Spotlight Health Sneak Peek
Spotlight Health Sneak Peek: In less than three weeks Jon Batiste, bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, will join Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson on stage. The two New Orleans natives will converse about music, health, and well-being… Kathleen Sebelius, former US Health and Human Services Secretary, will talk with Judy Woodruff (anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour) about her role in implementing the Affordable Care Act, and the law’s impact since its 2010 passage… Later, Woodruff will lead a separate discussion about how the American health care system is continuing its historic transformation... TED prize winner Raj Panjabi will share his harrowing story of escaping civil war in his home country of Liberia — when he was just nine years old. The experience led him to co-found Last Mile Health, a global health security organization, in his 20s. Last Mile delivers lifesaving care to the world’s most remote communities.
Don’t miss out on these, and many more, exciting presentations! A limited number of passes are still available for Spotlight Health, which runs June 22-25.
The Art of Change
Artists play a powerful role in shaping our views of who we are as a country. Whether activists or innovators, chroniclers of history or interpreters of current events, they wield their talent and help us grapple with our biggest challenges. Ahead of the 2017 Aspen Ideas track The Art of Change, we’re reading Putting a lens on race, photography, and citizenship, What the lynching memorial will force us all to face, and Yo-Yo Ma on Citizen Artists.
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Katie Couric Interviews Beau Willimon
Netflix released the fifth season of “House of Cards” this week. In this encore Aspen Ideas to Go episode Katie Couric interviews “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon, before the show’s third season in 2015. The two have a lively conversation about Willimon’s career (he studied painting in college and later worked on political campaigns), and the turbulent lives of the show’s characters. Subscribe on iTunes, find us on NPR One, or listen on SiriusXM Insight.
“Loneliness is a failed solitude. If you don’t teach your children how to be alone, they’ll only know how to be lonely.” Sherry Turkle, Aspen Ideas 2011 (Turkle is a speaker at Aspen Ideas 2017!)