Claire Woodcock

Arts and Culture Reporter

Claire got her start with her hometown station, North Country Public Radio, where she worked for nearly two years on both the digital and broadcast ends of the shop. She earned her B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia in 2015, with concentrations in Journalism, Audio/Radio Production and Gender Studies.

After graduating, Claire worked as a congressional correspondent with Talk Radio News Service in Washington D.C., covering the 2016 presidential primary campaigns. Then she took off on a backpacking trip spanning eight European countries with her recorder before relocating to Colorado. 

Claire has since produced stories for KGNU Community Radio, copy edited and freelanced for Boulder Weekly and has reported on music from the Front Range with BolderBeat. Both in backdrop and artistry, working for Aspen Public Radio has brought Claire back to her roots. 

When not at the station, Claire can be found at a show or exhibition, at the yoga studio or enjoying nature. 

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Thursday night, Glenwood Springs City Council voted to terminate its contract with an embattled arts nonprofit.

 

The council also won’t renew its lease agreement with Glenwood Center for the Arts. It was revealed earlier this year the nonprofit was in the hole $70,000.

 

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This summer’s Snowmass Free Concert Series has been bringing all sorts of music to Fanny Hill. Colorado’s Otis Taylor Band will close out the season Thursday. During intermission, a huge community photo will be taken.

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Writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, Anita Thompson, has big plans for Owl Farm. She’s turning the late writer’s home into a museum and retreat for artists.

On this week’s episode, a local multi-media artist ventures into the woods and returns inspired to create. A photographer discusses old school techniques to capturing the disappearing world of cattle ranching in Colorado, and a plein air painter talks through his process. Plus, this episode features music from Boulder-based Americana band Grant Farm.

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

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Last week, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave a talk at the Ann Korologos Gallery on her memoir The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs, written more than a decade ago. Claire Woodcock spoke with Albright about the significance of democracy as it relates to the current political landscape.

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The town of Carbondale has applied for a grant with the potential to provide more affordable housing to creatives in the area.

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Thomas Barrack Jr. is Executive Chairman of Colony NorthStar. Barrack was the Chairman of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, as well as one of President Trump’s major fundraisers. He discusses his personal insights into the United States' 45th president and his vision for the country.

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One of the most iconic indie rock bands of the 21st century heads to Belly Up, Aspen tonight.

This week on Curated, we hear from Garrison Keillor in light of his 28 city tour, which makes a stop in Aspen next week. We talk to Keillor about his storied career, what he’s been up to since leaving the show behind and handing over the torch to the next generation of radio folk. Plus music from one of the most iconic indie bands of the 21st century… Spoon.

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

Monday, photographer Wyatt Gallery presents the series “Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean” at the Aspen Jewish Community Center. That show opening starts at 5 p.m.

The Glenwood Springs City Council postponed another decision on whether or not to conclude its contract and lease with the Glenwood Center for the Arts. That’s after a four month investigation into the center’s financials uncovered about $20,000 in unauthorized spending. Producer Christin Kay and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discuss.

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Artist Lawrence Weiner is known as a central figure in the origin of conceptual art in the 1960s. He is this year’s recipient of the Aspen Award for Art through the Aspen Art Museum. Claire Woodcock caught up with him at the museum before Friday’s ArtCrush gala.

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The Arts Campus at Willits’ interim space opens this weekend kicking off with a concert Sunday.

This week’s episode of Curated revolves around the theme of the 46th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair: Water. First, we go behind the scenes of the fair to talk with the Carbondale Arts’ executive director and a volunteer pegged as the next generation of Mountain Fair. We also hear from two Standing Rock water protectors and local music from the band Let Them Roar.

 

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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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 Glenwood Springs City Council postponed a decision last night to terminate its contract with an arts nonprofit suspected of misappropriating funds.

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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.

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