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Jon Batiste, the new bandleader of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," joined Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson at the 2014 Aspen Idea Festival. The two discussed the roots of jazz, their hometown of New Orleans, the importance of arts education, and the state and future of American musical traditions.
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How can we make the SATs fair for all students? Why aren’t most children with mental illness getting treatment, and what’s being done to improve both access and treatment? If Twitter got a makeover, what would it look like? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says that nowhere is America’s crisis of violence more evident than in the African American community. In this talk, he asks: What’s the real cost of violence? And how do we change it?
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Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow Elsamarie D'Silva was originally an airline management executive. But after learning about how can crowd mapping can be used to document sexual assault, D'Silva began to devote her energy to combatting gender-based violence.
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The path to prison does not begin the moment a crime is committed. For boys and young men of color, the risk of incarceration exists at nearly every stage of life.
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From 1990 to 2012, the number of Latino entrepreneurs in America more than tripled. But Latino entrepreneurs in the US still face many problems, including lack of assets, high failure rates, and being more likely to come from low-income households despite entrepreneurial efforts.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Latinos and Society
How can a new app “shame” water wasters? Should companies be penalized for not paying their workers a living wage? After one year in office, how has President Narendra Modi changed ties between the India and the US? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: What We're Reading
The first annual Kennedy Center/Aspen Institute Arts Summit brought together a cross-section of leaders in education, law, technology, music, and entertainment for a series of candid discussions on the role the arts can play in addressing major societal issues.
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May 29th is the second #ProofPointDay, an annual celebration to bring visibility and voice to the hundreds of thousands of first-generation college graduates (FGs) in the US — reinforcing what is possible and inspiring the next generation.
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Youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd talks with The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin about what Boyd sees as the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media, exploring tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
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