National Elections http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - July 5th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-5th-2013 <p>On the show this week Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News (<a href="http://www.aspendailynews.com">http://www.aspendailynews.com</a>) joins us to discuss the top news stories in the Valley.&nbsp;</p><p>We talk with Karl Isberg, Editor of the Pagosa Springs Sun (<a href="http://www.pagosasun.com/">http://www.pagosasun.com/</a>) about the huge West Fork Complex fire burning in southwest Colorado.</p><p>Reporter Greg Nickerson joins us from WyoFile (<a href="http://wyofile.com/">http://wyofile.com/</a>) to talk about the recent annual meeting of the Wyoming Mining Association.&nbsp; It was described by one participant as “like a funeral.”</p><p>The Senior Editor of the National Review (<a href="http://www.nationalreview.com">http://www.nationalreview.com</a>,)&nbsp; Ramesh Ponnuru was in town this week for Aspen Ideas and to talk with Pitkin County Republicans.&nbsp; He speaks to us about rebuilding the GOP.</p><p>NPR has moved into its new building and already conservative critics are calling the studios extravagant and a waste of taxpayer money.&nbsp; We ask NPR’s Marketing Director, Emma Carrasco, about the new digs.</p><p>On the <em>Download</em> Aspen Public Radio’s Digital Content Manager Rob St. Mary interviews Tony Fadell, designer of the iPod about his new creation; a smart (and good looking) thermostat.</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:33:12 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 4021 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 5th, 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival - Future of the Republican Party http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-future-republican-party <p>Future of the Republican Party</p><p>The Republican Party has seen its share of fractures, factions, and disruption of late: some in the party openly suggest that rifts within are caused by “right-wing religious nuts” and other extremists; others, especially the young in the party, complain that conservative platforms have become closed minded, racist, inflexible, and old-fashioned. How will the GOP build internal consensus on what it stands for? And who is poised to lead the charge?<br><br>Elaine L. Chao, Karl Rove, Vin Weber, Michael Gerson<br><br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:54:47 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3615 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Future of the Republican Party Aspen Ideas Festival - Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-why-are-you-one-who-got-election-right <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);">Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right?</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);">Columnist, statistician, and prognosticator Nate Silver, whose website <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/">FiveThirtyEight.com</a> is the only one to have correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2012 and 2008 elections, shares his perspectives with award-winning journalist Katie Couric. (He also really knows baseball!)</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);">Nate Silver &amp; Katie Couric<br><br><br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:19:04 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3600 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right?