June 24, 2011
Danielle Deabler, NPR
NPR'S 'TALK OF THE NATION' TO BROADCAST LIVE JUNE 28 & 29 FROM HOTEL JEROME
In national broadcasts from Aspen, panels and presentations, the NPR hosts will explore topics such as race in America, what the country has learned post 9/11, the origin of ideas, green technology and the power of investing in women. During the festival's opening night event, Martin and Norris will share their "big ideas" in 3 minutes or less. Martin will also discuss themes and ideas associated with the critically-acclaimed independent film The Interrupters by engaging in conversation with the film's director and producers.
All three hosts will convene on Tuesday, June 28 for Talk of the Nation's live broadcast (second hour) to discuss how talking about the things that make us different is critical to a diverse society. They'll explore why conversations relating to topics such as race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and mental health can be difficult.
The full schedule featuring NPR is below.
NPR at 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival
Monday, June 27
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Opening Session: "What's the Big Idea?"
Michele Norris, Michel Martin
The Interrupters Film screening and Panel Discussion
Michel Martin moderates panel discussion with Steve James, Alex Kotlowitz, Tio Hardiman, Eddie Bocanegra
Tuesday, June 28
9:00am Michele Norris interviews Lisa P. Jackson, EPA Administrator
McNulty Room, Doerr-Hosier Center on campus
12:00pm – 2:00 Talk of the Nation Live
Hour 1: 9/11 Ten Years Later, What Have We Learned?
Neal Conan interviews John Negroponte, Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Chertoff, Jane Harman
Hotel Jerome ballroom
Hour 2: Speaking Across Differences
Guests: Michel Martin, Michele Norris
Closing interview: Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and Chairman of Cordoba Initiative
Why Invest in America's Women? Michel Martin moderates panel with Melissa Bradley, Anne Mosle, Joan Dempsey, Melody Barnes Limelight Lodge
Wednesday, June 29
7:45am – 8:45am
Michele Norris book presentation: The Grace of Silence
8:45am – 9:30am
12:00 – 2:00pm
Talk of the Nation Live Hour 1: Political Junkie Neal Conan hosts, speakers TBD Hotel Jerome ballroom
Hour 2: Where do Ideas Come From?
Guests: Amit Chatterjee, Sandy Speicher, Eric Fischl, Sandra Day O’Connor
Closing interview: The Interrupters, Eddie Bocanegra, Alex Kotlowitz