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The prospect of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has never been higher. The Trump Administration has announced, ominously, that "strategic patience" has been a conspicuous failure and that if the Chinese will not or cannot "solve" the North Korean problem, the United States will. Short of war, can Kim Jong Un be stopped?

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The President's tough talk on China during the campaign has given way to a budding “bromance” with Xi Jinping. Will the mutual charm offensive last and, if so, what are its implications for resolving the threats from North Korea, the buildup in the South China Sea, and cyber espionage?

Plan your day around these great Aspen Music Festival concerts -- day by day! Over 300 concerts in the course of the 2017 season -- APR host Chris Mohr helps you sort through them, every morning, complete with musical examples.

President Trump maintains that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Was Vladimir Putin one of them? If so, beyond influencing the American election, is Russia working to undermine the entire Western liberal democratic order? If so, what can and should we do about it?

Conversations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibeaudet and American Brass Quintet Bass Trombonist John Rojak about the upcoming concerts with the Aspen Music Festival.

 

As the State Department threatens Iran, while, at the same time certifying that it is complying with the terms of the deal, this panel will weigh and debate the strategic pros and cons of reneging on it. Panelists include Antony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State, Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, Kori Schake, Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Alex Vatanka, Senior Fellow at Middle East Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent for CNN. 

  

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, we are bringing you NPR’s former bureau chief of Moscow Corey Flintoff to discuss the resurgence of Russia in the time of President Donald Trump.

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt spoke last week at the Aspen Institute about the state of journalism and why it’s important. This morning on Valley Roundup, listen to an excerpt of his talk with Aspen Institute Vice President Elliot Gerson.

You can hear the full "Future of News" discussion on this website.

 

July 19th's 2017 High Notes with AMFS president Alan Fletcher, violinist Jennifer Koh, and opera director Ed Berkeley, airs Friday, July 21 at 2:00 pm on Aspen Public Radio. Here is the audio of the conversation.

Aspen Security Forum 2017: The View From Langley

Jul 20, 2017

The new CIA Director has his work cut out for him. Contrary to its depiction in spy novels, intelligence is more of an art than a science. So, advising policymakers on national security threats is not easy under the best of circumstances – let alone with the multiple threats America currently faces. It is even harder when there are crises on every side. Director Pompeo explains how he is meeting the unique challenges he faces in his new role. Bret Stephens, columnist for The New York Times, moderated the discussion.

Anyone interested in becoming Carbondale’s seventh trustee needs to submit an application to Cathy Derby,  the town clerk, by 5 p.m. Friday.

We bring you numerous special broadcasts such as more than 23 hours of Ideas Festival lectures and discussion, the McCloskey Speaker Series, which started last week and continues all summer, the Security Forum this week and classical music concerts and opera all summer long.

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This summer, the Aspen Music Festival and School has 169 pianos being moved from venue to venue, all of which need tuning.

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The Aspen Art Museum accepted the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service this week. The institution is one of 10 in the nation to receive this award.

In collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum, the McCloskey Speaker Series features John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security and a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general. Sec. Kelly served as Senior Military Assistant to two Secretaries of State, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, from March 2011 to October 2012 before taking over command of the United States Southern Command, a position he held until January 2016.

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As it faces opposition to its water rights to build dams on Castle and Maroon creeks, the City of Aspen is now is under contract to buy land as an alternative site for a reservoir.

Gen. Keith Alexander is a retired United States Army four-star general, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gen. Alexander served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service from 2005-2014.

Featuring Gen. Keith Alexander, a retired United States Army four-star general, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gen. Alexander served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service from 2005-2014. During his time as the NSA Director, he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to be the first commander of United States Cyber Command, a position he held from 2010-2014. 

Near the end of the winter season this year, we hired our first-ever full time producer Christin Kay.

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The City of Aspen is coming up with solutions to support businesses affected by the upcoming Glenwood Springs Grand Avenue Bridge closure.

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