Business http://aspenpublicradio.org en Glenwood Springs Brewer Serves Up "Wild" Creations http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/glenwood-springs-brewer-serves-wild-creations <p></p><p>As the craft beer movement grows in the United States, breweries are working to set themselves apart and offer something different. Many are experimenting with new kinds of beer, offering up so-called “sour” and “wild” varieties. A new brewery in Glenwood Springs is specializing in this avant-garde beer. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen toured Casey Brewing and Blending and filed this report.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 21247 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Glenwood Springs Brewer Serves Up "Wild" Creations 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 Airbnb: How the Sharing Economy is Redefining the Marketplace and Our Sense of Community http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/airbnb-how-sharing-economy-redefining-marketplace-and-our-sense-community <p><strong>Airbnb: How the Sharing Economy is Redefining the Marketplace and Our Sense of Community</strong></p><p>Airbnb does business in 34,000 cities, has a valuation of over 10 billion dollars, and in a very short time has disrupted the world of hospitality and travel. Its co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky envisions the future city as a place where sharing is front and center — where people become micro-entrepreneurs, the local mom and pops will flourish once again, where space isn’t wasted, but shared, and more of almost everything is produced, except waste. But the journey from here to there won’t be all smooth sailing. What are the ups and downs of the sharing economy, as businesses like Airbnb confront critiques about regulation, economic development, and fairness? What role might businesses play in creating more shareable, more livable cities? How will the sharing economy, with its de-emphasis on ownership, be a tool for addressing urban inequality?</p><p>Brian Chesky, Jennifer Bradley</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:09:53 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20813 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Airbnb: How the Sharing Economy is Redefining the Marketplace and Our Sense of Community Colorado Employers Review Drug Policies In Light Of Marijuana's Legalization http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/colorado-employers-review-drug-policies-light-marijuanas-legalization <p></p><p>Summer in Aspen not only means warm weather and crowds, it also means businesses are hiring. The resort has a seasonal economy and, some companies are reviewing their drug and alcohol policies now that marijuana is legal in Colorado. It's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">causing some confusion for employers and raising questions for human resources departments. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20268 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Colorado Employers Review Drug Policies In Light Of Marijuana's Legalization Conference Looks at Improving Rural Mountain Internet Service http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conference-looks-improving-rural-mountain-internet-service <p>The future of rural broadband in the Rockies is being discussed this week in Vail. The Mountain Connect Rural Broadband Conference seeks to bring together stakeholders to talk about ways of improving service. Christopher Mitchell is with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance based in Minnesota. He is attending the conference. Mitchell spoke recently to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary about how co-ops could help improve broadband service in the rural West.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 19762 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Conference Looks at Improving Rural Mountain Internet Service