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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

CrossCurrents - Wyly Young Artists Mentorship Program

The Wyly Young Artists Mentorship Program with internationally renowned artist Nancy Lovendahl and Basalt High School junior Michelle Lehman. 

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APR Local News
1:47 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Investigator's Vacation Delays Pfister Hearing

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A judge in Aspen has allowed prosecutors to delay the first major hearing in the case of Nancy Pfister. Three people are charged with murdering Pfister months ago, and were scheduled to appear in court next week. Now that won’t happen until later this month.

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APR Special
3:25 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

APR Special: Spotlight Health, Show #5

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Good afternoon, you’re listening to Spotlight Health, on Aspen Public Radio. This is the fifth episode in our series on key health issues.

Today we’ll hear about ways technology is making it easier for people to live their lives. That includes prosthetics and robotics. Think of one of those really cool science terms you learned back in grade school or middle school. Exosekelton! A Roaring Fork Valley resident is using one to start moving again.

And the ever expanding field of 3-D printing could make that even more effective.

That’s this hour on Spotlight Health.

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Special Coverage
1:54 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Spotlight Health: Combating Paralysis With Robotics

Amanda Boxtel, using a robotics exoskeleton.
Credit Amanda Boxtel, Bridging Bionics Foundation

Many people already use prosthetics to get around; now robotics is becoming another way to help people move. It’s already the case for a Basalt resident, Amanda Boxtel, who’s been paralyzed below her pelvis for decades. Boxtel is Executive Director of the Bridging Bionics Foundation. She says it’s been important to her to aim for the best quality of life possible. She talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

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Aspen to Central America
1:21 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

On the Road: Riding the Struggle Bus All the Way Home

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San Cristobal –  Cancun

It’s early. 6am. Dawn breaks with the chirp of birds and the flutter of winged creatures. The night’s rain subsides into an early morning mist. I’m packed and ready to go, leaving San Cristobal behind and ready for my final push south. I’m flying out of Cancun on the 17th to a friend’s wedding in New York and then on to a secret destination for 10 days (more to come on this later) before my return to Mexico and the resumption of the road trip. I’ll have a companion today, Becka, who you’ll remember from a couple posts back, is hitching a ride.

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