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Curated

Mondays, 3:30 p.m.

Curated is Aspen Public Radio's arts and culture show, covering music, food, the visual and performing arts and everything in between. Hosted by arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock, Curated features stories and music from the artists who come to visit and live in the Roaring Fork Valley, as well as interviews with industry leaders that hold influence over our mountain town communities. 

This week on Curated is all about change makers. The valley's Latino community leaves their mark for generations to come, through art. A woman who grew up in the Taliban has created the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Also, conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner reflects on his legacy.

This week on Curated, we take a tour of The Temporary on Honky Tonk night. We discuss the music of white nationalist movements with an ethnomusicologist with the University of Colorado Boulder. And, Dr. Daniel Levitin, a cognitive neuroscientist, shares tips from his field guide to combating fake news. Plus, music from Colorado singer-songwriter Andrew Sturtz. 

Today’s episode is a broadcast of Aspen Art Museum’s recent “The Great Debate,” a forum where presenters confronted one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art today: Is there such a thing as bad art?

This week's episode of Curated marks the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest. We’ll hear from an independent filmmaker trying to reach Congress through film and dance. We’ll also talk to Aspen Film’s director of programming for this week’s Aspen Filmfest. And we’ll hear from Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film’s new executive director.

This week on Curated, we take a tour of Owl Farm, longtime home of the late gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson, in Woody Creek, Colorado. His widow Anita Thompson shares her plans to turn his home into a museum, and his friends recall the time he ran for Pitkin County Sheriff in 1970. 

This week on Curated, a local artist creates a sculpture out of found materials with a rich history. Plus, The New Yorker's writer Adam Gopnik talks his latest book and the art of storytelling. 

On this week's episode, "The Mad Show," a new musical from the minds behind Mad Magazine and Mad TV, tests its jokes on Aspen audiences this week. Former Key & Peele writer Rich Talarico and musical composer T.J. Shanoff discuss the project. 

On this week's Curated, Aspen Public Radio reflects on the 2017 Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience from headliner and longtime valley resident John Oates. Also, resident JAS concert photographer Steve Mundinger stops by the studio to talk best practices.

This week on Curated, a celebration of the openers of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience. Founder and president Jim Horowitz stops by the studio to talk about this year's lineup, related to years past. St. Paul and the Broken Bones talks opening as a band typically billed as a headliner. Plus, Brooklyn band Darling Din discusses being recognized for their 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission.

This week on Curated, we explore Mountainfilm in Aspen: The documentary film festival bringing nonfiction features and shorts that cover environmental, cultural, political and social justice to the valley.

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.

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.

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.

This week on Curated, the school’s female composition students share their insights into the current landscape for women composers. The music festival’s piano technicians find the right key. Also, the president and CEO of AMFS has written a new concerto that’s getting its world premiere in Aspen this weekend.

This week on Curated, explore the Aspen Art Museum’s latest exhibition through the opening reception. Hear the story of a Cuban who recently created on American soil for the first time. And two art accumulators explain where the impulse to collect comes from, and what it means to let go.

This week on Curated, we go behind-the-scenes of The Wheeler Opera House for the Aspen Music Festival and School’s first summer operatic production, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. From the designers to the technicians, to the director and young performers, staging an opera is a collaborative effort.

On this week’s Curated, the visionary behind the new dystopian play “Building The Wall,” Robert Schenkkan discusses his motive and intention behind its rapid worldwide roll out. Then, journalist and podcast co-host of “In The Thick” Julio Ricardo Varela joins in analyzing the play’s impact on today’s society.

This week on Curated, jazz musician and band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks social music, his Aspen performance this past weekend and election night 2016. A back up singer gets her own backing band that she considers her community and two directors of arts organizations in Aspen reflect on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Lecture. 

This week, Curated explores the influences literature can have on music and that music can have on literature, with an interview with editor and vice president of Viking Penguin, stories from Americana roots rocker Shakey Graves and information on new programming from Jazz Aspen Snowmass.

This week on Curated, it’s all about the 35th annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. A local food writer gives us the lowdown on what to expect from the weekend. One of this year’s Best New Chefs challenges restaurants to not offer every style cuisine. Plus, a D.C.-based reggae funk band gets sentimental.

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