2006 MEDIA COVERAGE

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts many notable public officials and political experts every year. Follow the links below for media coverage of Hinckley Forums and other Hinckley Institute events.


December 19, 2006: “Pete Suazo Foundation Seeking Applicants” (Deseret Morning News)…”Applications for scholarships and internships are being accepted by the Hinckley Institute of Politic’s Senator Pete Suazo Leadership Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships and internship opportunities for ethnic minority students who demonstrate a passion for community service.”

December 6, 2006: “Rolly: Good cops jump in to the rescue” by Paul Rolly (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Pedal pusher: Former Salt Lake City Mayor andHinckley Institute of Politics Director Ted Wilson has a new job: He has teamed up with
the Larry H. Miller sports enterprise to run the fledgling but growing Tour of Utah bicycle race.”

December 5, 2006: “Jones puts passion into politics” by Doug Robinson (Deseret Morning News)…Give Dan Jones a classroom full of students, and
he’s like Streep with a script, Montana with a gridiron, Pavarotti with an orchestra. This guy is good. He’s so good that students, after taking his class, routinely change their majors to political science or go directly from his classroom to the office of the poly sci department to sign up for volunteer political work. “Happens all the time,” says senior Bryson Morgan, a former student aide for Jones who works at the university’s Hinckley Institute of
Politics.

December 5, 2006: “The Year of Internationalization at the U” (University of Utah December 2006 FYI)…”Thanks to a generous donation from Asian philanthropist Li Ka Shing, the Hinckley Institute of Politics will now offer paid internships in China, India, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Scotland, and Thailand…”

December 4, 2006: “Dan Jones has made name as educator, pollster” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Jones‘ dedication to students recently earned him the first Civic, Character and Service Learning Award from the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education. He was nominated for the award by the Hinckley Institute…”

December 3, 2006: “Dan Jones honored for his teaching” (Deseret Morning News)Dan Jones was recently honored by the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education. Jones, known for his polling and political work through his firm Dan Jones & Associates, is the first person to receive the Civic, Character and Service Learning Award.

December 3, 2006: “Beholden to Special Interests?” by Lee Davidson and Bob Bernick Jr. (Deseret Morning News)…”Utah’s campaign finance system ‘is not healthy,’ says Kirk Jowers, head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the
University of Utah. ‘Two previous national studies’ on campaign finance ‘gave Utah an F and a D-,’ said Jowers. ‘Everyday Utahns are disenfranchised through the special-interest giving’ to legislators…”

November 30, 2006: “House Speaker Still the Winner After Recount” (KUTV Channel 2 News)…”Kirk Jowers, a political scientist at the University of Utah, said Curtis may have lost votes because of his support for a soccer stadium in Sandy. ‘He will have to focus a little more attention to his home district,’ Jowers said…”

November 30, 2006: “House Speaker Still the Winner After Recount” (ABC 4 News)…”Kirk Jowers, a political scientist at the University of Utah, said Curtis may have lost votes because of his support for a soccer stadium in Sandy. ‘He will have to focus a little more attention to his home district,’ Jowers said…”

November 30, 2006: “State Congressional Committee Comes up with Redistricting Map” Richard Piatt reporting (KSL Channel 5 Eyewitness News)… “Kirk JowersHinckley Institute of Politics: “That is one more hurdle the thing is facing. It might not be constitutional. It’s only a couple years until the next census.”

November 30, 2006: “House Speaker: Recount gives Curtis victory by 20 votes” by Derek P. Jensen (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Curtis survived, but his effectiveness may be impacted a bit, according to Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, who cites discontent over the speaker’s push for a Sandy soccer stadium as the reason for the near-upset.
‘He will have to focus a little more attention to his home district,’ Jowers said. ‘But with [future] redistricting . . . he’ll make sure his district is protected a little better.’ Still, Jowers notes, Curtis’ mandate from fellow House members is unlikely to take a hit. ‘The bottom line is he won. Like the [BYU] Cougars, it dsn’t matter how it happens as long as you get the W’…”

November 30, 2006: “Climate in Crisis” by Jade Gray (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”If nations don’t cooperate with each other, the solution to the climate crisis will go nowhere, said Kevin Trenberth, expert on global climate change… ‘China generates one-tenth of the emission per capita that the U.S. outputs, and China has many more people than the U.S.,’ he said..”

November 29, 2006: “Top Researcher Addresses Global Warming” John Daley reporting (KSL Channel 5 Eyewitness News)…”This is a fight over greenhouse gas emissions which mostly comes from the exhaust of our vehicles and the burning of coal in our power plants. ‘Global warming is melting the ice shelf in Antarctica and rising ocean levels are slowly swallowing up huge chunks of the East Coast’…”

November 29, 2006: “Global warming, storms tied” by J Bauman (Deseret Morning News)…”Trenberth’s talks are sponsored by the U.’s department of meteorology, College of Mines and Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecture Endowment, the Wallace Stegner Center at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, and by the office of the Salt Lake City mayor.”

November 29, 2006: “Researcher says global warming could be slowed” by Judy Fahys (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”It is possible for humankind to restore the global climate to equilibrium, but only if people drastically cut the pollution that contributes to climate change, said a leading expert on global warming. The natural balance will be restored only when carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses dip to 25 percent or 30 percent of current levels, said Kevin Trenberth, who leads the climate analysis section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo….”

November 29, 2006: “Climate Expert: Rocky Mtn. Ski Season Shrinking” Associated Press (KUTV Channel 2 News)The Rocky Mountains are seeing more rain than snow at the start and end of winter, an indication of global warming, an expert said. Another sign of climate change: The spring snow melt is starting a week earlier than it did 50 years ago. Both trends could shorten the ski season…”

November 28, 2006: “Re-Thinking Redistricting” KCPW’s (Utah ‘s NPR station) Bryan Schott interviewed Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers…”Some have called for an independent redistricting commission to set boundaries, but lawmakers have killed those proposals in the past. Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, tells KCPW’s Bryan Schott the process is tainted because, right now, lawmakers can choose their own constituents.”

November 26, 2006: “Expert on Mideast speaks Monday at U” (Deseret Morning News)…”Middle East expert Gary Sick will speak on “Iran and the United States ” Is a Military Clash Inevitable?” Monday during the Hinckley Forum at the University of Utah.”

November 24, 2006: “Tougher Stance on Illegals?” by Deborah Bulkeley (Deseret Morning News)…”Kirk Jowers, executive director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute for Politics, said the differing poll results indicate a sense of fairness, but also of frustration. “On the one hand, why should we not take some common-sense measures for the undocumented children in this country; they are here,” he said. “There is also the feeling that illegal immigration is still illegal.”

November 22, 2006: “The Chronicle’s View: OrangeBand is too broad to effect real change” (Daily Utah Chronicle)…Virtually everyone agrees that we need to have more discussion about social issues. Magpies usually dominate the Union Free Speech Area at the U–a commuter school in one of the nation’s most homogenous regions. But this collective indifference is a deeply rooted social problem that no amount of indirect social action will profoundly affect.

