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.

Aspen Public Radio is excited to announce the APR/NPR Generation Listen Lawn Party and Open House featuring Morning Edition host Renee Montagne! The APR/NPR Generation Listen Lawn Party will take place June 30 at 5 p.m. at the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn.

The event will be an evening filled with stories, fun, BBQ, Aspen Brewing Co. beer and live DJ music with APR’s Will Kahn of the Will Kahn Show

Stop by, play some ping pong, and share a suds.

We would love to see you!

"The Fate of Our Public Lands,"  a live broadcast with editors of High Country News took place Friday, June 10, 2016. at 6:30 p.m.  It was a lively discussion about the Sagebrush Rebellion and what it means for the future of the West. Panelists included: Brian Calvert, Jonathan Thompson, Tay Wiles and Jodi Peterson – editors at High Country News. To hear the full discussion, click the play button below.





Celebrate the return of Invisibiliia with the first-of-its-kind National Listening Event! Bring a lunch from upstairs or a brown bag, grab a drink below and cozy up to hear Episode One of Invisibilila, Season 2 before the official drop June 17. On a single day – June 16, 2016 – member stations and listeners across the country will gather for fun, intimate Listening Parties. Join us! The bartender will be waiting.

The 2016 elections stand to be an important marker in American politics. “The Political Junkie”, Ken Rudin, will be in conversation with Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Steve House and CDP Chairman Rick Palacio, discussing the Race for the White House, issues to watch for in the upcoming debates, and important state-wide elections, delivered with Rudin’s signature intelligence and humor.

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News Director Carolyn Sackariason moderates the two hour, live broadcast of APR's Town Hall Candidate Forum with five candidates running for three open Basalt Town Council seats and two candidates vying for the mayor’s seat.

Renowned tropical ecologist Thomas Lovejoy discusses his half-century of research in the Amazon  basin from the first non-indigenous navigation of the world’s biggest river , to issues of possible die-back today.

On Thursday, February 4th, 2016, Aspen Public Radio presented a public event and discussion on ISIS and the future of the Middle East, featuring Dr. Nader Hashemi, professor and director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The event was attended by students of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn.

  Aspen Public Radio presents a benefit luncheon and conversation featuring Dr. Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. 


Dec 22, 2015


Our newsroom is growing and we need a multi-platform journalist who can cover the Roaring Fork Valley’s important environment beat.


Thank you!

Dec 21, 2015

Aspen Public Radio invites our beloved Evergreen Members to celebrate the season at the Aspen Brewing Company on December 10th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  Please raise a glass with us on December 10th, and thanks for your sustaining support! For information on becoming an evergreen member, click here.

 The full broadcast of a Town Hall meeting from the Belly Up on the proposed Base 2 Lodge development.

Join APR Tuesday at 5:30 for a live broadcast of a Town Hall meeting from the Belly Up on the proposed Base 2 Lodge development. Moderated by APR news director Carolyn Sackariason, the Town Hall meeting will feature opponents Ward Hauenstein and Maurice Emmer and proponents Dwayne Romero and Mark Hunt. The event is free and open to the public

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After the screening of Rolling Papers during the 2015 Aspen Film Fest, Aspen Film artistic director Maggie Mackay led a panel discussion with the film's director Mitch Dickman, The Cannabist’s Jake Brown, Aspen City Councilman Adam Frisch, and Kyle Vetter, manager of Native Roots Dispensary in Aspen.

Join Us!

Aug 27, 2015

Friday, August 28th at 5:30 pm at the historic Holden/Marolt Barn in Aspen.

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 continues with a discussion about divesting in fossil fuel technology. Moderated by John Powers, President of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

AREDay: Solutions from China: B to B

Aug 11, 2015

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 begins with a presentation by Huang Ming of Himin Solar. 

  Ming has been a major player in the solar energy industry in China for years. He explains his goals and methods.

After, he is joined by Chip Comins, the founder of AREDay and Daniel Fung of the USDP Peace and Development Foundation to discuss how to involve China in the changing world of environmental isses.

 Aspen Public Radio’s broadcast of Aspen Institute’s President and CEO Walter Isaacson in conversation with Hank Paulson, current chairman of the Paulson Institute and former US Secretary of the Treasury.

Jessica Catto Dialogue: Joel Salatin

Aug 9, 2015

ACES presents a Jessica Catto dialogue featuring Joel Salatin.

Salatin is the head of Polyface Farms and has been featured in the documentary Food Inc.. He spoke at Paepcke Auditorium on Friday, August 7.