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Jon Batiste talks social music and election night

Jon Batiste is a renowned jazz musician and has been the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015. He was in Aspen over the weekend performances and conversations. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock caught up with him backstage after his Friday night show with his band Stay Human under the Benedict Music Tent.

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American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY), has grown from a one-day expo to a nearly week-long summit. This year’s event kicked off yesterday in Snowmass. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy was there and shares what she learned with news director Carolyn Sackariason.

This week on audio canvas we learn all that that the Ranch has to offer for some of arts youngest enthusiasts. 

On Monday, Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners renewed a $85,0000 contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to monitor the county’s air quality.

First Draft - Dani Shapiro

Jun 19, 2017

Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Still WritingDevotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been broadcast on “This American Life”.  Her newest memoir is called Hourglass

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. 

A Way Out sees a rise in both mental illness and substance abuse. They provide support throughout a person's entire recovery process. A client of A Way Out, shares his powerful story.

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Carole DeSanti is vice president and executive editor with Viking Penguin publishing company and the author of the novel “The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.” She shares with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock what she looks for when selecting a manuscript to publish.

Last week, Aspen officials put a stop to a proposed entrance to Aspen plan.

 

The elected officials of Pitkin County, Snowmass Village and the City of Aspen meet quarterly to talk transportation. They were briefed by consultant Ralph Trapani, who told them that the best option for the entrance to Aspen is a route from the roundabout, through Marolt Open Space and then onto Main Street.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

 

Aspen Words’ Summer Words program kicked off yesterday, with a Reader’s Retreat with Viking Penguins Executive Director Carole DeSanti and panel discussions starting today and running through Friday. For more details, visit aspenwords.org.

The town of Basalt and the Ruedi Water and Power Authority received a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to install 300 rain sensors.

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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. 

The list of Democrats wanting to be Colorado’s next governor is growing. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder said he’ll run against his colleague Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter, along with other high profile opponents.

Friday was the last day for Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature. He only vetoed two bills passed during the legislative session, and the final bill he signed was controversial.

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