November 22, 2006: “Orange Exchange: Bands crafted to encourage discussion of civic issues” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle...”Hundreds of students on campus like Gonzalez have begun using orange bands to display their feelings on political and social issues. The effort, called the OrangeBand Initiative, is being sponsored by a handful of campus groups to promote student discussion of civic matters. Among the sponsors are the Associated Students of the University of Utah and the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 22, 2006: “School Briefs: Political Science Professor Honored” (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Dan Jones received the first ever Civic, Character, and Service Learning Award presented by the Utah Commission on Civic and
Character Education earlier this month. The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah nominated Jones, who is an adjunct professor in the U.’s Political Science Department. Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers wrote: “One cannot emerge from [Jones'] classroom without feeling a stronger desire to become a more active and informed citizen…”

November 19, 2006: “Dems strides in West may be a serious shift – or just a blip” by Robert Gehrke (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, tells a story about when Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer came to the university for a weeklong seminar. Jowers met the governor at the airport and apologized for not having arranged a highway patrol escort typical for visiting leaders. Not to worry, Schweitzer told him, patting his hip. “I’ve got all the protection I need right here.”

November 19, 2006: “Politician gives insider’s view” by Dennis Lythg (Deseret Morning News)…”It’s rare that an experienced local politician writes about his/her experiences in places of power. With “Climbing the Political
Ladder One Rung at a Time,” Richard Richards has given us a candid memoir worth reading and discussing at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

November 18, 2006: “Thailand envoy visits Salt Lake” by Elaine Jarvik (Deseret Morning News)…”Virasakdi Futrakul, whose full title is “His Excellency, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand,” says his country is in a transition stage following a military coup that toppled the government in mid-September. “The political change was peaceful. There were no casualties at all,” Virasakdi told his audience at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Wednesday.

November 18, 2006: “Ambassador to U.S. travels, boosts coup” (Bangkok Post)…”The political change was peaceful. There were no casualties at all,” MrVirasakdi told his audience at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Wednesday.

November 17, 2006: “For Mitt, staying at home wins” by Paul Rolly (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Forget that he wasn’t even running for anything. Forget that Massachusetts voters seemed to repudiate his leadership by voting for a Democrat for governor. Romney won because Sen. George Allen of Virginia lost. That’s the assessment of Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, who spoke at the University of Utah this week as a guest of the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

November 16, 2006: “Professor discusses post-election politics” by Stephen Speckman (Deseret Morning News)…”Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, was at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday to discuss ” what else? ” politics after the 2006 mid-term elections and what may happen with Democrats, many whom he labeled as conservative, now in control of Congress.

November 16, 2006: “Need and Icebreaker? Try Orange” by Holly Mullen (The Salt Lake Tribune)…It’s OrangeBand week at the University of Utah, a fact I accidentally discovered while walking across a largely deserted campus during a freezing drizzle.

November 15, 2006: Richard Piatt, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC) interviewed Kirk Jowers regarding the 2007 mayoral race.

November 15, 2006: “Predicting an election: National political analyst comes to campus” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)… “Sabato, a national election expert and author who has been declared the most quoted American college professor on any subject by The Wall Street Journal, made his remarks during a speech at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday morning. He was recently named the Institute’s Fellow for Fall Semester.

November 13, 2006: “Celebrate Utah books at two events this week” (The Salt Lake Tribune)… “On Friday, author Myriam N. Onyeabor will talk about Africa and her new book Stolen Hers, a historical novel that features an Irish-American woman from Cedarville, Utah, who gs on a Peace Corps mission to Africa. Through her fictional character, Onyeabor explores the impact of the Peace Corps and Christian missions in post-colonial Africa in the 1960s. The free lecture is at 10:40 a.m. at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

November 12, 2006: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers appeared as a panelist on the Vanocur Group political talk show on KTVX, Channel 4 (ABC).

November 10, 2006: “Philosophy forum discusses responsibility to community” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”The panel comprised of former Salt Lake City mayor Ted Wilson, the Rev. Trace Browning from Rowland Hall Saint Marks, local artist Ruby Chacon, criminal defense attorney Ron Yengich, Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham and the Honorable Judith S. H. Atherton of the Utah 3rd District. Steve Ott, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, moderated the discussion. Ott said, “I hope this is the beginning of the conversation (about community), not the end of it.”

November 9, 2006: “Utah Democrats gaining momentum?” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”I think the Democrats have been rejuvenated–they’re excited about the prospects of 2008,” said Dan Jones, co-owner of Dan Jones and Associates, a local polling firm.Jones, a Democrat, made his comments on campus Wednesday during a Hinckley Institute of Politics panel discussion. Jones spoke alongside Republicans Kirk Jowers, Hinckley Institute director, and Dave Buhler, Salt Lake City Council chairman.

November 9, 2006: “Women take a big step closer” by Holly Mullen (The Salt Lake Tribune)

November 9, 2006: “Signs of the times: Matheson could be Utah’s key with shift” by Robert Gehrke (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Clearly the voters of the nation are upset with Iraq. They’re upset with the Congress and corruption and the fact they haven’t tackled any real big issue and done something great with it,” Jowers said. “The White House has been repudiated to some degree, and the Republicans are now in the position of trying to find themselves for the next two years,” he said.

November 9, 2006: “Voter turnout lower than expected” by Josh Loftin (Deseret Morning News)…”Kirk Jowers, the executive director of the Hinckley Institute, said that both nationally and locally, the Democrats simply needed this election to go their way more than the Republicans did. “If they lose this,” he said about the Democrats, “they start to go the way of the Whig Party.”

November 8, 2006: “Who Won and Why”…”The polls for the 2006 Mid-Term elections closed last night and the returns are in. Doug Fabrizio sits down at the Hinckley Institute of Politics with its Director Kirk Jowers, Pollster Dan Jones, and Dave Buhler of the University of Utah’s Political Science Department and the Salt Lake City Council. They’ll discuss who won locally and nationally, and what it means for you.

November 8, 2006: Midday Metro at 10 a.m. on KCPW 88.3 FM features a recap of mid-term elections with /Salt Lake Tribune/ political columnist Paul Rolly and Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

November 7, 2006, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM. Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers was interviewd by Troy WIlliams of KRCL’s RadioActive (90.9 FM) regarding “Civic Participation and Democracy.”

November 7, 2006 KCPW Radio featured Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers with Jonathan Brown on its election night coverage.

November 7, 2006: KRCL Radio’s Radioactive program featured Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers on “Civic Participation and Democracy.”

November 7, 2006: KSL Radio’s Nightside interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the midterm elections.

November 6, 2006: KSL News Radio’s the Scott & Maria Show (102.7 FM and 1060 AM) interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the 2006 midterm elections.

November 5, 2006: “Bennett says ‘axis of evil’ is weakened but still intact” by Stephen Speckman (Deseret Morning News)…”Invited by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, the Republican senator last week gave U. students his own briefing on Iran, Iraq and North Korea, the three countries that in 2002 President Bush referred to as the axis of evil.

November 3, 2006: “Candidate dsn’t see Bush as liability” by Rebecca Walsh (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Christensen’s in a desperate situation right now. He’s grasping at anything,” said Kirk Jowers, a Republican and director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “One of his key strategies is to make sure everyone knows he is the Republican. Aligning himself with Bush helps illustrate that for voters.”

November 2, 2006: “Intern learns Hill life is tough” by Thomas Burr (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Cannon, a student at the University of Utah and part of the Hinckley Institute of Politics internship program, has been assigned to help Hatch’s media operations during his semester in Washington. That means looking for any references to his boss in Utah newspapers and those across the country, along with helping with media events and news releases.

