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.

Ways to Connect

Tom Freston, Former President MTV Networks and Viacom is current a consultant for Moby Media and VICE. He was a speaker at this year's Aspen Ideas Festival.

Wilderness Workshop's Artist in Wilderness Program

Trent Burkett is a sculptor and professor of art. He is currently Full Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture and Chair of the Department of Visual Art at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

Mary Dominick is on the board of Wilderness Workshop and heads up the Artist in Wilderness program


Kitty Boone, Director, Aspen Ideas Festival with a look at the public programs for this year's event.

Jonathan Bastian, former host of APR's Page by Page, currently with Louisville Public Media on his new role there and covering the Ideas Fest for public radio and TV in Kentucky.

How to Build a Fire Adapted Community

Ron Biggers, Deputy Fire Marshall, Glenwood Springs Fire Department

Vince Urbina, Community Forester, CO State Forest Service

Sheryl Page, Fire Protection Service, USDA

Molly Mowery, National Fire Protection Association.

National Music Day

Tom McCloskey, Founder and President

Kate Wilkinson, Executive Director

Aspen Fringe Festival

David Ledingham, Artistic and Executive Director

Food and Wine!

Brady Lowe of Grand Cochon, a national culinary competition featuring 10 chefs from 10 cities competing for the King or Queen of Porc Crown at the Hotel Jerome on Sunday.

link to event is here:

Two speakers from the upcoming Aspen Ideas Fest:

Heather Smith, President of "Rock the Vote"

Dr. Mitch Besser, Founder/Medical Director of "mothers2mothers"

Two more speakers from this year's Aspen Ideas Fest:

* Cassie Conley, Planetary Protection Officer with NASA

* Dan Gross, President of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Adam Frankel is founding executive director of Digital Promise, a bipartisan, public-private partnershipchartered by Congress to spur innovation in education. Frankel was special assistant to the president and senior speechwriter for President Obama after speechwriting on Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Roaring Fork Studio Tour is May 18th with a Gala that night to benefit arts programs at the Carbondale Community School. Chair person of the event Laurel Holstein Tesoro and artists Diane Kenney and Summers Moore are the guests.

Haiti School Project with Tim Myers.

Originally aired on 12/12/2012