CrossCurrents

Wednesdays 3:30pm

CrossCurrents 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 Carolyne Heldman.

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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.

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.

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.

This week on Cross Currents, Aspen Community Theatre's fall production, "40 Years of Laughter and Tears," with Jeannie Walla, Tammy Barr and David Dyer.

Next week is the Ken Rudin Political Junkie event from Paepcke Auditorium with Steve House, Chairperson of the Colorado Republican Committee, and Rick Palacio, Chairperson of the Colorado Democratic Committee.  

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