November 2, 2006: “Illegal immigration still hot topic in Utah races” by Deborah Bulkeley (Deseret Morning News)…”Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said immigration has receded as a top issue, observing that “Iraq has become such a powerful issue that it is controlling everything.” “I think perception is reality, and people perceived that Cannon has been attacked in his last few elections by the immigration folks saying he is not hard-line enough,” Jowers said…

November 2, 2006: “Stay the Course” by Ben Fulton (Salt Lake City Weekly)…”Ted Wilson, three-term mayor of Salt Lake City and longtime observer of Utah’s political scene as past director of the U of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, believes Utah voters are attracted to the personal touch and traditional values gently pronounced”watch carefully any mention of guns, gays and abortion”even as they’re repelled by astringent campaign tactics.

November 1, 2006: “Elections Could Bring About Significant Change” John Daley (KSL TV Channel 5)…”Polls show most Americans think the nation is going in the wrong direction. With the President’s ratings low and the Iraq War causing great angst, 2006 has the makings of a political storm. We checked out a visit of Senator Bob Bennett to the U of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Sen. Robert Bennett, (R) Utah: “There is a wave that has been building and it is an anti-incumbent wave.”

November 1, 2006: “U Alumni share Peace Corps Experience” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”After completing my two internships, one in Scotland as a Hinckley Institute Fellow and one in Washington, D.C., with the International Relations Committee, it really solidified my decision (to join the Peace Corps),” Larsen said. “It’s all about becoming part of a new culture…”

October 29, 2006: “College aid for Polynesians” by Tiffany Erickson (Deseret Morning News)…”In partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, three internships will be awarded each year for five consecutive years in state, national and international locations, including the White House, the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., as well as other locations around
the world…

October 26, 2006: “A position of power: Washington, D.C. interns learning the ins and outs of capitol life” by Thomas Burr (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”Steck and Almerico are students at the University of Utah and are part of an internship program run by the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

October 25, 2006: First Pacific-Islander Scholarships to funded by former student” by Jade Gray (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Kiteau, a junior in business accounting, participated in a Washington, D.C., internship offered by the Hinckley Institute of Politics last year… “I was an intern last year before the scholarship was created,” she said. “Now my fellow Pacific Islanders can take advantage of the new internships, and it will make it more affordable.”

October 24, 2006:. “U reaches out to Asia: Administrators hope to build connections with China, India”…”There will just not be the same opportunities two years from now,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.  ”More and more¦ institutions are setting their sights on China and India.

October 23, 2006: Richard Piatt, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC) interviewed Kirk Jowers regarding local political races.

October 21, 2006: Weekend America’s Barbara Bogaev interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding how religion and politics play a role in people’s lives in Utah.

October 17, 2006: Richard Piatt, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC) interviewed Kirk Jowers regarding the Utah Congressional races.

October 17, 2006: Bishop, Olsen tout credentials at debate” by Josh Loftin (Deseret Morning News)…”Two candidates for Congress in northern Utah’s 1st District touted their credentials as the right kind of conservative during a Monday debate at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

October 17, 2006: “Where they differ” by Scott Schwebke (Standard Examiner)…”Republican Congressman Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Steve Olsen portrayed themselves as the standard bearers for Utah’s conservative values, during a candidate forum Monday. The forum, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, drew more than 100 people. Members of the audience peppered Bishop and Olsen with questions on a variety of issues including energy policy, illegal immigration and the war in Iraq.

October 17, 2006: “Young Politicians: Students Intern with Orrin Hatch” by Emily Mnch (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Sen. Orrin Hatch handpicked two U students to work as interns in his Washington, D.C., office this semester, and the students hope the experience will help further a career in politics. The Hinckley Institute of Politics recommended Clark Cannon, a senior majoring in political science, and Kristen Almerico, a junior in economics, for the internship. “I welcome Kristen and Clark to my office,” Hatch said in a written statement. “This is an exciting time to be in Washington because so many high-profile issues are on the table right now.”

October 17, 2006: “Congressional Candidates debate on Campus” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Olsen and Bishop gave similar answers to many of the questions audience members asked during a town hall-style debate at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Monday…

October 15, 2006: “Huntsman is leading trade mission to China” by Lisa Riley Roche (Deseret Morning News)…”Kirk Jowers, head of the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, also said that Huntsman’s ability to communicate with the Chinese will make a big difference in how the state’s efforts are perceived. Jowers, who traveled to China and other parts of Asia for the first time last month to help set up a new internship program that will place U. students in government offices there, said the governor “is incredibly well-situated to make this a big boon for the state of Utah.

October 13, 2006: “U alumni return for CIA recruitment” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)… “At Wednesday’s Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum, cosponsored by the U’s Career Services, five members of the Directorate of Intelligence related their experiences in working for the CIA and explained to U students how they could get a job with this high-profile government agency.

October 12, 2006: “The future of 1984 is our present” by Ellen Fagg (Salt Lake Tribune)…”When only 9 percent of registered voters get involved with primary elections, we have a problem. When we’re too busy watching ‘Survivor’ or ‘Lost’ or ‘Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire,’ somebody else is making decisions for us.” To coincide with the play, a week’s worth of media and government panels were scheduled with the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, KUER’s RadioWest and local book clubs…

October 12, 2006: “Behind Big Brother” by Alexandra Gregory (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Revolutions always have the best of intentions,” said Michael Gene Sullivan, playwright of the upcoming The Actors’ Gang production of “1984.” A revolution begins with a peoples’ demand for justice, Sullivan said. “Frequently, it ends up that this demand for justice becomes so strident that anyone fighting against it-anyone who’s saying, ‘Well, we should moderate this,’-becomes the enemy until you end up with a dictatorship…”

October 12, 2006: “Bush is not Big Brother” by Matthew Piper (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”This weekend’s performance of “1984″ at Kingsbury Hall, as well as the ancillary events held on campus throughout the week, provides Orwell’s cautionary tale of government control gone awry. The central message of his familiar story, we’ve all been told, is to take everything the government says with a grain of salt…

October 11, 2006: KSL Radio’s Nightside interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the involvement of young people in political campaigns.

October 10, 2006: KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, 1984 playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, and Kingsbury Hall Director Greg Geilman regarding the relevance of George Orwell’s 1984 to today’s world.

October 9, 2006: John Daley, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowersregarding North Korea’s reported nuclear bomb detonation.

October 10, 2006: “No fund exemption yet in 2nd District” by Bob Bernick, Jr. (Deseret Morning News)“Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics, an attorney and an FEC expert, said the millionaire’s exemption is one of the least understood and confusing parts of the McCain-Feingold campaign reform law that took effect in the early 2000s…

October 10, 2006: “It’s a Big, Big, Big, Big, Big Brother World” by Alexandra Gregory (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Sullivan, who is visiting Salt Lake City to generate discussion and thought around his adapted play, participated in a radio event held at the Hinckley Institute of Politics yesterday, offering additional insight into the novel…

October 9, 2006: “Big brother takes over campus: 1984-themed week starts today” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”From the caucus room at the Hinckley Institute of Politics to Kingsbury Hall, the totalitarian government, known as Big Brother, described in George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, will be the topic of discussion.”People will take their own thing out of it,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute. “I think everyone can look at it with an open mind…”

October 8, 2006: “Utah’s 2nd Congressional Race Fizzles, But Republican LaVar Christensen is Still Swinging” by Tracy Medley (New West News.Net)“Kirk Jowers, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah recently told The Salt Lake Tribune that the national party’s lack of financial support is one of the big signs that they don’t consider it a competitive race…

