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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

CrossCurrents - Clark Kent Ervin & the Aspen Institute's Security Forum

Aspen Institute's Security Forum starts next week. Today on CrossCurrents, Clark Kent Ervin the Director of the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program. 

From his Aspen Institute Bio: Clark Kent Ervin is the Director of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program. He joined the Institute in 2005. Before doing so, he served as the first Inspector General of the United States Department of Homeland Security, from January, 2003 to December, 2004. Prior to his service at DHS, he served as the Inspector General of the United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, from August, 2001 to January, 2003. His service in the administration of President George W. Bush is preceded by his service as the Associate Director of Policy in the White House Office of National Service in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

"Disruption Summit" Features Status-Quo Changing Inventions, Discoveries

The first annual Aspen Disruption Summit will be held Sunday at the Aspen District Theatre.
Credit aspendisruptionsummit.com

On Sunday the first annual “Disruption Summit” will be held in Aspen. The day long event features speakers who are responsible for inventions and discoveries that are changing the status quo. Organizer Kevin Ward says the conference brings the thinking that’s missing at other summertime events, like the Aspen Ideas Festival. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.

The Aspen Disruption Summit is scheduled Sunday at the Aspen District Theatre. 

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Summer Tourism, Business Looking Good

A visitor asks questions about upcoming events at the Aspen visitor information kiosk.
Credit Elise Thatcher

If it feels busier in your town in the Roaring Fork Valley, that’s because in general this summer has been particularly bustling. Statistics from the National Forest Service to Chamber of Commerce organizations up and down the valley say there are more tourists, and business is up compared to years past.

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Carbondale
6:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Carbondale Works To Become A "Creative District"

In June Carbondale became a candidate for the state's Creative District program. Carbondale's public art program Art Around Town helped it get that designation.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Colorado is working on growing its “creative industry,” and a Roaring Fork Valley community is part of the effort. Last month Carbondale was selected to be a candidate for a Creative District program. It highlights towns where the arts is the focus. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

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Oil & Gas
7:20 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Pro-Fracking Discussion Comes to Aspen

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer.
Credit Huffington Post/Associated Press

Supporters of oil and gas production will hold a discussion tonight in Aspen. The Pitkin County Republicans are hosting filmmakers who have challenged the premise and facts behind the anti-fracking film “Gasland.” One of the goals is to figure out whether or not fracking is a good idea.  

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