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You may not recognize Cameron Carpenter’s name, but quickly he is becoming one of the most divisive and influential figures in classical music right now. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort spoke with Cameron about why he chose to play the organ and his place in music.

Elise Thatcher

Garfield County's Manager likely will be leaving. Commissioners are meeting about the matter Wednesday morning. County officials announced the meeting Tuesday afternoon, saying they and Manager Andrew Gorgey are expected to “agree to a mutual separation.”

Councilman likely to be charged for trashing jail

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Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

  A Snowmass Town Councilman could end up behind bars again, because he allegedly trashed the Pitkin county jail so badly last week. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Councilman Chris Jacobson was arrested early Friday for allegedly driving drunk. Once in jail, he also allegedly damaged two different rooms. Officials say Jacobson ruined a vanity, ripped equipment off walls, including a stainless steel mirror, sound insulation, plus molding off the floor. Jacobson was put in a restraint chair that he then unbolted from the ground.

Pete McBride

Incentives from the federal government for farmers who grow crops like cotton are contributing to the depletion of the Colorado River. A Propublica report this spring investigated the issue. The article’s author was at the Aspen Ideas Festival Tuesday (6/30). Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

On this week's show, the President and CEO of NPR Jarl Mohn, speaking at a public event at the Woody Creek Community Center. Mohn was the general manager of MTV and VH1, the creator of E-Entertainment Television and joined NPR one year ago.

New tech is big at Ideas Fest

Jun 30, 2015

A shuttle ride took me up to the Aspen high school parking lot. Staged there were two tents, and two oddly shaped vehicles.. the Toyota i - ROAD.

“If you look at where cities are going, we think there is going to be a change in mobility needs," says Jason Schulz, the business developer and partnerships manager for Toyota. He says the car will be good for urban areas. "If you look at things like population increases, that has an affect on parking availability, on congestion.”

Screenshot, Holland & Hart LLP

A Florida development company wants to build a new Four Seasons Hotel near Aspen’s “S” curves, but there’s a major hurdle first. Miami-based Cisneros Real Estate wants to annex nearly seven acres of County land at the base of Shadow Mountain in a residential neighborhood.

Twitter/Carrie Morgridge

  Former residents Carrie and John Morgridge have their names on a lot of buildings, including the Colorado Mountain College campus in Aspen and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The former Aspen residents live on the Front Range now and are prolific philanthropists. Mrs. Morgridge recently penned the book “Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World.”

Creative Commons/Flickr/Ken Lund

The real estate industry in Aspen is about to enter its busiest time of the year. Andrew Ernemann is a broker with Aspen/Snowmass Sotheby’s. He says July and August are the busiest months in the resort town, where real estate sales exceed $1 billion dollars annually. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen caught up with Ernemann:

Enrique Martinez Celaya has been coming to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center for over a decade. He is an established contemporary artist and a board member of the Ranch. Martinez Celaya discusses his work, inspirations, and challenges.

He will be leading a multi-year advanced workshop for serious artists looking to expand and improve their portfolios, and recently published a new book on his reflections and experiences at the ranch, On Art and Mindfulness

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