October 8, 2006: “Mullen: Blame creeps in Congress” by Holly Mullen (Salt Lake Tribune)“Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, oversees the placement of hundreds of interns in Washington every year. The Hinckley interns are all over 18, but for many, this is their first extended time away from home. The interns receive briefings about safety and adult “liaisons” for the program live in Washington to help them through rough patches. Still, says Jowers, “there are a hundred forces in Washington that would put the most savvy 16-year-old at an utter disadvantage. No way do you hold a person of that age responsible for the actions of an adult, and especially an adult in such a powerful position…”

October 8, 2006: “National GOP Not Donating to Christensen Campaign” (KUTV Channel 2 News)…”The party’s unwillingness to put money in the 2nd District “is one of the big signs that they don’t consider it a competitive race.” “It’s essentially the party throwing up the white flag that they know this is over for this seat” and is now focusing its finances on defending one of the multitude of vulnerable Republicans in other states, Jowers said…

October 8, 2006: “GOP funds staying away from district 2″ by Robert Gehrke and Rebecca Walsh (Salt Lake Tribune)…”The party’s unwillingness to put money in the 2nd District “is one of the big signs that they don’t consider it a competitive race.” “It’s essentially the party throwing up the white flag that they know this is over for this seat” and is now focusing its finances on defending one of the multitude of vulnerable Republicans in other states, Jowerssaid…

October 8, 2006: “Robbins-directed ’1984′ coming to Utah stage” bu Ivan M. Lincoln (Deseret Morning News)…”This week, Utah audiences will have a rare
opportunity to see a new stage adaptation of the classic work directed by Oscar winner Tim Robbins and performed by the Los Angeles-based company
that Robbins founded ” The Actors’ Gang…

October 8, 2006: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers appeared as a panelist on the Vanocur Group political talk show on KTVX, Channel 4 (ABC).

October 5, 2006: KSL Radio’s Nightside interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the Foley fallout and the implications on House GOP leadership and the 2006 midterm elections.

October 3, 2006: “District Attorney Debate is a Dead Heat’” by Leigh Dethman (Deseret Morning News)“Kirk Jowers, executive director of theHinckley
Institute of Politics
 at the University of Utah, said both candidates need to start doing more than touting their experience to get county voters interested in the race. “That’s just not enough to get the people fired up,” Jowers said. “The interesting thing is whether this race will have enough juice to make voters really focus on it to create much of a swing…”

October 2, 2006: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers is intervewed by Lara Jones on KCPW’s Midday Metro about the influence of money in Utah politics. The panel also featured Chris Kyler of the Utah Association of Realtors and Salt Lake Tribune political reporter Paul Rolly.

October 2, 2006: “Congress blasted for not passing major immigration bills’” by Deborah Bulkeley (Deseret Morning News)…”Kirk Jowers, executive director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said immigration is one of many issues on which “this really was the do-nothing Congress.” “I’m not too enthusiastic about the lame-duck session,” Jowers said. “If the big, important substantive issues couldn’t be addressed in the last two years, or
sometimes in the last decade, I wouldn’t put too much faith in the last few days in between elections and the next Congress. It’s just hoping for too much…”

October 1, 2006: “DA hopefuls focus on experience” by Leigh Dethman (Deseret Morning News) …”It’s all about experience in the race for Salt Lake County District Attorney. The three candidates sparred in a debate Tuesday at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

October 1, 2006: “District 28 candidates disagree on ‘status quo’” by Lisa Riley Roche (Deseret Morning News)…”Rep. Roz McGee, D-Salt Lake, and Republican challenger Thomas Wright agreed on a number of issues during a debate at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, including the need for more openness on Capitol Hill. But Wright, a Realtor who described himself as a moderate, said he could offer voters in the east-side district that includes the U. something the incumbent couldn’t ” access to the majority party that controls the Legislature…

October 1, 2006: “Matheson lying low on purpose, critics” by Rebecca Walsh (Deseret Morning News)…”The Congressman also declined debates at KBYU and the Hinckley Institute of Politics that Christensen wanted…

September 30, 2006: “Western primary takes off – kind of” by Lisa Riley Roche (Deseret Morning News)…”Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. told participants at the Western Presidential Primary Symposium sponsored by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy and Administration that even with just four of eight states in the region participating in the process early, Utah will benefit…

September 30, 2006: “States want Presidential Candidates to get to know the West” (KSL Channel 5 Eyewitness News)…”Huntsman, a Republican, told participants at the Western Presidential Primary Symposium that Utah will benefit, even with just four of eight states in the region participating early in the presidential sweepstakes. “We’ve never before forced the body politic, at least at a presidential level, to get smart about our issues,” Huntsman said Friday…

September 30, 2006: “Western States want Regional Presidential Primary” (KUTV Channel 2 News) …”Gov. Jon Huntsman is lobbying neighboring states to join Utah in a regional presidential primary in 2008, but not everyone is convinced that the contest would draw the attention of all candidates”…

September 29, 2006: “A Story of Truth: Hinckley Guest Speakers Recount Experience of Soldier Slaves” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”While speaking Thursday at the Hinckley Institute of PoliticsParkinson and Benson promoted their book, which gives the history of these “soldier slaves” from past to present, relating firsthand veteran accounts and detailing the continuing legal struggle to gain compensation for the soldiers. “Our story is not a good story; it is a story of truth,” Parkinson said. “It is important for America to know what really happened-we need to understand our history”…

September 29, 2006: “Cambridge Scholar Discusses Mixed Perceptions of Iran” by Ana Breton (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”How the United States perceives Iran is key to Iran’s survival, said a scholar at Cambridge University’s Center of International Studies. At a Hinckley Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday, Roxane Farmanfarmaian explained why perception is crucial in preventing a potential war with Iran…

September 28, 2006: “Hinckley Debate Highlights Differences between District Attorney Candidates” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”The three candidates vying to fill the seat of Salt Lake district attorney are as diverse ideologically as they are professionally. A debate among the candidates-a Democrat and chief criminal prosecutor, a Libertarian defense attorney and a Republican civil prosecutor-was held at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday…

September 28, 2006: KCPW “ ˜Western States Primary Focus of SLC Symposium” by Lara Jones. Organized by the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah, The Western Policy Research Network, and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

September 27, 2006: “Utah House District 28 Candidates debate at Hinckley Institute” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”At the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday, Democratic incumbent Roz Mcgee and her Republican challenger, Thomas Wright, debated issues facing voters in District 28, a region composed of eastern Salt Lake City citizens, including the U campus…

September 26, 2006: Richard Piatt, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC) covered the Salt Lake County Attorney debate at the Hinckley Institute of Politics moderated by its director Kirk L. Jowers between candidates Sim Gill, Lohra Miller, and Rob Latham.

September 24, 2006: “Arogant Politicians are a disgrace” by Holly Mullen (Salt Lake Tribune)…”Why do we keep electing the people who take the same arrogant approach year after year? Thomas E. Mann, co-author with Norman J. Ornstein, of the new book The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, was in Salt Lake City, speaking at the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Mann’s topic was the U.S. House and Senate,
but his criticisms could just as well apply to our own state Legislature…

September 22, 2006: “Congress is the Broken Branch” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”Mann, a national authority on Congress and coauthor of the book The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track, spoke to a full crowd at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday. “I believe that the U.S. has always seen ourselves as a paragon of democracy for the world,” he said, “and now the world looks at us and chuckles about the frailties, flaws and shortcomings of our own system.”

