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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.

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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.

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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?

Architect of the Capitol

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.

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?

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.

 

Anyone interested in becoming Carbondale’s seventh trustee needs to submit an application to Cathy Derby,  the town clerk, by 5 p.m. Friday.

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Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly spoke about the future of his department at a gathering of the nation’s top security experts in Aspen on Wednesday.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Wyatt Orme and Claire Woodcock bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

Ever since 9/11, homeland security and counterterrorism professionals have been kept up at night by knowing that the odds against us are overwhelming. They have to "get it right" day in and day out; terrorists need to succeed only once and the consequences of even one strike can be devastating. Thomas Bossert, new Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser, talks with David Sanger from the New York Times, about how he wrestles with this elemental struggle.

We bring you numerous special broadcasts such as more than 23 hours of Ideas Festival lectures and discussion, the McCloskey Speaker Series, which started last week and continues all summer, the Security Forum this week and classical music concerts and opera all summer long.

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