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Tune in to Aspen Public Radio Tuesday evening March 10th at 5:30pm for a live broadcast from the Basalt Regional Library as NPR’s International Correspondent Jackie Northam will talk about “A World in Crisis” with Pulitzer Prize winner Loren Jenkins.

A Conversation on China with Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan, and NPR's former China Correspondent, Louisa Lim.

Moderated by Loren Jenkins.

Recorded at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale on Wednesday  March 4th, 2015.

On Saturdays at 2pm for the next six weeks - venture into the unseen with Invisibilia!

Launched in January 2015, Invisibilia (Latin for "all the invisible things") explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.

Thanks to our supporters, we were able to reach our goal in record time.  This Pledge Drive we didn’t interrupt programming and you responded.

If you didn’t get a chance to become a member or renew, you still can by calling 920-9000 during regular business hours or clicking here anytime.

Congrats to all the daily drawing winners and our Grand Prize winner Leslie Desmond. She will receive two passes to Festival 2 of the Ideas Fest. And, once again, thank you to all those who helped make our Pledge Drive a huge success.

A big Thank You to our generous gift sponsors.

Grand Prize Drawing - March 9th, 2015

Two passes to The Aspen Ideas Festival 2!

Two passes to this year's Aspen Ideas Festival: Smart Solutions to the World's Toughest Challenges. These passes will allow you to attend the full Festival 2 with topics such as Making Art Work; The Mind; Will Technology Save Us; and Faith, Conflict, and the Future of Religion.

Gift valued at $6,000!

Today's Drawing - March 3rd, 2015

Aspen Public Radio is pleased to offer:

A Half Day Rafting Adventure from Blazing Adventures and Dinner from Juicy Lucy's Steakhouse.

For more information: http://www.blazingadventures.com/ http://www.juicylucyssteakhouse.com/

Your Morning News - February 17th, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

Pitkin County Creates New Air Travel Website

In order to avoid travel troubles at the Aspen airport, Pitkin County has launched a new website. It’s in response to the delays, cancelations and diversions experienced over the holidays.

The Saturday after Christmas, more than 300 planes either landed or took off from the Aspen Airport, according to the Aspen Daily News. The large amount of traffic coupled with snowy weather caused headaches for travelers.

The website aspentraveltips.com is the result of brainstorming by airport officials, airlines and several local organizations, including the Aspen Skiing Co. and the Aspen Institute.

It offers real time information about ground transportation, rental cars and road conditions to Denver. Travelers will also find last-minute lodging availability in Aspen and Snowmass, should they decide to wait out the weather. Airport officials say it’s the first of several initiatives they’re considering to make peak season travel smoother.

Your Evening News - February 16th, 2015

Feb 16, 2015

Pitkin County Creates New Air Travel Website

In order to avoid travel troubles at the Aspen airport, Pitkin County has launched a new website. It’s in response to the delays, cancelations and diversions experienced over the holidays.

The Saturday after Christmas, more than 300 planes either landed or took off from the Aspen Airport, according to the Aspen Daily News. The large amount of traffic coupled with snowy weather caused headaches for travelers.

The website aspentraveltips.com is the result of brainstorming by airport officials, airlines...and several local organizations including the Aspen Skiing Company and the Aspen Institute.

It offers real time information about ground transportation, rental cars and road conditions to Denver. Travelers will also find last-minute lodging availability in Aspen and Snowmass, should they decide to wait out the weather. Airport officials say it’s the first of several initiatives they’re considering to make peak season travel smoother.

Your Morning News - February 16th, 2015

Feb 16, 2015

Teen in Court Tomorrow Following Aspen Arrest

An Aspen teenager will appear in court tomorrow to face four charges...including Obstructing a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Underage Possession of Marijuana and Underage Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Police say the boy resisted arrest after an officer allegedly saw him with marijuana at a bus stop near the school campus. He was taken down forcefully by two officers and a civilian. Videos taken by students at the scene show the altercation.

CO Sheriff’s Answer Federal Money Question

A statewide Sheriff's association says it wants to clarify details in a US Department of Justice review. The DOJ released an audit Friday showing a lack of accountability at sheriff’s offices around the state. The federal agency alleges about $700,000 in grant money was misspent on purchases including sweatshirts and taking spouses to dinner.

The grant money was meant for an automated service that tracks criminals in jail and alerts victims of any changes in an offender’s status. Pitkin County does use the service and is following up to see if it has been affected. The county provides its own notifications for victims.

Aspen Public Radio’s Winter Pledge Drive is here—it’s a quieter, gentler pledge drive. Your favorite programs, uninterrupted.

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