Aspen Public Radio http://aspenpublicradio.org en Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/getting-hospice-care-shouldnt-have-mean-giving It's a painful dilemma for seriously ill Medicare patients: In order to receive the extra support, counseling and care provided by the program's hospice benefit they have to agree to<strong> </strong>stop receiving curative treatment for their disease.<p>Faced with that stark either-or choice, many forgo hospice care until the last days of their lives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 22260 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/solving-scourge-slow-hotel-wi-fi You know how it feels. You're a moderately frequent business traveler and trying to get some work done from your hotel. But you're slowed — and sometimes stalled — by an intermittent Internet connection. Your hotel Wi-Fi has the download speeds of an early 1990s dial-up connection.<p>It happens too often and hotels don't seem to care, despite charging you a few hundred bucks a night to stay in the comfort of their rooms. So now, a couple of competing sites and apps are trying to solve the problem. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:54:00 +0000 Elise Hu 22261 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi Festival Notes - July 29th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/festival-notes-july-29th-2014 <p>Today is Tuesday, July 29<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>A free Spotlight recital takes place at noon today in the Aspen Chapel.</p><p>At 1pm, longtime Aspen Music School faculty member Paul Kantor gives a violin master class in Harris Concert Hall.</p><p>The American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Orchestra gives a free concert today at 4pm in the Benedict Music Tent, featuring this summer’s conducting students in Beethoven’s Second Symphony and Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration. The Orchestra will also be joined by this summer’s Low Strings Competition winner.</p><p>At 7:30pm tonight, the American String Quartet returns to Aspen for a performance of the late Beethoven Quartet in E flat major, op. 127 and the lyrical Piano Quintet in A&nbsp; by Dvorak with Anton Nel at the piano. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:09:48 +0000 Chris Mohr 22256 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Festival Notes - July 29th, 2014 NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/ncaa-reaches-75-million-settlement-head-injury-lawsuit The NCAA has reached a settlement with former athletes that provides $75 million for medical monitoring and research into head injuries. The settlement also calls for a change in the way schools handle head trauma.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2014/07/29/ncaa-concussion-lawsuit-settlement-75-million/13309191/">As USA Today explains</a>, the NCAA currently requires that member schools only have a concussion management plan. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22255 at http://aspenpublicradio.org NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/time-girl-teens-fight-right-school-soccer They are seven girls in their teens and early 20s, awake at the ungodly (for them) hour of 8:30 a.m. With sleepy smiles, the young women slip into a windowless conference room in a Washington, D.C. hotel to talk to a reporter, who's curious to find out: What's it like to be a global girl activist?<p>And they're the experts. They're supporters of the U.N. Foundation group called <a href="http://www.girlup.org/">Girl Up</a>, which has the manifesto of "uniting girls to change the world."<p>Girl Up fights for the rights of the 600 million adolescent girls of the developing world. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Marc Silver 22254 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer