juba, South Sudan, a country that has collapsed into violent civil war.  She spoke on February 8, 2017. Podcast: […]

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Dog Whistle Politics

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: October 1, 2014) –  Ian Haney Lopez is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkley, and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Wrecked the Middle Class.  He examines how race-related language and imagery has been used since the 1960’s Civil […]

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The Politics of Gender Inequality

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 11, 2016) — Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted two panels on the topic of inequality.   The first discussion focused on gender inequality: what it means, what causes it, why it’s a problem, and what can be done about it.  This forum was recorded on […]

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Income Inequality

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: May 18, 2016) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted two panels on inequality. This week we are airing its session on income inequality.  Four academic scholars offer different perspectives on this troubling trend. The speakers include: Thomas Maloney, Chair of the Economics Department, and Director […]

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How Utah Immigrants Are Responding to Trump’s Executive Orders

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: March 22/25, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted a forum addressing how immigrants and their families in Utah are responding to President Trump’s executive actions on immigration and public safety. The panelists included: Luis Garza, Executive Director of Comunidades Unidas; Marlene Gonzalez, an immigration […]

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