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Join host Amina Akhtar as she goes beyond the headlines to unpack complex policy topics and shine a light on leaders who are making a difference. Brought to you by the Aspen Institute.

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    • News Commentary

Join host Amina Akhtar as she goes beyond the headlines to unpack complex policy topics and shine a light on leaders who are making a difference. Brought to you by the Aspen Institute.

    Cash Matters

    Cash Matters

    Is universal basic income, or any cash transfer program, a silver bullet or money without accountability?

    • 25 min
    The State of Native Youth in 2019

    The State of Native Youth in 2019

    Every year during National Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Native American Youth puts out a report centered on Native Youth and the issues they are working towards solving in their communities. This year’s report was centered on civic engagement and belonging.

    • 25 min
    Madeleine Albright is Unapologetic

    Madeleine Albright is Unapologetic

    When it comes to being an immigrant and helping women succeed, former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is unapologetic.

    • 16 min
    Confronting Machismo in Central America

    Confronting Machismo in Central America

    Maria Pacheco and Alexandra Kissling speak about combatting machismo is Central American society and empowering Central American women with the tools they need to succeed economically and socially. They are two of the founders of Vital Voices Central America in Costa Rica and Guatemala and are 2019 John P. Mcnulty Prize Laureates. Pacheco and Kissling are also part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, joining more than 3,000 high integrity, values-based entrepreneurial fellows around the world.

    • 22 min
    What is Medicare for All?

    What is Medicare for All?

    There have been many proposals on how to fix the healthcare system in America. One proposal in particular, Medicare for All, has gained a lot of popularity. Margot Sanger-Katz from The New York Times joins host Amina Akhtar to explain the proposal and what it means for the 2020 election.

    • 17 min
    What's the Deal With Vaping?

    What's the Deal With Vaping?

    With such drastic measures being taken both by government and companies selling vaping products, it begs the question: what’s the deal with vaping? Internationally recognized anti-tobacco experts Deborah Arnott and Matthew Myers give us their take on vaping from the Aspen Ideas Health Conference.

    • 28 min

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