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Elle Logan

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s summer season has officially begun.

Elle Logan

The Aspen Music Festival and School’s summer season has officially begun.

Carolyn Sackariason / Aspen Public Radio news

 

One of the tracks at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival is “Reimagining the Internet”. News Director Carolyn Sackariason attended two sessions this week that were focused on living in a surveillance economy, and how to protect our personal information.

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, lead negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal, shares takeaways from her experiences working the historic agreement. What does the Iran deal have to teach us about approaching today’s seemingly intractable conflicts?

Elise Thatcher

On Tuesday, Aspen City Council gave the “go ahead” for a mass-scale transportation experiment.

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The nonprofit Colorado Wild and Public Lands is suing the federal government over a land exchange. It’s the latest step in years of debate over the Sutey property.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Michaela Carpenter-Olson returned home to Aspen earlier this month. This weekend she will open the doors to her downtown business Maker and Place.

During this factious time in history, the founder of StoryCorps shares what he's learned from the 400,000 participants in the StoryCorps archive, the largest collection of human voices ever gathered. 

Classical Music Host Chris Mohr chats with two leaders of the Aspen Music Festival and School, Alan Fletcher and Asadour Santourian, about the upcoming 68th season of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Then Chris talks with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han about their season-opening concert June 29 at Harris Hall. 

The notion of applying principles of democracy to governance has been around for centuries, increasingly popular as citizens across the globe discover the value of participatory government and the power that it invests in them.

On Monday night, the Eagle County Commissioners approved a controversial development in the mid-valley. The final vote was 2 to 1.

Claire Woodcock

A grand strategy is a framework through which a country like the United States understands its place in the world: its goals, its biggest challenges, and the best way to promote its security and way of life. 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Featured Artists in Conversation series gives attendees a deeper understanding of contemporary art and art making. This week on Audio canvas, we meet one such artist - William J. O'Brien. 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Ideas Festival brings together top thinkers across a wide variety of topics and issues — and a daily environmental fix.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Spotlight Health series wrapped up last weekend This year, it included a focus on how environmental factors influence health. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy was there for several discussions on this topic, including one called “Human Health and the Planet.” She spoke about this with producer Christin Kay.

 

 

 

An intersection is a place where you have to consider a path that's different than the one you've been on.  You have to pay attention. So it's an appropriate name for one of the tracks at the Spotlight Health 2017 conference.  Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talks to us about what she heard at the conference this year about the intersection between human health and planet earth.  

This week on Curated, jazz musician and band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks social music, his Aspen performance this past weekend and election night 2016. A back up singer gets her own backing band that she considers her community and two executive directors in Aspen reflect on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Lecture. 

Brynn Tucker (left) and John Jurcheck in Robert Schenkkan's "Building the Wall." Courtesy of Curious Theatre Company

The new politically charged play “Building the Wall” is getting its Aspen debut Tuesday at the Ideas Festival.

When is the truth the truth, a lie a lie, and what constitutes mere BS in an era that many refer to as “post-truth”? This panel addresses the kinds of critical and largely ethical questions we confront in our modern-day discourse, exploring the intent of the First Amendment (does it protect lies?), the reasons we lie (or, in fact, are we just strategically misleading?), and, through the lens of a lawyer, a fact checker, and a scientist, the ways various of us define and “get to” the truth.

First Draft - Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Jun 26, 2017

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, named an Indie Next Pick; one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, BookRiot, and the Huffington Post; a must-read for May by Goodreads, Audible.com, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple and People; and one of the 10 best books of the year so far by Entertainment Weekly.

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