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Oil & Gas
12:10 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Dear Governor Hickenlooper: Mountain Film Takes Up Fracking

Stash Wislocki is director of "Dear Governor Hickenlooper."
Credit Ben Knight

  Film has played a major role in the fracking debate in Colorado and around the country. Tonight, there’s a new fracking movie showing at the Wheeler Opera House. “Dear Governor Hickenlooper” is a collection of short films about oil and gas drilling. Most are critical of the industry. Stash Wislocki is the Director of Dear Governor Hickenlooper film. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher.

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Aspen Music Festival
3:27 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Festival Showcase - Wrapping Up the 2014 Season

Aspen Public Radio's Chris Mohr wraps up a season of interviews with renowned musicians and composers with a "debriefing" interview with Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO Alan Fletcher. We talk about the pleasant and not-so-pleasant surprises of the season, and then Alan "tips his hand" and talks a little about next year's theme. And yes, Verdi's Aida will be performed on the big stage at the Tent! 

Those iconic structures you've been visiting all summer-- The Tent, Harris Hall, the Bucksbaum Campus, even the student lodging-- were all designed by architect Harry Teague.  We caught up with him to talk about some of the concepts behind the buildings we've all visited so many times.

Thanks to all the listeners who have told me how much they enjoy hearing great classical music every weekday on Aspen Public Radio, the AMFS for helping me find great interviewees for this show, and all the musicians and administrators who keep the music alive in Aspen!

Tourism
9:32 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Down-Valley Communities Prepare For Pro Cycling Challenge

Signs are posted in front of the Village Smithy restaurant in Carbondale ahead of the USA Pro Challenge traveling through.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Aspen and Snowmass Village have played host before to the USA Pro Challenge but, for the first time this year, the race will travel through Basalt and Carbondale. Cyclists begin “stage two” of the race in Aspen just after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, Downvalley communities are rolling out the red carpet.

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Jaywalker Lodge
11:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Happy, Joyous...and Sober

Jaywalker Lodge, Carbondale
Credit Roger Adams

In the fatal accident at Catherine’s Store last week the surviving driver had a blood alcohol level of point-two-four-one.  It is a reminder that substance abuse is the top public health problem in the upper valley.  According to Pitkin County health surveys, year after year drinking and drugging are listed as the biggest health issue. 

For people with a substance use problem getting clean and sober is anything but easy.  The valley has a large and active 12 step community and in Carbondale a sober society is emerging around the drug rehab center called Jaywalker Lodge.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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Audio Canvas
4:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Audio Canvas: Steve McQueen

In August, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village hosted Making the Change They Want to See, a symposium featuring artists who are tackling social injustices through film, sculpture, photography, and performance. Steve McQueen, Academy Award-winning Director of 12 Years a Slave, was the keynote speaker. McQueen talks about his evolution through art and filmmaking, offers his advice to young artists, and discusses his new work.

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