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Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.

Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.
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Compelling talks and conversations from the Aspen Ideas Festival and other public programs at the Aspen Institute.

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English


Episodes

Citizenship Without Certainty

9/18/2018
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What does it mean to be American? How is that story best told and understood?

Duration:00:54:10

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White (Rebroadcast)

9/11/2018
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What role does faith play in bringing people together? Reverend Adam Hamilton pastors the largest United Methodist church in America. Within his Kansas congregation, he observes deep divisions that reflect the larger disunity in our nation.

Duration:00:59:31

Is There a Path out of Afghanistan and Iraq?

9/4/2018
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This spring marked the 15th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan has gone on long enough that children born after 9/11 are now old enough to enlist in the military.

Duration:00:56:18

From Tragedy to Hope: A Conversation with Robert Runcie

8/29/2018
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Broward County School District Superintendent Robert Runcie remembers clearly the events of February 14, 2018. That’s the day a gunman killed seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Duration:00:50:13

Sal Khan: Education Reimagined

8/28/2018
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Sal Khan’s career journey took him from finance to the classroom. The former hedge fund manager now runs the nonprofit Khan Academy, which provides free online education.

Duration:00:49:58

From Despair to Optimism on Climate Change

8/24/2018
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Christiana Figueres led the global adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, and continues to fight for the climate today. She says she's stubbornly optimistic about addressing climate change.

Duration:00:52:08

David Miliband on Fixing the Refugee Crisis

8/21/2018
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More than 65 million people around the globe are either refugees, asylum seekers, or displaced within their own countries. It’s the largest number of people forced to flee their homes since World War II.

Duration:00:52:39

Madeleine Albright on Fighting Fascism

8/17/2018
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How do we save ourselves from repeating errors of our past? Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright poses this question in her new book, Fascism: A Warning.

Duration:00:54:24

College Students, Mental Health, and the University's Role

8/14/2018
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Across the US, students are heading back to college for the start of the school year. Many will wrestle with mental health challenges.

Duration:01:02:40

Can the Democrats Win Big in 2018—and 2020?

8/10/2018
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Midterms are often seen as the first nationwide referendum on a first-term president. Donald Trump’s ratings have ranged from low to medium-low, but a “blue wave” of victories is far from guaranteed this fall.

Duration:01:02:36

Off Stage 2: Fighting for Immigrants

8/9/2018
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At age 25, Gaby Pacheco was the first undocumented Latina to testify in front of Congress. In this conversation with New York Times Contributing Op-Ed Writer Wajahat Ali, she talks about the struggles immigrants still face years later.

Duration:00:28:27

Off Stage 1: Leaving Hate Behind

8/9/2018
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In our first “Off Stage” bonus episode, New York Times Contributing Op-Ed Writer Wajahat Ali speaks with former white supremacist skinhead Christian Picciolini.

Duration:00:25:24

Still Healing: Charlottesville, One Year Later

8/7/2018
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One year after a deadly hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city continues to heal.

Duration:00:53:13

Longtime Kremlin Critic Says He's Not Afraid

8/3/2018
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American-born businessman Bill Browder is a staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In fact, Putin singled out Browder at a joint press conference with President Trump in July. Browder explains why he's not afraid of the Russian leader.

Duration:00:38:12

Conservatism in the Era of Trump

7/31/2018
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Is the Republican Party in the United States having an identity crisis? Are the priorities of the Republican Party, conservative ideals, and the Trump administration’s policies aligning?

Duration:01:00:05

The Surge of Women into Politics

7/27/2018
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Since 2016, we’ve watched women rack up unprecedented wins in statehouses, city halls, and even Congress — and thousands more are throwing their hats into the ring.

Duration:00:59:22

Dan Coats Discusses Election Interference, the White House’s Invitation to Putin, and More

7/24/2018
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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats goes over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in this discussion held July 19th.

Duration:00:55:51

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Russian Interference, the Border Crisis, and More

7/19/2018
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has defended the Trump administration’s controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to families being separated at America’s southwest border. In this discussion, she addresses illegal immigration, saying it reflects a broken system.

Duration:00:54:10

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Russian Meddling

7/19/2018
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FBI Director Christopher Wray is firm in his position that Russia was involved in the 2016 presidential campaign. He speaks with Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor, about Russia, China, North Korea, and other global issues.

Duration:00:52:41

First-Hand Account: Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border

7/17/2018
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Mimi Marziano's organization, the Texas Civil Rights Project, is representing nearly 400 families affected a policy that divided children from their parents at America's southwest border. The policy, which applies to people illegally crossing into the US, has been halted.

Duration:00:51:41