Special Coverage
1:03 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Live Broadcasts of the McCloskey Speaker Series

The 2013 edition of the McCloskey Speaker Series from the Aspen Institute is shaping up to be an engaging array of people, ideas and issues. Aspen Public Radio has you covered with live broadcasts from the series. If you miss a broadcast, Aspen Public Radio will provide archive podcasts on demand for you within 24 hours of each event.

Here's the current broadcast schedule for the McCloskey Speaker Series on Aspen Public Radio:

Saturday, July 13 - 2pm

Decision-making and Leadership: Views from the Statehouse

A conversation featuring Governors Mark Dayton of Minnesota, John Hickenlooper of Colorado,  Jay Inslee of Washington and Peter Shumlin of Vermont on priorities, issues, and successes.

Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute.


Wednesday, July 17 - 6pm

Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder: The Air Force's Role in Securing the Nation

Featuring US Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. As Chief, Gen. Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the General and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, and to the President.

Moderated by John King, CNN National Correspondent.

In collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum


Thursday, July 25 - 6pm

Governors in Aspen: What’s Working at the State Level?

A conversation featuring with Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey, Pat McCrory of North Carolina,  Governor Michael Pence of Indiana, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin on their priorities, toughest challenges and successes.

This year's panel of governors will discuss important social issues affecting their communities.

Friday, August 2 - 4pm

The Birth Of American Independence with History Scholar Joseph J. Ellis

This discussion will feature Joseph J. Ellis, one of the nation's leading scholars of American history. He will be featured in conversation with Walter Isaacson on the topic of his newest book, "Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence," released in June 2013. Ellis is the author of seven books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation" and won the National Book Award for "American Sphinx," a biography of Thomas Jefferson.


Tuesday, August 6 - 4:30pm

America's Fiscal Health with Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

In collaboration with the Aspen Strategy Group and The Brookings Institution, this discussion will feature former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Raj Shah, and other guests in a conversation moderated by Aspen Strategy Group Director Amb. Nicholas Burns


Tuesday, August 13 - 6:30pm

A Conversation with International Economist Dambisa Moyo

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist and author. In 2009, Dambisa was named by TIME magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World". She is the author of The New York Times bestsellers "Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa," "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead," and "Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What it Means for the World."