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.

Queer Futures

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: October 18 ~ 21, 2017) — Recently a panel of LGBTQ youth gathered to discuss their outlooks for the future, how they want others to view them, and what kind of activism they think is needed to achieve the kind of equitable, safe and accepting futures they all […]

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Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: October 11 ~ 14, 2017) — This past week the Deputy Consulate General from South Korea, Jimin Kim, visited the University of Utah. He spoke mainly about the growing tensions with North Korea, and the importance of South Korea’s long-held alliance with the United States, and what his […]

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College Affordability and the “Free” College Movement

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: October 4 ~ 7, 2017) — Do you have college loan debts? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. About seven in 10 graduating college seniors have borrowed for their educations. And an estimated 40 million Americans have school loan debt. Recently Jason Taylor, Assistant Professor […]

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Is Free Speech Worth It?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: September 27 ~ 30, 2017) — It’s generally understood that free speech is a right all Americans enjoy under the First Amendment. But some forms of speech can be threatening, or can raise fear among certain groups of people. At what point can, or should some hateful speech […]

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Benefit Corporations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: September 20 ~ 23, 2017) —The Hinckley Institute recently hosted a discussion about the sustainable business movement and Benefit corporations. Those are companies legally formed with the purpose not only to earn profits for shareholders, but also achieve socially and environmentally beneficial goals. The panelists included Steve Klass, […]

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