Aspen Ideas to Go
Aspen Ideas to Go
Sep 29, 2020
Bridging Social Divides With Better Arguments
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Tensions are mounting across the United States and around the world. People from all walks of life often feel like their opinions aren’t respected or heard, leading to bitter disagreements that drive wedges between family members, neighbors, and communities. That’s where the Better Arguments Project comes in. Designed to foster a culture where we can learn to come together by arguing and directly addressing our differences, Better Arguments helps bridge divides by giving people the tools they need to listen. Eric Liu, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program discusses a groundbreaking Better Arguments Project collaboration with Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president at Allstate, and Roger Brooks, president and CEO of Facing History and Ourselves.

Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
Travis Sherry
European Road Tripping In 1975 w/ Marshall & Debbie Hockett
Today is all about #vanlife but we are going back in time to 1975 to see how much it has changed over the years. I am happy to welcome Marshall & Debbie Hockett from, who, in 1975, hopped on a plane to Europe, grabbed a VW van named Banana, spent a year exploring the continent...and then, wrote a book about it 45 years later! How much has traveled changed for you over the years? Let us know by tagging us in a post on Instagram at @ExtraPackofPeanuts. Today's podcast is sponsored by Oregon State University ECampus. In This Episode * 03:00 Getting The Book Written * 05:40 Decision To Getting The Book Out * 07:00 Biggest Differences In Travel From The '70s to Now * 09:00 Highlights From The Trip * 12:25 Planning The Trip & The Route They Took in 1975 * 19:15 Places That Exceeded Expectations * 21:00 Only One Argument In A Year * 25:00 Biggest Changes In Your Travel Style & Getting Back To Europe * 29:30 Biggest Travel Mishap * 36:00 Getting Engaged On The Road Important Links * Find Marshall & Debbie Hockett from * Follow Marshall & Debbie on Facebook | Instagram * Buy Tripping 1975 Here * Oregon State University E-Campus * Location Indie * Want to follow our adventures? Check out our Instagram's @ExtraPackOfPeanuts, @HeatherSherry, and @TravelingWhitMyles Want More? * The Beauty Of Imperfect Travels w/ Christine & Jules * Van Life As A Female Traveler w/Sydney Febrache * From NFL to Van Life w/ Joe Hawley
39 min
The Future of Everything presented by Stanford Engineering
The Future of Everything presented by Stanford Engineering
Stanford Radio
Markus Covert: How to build a computer model of a cell
When Stanford bioengineer Markus Covert first decided to create a computer model able to simulate the behavior of a single cell, he was held back by more than an incomplete understanding of how a cell functions, but also by a lack of computer power. His early models would take more than 10 hours to churn through a single simulation and that was when using a supercomputer capable of billions of calculations per second. Nevertheless, in his quest toward what had been deemed "a grand challenge of the 21st century," Covert pressed on and eventually published a paper announcing his success in building a model of just one microbe: _E. coli_, a popular subject in biological research. The model would allow researchers to run experiments not on living bacteria in a lab, but on a simulated cell on a computer. After all was said and done, however, the greatest takeaway for Covert was that a cell is a very, very complex thing. There were fits and starts and at least one transcendent conceptual leap — which Covert has dubbed “deep curation” — needed to make it all happen, but he found a way. As Covert points out, no model is perfect, but some are useful. And that is how usefulness, not perfection, became the goal of his work, as he tells fellow bioengineer Russ Altman in this episode of _Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything_ podcast. Listen here, and subscribe to the podcast here.
28 min
Invisible Forces
Invisible Forces
An All-Encompassing Economy
Culturally in 2020, the conversation around racial injustice has hit a breaking point. COVID-19 exacerbated inequities in health outcomes for Black and Latino Americans, and in the wake of George Floyd’s death, we’ve seen a massive movement for enduring change. The people have spoken. But how will businesses, markets and economies respond? Today, consumers are seeking ways to support the Black-owned businesses with their dollars, and companies are looking to hire more equitably and inclusively. Even our technology is getting a redesign – to correct biases built right into the programming of tech tools we use everyday. Hosts Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea are joined by colleague Nadia Batchelor to explore how this powerful movement can create lasting changes in businesses around the world. Featuring Nadia Batchelor, Head of Jefferies’ Global Corporate Access Team and the founder and head of J-NOBLE - Jefferies Network of Black and Latinx Employees. Also featuring: * Kristina Liburd is the founder & CEO of Viageur and the organizer behind the Black Startup Collective, a directory of Black-owned startups in Boston. * Stephanie Wemusa is the VP of Diversity and Inclusion for TalVista - a startup that develops tools to support equitable hiring. * Boyuan Gao is the founder and principle of Project Inkblot, a design for diversity consultancy. * Evie Cheung is a designer and researcher, exploring the biases built into AI-powered smart voice assistants.
26 min
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