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Aspen Institute Presents Previous Broadcasts

Sports and Society: More Than A Game (Episode #110)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Sports is no longer on the periphery of our society as a mere diversion. This episode recognizes that sports, as an institution and all grown up now, both reflects and shapes our culture. Here, we dive deep into some of its most compelling storylines. We'll hear from NFL veteran Kevin Turner and how the violent impacts of football could be causing life-changing injuries. The episode will feature a clip from the documentary American Man and a discussion with Turner and filmmaker Jon Frankel. Other speakers include record-setting NFL running back Jim Brown, Oregon State University head basketball coach Craig Robinson, and ESPN Executive Vice President John Walsh. They look at the cluster of issues around college sports and the larger role of sports and competition in society.

Solving The Economic Puzzle (Episode #203)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

One day the employment rate and stock market are up, and the next they are down. On the third episode of The Aspen Institute Presents, Solving the Economic Puzzle focuses on the creation of jobs in conventional and creative ways in the abstract and not-so-abstract concept of economy. Host Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour attends the conversation on The Challenge of Building American Jobs with professor Austan Goolsbee, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, "Behind the Kitchen Door" author Saru Jayaraman, editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney of Quartz and American Action Forum's president Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Also, Walter Isaacson of The Aspen Institute speaks with Kickstarter founder Perry Chen in Kickstarter and the Economics of Creativity to discuss the project, and its effects on the creative field and "starving artists."

American People and American Politics (Episode #202)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

What does it mean to be an American today? The Aspen Institute Presents: People, American Politics questions the current state of politics as the country's politicians and citizens remain divided on issues, including gun control, immigration and national security. Host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour) looks at compelling political sessions at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival from citizenship led by writer Eric Liu to the Republican Party with Karl Rove to the 2008 and 2012 elections with Nate Silver and Katie Couric.

Reinventing Television (Episode #204)

KQED World: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

Television isn't just television; watch everything from news to comedies to sports and more at the touch of your finger via a television set, computer, tablet or smartphone now and later. The Aspen Institute Presents: Reinventing Television and host Jon Stewart of the BBC bring the best of three Aspen Ideas Festival sessions spotlighting the ever changing medium of television. Moderated by The Atlantic's James Fallows, the panel of Executive Director of International Operations Ehab Al Shihabi of Al Jazeera, lawyer Robert Barnett, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell, Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour (and one of the hosts of The Aspen Institute Presents) talk about Can TV News Compete? against social media. A technologies, trends and innovations conversation with Twitter's Dick Costolo, former FFC Chairman Julius Genachowski and CEO Michael Lynton of Sony with Jerry Murdock looks to The Future of Your TV. Also, novelist and public radio host Kurt Andersen dissects What Do TV Shows Tell Us about Ourselves? with award-winning writer and producer James L. Brooks (Mary Tyler Moore, Taxi, The Simpsons).

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  • KQED World: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Solving The Economic Puzzle (Episode #203)

KQED World: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

One day the employment rate and stock market are up, and the next they are down. On the third episode of The Aspen Institute Presents, Solving the Economic Puzzle focuses on the creation of jobs in conventional and creative ways in the abstract and not-so-abstract concept of economy. Host Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour attends the conversation on The Challenge of Building American Jobs with professor Austan Goolsbee, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, "Behind the Kitchen Door" author Saru Jayaraman, editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney of Quartz and American Action Forum's president Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Also, Walter Isaacson of The Aspen Institute speaks with Kickstarter founder Perry Chen in Kickstarter and the Economics of Creativity to discuss the project, and its effects on the creative field and "starving artists."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

American People and American Politics (Episode #202)

KQED World: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

What does it mean to be an American today? The Aspen Institute Presents: People, American Politics questions the current state of politics as the country's politicians and citizens remain divided on issues, including gun control, immigration and national security. Host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour) looks at compelling political sessions at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival from citizenship led by writer Eric Liu to the Republican Party with Karl Rove to the 2008 and 2012 elections with Nate Silver and Katie Couric.

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  • KQED World: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Arts and Culture: Art Matters (Episode #109)

KQED World: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

This episode looks at how the arts make an essential difference - not just in the lives of individuals but also for society at large, from education, economics, and diplomacy to our national conscience and legacy. For this track, artists, educators, experts, and policymakers gather to explore how the arts affect our lives and can change the world. Featured Speakers: Stanley Tucci, Moby, Rocco Landesman, Julie Taymor.

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