Carolyne Heldman

Executive Director/Host - CrossCurrents

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.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

CrossCurrents - A Tribute to Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

Today on CrossCurrents, screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. was a fixture in the Aspen community. He was well-known for penning such classics as “3 Days of the Condor”, “Flash Gordon”, “The Parallax View”, “Papillon”, “Never Say Never Again”, the 1960s “Batman” TV series, and many more. Semple died in March at the age of 91. A tribute to his life and work will take place on Tuesday evening, September 23rd, at the Wheeler Opera House. Today, Semple’s children, Maria & Lo, talk about the tribute, their father, his work, and his love of the community.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

CrossCurrents - "Untrammeled!" & The Wilderness Workshop

Today on CrossCurrents, Wilderness Workshop is presenting Untrammeled! Wilderness in the Human Era tonight at Paepcke Auditorium.

Guests are Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, Dave Foreman, director of the Rewilding Institute, and Jamie Williams, president of the Wilderness Society.

About the Wilderness Workshop (from the organization's website):

The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of nearly 3 million acres of public lands in western Colorado. Using science, the law and grassroots activism, WW works to keep the White River National Forest and nearby BLM lands more or less “as is” and, where possible, to restore wildness to this nationally important landscape.

Founded in 1967, the Wilderness Workshop has earned a national reputation for passionate advocacy, grassroots effectiveness, and scientific authority.

WW is the only nonprofit organization that’s devoted to protecting these particular public lands on a full-time basis. No other local group has the expertise and standing to participate effectively and consistently in the arcane bureaucratic processes that decide the fate of these lands; no state or national organization can devote as much time to our particular area.

We don’t represent any user group; rather, we provide a voice for nature on our public lands. We’re a community of people who enjoy and cherish wild places, and believe that wildlands and wildlife should be protected for their own sake (and for ours).

Although focused on the White River National Forest region, our work is part of a visionary movement to reconnect wildlife habitats and “rewild” landscapes on a continental scale. Thus we frequently partner with other local, state, regional and national groups on projects.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CrossCurrents - English In Action

On today's CrossCurrents, English in Action celebrates 20 years in the Roaring Fork Valley with an evening featuring author Ted Conover on September 10th.

Executive Director Lara Beaulieu and Ted Conover are the guests.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

CrossCurrents - Mountain Rescue-Aspen

Today on CrossCurrents, David Swersky and Jeff Edelson from Mountain Rescue-Aspen on the history of the organization and the new building opening this weekend.

About Mountain Rescue-Aspen:

Mountain Rescue-Aspen was incorporated in 1965 as a non-profit organization and is one of the oldest search and rescue teams in the state. We are accredited through the Rocky Mountain Region of the Mountain Rescue Association and work as a volunteer arm of the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office; providing search and rescue services for Pitkin County and mutual aid for other counties in Colorado.

Our dedicated 50-member team annually donates thousands upon thousands of person-hours serving Pitkin County’s community and visitors. These hours represent time away from families to attend meetings and trainings; educate the public with our annual community avalanche seminar; teach children what to do if they are lost through the national “Hug-A-Tree” program, and of course, engage in search and rescue missions.

Unlike other emergency response agencies such as Police or Ambulance, or even Volunteer Fire, there is no tax base or public budget for Mountain Rescue. We are 100% unpaid volunteers who raise the funding we need each year through the solicitation of public donations and applications for local and state grants.

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Aspen Public Radio
4:38 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Help Wanted: Membership Director

Membership Director

Aspen Public Radio is looking for a dynamic person to sustain and grow our membership. The membership director is expected to develop and implement strategies to achieve that. Knowledge of Donor Perfect or similar donor database is essential. The membership director maintains the station records and coordinates all station correspondence.

This is a great opportunity to grow with an award winning station that serves Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Rifle to Eagle.

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