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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Alya Howe, local dancer and co-curator of the Salon at Justice Snows. Alya is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who’s performed around the world.

Off season binge TV viewing and pop culture review with Laura Thielen, Artistic Director of Aspen Film and Stewart Oksenhorn, Arts Editor of the Aspen Times.

Literature Out Loud is a program of storytelling for adults presented by the Pitkin County Library. Guests are Janice Estey, Program coordinator and Lee Sullivan, a local actor and frequent reader at Literature Out Loud.

Aspen Community Theatre's fall production of "The Producers" takes the stage this week and next. Director Wendy Moore and star Bob Moore talk about the show and their experiences working together on the production as husband and wife.

Ballot Issues 4C and 4D - the proposed Crown Mountain Recreation Center in the mid valley. Amy Conrardi, board member of the Crown Mountain Rec Center and a proponent of the center. Katie Schwoerer, former Basalt City Council member, is on the issue committee No on 4C/4D will discuss the center.

Gordon Bronson and Michael Edinger, founders of Hub Aspen, a business incubator space they are hoping to launch in downtown Aspen.

Originally aired April 17th, 2013

Huts for Vets, a non-profit founded in January, will lead three day wilderness hut trips at no cost, to veterans beginning this summer.

Paul Anderson, founder and ED of Huts for Vets, along with Board members Dr. Gerald Alpern and Brian Porter talk about the program.

The Roaring Fork School District's Visioning Process with Dr. Diana Sirko, Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Rob Stein, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer.

Kitty Boone of the Aspen Institute with Dr. Kathy Klug on this year's Western Slope College Fair, Sunday October 6th.

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Today on CrossCurrents - the Aspen Film Fest's Artistic Director Laura Thielen and Program Director George Eldred with a rundown of this year's event, today through September 29th.

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The History of KAJX - Part 1

Interviews with Sy Coleman, Michael Stranahan and Andrea Young

Al Cunningham and Richard DeCampo of the Haiti School Project. Also an update from Haiti School Project co-founder Tim Myers from Haiti.

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Aspen Global Change Institute's program director James Arnott.

Chip Commins - ARE Day

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon - Author of "Dressmaker of Khair Khana"

Glenda Greenwald, founder Aspen Brain Forum and Kevin Ward, president of Aspen Strategy Center on the Aspen Brain Lab: Explore your Creative, Healthy, Impaired and Future Brain featuring 15 experts, Saturday August 10 from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Aspen Institute.

Matthew G. Olsen is Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and a featured speaker at last week's Aspen Security Forum.

Anita Hill, subject of the documentary Anita, directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Freida Mock. Anita Hill be in Aspen for a screening of the film at Paepcke Auditorium on Monday July 29th at 7pm as part of Aspen Films New Views documentary series.

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.