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David Brooks on The Road to Character

New York Times columnist David Brooks says he wrote The Road to Character to “save my own soul.” He discusses the book with Katie Couric and shares thoughts on what it takes to develop character. Listen to the podcast here: http://apple.co/1WctxCk
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Democratizing Health Care Via Smartphone

Having a medical app on your smartphone is not just a cute gadget anymore— it’s part of a revolution.

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Exercise in Radical Empathy & Youth Speak Up

Listen to Clint Smith's spoken-word performance as he confronts inequality in American society. Following his performance, three high school students from the Southeast Washington, DC, area share how they experience systemic inequality in their neighborhoods. https://soundcloud.com/aspenideastogo/exercise-in-radical-empathy-youth-speak-up
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Can Urinals Provide a Model for a Better Water Future? A piece inspired from ‪#‎AspenIdeas‬, but in a slightly unusual way.
via HuffPost Impact

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Authors Jess Walter, Natasha Trethewey, and Ruth Ozeki shed light on the writing life and the stories behind their works. Listen here: http://as.pn/1cq
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This week's podcast features Vice President Joe Biden discussing root causes of poverty and inequality in America. Additionally, he separately addresses topics related to terrorism, ISIS, and Syrian refugees. Listen to the podcast: http://as.pn/1ca

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The surprising connection between farmers and the rise of E. coli. http://bit.ly/1OGIARI
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What you think you know about happiness is probably wrong! Listen up as Dan Gilbert (author of Stumbling on Happiness), Paul Bloom, Jennifer Senior (author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood), Eli Finkel, and Tim Kasser set us straight on what really brings happiness. Listen to the podcast: https://goo.gl/YdYSxY (photo: Eli Finkel)
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Beyond its effects on the economy, health, and food supply, climate change is impacting entire populations in dramatic ways. ‪#‎COP21‬

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Calling all high school juniors, this is an amazing opportunity to be a part of the Aspen Ideas Festival! Apply to be a scholar with the Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute. http://goo.gl/4wqc4y
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