Politics http://aspenpublicradio.org en Afternoon of Conversation http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/afternoon-conversation <p><strong>Afternoon of Conversation</strong></p><p>* PepsiCo Chairperson and CEO Indra Nooyi in conversation with David Bradley</p><p>* Former Vice President Al Gore with David Gergen</p><p>* Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in conversation with Andrea Mitchell</p><p>* The Race Card Project with NPR’s Michele Norris and Guests</p><p>* Gen. David Petraeus (Ret., US Army) in conversation with Bob Schieffer Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:15:47 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20854 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Afternoon of Conversation In Conversation with “House of Cards” Creator Beau Willimon http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conversation-house-cards-creator-beau-willimon <p><strong>In Conversation with “House of Cards” Creator Beau Willimon</strong></p><p>The creator of "House of Cards" discusses the future of television and movies with legendary entertainment industry leader Michael Eisner.</p><p>Beau Willimon is an American playwright and screenwriter whose early work, before working in entertainment, included volunteering for the political campaigns of Charles Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Bill Bradley, and Howard Dean.</p><p>Willimon wrote the play “Farragut North”, the basis for the George Clooney film “The Ides of March”, which premiered in off Broadway in 2008. His other plays include “Spirit Control” and “Lower Ninth”</p><p>In 2012, Willimon developed the show House of Cards for Netflix. The show is an American adaption of the BBC series of the same name. House of Cards premiered on Netflix on early 2013. The show has run for two seasons and a third season is currently in production.</p><p>Beau Willimon, Michael Eisner</p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:33:08 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20764 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Conversation with “House of Cards” Creator Beau Willimon Speech and Censorship on Campus http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/speech-and-censorship-campus <p>As an alumna of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, one of the last all-women institutions of higher education, I decided to put aside the other topics about which I’d like to write to comment on the “disinvitation” of Christine Lagarde as this year’s commencement speaker at Smith.&nbsp; Madame Lagarde is the head of the International Monetary Fund (the “IMF”), a woman with a lengthy list of barrier-breaking accomplishments in both the public and private sectors.&nbsp; Growing out of the Bretton Woods Conference convened in 1944 to determine how to help reconstruct the global econo Fri, 30 May 2014 15:48:23 +0000 Frieda Wallison 19280 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Speech and Censorship on Campus Campaign Finance Post-McCutcheon http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/campaign-finance-post-mccutcheon <p> The April 2 five-four decision of the United States Supreme Court on campaign finance in <em>McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission </em>has elicited the predictable polar opposite reactions from commentators.&nbsp; The decision has been hailed by many as reinforcing the fundamental Constitutional right of free speech and strengthening the role of the parties in the political process.&nbsp; Conversely, the decision has been vilified in some quarters as giving the wealthy a larger voice in politics than they may already have to the detriment, it is said, of the general public.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:54:18 +0000 Frieda Wallison 17579 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Campaign Finance Post-McCutcheon Voting in Peru http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/voting-peru <p> My husband and I recently returned from a fascinating trip to Peru, where we floated down the Amazon (the headwaters are in the Peruvian Andes) and hiked Machu Picchu.&nbsp; It’s always instructive to learn that people in other countries have a different perspective on some topics than we do in the United States.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:01:50 +0000 Frieda Wallison 15095 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Voting in Peru