Carolyne Heldman

Executive Director

Raised in Aspen, Colorado, Carolyne graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara as a theater and film student. After a few years as a DJ in commercial radio, Carolyne moved to NYC and was the second of the new wave of VJs hired at MTV Networks. She lived the fast life in New York as an MTV television personality from 1986-1988 before returning to the mountains. She then lived in Boulder, Colorado and worked for Prime Sports Network on a mountain bike television show, The Fat Tire Journal and hosted and produced special segments for Bob Beattie's long running TV show, Ski World on ESPN. She moved back to the Aspen area in 1995 with her husband to start a family. Carolyne was the Station Manager for the Aspen Skiing Company's television station, Channel 16, producing and directing the award-winning, live morning show, Aspen Today for 3 years. She then returned to radio, hosting the morning show on local radio station KSNO. Carolyne began as the Program Director at APR in 2008. She became Executive Director of Aspen Public Radio in 2013.

This week, Roaring Fork School District bond issue 3B.

The Changing Brains, Changing Lives symposium will explore the neuroscience of the developing brain.

This week on Cross Currents, Wilderness Workshop's Artist in Wilderness Residency Program. Painter Val Rossman, along with Mary Dominick, founder of the program.

William C. Moyers, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations, Moyers leads the organization's policy and advocacy activities.

This week on Cross Currents, Kerry Ach and Meghan Hurley of River Bridge Regional Center along with their new facility dog, Frasier, who assists children who have suffered physical abuse.

This week on CrossCurrents, Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH and Peter Gilbert, Executive Director of Dance Initiative on the new arts and rehearsal space in Carbondale, "The Launchpad", formerly the Gordon Cooper Library.

From the archives, Annie Denver and Karmen Dopslaff from the John Denver Aspenglow Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation.

This week on Cross Currents, Kent Reed on the Hudson Reed Ensemble's 10th anniversary event.

This week on CrossCurrents, the president and founder of AREDay, Chip Comins. The 12th Annual AREDay Summit is August 8-13th in Snowmass Village.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain talks with journalist Lesley Stahl about what’s wrong with the Obama National Security Strategy. U.S. Senator McCain, along with other leaders on the United State’s Homeland Security front, spoke during the four-day Aspen Security Forum held at the Aspen Institute.