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Over twenty years ago, Dr. Ben Santer was part of the team of international scientists who first published work showing climate change can be attributed to human influence. He discussed his work with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

 

What is Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin doing with Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld? What will she be doing this Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 pm at Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival? Classical Music host Chris Mohr asked Sharon about both of these, and Sharon even volunteered how she is coping with what she calls the dismantling of our democracy. Sharon's concert may well be a sellout, so we will be broadcasting it exclusively on Aspen Public Radio with Chris Mohr as your host.

Colorado lawmakers want to improve how public schools integrate digital learning in and outside of the classroom. A report released Monday highlights priorities and says combining technology with traditional teaching improves test scores and engages students.

First Draft - Dorit Rabinyan

Jul 31, 2017

Dorit Rabinyan was born in Israel to an Iranian-Jewish family. Her first two novels Persian Brides and Strand of A Thousand Pearls were both international best sellers and translated into fifteen languages. In 2014 Rabinyan published her third novel, All The Rivers, an immediate best seller in Israel. The novel was named one of the ten best books of the year by Ha’aretz newspaper.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Theatre Aspen’s productions of “Hairspray,” “Sex with Strangers” and “The World According to Snoopy” continue this week. For show dates and times, visit theatreaspen.org.

 

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This month, the Aspen Institute with Aspen Words announced a new partnership with NPR Books.  Christin Kay spoke with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock on the nuances of the partnership.

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The Carbondale Board of Trustees is considering a new bill of rights — for the environment.

 

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

 

Joining me in the studio this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism. Then later I talk with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

 

 

Aspen City Council is setting its goals for the next two years in a multi-day retreat.

 

 

On Saturday, July 29, the Pacifica Quartet performs a new quartet  by Daniel Kellogg. And on Sunday, July 30, music by Christopher Theofanidis and Alan Fletcher get performed at 4:00 pm at the Benedict Music Tent. Today's High Notes conversation features all three composers in conversation.

 Aspen’s elected officials are contemplating their top 10 goals for the next two years. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism.

To hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, tune in this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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At a presentation at Elk Camp Restaurant this week, Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of SkiCo, told the crowd he is relieved that the much-delayed Base Village development is now underway. Developers East West Partners are working to build a new plaza, a Limelight Hotel and commercial and residential properties by a Nov. 1, 2018 deadline.

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In 1972 at the first Carbondale Mountain Fair, it was a small community event. Now, in its 46th year, it’s evolved into a weekend festival that brings in the masses.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is the main gateway to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s closing on Aug. 14 for 95 days as the new bridge is completed.

We wrapped up our Summer Pledge Drive on Wednesday, July 26, thanks to support from listeners and members like you!

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  The way we eat contributes to a warmer world. An author, soil scientist and farmer will discuss “resilient agriculture” in Aspen on Thursday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration law. It’s been active in the Roaring Fork Valley over the past several days.

Myriam Santos

Melissa Etheridge will be in Aspen electrifying the Belly Up Wednesday. The evolution of the singer-songwriter’s sound over the years has brought her back to her roots.

Andrew Eccles

This Sunday, July 30 at 4:00, the Aspen Festival Orchestra presents a concert featuring the very popular Theofanidis's Dreamtime Ancestors, the world premiere of Alan Fletcher's Piano Concerto, Stravinsky's Firebird, and Renee Fleming singing songs of Michael Tilson Thomas and Bjork/Hans Ek. 

For the third time this season, Aspen Public Radio's Classical Host Chris Mohr will be hosting a live broadcast of this Sunday afternoon concert. We'll also include extensive interviews with pianist Inon Barnaton, who is performing the concerto premiere, and superstar soprano Renee Fleming.

On today's CrossCurrents, the founder and director of Represent.US, Josh Silver. Represent.US is a non-partisan grassroots effort with a mission to fix corruption in the American political system. 

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