September 19, 2006: “Humanities Building Breaks Ground Today” (Salt Lake Tribune)…”The University of Utah announced the creation of the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, which will be led by Ted Wilson, former Salt Lake City mayor and formerHinckley Institute of Politics director…

September 14, 2006: “Mexico 101: Forum explains presidential election crisis ” by Ana Breton (Daily Utah Chronicle) …”With the Sept. 16 Mexican Independence Day around the corner, the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a forum aimed at explaining and clarifying the current election crisis in Mexico…

September 12, 2006: “Former SLC Mayor to Head New Human Rights Center at U” by Lara Jones (KCPW) …”Wilson, who directed the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics from 1985 to 2003, says the new center will be non-political, aimed at teaching students how to be advocates for human rights using non-violent means.

September 10, 2006: “Patriotism surge now is slipping” by Lisa Riley Roche (Deseret Morning News) …”Immediately after, we really were a united country,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. 

September 9, 2006: “U Library Sponsors September 11 Commemoration Lectures” by Sheena McFarland (Salt Lake Tribune) …”Over Michael Moore, will speak on his experience of bringing Michael Moore to the Utah Valley State College, at 11:45 am in the Hinckley Institute of Politics 

September 8, 2006: “Editorial was right about Hinckley Institute ” by Ted Wilson (Daily Utah Chronicle) …”As director, one must show students the need for partisan involvement by example but manage the institute’s programs and programming in a way that involves all varieties of opinion…In my view,Jowers has done an excellent job so far with this delicate task. I know from personal association-though Jowers is Republican and I am a Democrat-that his views are moderate and well positioned to afford lively debate-an atmosphere the Hinckley Institute is famous for.

September 7, 2006: “Married students lead in voter turnout, U study finds” by Travis Currit (Daily Utah Chronicle) …”the reason for college students’ not voting is “just plain apathy.” He said efforts to increase young-voter turnout concentrate on involvement in issues and campaigns. Courtney McBeth, intern manager for the Hinckley Institute of Politics, agreed. Her research showed that students with a political involvement experience, such as an internship with the institute, vote at twice the national average”…

September 7, 2006: “Hinckley Institute’s intentions need to be closely monitored ” The Chronicle’s View (Daily Utah Chronicle) …”Without question, theHinckley Institute of Politics provides more than its share of positives. The schedule of events it provides students is instrumental to the political development of many young American voters. Nonetheless-as with anything related to politics-we need to take an active role to ensure that the institute of politics remains fair and impartial in its effect on campus”…

September 7, 2006: “Jowers has his eye on Romney” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle) …”Kirk Jowers, director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, is senior legal counsel for Romney’s Commonwealth PAC (political action committee). Romney has been labeled one of the top contenders for the Republican nomination in the next presidential election”…

September 6, 2006: “Hinckley Institute branches out with fall lineup ” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle) …”Kirk Jowers, director of theHinckley Institute, said he tried to think outside the box this year by hosting collaborative events with a variety of campus groups…Yevette Gonzalez, a student and assistant at the institute, said the forums on immigration will be exciting because Congress may debate immigration later this fall. “I think there is something in our forums for every student,” she said.

September 1, 2006: “Did Rocky use racist tactic?” by Deborah Bulkeley (Deseret Morning News) …”Kirk Jowers, executive director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said Anderson “ds not suffer disagreements lightly,” but he said that’s true for everyone, regardless of their ethnicity. “Mayor Anderson has many flaws,” Jowers said. “I’ve never considered racism to be one of them.”

September 1, 2006: “Old message, new style” by Rebecca Walsh and Matthew D. LaPlante (Salt Lake Tribune) …”Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, believes Bush’s strategy may work to shift enough voters back into the Republican camp to help particularly vulnerable conservative members of Congress. But, Jowers said, it has a limited shelf life.
“He has to start bringing people back to supporting this war,” said Jowers, a Republican. ”The defiant, ‘with us or against us’ just isn’t going to work anymore as the war continues to drag on, costing more in lives and money.”

August 31, 2006: NPRs Morning Edition interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding Mayor Rocky Anderson’s protests of President Bush’s visit to Utah.

August 30, 2006: “Visiting Leaders Hoping to Build Support for War ” (KSL TV) Bruce Lindsay reporting …”Kirk Jowers, Hinckley Institute of Politics: “They want CNN and FOX to be able to show cheering crowds for their message.”

August 30, 2006: “Two Secretaries say America is winning, urge support ” (Salt Lake Tribune) …”As the White House gs on the offensive in the runup to the 2006 mid-term elections, the administration has two objectives, according to Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics: “to give red meat to those who still support the administration and to bring back . . . some of those people who used to support the president.” He said Rumsfeld feeds the loyalists and therefore spurs division, while Rice lures the former supporters and is more beloved. “So President Bush will lean toward the Rice approach,” Jowers predicted. “I don’t expect him to go negative or too hard-hitting.”

August 29, 2006: KUER’s Local News interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding President Bush’s visit to Salt Lake City, Utah.

August 28, 2006 “Hatch Dwarfs Democratic Opponent in Raising, Spending Cash ” (KSL) …”You can never have enough money in the DC power game,” said Kirk Jowers, the director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics…”

August 28, 2006: “Under the radar: One Christensen company’s sole purpose is to keep senator in office ” by Matt Canham (Salt Lake Tribune)“Politicians always are insulated by tight friends who are not too political, said Kirk Jowers, the director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.
“Whether you are in your first race running uphill or running as an incumbent being almost impossible to beat, your closest friends are always the ones who surround you,” Jowers said…”

August 28, 2006: “Money makes the incumbent ” by Matt Canham (Salt Lake Tribune) “Hatch is in no real race. But ‘you can never have enough money in the D.C. power game,” U. political scientist says.

August 28, 2006 “Utahns: Dissent Aids Enemies by Heather May (Salt Lake Tribune).…”He just has an obligation as a host and mayor of this city, and he’s not living up to it,” Jowers said. “I guess he believes his press coverage is more important than a city.”

August 27, 2006: “Unsuccessful Mission: Bush fails to sell war ” by Matthew D. LaPlante (Salt Lake Tribune). … “Nothing seems to put a dent in Utah’s support for President Bush,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics…”

August 25, 2006: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers appeared on Utah Now on KUED, Channel 7 (PBS) to discuss the nature of political dissent.

August 20, 2006: “Blue Man in a Red State: Who is Christian Burridge?” (Daily Herald)

August 17, 2006 “U of U Hinckley Institute of Politics Receives Funding for Internships Abroad” (UU News Release)

August 17, 2006: KCPW’s (Utah ‘s NPR station) Bryan Schott hosts a segment with Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding state and national politics.

August 16, 2006: Chris Vanocur, reporter for KTVX, Channel 4 News (ABC), interviews Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding President Bush’s upcoming visit to Salt Lake City, Utah.

August 16, 2006: KSL Radio’s Nightside interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the move to expand the president’s authority to take over National Guard troops in case of natural disaster or homeland security threats.

August 16, 2006: KSL Radio’s Mornings with Grant & Amanda interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding President Bush’s upcoming visit to Utah

August 16, 2006: “Bush plans first overnighter in Salt Lake City” (Salt Lake Tribune)

August 14, 2006: KSL Radio’s Nightside interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding whether the Utah Democratic Party can prosper in Utah.

August 14, 2006: 97.5 FM Talk’s Tom Barberi Show’s Tom Barberri interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding State and National Politics.

