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What has APR done for you lately? Provided live coverage of historic events from D.C.

Over the past few months, we have brought you live coverage of major historic events happening in Washington. These include the Senate intelligence committee hearings with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI director James Comey.

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  The Aspen Pitkin Housing Authority board has approved changes to the income categories that qualify residents for subsidized housing. But the city and county elected leadership must approve the measures and well.

Eagle County Housing Authority

Affordable housing in the Roaring Fork Valley is extremely hard to find. Some are advocating for a regional housing authority to ease the crunch.

Is the "two state solution" dead once and for all? The panel will discuss the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians with President Trump in the White House. Panelists include Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Natan Sachs, Director of the Center for Middle East Policy for The Brookings Institution, Edward Walker, former US Ambassador to Israel and Husam Zomlot, Strategic Affairs Advisor to the President of the State of Palestine.

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The President's tough talk on China during the campaign has given way to a budding “bromance” with Xi Jinping. Will the mutual charm offensive last and, if so, what are its implications for resolving the threats from North Korea, the buildup in the South China Sea, and cyber espionage?

Plan your day around these great Aspen Music Festival concerts -- day by day! Over 300 concerts in the course of the 2017 season -- APR host Chris Mohr helps you sort through them, every morning, complete with musical examples.

President Trump maintains that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. Was Vladimir Putin one of them? If so, beyond influencing the American election, is Russia working to undermine the entire Western liberal democratic order? If so, what can and should we do about it?

Conversations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibeaudet and American Brass Quintet Bass Trombonist John Rojak about the upcoming concerts with the Aspen Music Festival.

 

As the State Department threatens Iran, while, at the same time certifying that it is complying with the terms of the deal, this panel will weigh and debate the strategic pros and cons of reneging on it. Panelists include Antony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State, Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, Kori Schake, Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Alex Vatanka, Senior Fellow at Middle East Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent for CNN. 

  

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, we are bringing you NPR’s former bureau chief of Moscow Corey Flintoff to discuss the resurgence of Russia in the time of President Donald Trump.

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt spoke last week at the Aspen Institute about the state of journalism and why it’s important. This morning on Valley Roundup, listen to an excerpt of his talk with Aspen Institute Vice President Elliot Gerson.

You can hear the full "Future of News" discussion on this website.

 

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The state of Colorado collected $180 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales in the 2016 fiscal year.

But could the well run dry?

As of July 1, 2017, Nevada is the eighth state to sell recreational marijuana -- and it won’t be the last. California, the sixth largest economy in the world, will start selling pot Jan. 1, 2018.

With summer here, people are flocking to the outdoors, including the trails, campsites and reservoirs of the Colorado State Parks system. Last year, the parks hit a record number of visitors – 13.5 million.  But Colorado is struggling to keep up with the demand.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is rolling and green, nestled deep in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Just 45 minutes from Denver, this is the state’s fourth most popular state park. It stays that way for most of the year.

The state office that focuses on energy efficiency will no longer be funded starting in July. A special last minute request from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office to save state funding for the Colorado Energy Office failed along party lines Tuesday.

A last-ditch effort to save Colorado’s Energy Office takes place Tuesday. During the legislative session, state lawmakers cut state funding for the office that oversees weatherization and other energy saving programs for residents. 

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