"Extra" with Maria Hinojosa

Submitted by mkrivonen on Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:30

In this “Extra” episode, Eric Liu, executive director of the Aspen Institute's Citizenship and American Identity Program, talks to Maria Hinojosa. She's an award-winning news anchor and reporter. She founded the Futuro Media Group and hosts Latino USA, NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program. 

Podcast Preview

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
Launching next week, the Aspen Institute brings you a weekly podcast featuring compelling talks from our public programs, including the Aspen Ideas Festival. Here's a quick preview to tell you about the Institute and what to expect on the podcast. Subscribe here so you don't miss an episode.

"Wild" author Cheryl Strayed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
Cheryl Strayed discusses her journey, chronicled in the hugely popular book, Wild, and shares her search to overcome heartache and find healing. (Recorded live at Aspen Words.) The book was adapted for film in 2014, and now the actresses playing Strayed and her mother (Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, respectively) are up for Academy Awards. Strayed's latest project is Dear Sugar Radio. Check out that podcast, too.

The Risky Business of Writing

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
Journalist Katie Couric interviews "House of Cards" creator and producer Beau Willimon. Recorded live at the Aspen Ideas Festival, 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. The third season of the political drama hits Netflix on Feb. 27, 2015. NOTE: This episode contains explicit language.

A Formula for Happiness

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
Want to be happy? Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, has read all of the books and studies about what makes us happy — so you don't have to. By marrying ancient wisdom and new data, he says we can identify what brings the most happiness, and the most unhappiness, to the most people. In short, love people, not pleasure. This Aspen Lecture was recorded live at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Check out the Aspen Lectures Compendium on iTunes U.

Exercise in Radical Empathy and Youth Speak Up

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
Clint Smith is a high school educator, a Harvard PhD candidate, and a slam poet. In a series of spoken-word performances, Smith confronts inequality in American society. His poetry touches on black parenting, social justice, and violence against kids of color. Following his performance, three high school students from the South Washington, DC, area are interviewed about how they experience systemic inequality in their neighborhoods.

The Road to Character - David Brooks and Katie Couric

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it, David Brooks has said about his experience writing his latest New York Times bestseller about personal virtues and honesty in a materialistic age. Katie Couric explores this journey with the deeply thoughtful author.

Meditation and Mindfulness - Going Beyond the Buzzwords

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 07:47
Meditation and mindfulness have gone mainstream. From improvements in perception to body awareness, to pain tolerance and emotion regulation, to an increase in complex thinking and a sense of self, two experts in the field explore the benefits and outcomes of these practices. Featured speakers: Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin and Robert Roth, Executive Director, David Lynch Foundation. Their discussion is moderated by documentary filmmaker Perri Peltz.

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