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Aspen Housing Market
10:59 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Aspen real estate market stable, not recovering as quickly as expected

A sign points passersby to an open house in Aspen. The Estin Report shows homes are selling, but not sales are nowhere near pre-recession levels.
Credit Rebecca Kruth

A recent report shows Aspen’s real estate market isn’t recovering as quickly as expected. The Estin Report shows things have improved some, but the market is nowhere near where it once was. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth spoke with the report’s author Tim Estin and filed this report.

For people tracking the nation’s climbing housing prices, Tim Estin’s findings in the high-priced Aspen market may come as a surprise.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Festival Notes - August 1st, 2013

Tonight is the premiere of Aspen Opera Theater Center’s Puccini double bill of "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi": tragedy and comedy all in one evening.  Also tonight, pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs a recital at Harris Hall.  Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and American composer Charles Griffes are on his program.

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CrossCurrents
3:25 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

CrossCurrents - Matthew G. Olsen

Matthew G. Olsen is Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and a featured speaker at last week's Aspen Security Forum.

Science
12:16 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Geoengineering: The Technological Fix to Climate Change?

Schematic showing the major geoengineering strategies in the scientific literature. Among those discussed in this piece are aerosols in the stratosphere and iron fertilization of the oceans.
Kathleen Smith / Lawrence Livermore National Lab

You may have missed it, but last week national headlines read, “the CIA wants to control the weather.”  Those headlines came on the heels of the media learning the CIA was funding a report on geoengineering. It’s an idea that’s akin to a man-made thermostat for the globe.  Aspen Public Radio’s Science Reporter explains what geoengineering is, why you need to know about it, and why the CIA is involved.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
8:44 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Festival Notes - July 31st, 2013

Tonight at 8:30, the American String Quartet performs their annual concert at Harris Concert Hall.  On the program are works by Haydn and Brahms, as well as the dramatic First String Quartet by 20th-century Czech composer Leos Janacek.  

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