Cross Currents

Wednesdays 3:30pm

Cross Currents is Aspen Public Radio's locally-produced public/cultural affairs program. Tune in every Wednesday for a thought-provoking, lively, roundtable conversation about current events, politics, the arts and local doings with newsmakers and community members from around the Roaring Fork Valley. Hosted by Christin Kay.

Ways to Connect

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. RESPONSE is a local organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. They also lead conversations about domestic abuse, sexual assault and healthy relationships.

 

Aspen Strong’s mission is to raise awareness of and improve mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley.  The organization connects mental health resources and looks to start conversations about what it calls “mental hygiene.”

Writer Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut novel Three Rivers was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. She’s a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Lighthouse Young Writers Program in Denver.

The Wilderness, Nature, and Society Seminar is a part of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute. This seminar is centered on readings and discussions about sustainability, environmental philosophy and ethics. Participants hike in the Colorado Rockies and stay in the 10th Mountain Division Huts. 

Windwalkers is a therapeutic riding and learning center in Carbondale. The organization offers physical therapy, counseling and workshops for veterans, kids and older adults, all centered around the healing power of horses.

Tatjana Soli is the author of three published novels. She is in town this month as the Writer in Residence for Aspen Words.

This week on Cross Currents, Snowmass Rotary President Rob Cairncross and Barb Wickes from Sundance Drug & Liquor.

On this week's Cross Currents, Corey Flintoff, the former Moscow bureau chief for NPR. As a foreign correspondent, he covered Russian President Vladimir Putin's crackdown on dissent, seizure of Crimea and war in Easter Ukraine. 

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. 

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.

Dr. Carrie Hauser, President of Colorado Mountain College and Margaret Clement, Assistant Dean of instruction based on the Aspen campus, speaking about the 50th anniversary celebration planned for the Aspen Campus April 7.

 

Guests Marisa Mullins, and Allison Daily join Alycin Bektesh to speak about Lile’s Angel Fund, named after Mullins’ son who died in 2012. Daily is the executive director and grief counselor at Pathfinders in Aspen, and helped Mullins through her suffering after Lile’s death.

On this week's show, Jim Horowitz, CEO of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Shawna Rahm, Director of Catering at Hotel Jerome, and  Vince Savage, Executive Director Aspen Homeless Shelter.

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.

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.

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.

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