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Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Last night, Aspen Words veterans Stephanie Danler, Anna Noyes and Molly Prentiss spoke about their debut book releases. For those unable to make the Aspen Words event, Claire Woodcock spoke with the authors while they were in town to bring us this conversation.

Courtesy of Aspen CORE

A local environmental nonprofit and the City of Aspen have been taking steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Artist Sonja Hinrichsen has been bringing attention to the issue with snowshoers in the valley through an environmental art project.

First Draft - Douglas Preston

Apr 3, 2017

Douglas Preston writes fiction, non-fiction and works as a journalist. He writes about archaeology, history and paleontology for the New Yorker magazine, as well as for Smithsonian, National Geographic, Harper's and the Atlantic. In the course of his journalistic profession Preston has explored lost temples in the jungles of Cambodia, been the first to enter a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and ridden on horseback across thousands of miles of the American Southwest-which earned him membership in the elite "Long Riders Guild.

Jackie Green to play Belly Up Wednesday

Apr 3, 2017

Jackie Greene will share his songs with the crowd at Belly Up Aspen on Wednesday.

This weekend, Snarky Puppy’s Grammy Award-winning keyboardist Cory Henry will perform downstairs at The Little Nell.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen City Council debated a lease extension for a local art gallery that rents city space on Monday.

The conversation got heated.

The Reporter Two-Way: Public Radio's Future

Mar 28, 2017

Earlier this month, President Trump released his 2018 Budget Blueprint, which proposes cutting funding from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB). If passed, thousands of local public radio and television stations around the country would lose $50 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock has been following the issue.

So why is the Corporation of Public Broadcasting important?

First Draft - Melissa Febos

Mar 27, 2017

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart and Abandon Me. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Guernica, Post Road, Salon, and The New York Times.  She serves on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, the PEN America Membership Committee, and co-curated the Manhattan reading and music series, Mixer, for nine years. She curates literary events, teaches workshops, and speaks widely.

Let It Be tour to play The Wheeler

Mar 27, 2017

Tomorrow, The Wheeler Opera House and Wheeler Associates will bring the music of The Beatles to the stage.

Consensual Improv returns to Carbondale

Mar 23, 2017
Courtesy of Thunder River Theatre Company

Thunder River Theatre Company presents an evening of comedy with Consensual Improv this Friday.

New David Hockney documentary to be shown in Aspen

Mar 22, 2017

Tonight at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen Film and Galerie Maximillian present a screening of the new documentary “Hockney.”

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik speaks in Aspen

Mar 21, 2017
Bridgette Lacombe

The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik will speak tonight at the Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words’ Winter Words Series. Claire Woodcock spoke with Gopnik in the studio and brings us this conversation.

First Draft - Dan Chaon

Mar 20, 2017

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will,  a novel.   Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake, a finalist for the Story Prize; the national bestseller Await Your Reply and Among the Missing, a finalist for the National Book Award. Chaon’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize Anthologies, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction and he was the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Wagner Park: Home of the World Cup Village

Mar 16, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen’s biggest post World Cup Finals party continues with more events, including the 2017 Bud Light Hi-Fi free concert series.

Saturday, the Aspen Figure Skating Club will present two performances of “Beauty and the Beast on Ice.”

Paul Ryan Filmfest showcases classic ski racing shorts

Mar 15, 2017
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

As the World Cup finals descend on Aspen, the Bob Beattie Ski Foundation and the Wheeler Opera House will present a trio of classic ski racing films tomorrow. Claire Woodcock spoke with filmmaker Paul Ryan about his vintage short films.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Sunday was a breeze with signs of spring as local mixologists from 11 Aspen bars flaunted new concoctions.


First Draft - Deborah Willis

Mar 13, 2017

Deborah Willis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Her first book, Vanishing and Other Stories, was named one of the the Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2009, and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. Her latest book is The Dark and Other Love Stories. She was a bookseller at Munro's Books in Victoria, BC, a writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, BC, and the 2012-2013 Calgary Distinguished Writers Program writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary.

Carbondale in the running for aid from Space to Create

Mar 12, 2017
Courtesy of Colorado Creative Industries

Carbondale trustees are applying for an initiative that helps build affordable housing and workspaces for creative types in Colorado. There is a huge need now that the town has been designated a Creative District by the state.


Ann Wilson of Heart makes Aspen debut

Mar 12, 2017
Jess Griffin

Ann Wilson of the band Heart brings her tour to Belly Up Aspen this Tuesday.

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