Aspen Ideas Festival http://aspenpublicradio.org en CrossCurrents - Paula Broadwell & mothers2mothers http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-paula-broadwell-mothers2mothers <p>Paula Broadwell&nbsp;is an American writer, academic, and former military officer who&nbsp;is known for the extramarital affair ending the career of David Petraeus as the Director of the CIA&nbsp;.</p><p>She spoke at the Aspen Security Forum in the summer of 2012, before the scandal broke.</p><p>Dr. Mitchell Besser is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and founder of&nbsp;mothers2mothers, in which mothers living with HIV are employed to work in health centers, educating and supporting pregnant women and new mothers with HIV.</p><p>Since its inception in 2001, mothers2mothers has grown to provide services in seven countries in Africa, with nearly 3 million contacts with women each year. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 14824 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Paula Broadwell & mothers2mothers Google Gobbles Nest, Founder Talks Early Days at Apple http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/google-gobbles-nest-founder-talks-early-days-apple <p>Big tech news came yesterday with word of Google paying $3.2 Billion in cash to purchase Nest Labs. Nest creates "smart thermostats" developed by original iPod designer and company CEO Tony Fadell. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:18:25 +0000 Rob St. Mary 12886 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Google Gobbles Nest, Founder Talks Early Days at Apple CrossCurrents - Tom Freston http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-tom-freston <p><span style="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); display: inline !important; float: none;">Tom Freston, Former President MTV Networks and Viacom is current a consultant for Moby Media and VICE. He was a speaker at this year's Aspen Ideas Festival.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 4649 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Tom Freston From the iPod to the AC - Tony Fadell of Nest Labs http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/ipod-ac-tony-fadell-nest-labs <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 2001, Tony Fadell’s design for Apple revolutionized the music player and eventually the cellphone. Today, he’s the CEO and chief designer at Nest Labs - a company aiming to making your thermostat more beautiful, intuitive and energy efficient. Fadell was in town this week to present at the Aspen Ideas Festival and he spoke to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary.</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);">For more about Nest Labs:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nest.com/" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">nest.com/</a></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);"> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 4005 at http://aspenpublicradio.org From the iPod to the AC - Tony Fadell of Nest Labs Aspen Ideas Festival - Fear and Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-fear-and-hope-climate-change-and-policy-solutions <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);"><span style="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); display: inline !important; float: none;">Fear and Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions</span></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);">Few people appreciate just how badly our society will suffer under likely climate change. We are on the verge of unleashing runaway changes, wherein nature’s forces accelerate the impacts of humanity’s emissions, and we get cascading, unstoppable change. This is important to understand, for we will leave an earth a far diminished place, with many parts unrecognizable. Avoiding such a fate is possible, but only with rapid, serious actions. Presenting climate dangers at length, and without an antidote, just leaves depression in the wake. An emerging story is positive: There are new technologies growing at an astounding pace that can reverse CO2 emissions trends. Recent developments in Germany, Denmark, and China and several US states show the potential. This story begins darkly, but transitions to a discovery of solutions that can help build a much more useful conversation on climate change.</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);">Hal Harvey, James Fallows</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:55:59 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3837 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Fear and Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions