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We wrapped up our Summer Pledge Drive on Wednesday, July 26, thanks to support from listeners and members like you!

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  The way we eat contributes to a warmer world. An author, soil scientist and farmer will discuss “resilient agriculture” in Aspen on Thursday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration law. It’s been active in the Roaring Fork Valley over the past several days.

On today's CrossCurrents, the founder and director of Represent.US, Josh Silver. Represent.US is a non-partisan grassroots effort with a mission to fix corruption in the American political system. 

Aspen Public Radio was recognized by Charity Navigator with the highest rating possible for a non-profit: 4 Stars. We are one of only 13 public media companies in the country with that rating.

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When Roaring Fork Valley residents turn on the tap, they count on high quality water. There’s a new online tool for consumers to find out what exactly is in their tap water.

Republican governors discuss the policies and programs that serve as the backbones of their respective states. Featuring Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Governor Doug Burgum  of North Dakota, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

City of Aspen

  On Thursday the Aspen City Council begins a two-day retreat to hammer out goals for the next two years. 

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The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs connects I-70 with the Roaring Fork Valley; it’s closing on Aug. 14 at 12:01 a.m.

Alycin Bektesh

This spring, Aspen Public Radio was awarded two Colorado Broadcasters Association awards for news coverage.

One was for the feature on Conundrum Hot Springs and the other was for the series on Pitkin County Landfill.

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Carbondale needs a new trustee; six applied before last Friday’s deadline.

The Aspen Institute's Security Forum brought America’s biggest names in defense, counterterrorism and national security to Aspen.

Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Journalism

As the City of Aspen is poised to purchase land that could be used as a reservoir, city council heard about the need for such water storage.

Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley has always been aware of the evolving affordable housing issues in our valley. The look forward to the proposed 27 condominium project on the hillside behind Basalt High School.

 We brought NPR journalists and hosts to you and local schools. Ira Flatow, the host of Science Friday, visited and talked with students at Roaring Fork High School. NPR’s Jackie Northam visited with the journalism class at Aspen High School.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The City of Aspen has long encouraged residents to cut back on water consumption: Buy an efficient showerhead, turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. But now, officials are taking that message outside.

Elise Thatcher

  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.

Aspen Institute

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?

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