Aspen Ideas Festival http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-3rd-2014 <p>Sunday marks an anniversary of a local tragedy. A wildfire near Glenwood Springs 20 years ago, killed fourteen firefighters.</p><p>As the cycling world gears up from the Tour de France, the sport is still dusting itself off. We hear from Lance Armstrong who was found guilty of doping.</p><p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was in Aspen this week, discussing two hot topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival - marijuana and fracking.</p><p>Another Ideas Fest speaker was Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform.</p><p>A natural history documentary screens on PBS next year and this one is unlike any other nature film. We’ll tell you why.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Snowmass Village where a giant yoga festival gets underway today.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:40:27 +0000 Marci Krivonen , Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 21027 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 21st Century Workforce http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/21st-century-workforce <p><strong>21st Century Workforce</strong></p><p>Interview with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.</p><p>Penny Pritzker, Walter Isaacson</p><p>Penny Pritzker is US secretary of commerce, since June 2013. Previously, she was CEO of PSP Capital Partners and has developed such diverse companies as Vi, The Parking Spot, and Pritzker Realty Group. During the Obama administration, Pritzker has served on the President’s Council for Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She is also a board member of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Marmon Group, and LaSalle Bank Corporation. Much of Pritzker’s civic work focuses on public education. In 2012, she received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:44:19 +0000 Rob St. Mary 21009 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 21st Century Workforce In Conversation with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conversation-epa-administrator-gina-mccarthy <p><strong>In Conversation with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy</strong></p><p>Gina McCarthy, Hari Sreenivasan</p><p>Gina McCarthy&nbsp;is the administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>Appointed by President Obama in 2009 as assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment. Previously, McCarthy served as the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.&nbsp;During her career, which spans over 30 years, she has worked at both the state and local levels on critical environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:25:54 +0000 Rob St. Mary 21008 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Conversation with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy In Depth: What the States Say About American Politics-Are We Facing a Different Kind of Political Fu http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/depth-what-states-say-about-american-politics-are-we-facing-different-kind-political-fu <p><strong>In Depth: What the States Say About American Politics-Are We Facing a Different Kind of Political Future?</strong></p><p>24 states with 50% of the nation’s population is moving in one direction. 13 states with 25% of the population is moving in another. What gridlock? Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton</p><p>Grover Norquist, Mickey Edwards</p><p>Grover Norquist is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform. He is the creator and organizer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a public written commitment to oppose any and all tax hikes, signed by most GOP members of the US Congress. Norquist serves on the board of directors of the Center for the National Interest, the Parental Rights Organization, and the National Rifle Association. He is the author of Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives.</p><p>Mickey Edwards is vice president and director of the Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership at the Aspen Institute. He represented Oklahoma in Congress from 1977 to 1992, serving in the House Republican leadership. Afterward, he taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He has also been a visiting professor at University of Maryland Law School, Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute, and a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School. Early in his career, he was a reporter and editor and worked in advertising and public relations. Edwards authored Reclaiming Conservatism and The Parties Versus the People.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 01:17:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20963 at http://aspenpublicradio.org In Depth: What the States Say About American Politics-Are We Facing a Different Kind of Political Fu The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/dope-pot-colorado-governor-john-hickenlooper-and-katie-couric-conversation <p><strong>The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation</strong></p><p>Recreational pot became legal in Colorado last year and retailers started selling it in January. While regulations were set up before retail sales started, the State of Colorado has enacted new laws to fine tune aspects of concern to lawmakers. Two new measures signed into law this spring included labeling for marijuana edibles as well as dosage regulations. Over the past seven months, the new marijuana industry is a tax revenue boon. It’s expected to bring in between $60-$80 million in taxes for Colorado in 2014.</p><p>John Hickenlooper, Katie Couric</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20904 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation