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LIVE: NPR’s Talk of the Nation Broadcasting from the Aspen Institute

June 21, 2012

We are excited to be hosting NPR’s Talk of the Nation for four days in Aspen, CO. The show will be aired June 25 – 28 in front of a live audience. June 25 and 26 will broadcast from the Paepcke Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows Campus. June 27 and 28 will air live from the Hotel Jerome in downtown Aspen. If you are in Aspen, tickets are still available for the June 25 and 26 shows. We hope you can join us in person. All tickets can be purchased through More details on each show are below (note: all times are MT).

Monday, June 25
12:00-12:40pmWhat Are We Seeing?
A report from researchers in the field about how they’ve see climate change affect the natural and built environment.
NPR science correspondent Richard Harris (from DC)
George Divoky
Craig Allen

12:40-1:00pm – Opinion Page: Environmental Pragmatism
Jon Foley, the University of Minnesota’s director of the Institute on the Environment

1:00-1:40pmLife In Your Field
E.O. Wilson and Sylvia Earle discuss what they’ve learned over the years and the futures they see in biology and marine studies.

1:40-2:00pmSpecies Revival
Stewart Brand discusses his efforts tobring back the extinct passenger pigeon.

Tuesday, June 26th
12:00-12:40pm – The Colorado River: Why It Matters
Sandra Postel
Peter McBride

12:40-1:00pm – The Democracy of Storytelling
Colum McCann

1:00-1:40pm – Rewriting TheMiddle East – There’s more to the Middle East than what’s in the news. Stories from a humorist, a fiction and a non-fiction writer
Firoozeh Dumas
Assaf Gavron
Reza Aslan

1:40-2:00pm –  Stories of Immigration
Luis Alberto Urrea