Carolyne Heldman

Executive Director

Carolyne Heldman started her career in broadcast media in college radio. She pivoted to television in 1986 when she worked as an on-air personality (or “VJ”) at MTV Networks. She continued in television working on several sports shows including ESPN’s long running magazine show, Ski World. Heldman was the Station Manager for the Aspen Skiing Company’s television station for several years, returning to radio as Group Program Director for a company that owned commercial stations in resort communities in Colorado and California. She started at Aspen Public Radio in 2008 as Program Director, taking over as Executive Director in 2013.

This week is a special edition of CrossCurrents. Host Carolyne Heldman speaks with Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, on the nuclear threats around the world today.

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. 

Gen. Keith Alexander is a retired United States Army four-star general, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gen. Alexander served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service from 2005-2014.

On this week's Cross Currents, we talk about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is April.

This week's show features Isa Catto Shaw and Daniel Shaw, who host the Aspen Words Writers in Residence Program at their home in Woody Creek each year.

FIS World Cup Finals are taking place all this week in Aspen.

On this week's show, Chip Comins and Abby Stern of the American Renewable Energy Institute and ARE Day Summit with a preview of this summer's event.

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Aspen Public Radio’s executive director Carolyne Heldman explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

On today's show Ascendigo Autism Services, the history of the organization, their philosophy and the benefit event this weekend in Aspen. 

Gorsuch Haus

Gorsuch Haus is a proposed 60-room lodge at the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain. In September, the Aspen Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to advise City Council to deny approval. Since then, the developers have made some changes to the size and scale of the project.

Next month in schools up and down the Valley, professional poets from across the country will be teaching Roaring Fork Valley students how to write and perform poetry.

Dr. Amir Levine, who heads up the Columbia University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, joins us this week on Cross Currents. His team studies the scientific facts and increased use of marijuana by youth.

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the third-grade class at Aspen Country Day School created their own "I Have a Dream" special.

This week is all about Winterskol. Jennifer Albright Carney, vice president of event marketing, and Erik Klanderud, director of member services at the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, with the details.

Aspen Chamber

Aspen’s annual celebration of winter starts tonight with the Helen K. Klanderud Winterskol Awards Dinner at the St. Regis.

 

Writer and Aspenite Maria Semple’s latest novel “Today will be Different” appeared on many “Best of 2016” lists. She spoke to Carolyne Heldman about the book.

It is no accident that Chanukah and Christmas, both festivals of light, fall in the darkest season of the year. In the spirit of both holidays, Rabbi David Segal of the Aspen Jewish Congregation explores what it means to be a source of light in dark moments.

This week on Cross Currents, the Art Base has an opening Friday evening featuring Isa Catto's latest work.

This week on Cross Currents is the president of the Aspen Science Center, David Houggy, along with the newly hired Maya Hunt, education coordinator on their Preschool Education Program.

This week on Cross Currents is Aspen International Mountain Foundation president Karinjo Devore along with board member Eric Smith.

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