National Politics http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-february-21st-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>Carolyn Sackariason, from the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times, join us today.</p><p>This week, the evolving story about relocating residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park in Basalt.&nbsp; Eight families remain and their communications with the town are deteriorating.</p><p>In Aspen, a proposed Habitat For Humanity project moves forward.&nbsp;</p><p>And following a bus crash last year, attorneys start digging into the safety record of the Roaring Fork Transit Authority.</p><p>Also today, we talk today with a senior political reporter at <em>Politico</em> about a meeting next week in Colorado of high-end Republican party donors.&nbsp; Organized by a supporter of gay marriage, these GOP donors want to reshape the direction of the party.</p><p>And, on the download with Rob St. Mary – How the web makes it easy to financially support public radio.</p><p>It's all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 14618 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014 McCloskey Speaker Series - The Implications of America’s Fiscal Health for Our Global Engagement http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mccloskey-speaker-series-implications-america-s-fiscal-health-our-global-engagement <p>In collaboration with the Aspen Strategy Group and The Brookings Institution, this discussion will feature former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Raj Shah, and other guests in a conversation moderated by Aspen Strategy Group Director Amb. Nicholas Burns.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:38:04 +0000 Rob St. Mary 5659 at http://aspenpublicradio.org McCloskey Speaker Series - The Implications of America’s Fiscal Health for Our Global Engagement McCloskey Speaker Series - Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mccloskey-speaker-series-governors-aspen-whats-working-state-level <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">Governors in Aspen: What’s Working at the State Level?</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">A conversation featuring with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Governor Michael Pence of Indiana, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin on their priorities, toughest challenges and successes.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">This year's panel of governors will discuss important social issues affecting their communities.<br> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:58:08 +0000 Rob St. Mary 5089 at http://aspenpublicradio.org McCloskey Speaker Series - Governors in Aspen: What's Working at the State Level? Mountain Edition - July 18th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-18th-2013 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">Pitkin County’s library is moving ahead with designs to expand, but the plan is significantly scaled back because voters turned down funding the project.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">In Southwest Colorado, a massive wildfire closed down businesses in tourist towns. Now businesses are trying to recover...They’re applying for special loans.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">We’ll talk about fire with Congressman Scott Tipton. In response to deadly forest fires he has sponsored legislation to thin forests so they are less explosive.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">And, we’ll make a trek to Gothic, Colorado on the other side of the Maroon Bells where scientists have been studying a colony of marmots....for more than 50 years.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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);">Finally today...The Thompson Divide Coalition’s attempt to buy out oil and gas company leases is not new...It’s been tried in other Western states.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; 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, 18 Jul 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Marci Krivonen 4711 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 18th, 2013 Live Broadcasts from the Aspen Security Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/live-broadcasts-aspen-security-forum <p>The 2013 edition of the Aspen Security Forum from the Aspen Institute is shaping up to be an engaging array of people, ideas and issues. Aspen Public Radio has you covered with live broadcasts from the series. If you miss a broadcast, Aspen Public Radio will provide archive podcasts on demand for you within 24 hours of each event.<br><br>Here's the current broadcast schedule for the Aspen Security Forum on Aspen Public Radio</p><p><strong>Wednesday, July 17th at 6:00pm</strong>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:27:03 +0000 Rob St. Mary 4636 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Live Broadcasts from the Aspen Security Forum