August 14, 2006 “‘Donors’ cash flows to Bennett’s pocket” (Salt Lake Tribune)

August 10, 2006: KCPW’s (Utah ‘s NPR station) Jonathan Brown interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the political implications of the recent terrorist threats.

August 9, 2006: KSL Radio’s Mornings with Grant & Amanda interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the Lieberman-Lamont Connecticut Senate race.

August 8, 2006: “Supporting Bush has cost Cannon and Lieberman” (Salt Lake Tribune)

August 7, 2006: “Legislators in Utah push illegals fight” (Deseret Morning News)

July 29, 2006: “Utah’s low primary turnouts assailed” (Deseret Morning News)

July 20, 2006: “Governor Supports McCain for President” (Salt Lake Tribune)

July 20, 2006: “Governor Backs McCain; his dad prefers Romney” by Lisa Riley Roche (Deseret Morning News).

July 17, 2006: “Let’s burst our own bubble” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

July 17, 2006: “Hinckley Institute not just for politicos” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

July 13, 2006: “U interns voted among the ‘hottest’ on Capitol Hill” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

July 7, 2006: “Blog fueled doubts on Cannons Neutrality” (Deseret Morning News)

July 6, 2006: “Partners in the Park 2006″

July 3, 2006: John Daley, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News
(NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the Bloomberg/LA Times nationwide poll, which found that 37-percent would not vote for a Mormon for president

July 2, 2006: “In Memoriam: R. J. Snow BA’62 MA’64″ (Daily Utah Chronicle)

June 23, 2006: “Two DC Hinckley Interns Make Top 10 Hill Intern Hotties”

June 16, 2006: “Mullen: Teachers recharge in U. sessions” (Salt Lake Tribune)

June 12, 2006: “Utahns contribute heavily to Mitt Romney PACs” (Daily Herald)

June 11, 2006: “Utahns Contribute Heavily To Mitt Romney Fund” (KUTV)

June 11,2006: “Utahns pouring money into Romney PACs” (Deseret News)

June 11, 2006: “Utahns Contribute Heavily to Romney PACs” (KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News, NBC)

June 8, 2006: “Former U administrator dies in car accident” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

June 8, 2006: “BYU professor dies in car accident” (BYU NewsNet)

June 8, 2006: “BYU professor R.J. Snow dies in car accident” (Daily Herald)

June 8, 2006: “BYU Professor R.J. Snow Dies in Auto Accident” (KSL-TV)

June 8, 2006: “Prominent BYU professor R. J. Snow dies in car accident” (Salt Lake Tribune)

June 8, 2006: “3 Utah colleges mourning the loss of R.J. Snow” (Deseret News)

June 8, 2006: KCPW’s (Utah ‘s NPR station) Bryan Schott interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the political implications the United States killing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted terrorist in Iraq.

June 7, 2006: “Former University of Utah Administrator R.J. Snow Dies” (UU News Release)

May 26, 2006: Carol Miketa, news anchor for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the Marriage Constitutional Amendment.

May 25, 2006: “No-questions policy draws ire of media” (Deseret News)

May 25, 2006: “Fox: ‘ We are Partners’ ” (Deseret News)

May 24, 2006: “Sales pitch; Talks focus on importance of Utah-Mexico alliance” (Deseret News)

May 23, 2006: “Got a question for Fox? Don’t ask” (Deseret News)

May 22, 2006: John Daley, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding Mexican President Fox’s visit to Salt Lake City, Utah.

May 19, 2006: John Daley, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the tie between campaign money and America’s oil addiction.

May 19, 2006: Governor Romney spotlighted on CBS Early Show as strong candidate for the 2008 Presidential bid.

May 16, 2006: John Daley, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding President Bush’s immigration address.

May 15, 2006: Richard Piatt, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC), interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the politics of immigration debate. 

May 14, 2006: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers appeared on the Vanocur Group political talk show on KTVX, Channel 4 (ABC).

May 4, 2006: KCPW’s (Utah ‘s NPR station) Bryan Schott interviewed University of Utah professor Tim Chambless regarding his and Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers’ week-long trip with 11 students to Washington, DC as part of the Hinckley Institute’s Capital Encounter program.  For more information about Capital Encounter click here

May 8, 2006: “Matheson Reform Vote Called Safe” (Salt Lake Tribune)

May 5, 2006:  KCPW’s ( Utah ‘s NPR station) Bryan Schott interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding the U.S. House passing a lobbying reform bill.

April 28, 2006: “The Chronicle’s View: Hinckley Institute raises the bar ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

April 27, 2006: “They get their Thrill on Capitol Thrill ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

April 27, 2006: “Hail from the Chief: No news is good news, but good news is still news ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

April 21, 2006: “Rolly: Bramble a Burr in Cannon’s Wallett ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

April 21, 2006: “A Bark-and-Byte Battle over Campaign Finance ” (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 31, 2006: “Utah Aims to Alter Primary Calendar ” (Washington Post)

March 26, 2006: “Demo bills usually go nowhere ” (Deseret Morning News)

March 24, 2006: “Utah seeks to thrust West into presidential primary spotlight ” (Boston Globe)

March 16 , 2006:  Rod Decker ,  reporter for KUTV, Channel 2 Evening News (NBC) , interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers on the  new study, which found that “red” states are reproducing at an 11% faster rate than the “blue” states .

March 11, 2006: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers appeared on the Vanocur Group political talk show on KTVX, Channel 4 (ABC) to discuss the 2006 Utah legislative session.

March 22, 2006: “Huntsman Vets Three more bills ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

March 10, 2006: “Mormons can be Democrats or Republicans” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

February 12, 2006: “Evolution bill divides legislators in Utah ” (AZCentral.com)

February 9, 2006: “Is America Ready for a Mormon President?” (The Daily Telegraph)

February 5, 2006: “Evolution Measure Splits State Legislators in Utah ” (The New York Times)

January 24, 2006: Enid Greene, host of “Ask a Woman” on AM 820,  interviewed Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers on the  Utah State Senate’s new bill that would enact a “soft repeal” of the 17th Amendment.

January 19, 2006: “Popular Guv Targets Priorities ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

January 15, 2006: “Power Rings with a More Aggressive Tone ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

January 15, 2006 “Legislature 2006: Laws under Construction ” (Deseret Morning News)

January 5, 2006: “Cannon to Return Abramoff Donations, Not Tribal Contributions ” (KSL TV)

January 4, 2006 “Cannon to Refund Abramoff Donation ” (Daily Herald)

January 4, 2006: “Cannon to Refund Abramoff Donation ” (The Salt Lake Tribune)

January 1, 2006: “Stormy Year for Leavitt at HHS” (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Hinckley Forums Media Coverage

November 30, 2006: “Climate in Crisis” by Jade Gray (Daily Utah Chronicle)…”If nations don’t cooperate with each other, the solution to the climate crisis will go nowhere, said Kevin Trenberth, expert on global climate change… ‘China generates one-tenth of the emission per capita that the U.S. outputs, and China has many more people than the U.S.,’ he said..”

November 29, 2006: “Top Researcher Addresses Global Warming” John Daley reporting (KSL Channel 5 Eyewitness News)…”This is a fight over greenhouse gas emissions which mostly comes from the exhaust of our vehicles and the burning of coal in our power plants. ‘Global warming is melting the ice shelf in Antarctica and rising ocean levels are slowly swallowing up huge chunks of the East Coast’…”

November 29, 2006: “Global warming, storms tied” by J Bauman (Deseret Morning News)…”Trenberth’s talks are sponsored by the U.’s department of meteorology, College of Mines and Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecture Endowment, the Wallace Stegner Center at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, and by the office of the Salt Lake City mayor.”

