Alycin Bektesh

Reporter, Host

Alycin Bektesh is an award-winning multimedia journalist recognized for her public affairs reporting and newsroom leadership. She is a Colorado native, growing up in Boulder and Fort Collins before heading to Vermont where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Photography and Playwriting in 2006.

She then spent three years in New York City running the studios at PhotoManhattan photography school and working as a photographer and columnist for Brooklyn culture magazine Pomp & Circumstance.

In 2010 Alycin obtained her Masters Degree from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism, and went on to lead the newsroom of WFHB Bloomington Community Radio for the next five years.

In her time as a journalist, Alycin has won numerous awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, including being recognized for producing 2014’s Best Newscast and Best Election Day Coverage in the state of Indiana. Alycin has also been recognized by the Association of Women in Communications and was named the 2015 Emerging Leader by the City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Women for her work in mentoring young female journalists and covering issues of social justice and inequality.

Alycin reports on government affairs, local non profits, and community concerns for Aspen Public Radio, and can be heard hosting All Things Considered each week day.

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  Update Thursday July 30, 1:53pm

The man suspected of robbing a pot store in Aspen was arrested in Missouri after a high speed chase that involved a head on collision with a police officer’s patrol car.

Hayden May, 21 of Aspen, is also suspected of stealing a firearm on Wednesday before he fled Colorado in a black, 2007 Chevy Tahoe, believed to be stolen from his former employer.

On today's show, Pitkin County Senior Services. Mary Barbour is program coordinator, she tells us about the programs along with volunteer Kent Bigelow.

Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism - Four experts compare notes on strategies for fighting terrorism at its roots by winning hearts and minds.


 

Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room." speaks with FBI Director James Comey, in town for the Aspen Security Forum. Blitzer questions Comey about the recent attack in Chattanooga, TN, relations with China, Russia, and Iran, and cybersecurity.

 

  Republican governors gather to discuss their solutions to the issues of health care, the economy, immigration and other areas that are pressing in their states. 

flickr: Center for American Progress

 The Aspen Security Forum begins this evening, bringing top Homeland Security officials and national security experts to town.  Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh speaks with the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program Executive Director Clark Ervin about this year’s gathering.

FBI Director James Comey speaks on "The Complexity of Today’s Global Threat Environment" with moderator Wolf Blitzer as part of the Hurst Lecture Series, from the Aspen Institute. Airing live on Aspen Public Radio from 6-7pm.

Aspen Public Radio will be offering a live broadcast of the McCloskey Speaker series' "A Conversation with Republican Governors: What the Future Holds" On Tuesday, July 21st, from 6-7pm. You can listen live on the air or stream online.

Aspen Public Radio Presents a live broadcast of the Hurst Lecture Series' "A Conversation with Secretary Sally Jewell," Friday,  July 17, begining at 5:30pm.

Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Issacson, in conversation with Evan Williams, the chief executive of Medium, an online publishing platform. Williams is also one of the founders of Twitter and remains on the board of directors.

Do you schedule your weekend around Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me? Love the game shows and the entertaining panelists? Want to be part of the live audience fun? Aspen Public Radio is offering a Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me trip to Chicago as a grand prize.

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Dr. Eric Smith argues that we need a new understanding of the nature of life, in which the dominant, Darwinian view of a “struggle for existence” comes second, and life at its core came about as a necessary layer of our maturing planet.

Tune in to Aspen Public Radio on July 7th at 7pm to hear Dr. Eric Smith, professor at the Earth-Life Science Institute in Tokyo and the Santa Fe Institute, present "New Theories on the Origin of Life."

Sam Tanenhaus, Garry Wills, David Frum, Cory A. Booker, Jeffrey Rosen, Neal Katyal, Chris Coons, Alan Cooperman, Ken Davis and David Leonhardt discuss recent Supreme Court decisions. 

In the United States, 25 percent of young adults under age 30 do not claim affiliation with any particular religion.  What does this new reality mean for communities of faith, and culture at large, as a generation of Americans increasingly turns away from such identity-forming institutions? 

David Petraeus - Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Visiting Professor, CUNY; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; Former CIA Director and Retired US Army General 

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