National Politics http://aspenpublicradio.org en A Conversation with Republican Governors http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conversation-republican-governors <p>McCloskey Speaker Series - A Conversation with Republican Governors</p><p>A panel of Republican governors will address the economy, how they are building skills for a 21st century workforce and share their ideas for improving their state’s education, tax and immigration policies.&nbsp; Featured special guests include: Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin. The event will be moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:08:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 22098 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Conversation with Republican Governors Christie, Governors On Immigrant Kids, Republican Image http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/christie-governors-immigrant-kids-republican-image <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 115%;">A handful of Republican governors spoke on a panel at the Aspen Institute last night to a packed house. That included New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Chris Christie. Improving government was the top theme of the night--- and some trash talk about the Democratic Party.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:48:50 +0000 Elise Thatcher 22079 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Christie, Governors On Immigrant Kids, Republican Image A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conversation-us-representative-john-r-lewis <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">McCloskey Speaker Series - A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Congressman John R. Lewis (D-GA), civil rights leader, and co-author of the bestselling graphic memoir March: Book One (Top Shelf Productions), is the recipient of numerous awards from eminent national and international institutions, including the United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His new graphic memoir trilogy, March, is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:00:21 +0000 Rob St. Mary 22041 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Conversation with U.S. Representative John R. Lewis Valley Roundup - July 4th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-4th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup for Friday July 4, 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>This week we feature a single interview on the show.&nbsp; Admiral Mike McConnell retired this week from his post as Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton the giant intelligence contractor for the U.S. Government.&nbsp; Most people know it as the company that employed Edward Snowden.&nbsp;</p><p>In his long career Admiral McConnell also served as director of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the 1990’s.&nbsp; He was Director of National Intelligence under Presidents Bush and Obama and was the top intelligence officer for General Colin Powell in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2003.&nbsp;</p><p>It was Powell who told President Bush before the invasion that, “If you break it you own it.” In an interview, McConnell told us that what is happening now in Iraq validates Powell’s prediction.&nbsp;</p><p>McConnell was in town for the Aspen Ideas Festival and we spoke in his room at the Aspen Meadows.&nbsp; Note: an edited version of this interview aired earlier in the week. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams 21069 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 4th, 2014 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