Podcast: College Students and Health

Aug 14, 2018
CATEGORY: Education, Health, U.S.A.
Dan Porterfield, Paula Johnson, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay talk about the university's role in student health at Spotlight Health.
Across the US, students are heading back to college for the start of the school year. Many will wrestle with mental health challenges. Campus counseling offices are busier than ever and peer-run mental health clubs are popping up.

Healing and Resilience in Charlottesville

Melody Barnes, visiting professor at the University of Virginia, talks about last year's white supremacist gatherings in Charlottesville.
One year after a deadly white supremacist hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city continues to recover.

The Surge of Women into Politics

Submitted by mkrivonen on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:54

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. How did factors like Donald Trump’s win and #MeToo influence this wave, and why does the movement seem to be taking hold now? Writer Rebecca Traister (“All the Single Ladies”) leads a discussion with Christine Matthews, president of Bellwether Research and consulting; Ashley Nickloes, a candidate running for a Tennessee Congressional seat; political pollster Celinda Lake; and Michelle De La Isla, mayor of Topeka, Kansas.

Thanks for Coming to Aspen Ideas!

Attendees leave a session at the Greenwald Pavilion during the Aspen Ideas Festival in June.
The Aspen Ideas Festival closed its 14th year with plenty of food for thought. Throughout the 10-day convening, attendees learned about new innovations, solutions to world problems, and challenges that lie ahead.

Watch Highlights from the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival

Jun 30, 2018

Aspen Ideas Festival (including Fests 1 and 2, and the fantastic Spotlight Health session that kicked it off) included 387 sessions — and produced untold hours of video and audio, thousands of tweets and posts, millions of impressions, live broadcasts, and probably a fruitful conversation or two.

The Optimist’s Guide to Fest Two

Jun 27, 2018

There’s a lot of bad news out there lately. And here at Aspen Ideas Festival, you’ll see a lot of analysis of that bad news, as well as frequent sessions about fractious politics, global-scale catastrophe, and technological apocalypse. We’re trying to solve all of that stuff, but we won’t pretend it’s not a little bit of a bummer here in the meantime.

How to Spend Your Mornings at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Jun 24, 2018

It’s not uncommon to have a little trouble sleeping during Aspen Ideas Festival. East Coasters (and those from further east) are up early with time-change issues. Other suffer mild altitude sickness, which can cause insomnia and restlessness. And some of us are up all night working out the details of our next big idea.