Special Coverage

From the Aspen Music Festival and school to all the events at the Aspen Institute, you will find Aspen Public Radio delivering special coverage as it happens.

Join Aspen Public Radio & Aspen Words for an evening of storytelling with Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen

Aspen Public Radio is excited to announce our partnership with Aspen Words for the Aspen Words Summer Soiree, featuring renowned public radio personality, Garrison Keillor. As the host of A Prairie Home Companion, Mr. Keillor is a skilled storyteller and exemplifies the mission of connecting people through the power of stories.


Good afternoon, you’re listening to Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio. This is the third episode in our series on critical health issues.

Today we hear from the doctor who keeps an eye on infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health. With the measles outbreak in December, he’s tackling the vaccine controversy head on by getting the word out to parents who have not already vaccinated their kids.

“I would try and convince them by, first of all, not attacking them.”


Good afternoon, you’re listening to Spotlight Health, on Aspen Public Radio.

This is the second episode in our series on critical health issues.

Today, we’ll find out what living longer can mean both emotionally and logistically.

“I ask people on a regular basis, if you have an extra 30 years, where would you put them. And no one has ever said, ‘I’d want to make old age longer.’ ”

We’ll also hear about one way of becoming younger by using blood. That’s right, blood.

Join Aspen Public Radio for a live broadcast of a Town Hall Meeting on the “Keep Aspen Aspen” ballot referendum, Wednesday March 25th from 5:30-7:00pm from the Belly Up Aspen.

This moderated forum is open to the public and will feature proponents and opponents of the measure along with Michael Kinsley – an architect of the slow growth zoning in Pitkin County.

The town hall is free to attend or listen live worldwide through Aspen Public Radio, on-air or on-line, for this special event.

Tune in to Aspen Public Radio on Thursday March 12th at 6pm as Michael Lewis presents during Winter Words. Lewis is the author of “Flash Boys”, “Moneyball”, “The Big Short”, and several other best sellers. He’ll talk about his work during the event presented by Aspen Words.

Lewis will present at Paepcke Auditorium starting at 6pm and it will be carried live on Aspen Public Radio.

On Saturdays at 2pm for the next six weeks - venture into the unseen with Invisibilia!

Launched in January 2015, Invisibilia (Latin for "all the invisible things") explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

Thanks to our supporters, we were able to reach our goal in record time.  This Pledge Drive we didn’t interrupt programming and you responded.

If you didn’t get a chance to become a member or renew, you still can by calling 920-9000 during regular business hours or clicking here anytime.

Congrats to all the daily drawing winners and our Grand Prize winner Leslie Desmond. She will receive two passes to Festival 2 of the Ideas Fest. And, once again, thank you to all those who helped make our Pledge Drive a huge success.

A big Thank You to our generous gift sponsors.

Grand Prize Drawing - March 9th, 2015

Two passes to The Aspen Ideas Festival 2!

Two passes to this year's Aspen Ideas Festival: Smart Solutions to the World's Toughest Challenges. These passes will allow you to attend the full Festival 2 with topics such as Making Art Work; The Mind; Will Technology Save Us; and Faith, Conflict, and the Future of Religion.

Gift valued at $6,000!

Today's Drawing - March 3rd, 2015

Aspen Public Radio is pleased to offer:

A Half Day Rafting Adventure from Blazing Adventures and Dinner from Juicy Lucy's Steakhouse.

For more information: http://www.blazingadventures.com/ http://www.juicylucyssteakhouse.com/

Aspen Public Radio’s Winter Pledge Drive is here—it’s a quieter, gentler pledge drive. Your favorite programs, uninterrupted.