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Friday, July 04, 2008

We continue our coverage from the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival with a special Fourth of July panel. What can our next president learn from previous ones - most notably maverick and war hero Theodore Roosevelt? Author and Supreme Court clerk Joshua Hawley, Stanford University historian David Kennedy, Congresswoman Jane Harman, (D-CA), and former Clinton chief of staff and president and CEO of the Center for American Progress John Podesta weigh in.

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The Brian Lehrer Show at the Aspen Ideas Festival is a joint production of WNYC and the Aspen Institute.


Jane Harman, Joshua Hawley, David Kennedy and John Podesta

Teddy, Barack and John: Advice for the Next President

John Podesta, President Clinton's former chief of staff and president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, David Kennedy, professor of history at Stanford University and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California), and Joshua Hawley, judicial clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice ...

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On the Ground

Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of the international aid organization CARE, talks about the situation in Zimbabwe, the politics of aid, and the changing role of aid organizations in the 21st century.


Green Collar Jobs

Majora Carter, founder and executive director of Sustainable South Bronx, and Van Jones, founder and president of Green For All, talk about environmental justice, their activist heroes, and building an inclusive--and green--economy.

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Vote With Your Fork

Chef, Slow Food pioneer and Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters talks about her mission to change the way Americans eat - and live.

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