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aspen ideas live broadcasts

  Katie Couric recounts the 2016 Presidential Election with Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and author of A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

What is a university if not a true marketplace of ideas — a place where scholarly pursuits in a wide range of subjects can be nurtured and questioned, where crosscurrents of diverse thought and perspectives can co-exist?

 Luckily for us, a truly sustainable world already exists.

Traditional notions of masculinity emphasize strength and power and devalue attributes like vulnerability and emotional openness. At a very young age, most boys learn that being successful means becoming dominant, that winning matters most, and that tears are a sign of weakness.

Zoe Rom / Aspen Public Radio

The United States stands alone as the only country on the planet to reject the Paris Accord.

  Water is perhaps the world’s most precious and health-sustaining resource, and surely one most at risk.

  Opioids have attracted much of the public attention given to drug abuse in recent years, but they are far from the only pharmaceuticals that can be abused.

The United States is not a particularly happy country, according to the World Happiness Report.

Despite repeated attempts, Congress has not repealed the Affordable Care Act, although the Trump Administration has chipped away at some of its provisions. The requirement that all insurance plans offer “ten essential benefits” has been softened and the individual mandate to carry a minimum level of coverage has been repealed.

Ryer Gardenswartz / Aspen Public Radio News

Although infectious disease outbreaks, from influenza to Ebola, surface with alarming frequency, more than 80% of the world has not yet developed an adequate response plan. Does your nation have one in place?

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

 The spread of free enterprise has created a more dynamic, efficient, and competitive global economy, while the marvels of American technology and innovation have ushered in an age of unprecedented possibility.

Closing the Digital Divide

Jun 30, 2016
Aspen Institute

  Five million of 29 million households with school­-age children don't have the Internet at home. Lacking high­-speed access takes its toll on children and teens by making it unduly difficult to complete school assignments that are heavily dependent on Internet access—creating a homework gap that’s keenly felt by low­ income families.

Afternoon of Conversation

Jun 30, 2016

The signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent. From criminal justice for the most vulnerable, to space exploration, to the changing Supreme Court, to artificial intelligence, and the state of the Grand Old Party, big thinkers and doers engage in serious ideas about their work and our collective future.

What Should the World Do About Syria?

Jun 29, 2016
Aspen Institute

  When Obama drew his now infamous “red line” in August of 2012, the world closely observed. Chemical weapons and barrel bombs strangled the streets of Damascus and Aleppo while the intervention-cautious Obama administration furiously calculated its next steps.

A conversation with Secretary of State John Kerry

Jun 28, 2016
aspenideas.org

  Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

What Type of President Do We Need Next?

Jun 28, 2016
Aspen Public Radio|Ryer Gardenswartz

Having served as advisor under four different Presidents, both Republican and Democrat, there are few more acquainted with the demands of the office than David Gergen. Join Gergen and NPR’s Renee Montagne to explore which leadership qualities the next president needs most in order to succeed.

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Genetically modified organism. Rarely have three words generated such passionate and polarized debate.

Drug Prices and Access to Medicine

Jun 24, 2016

The average annual cost of cancer drugs in the US now exceeds $100,000 and the price of more than 200 generic drugs doubled from 2013 to 2014. That puts them far out of reach for countess ailing people, including many with decent insurance.

The Future of Medicine

Jun 24, 2016

The first of our live broadcasts for the Aspen Ideas Festival took place Thursday, June 23. It was titled "The Future of Medicine."