November 29, 2006: “Researcher says global warming could be slowed” by Judy Fahys (The Salt Lake Tribune)…”It is possible for humankind to restore the global climate to equilibrium, but only if people drastically cut the pollution that contributes to climate change, said a leading expert on global warming. The natural balance will be restored only when carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses dip to 25 percent or 30 percent of current levels, said Kevin Trenberth, who leads the climate analysis section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo….”

November 29, 2006: “Climate Expert: Rocky Mtn. Ski Season Shrinking” Associated Press (KUTV Channel 2 News)The Rocky Mountains are seeing more rain than snow at the start and end of winter, an indication of global warming, an expert said. Another sign of climate change: The spring snow melt is starting a week earlier than it did 50 years ago. Both trends could shorten the ski season…”

November 26, 2006: “Expert on Mideast speaks Monday at U” (Deseret Morning News)…”Middle East expert Gary Sick will speak on “Iran and the United States ” Is a Military Clash Inevitable?” Monday during the Hinckley Forum at the University of Utah.”

November 18, 2006: “Thailand envoy visits Salt Lake” by Elaine Jarvik (Deseret Morning News)…Virasakdi Futrakul, whose full title is “His Excellency, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand,” says his country is in a transition stage following a military coup that toppled the government in mid-September. “The political change was peaceful. There were no casualties at all,” Virasakdi told his audience at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Wednesday.

November 19, 2006: “Politician gives insider’s view” by Dennis Lythg (Deseret Morning News)…It’s rare that an experienced local politician writes about his/her experiences in places of power. With “Climbing the Political
Ladder One Rung at a Time,” Richard Richards has given us a candid memoir worth reading and discussing at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

November 18, 2006: “Ambassador to U.S. travels, boosts coup” (Bangkok Post)…”The political change was peaceful. There were no casualties at all,” Mr Virasakdi told his audience at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Wednesday.

November 16, 2006: “Professor discusses post-election politics” by Stephen Speckman (Deseret Morning News)…”Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, was at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday to discuss ” what else? ” politics after the 2006 mid-term elections and what may happen with Democrats, many whom he labeled as conservative, now in control of Congress.

November 15, 2006: “Predicting an election: National political analyst comes to campus” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)… Sabato, a national election expert and author who has been declared the most quoted American college professor on any subject by The Wall Street Journal, made his remarks during a speech at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday morning. He was recently named the Institute’s Fellow for Fall Semester.

November 13, 2006: “Celebrate Utah books at two events this week” (The Salt Lake Tribune)… On Friday, author Myriam N. Onyeabor will talk about Africa and her new book Stolen Hers, a historical novel that features an Irish-American woman from Cedarville, Utah, who gs on a Peace Corps mission to Africa. Through her fictional character, Onyeabor explores the impact of the Peace Corps and Christian missions in post-colonial Africa in the 1960s. The free lecture is at 10:40 a.m. at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

November 10, 2006: “Philosophy forum discusses responsibility to community” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…The panel comprised of former Salt Lake City mayor Ted Wilson, the Rev. Trace Browning from Rowland Hall Saint Marks, local artist Ruby Chacon, criminal defense attorney Ron Yengich, Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham and the Honorable Judith S. H. Atherton of the Utah 3rd District. Steve Ott, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, moderated the discussion. Ott said, “I hope this is the beginning of the conversation (about community), not the end of it.”

November 5, 2006: “Bennett says ‘axis of evil’ is weakened but still intact” by Stephen Speckman (Deseret Morning News)…Invited by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, the Republican senator last week gave U. students his own briefing on Iran, Iraq and North Korea, the three countries that in 2002 President Bush referred to as the axis of evil.

November 1, 2006: “Elections Could Bring About Significant Change” John Daley (KSL TV Channel 5)…Polls show most Americans think the nation is going in the wrong direction. With the President’s ratings low and the Iraq War causing great angst, 2006 has the makings of a political storm. We checked out a visit of Senator Bob Bennett to the U of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Sen. Robert Bennett, (R) Utah: “There is a wave that has been building and it is an anti-incumbent wave.”

October 17, 2006: Bishop, Olsen tout credentials at debate” by Josh Loftin (Deseret Morning News)…Two candidates for Congress in northern Utah’s 1st District touted their credentials as the right kind of conservative during a Monday debate at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

Tuesday, October 17, 2006: “Where they differ” by Scott Schwebke (Standard Examiner)…Republican Congressman Rob Bishop and Democratic challenger Steve Olsen portrayed themselves as the standard bearers for Utah’s conservative values, during a candidate forum Monday. The forum, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, drew more than 100 people. Members of the audience peppered Bishop and Olsen with questions on a variety of issues including energy policy, illegal immigration and the war in Iraq.

October 17, 2006: “Congressional Candidates debate on Campus” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…Olsen and Bishop gave similar answers to many of the questions audience members asked during a town hall-style debate at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Monday…

October 10, 2006: KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show interviews Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, 1984 playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, and Kingsbury Hall Director Greg Geilman regarding the relevance of George Orwell’s 1984 to today’s world.

October 10, 2006: “It’s a Big, Big, Big, Big, Big Brother World” by Alexandra Gregory (Daily Utah Chronicle)…Sullivan, who is visiting Salt Lake City to generate discussion and thought around his adapted play, participated in a radio event held at the Hinckley Institute of Politics yesterday, offering additional insight into the novel…

October 8, 2006: “Robbins-directed ’1984′ coming to Utah stage” bu Ivan M. Lincoln (Deseret Morning News)…This week, Utah audiences will have a rare
opportunity to see a new stage adaptation of the classic work directed by Oscar winner Tim Robbins and performed by the Los Angeles-based company
that Robbins founded ” The Actors’ Gang…

October 1, 2006: “DA hopefuls focus on experience” by Leigh Dethman (Deseret Morning News) … It’s all about experience in the race for Salt Lake County District Attorney. The three candidates sparred in a debate Tuesday at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

October 1, 2006: “District 28 candidates disagree on ‘status quo’” by Lisa Riley Roche (Deseret Morning News)Rep. Roz McGee, D-Salt Lake, and Republican challenger Thomas Wright agreed on a number of issues during a debate at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, including the need for more openness on Capitol Hill. But Wright, a Realtor who described himself as a moderate, said he could offer voters in the east-side district that includes the U. something the incumbent couldn’t ” access to the majority party that controls the Legislature…

September 29, 2006: “A Story of Truth: Hinckley Guest Speakers Recount Experience of Soldier Slaves” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…While speaking Thursday at the Hinckley Institute of PoliticsParkinson and Benson promoted their book, which gives the history of these “soldier slaves” from past to present, relating firsthand veteran accounts and detailing the continuing legal struggle to gain compensation for the soldiers. “Our story is not a good story; it is a story of truth,” Parkinson said. “It is important for America to know what really happened-we need to understand our history”…

September 29, 2006: “Cambridge Scholar Discusses Mixed Perceptions of Iran” by Ana Breton (Daily Utah Chronicle)…How the United States perceives Iran is key to Iran’s survival, said a scholar at Cambridge University’s Center of International Studies. At a Hinckley Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday, Roxane Farmanfarmaian explained why perception is crucial in preventing a potential war with Iran…

September 28, 2006: “Hinckley Debate Highlights Differences between District Attorney Candidates” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle)…The three candidates vying to fill the seat of Salt Lake district attorney are as diverse ideologically as they are professionally. A debate among the candidates-a Democrat and chief criminal prosecutor, a Libertarian defense attorney and a Republican civil prosecutor-was held at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday…

September 27, 2006: “Utah House District 28 Candidates debate at Hinckley Institute” by Rochelle McConkie (Daily Utah Chronicle)…At the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Tuesday, Democratic incumbent Roz Mcgee and her Republican
challenger, Thomas Wright, debated issues facing voters in District 28, a region composed of eastern Salt Lake City citizens, including the U campus…

September 26, 2006: Richard Piatt, reporter for KSL, Channel 5 Eyewitness News (NBC) covered the Salt Lake County Attorney debate at the Hinckley Institute of Politics moderated by its director Kirk L. Jowers between candidates Sim Gill, Lohra Miller, and Rob Latham.

September 24, 2006: “Arogant Politicians are a disgrace” by Holly Mullen (Salt Lake Tribune)…Why do we keep electing the people who take the same arrogant approach year after year? Thomas E. Mann, co-author with Norman J. Ornstein, of the new book The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track, was in Salt Lake City, speaking at the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Mann’s topic was the U.S. House and Senate,
but his criticisms could just as well apply to our own state Legislature…

September 22, 2006: “Congress is the Broken Branch” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah ChronicleMann, a national authority on Congress and coauthor of the book The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track, spoke to a full crowd at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday. “I believe that the U.S. has always seen ourselves as a paragon of democracy for the world,” he said, “and now the world looks at us and chuckles about the frailties, flaws and shortcomings of our own system.”

September 14, 2006: “Mexico 101: Forum explains presidential election crisis ” by Ana Breton (Daily Utah Chronicle) …With the Sept. 16 Mexican Independence Day around the corner, the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a forum aimed at explaining and clarifying the current election crisis in Mexico…

September 9, 2006: “U Library Sponsors September 11 Commemoration Lectures” by Sheena McFarland (Salt Lake Tribune)  Over Michael Moore, will speak on his experience of bringing Michael Moore to the Utah Valley State College, at 11:45 am in the Hinckley Institute of Politics 

September 6, 2006: “Hinckley Institute branches out with fall lineup ” by Dustin Gardiner (Daily Utah Chronicle) Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute, said he tried to think outside the box this year by hosting collaborative events with a variety of campus groups…Yevette Gonzalez, a student and assistant at the institute, said the forums on immigration will be exciting because Congress may debate immigration later this fall. “I think there is something in our forums for every student,” she said.

April 20, 2006: “Students Debate Iraq in Symposium” (SLCC Globe).

April 19, 2006: “Origins of human rights” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

April 16, 2006: “Mullen: Friendly Airwaves link Iraq to Utah” (Salt Lake Tribune).

April 14, 2006: “Utah Leaders Assess Divisions in ’06 Session ” (Deseret Morning News).

April 14, 2006: “Tax Reform isn’t Dead” (Deseret Morning News).

April 14, 2006:”Huntsman Focuses on Iraq, Mexico, China, India” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

April 14, 2006: “Governor dodges local issues in lecture” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

April 14, 2006: “Making the Four Freedoms Global” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

April 13, 2006: “Mullen: U Panel a real-life lesson in civics” (The Salt Lake Tribune).

April 10, 2006: “Fabrizio brings his Thoughtful Interviewing Style to Television” (The Salt Lake Tribune).

April 10, 2006: “Religion is often at Heart of Conflicts, U. Chief Notes” (Deseret Morning News).

April 7, 2006: “President Young: Religious Freedom is a Human Right ” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

April 6, 2006: “Lawmakers Avoid Race in Discussions of Redistricting” (The Salt Lake Tribune).

April 5, 2006: “Fighting the Gerrymander” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

April 4, 2006: “Bush Administration Official: Deficit won’t hurt Economy” (Daily Utah Chronicle).

March 31, 2006: Summary of Remarks of Randal K. Quarles, Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, U.S. Treasury Department.

March 29, 2006: “Cambodian Ambassador: Country Recovering from war, genocide ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

March 29, 2006: “Ibarra Supports Migrant Measure ” (Deseret Morning News)

March 29, 2006: “Former White House Official Encourages Moderation in Immigration Reform ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

March 27, 2006: “Scholar: Armenian Genocide was Premeditated” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

April 4, 2006: “Western Primary ” (Daily Herald).

March 23, 2006: “Expert Explains Palestinian Conflict ” (Deseret Morning News)

March 23, 2006: “Demos need likability, Montana Governor says ” (Deseret Morning News)

March 22, 2006: “Montanan Delivers Pep Talk to Utah Democrats ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

March 22, 2006: “Religious Blues? Montana Governor says Democrats can win the Christian vote ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

February 8, 2006 “U. Research Finds Immigrants Help Mexico and Utah ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

March 7, 2006: “Study Details Utah, Mexico Economic Ties ” (KUTV Ch. 2 News)

March 6, 2006: “Legislature Gives U Average Funding ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

March 3, 2006: “Tax-Reform Session Plannes ” (Deseret Morning News)

March 3, 2006: “Arguin Over Weather, Agreeing on Nuclear Power ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

February 6, 2006: “Women’s leader advocates electoral reform ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

February 3, 2006: “Just voting not enough, students told ” (Salt Lake Tribune)

February 3, 2006: “Miscommunication creates confusion over Hinckley Institute Panel ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

February 3, 2006: “Ambassadors should have been here to educate all U students ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

January 26, 2006: “Sundance and Mormons are worlds apart ” (Daily Telegraph)

Hinckley Fellow Alec Russell’s blog. Click here.

January 26, 2006: “Critique from Across the Pond” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

January 25, 2006: “Ambassador lashes out against Bush administration ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

U.S. Ambassador J Wilson kicked off KCPW’s Forum series live at Library Square on Sunday, January 22. Wilson spoke to a full house on the topic “The War in Iraq: Were we told the truth about the threat and where do we go from here?” For more information about KCPW’s Forum Series click here. To listen to the Forum, click here.

January 22, 2006: “Brit Airs Views on Bush, Blair ” (Deseret Morning News)

January 19, 2006: “Hinckley Institute Finalizes list of Forum Speakers ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

January 17, 2006: “New organization connects women in politics ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

January 17, 2006: “Events at the Hinckley Institute ” (Utah Politics)

January 15, 2006: “Power Rings with a More Aggressive Tone ” (Salt Lake
Tribune)

January 15, 2006: “Legislature 2006: Laws under Construction ” (Deseret Morning News)

Interns in the News

November 2, 2006: “Intern learns Hill life is tough” by Thomas Burr (The Salt Lake Tribune)…Cannon, a student at the University of Utah and part of the Hinckley Institute of Politics internship program, has been assigned to help Hatch’s media operations during his semester in Washington. That means looking for any references to his boss in Utah newspapers and those across the country, along with helping with media events and news releases.

June 19, 2006: “Political position U student interns with Sen. Orrin Hatch” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

June 12, 2006: “U student interns with international relations house committee” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

June 12, 2006: “Internships increasing in importance for landing a job” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

March 6, 2006: “Interns Go Behind the Scenes in the Nation’s Capital” (Daily Utah Chronicle)

February 28, 2006: “Huntsman Pushing Immigration Reform ” (The Salt Lake Tribune)

February 1, 2006: “Learning about the Legislature ” (Daily Utah Chronicle)