high school http://aspenpublicradio.org en Aspen Schools' Musician In-Residence Resurrects Jazz http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-schools-musician-residence-resurrects-jazz <p></p><p>The music department at the Aspen School District is growing, despite the odds. The budget for music is minimal compared to schools in other states. Last week though, the school welcomed its first ever musician in residence who taught middle and high school students jazz. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen visited band practice and filed this report.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Band practice is in full swing on a Wednesday afternoon. Students with saxophones, trumpets and drums tap their feet as the piece they’re playing reaches a crescendo.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17949 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Schools' Musician In-Residence Resurrects Jazz Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-true-media-foundation-part-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The True Media Foundation is based in Carbondale and is dedicated to teaching teenagers how to make media with social value. Chris Tribble, founder and director of True Media, shares the history of the organization and how it evolved from a successful video "mini-series" to a non-profit organization. Dana Marlatt, secretary of the board and an administrator for the foundation, also shares in the first part of a series on the True Media Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about the <a href="http://www.truemediafoundation.org/">True Media Foundation</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 14875 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 1 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-4 <p>In an effort to increase awareness and promote further academic understanding and research on global climate change, the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) has teamed up with Colorado Mountain College to create an online database titled <a href="http://horsesmouth.agci.org/"><em>From the Horses Mouth</em></a>. This resource is geared toward high school and undergraduate science classes. The database contains video and research&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">from workshops and conferences hosted by </span>AGCI<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The subjects range from butterflies to atmospheric chemistry.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Elise Osenga, a Research Associate for AGCI, and James Arnott, AGCI's Program Director, discuss the new database, its importance in the scientific community, and ways AGCI is looking forward and preparing for the uncertain future of climate change.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit&nbsp;<em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://horsesmouth.agci.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">From the Horses Mouth</a>&nbsp;</em>or learn more about <a href="http://agci.org">AGCI</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 14506 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 4 Garfield County Grapples with High Teen Birth Rate http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/garfield-county-grapples-high-teen-birth-rate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ten percent of all pregnancies in Garfield County are to teenage mothers. That’s high compared to the national average. One non profit is working in schools to help bring down the teen pregnancy rate. They’re counting on a combination of education, access to contraception and community involvement. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:38:51 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12148 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Garfield County Grapples with High Teen Birth Rate