Special Coverage

Aspen Public Radio takes you there - whether you are in the Valley or miles away. With special coverage & podcasts you will experience the Aspen Ideas Festival, ARE Day, McCloskey Speaker Series, Aspen Writers' Foundation events & more as well as the internationally respected Aspen Music Festival.

This week I meet with Katherine Bell to see what the summer and fall have in store for the children at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. 

Chris Mohr in conversation with a member of the Emerson Quartet on their 40th anniversary tour, the two-piano team of the Dichters, and horn player Brian Mangrum.

  

Alan Fletcher in conversation with Takacs Quartet violinist Ed Dusineberre

Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples! 

  Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples! 

  Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples! 

Daily previews of upcoming performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School, with musical examples!  

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with Sue Hostetler, vice chair of the board at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and chair of the featured artists lecture series. Find out all that the ranch has to offer this summer. 

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  Vice President Joe Biden closed out the 12th annual Aspen Ideas Festival Saturday.

A main theme that emerged over the past nine days at the Aspen Ideas Festival was the concern about an intense polarization in the United States. Biden had the final word on that point. He thinks that politics are particularly divided right now and he is concerned about this election.

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Vice President Joe Biden spoke Saturday with Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute. They spoke about healthcare and how drug and medicinal research can be changed.

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 The spread of free enterprise has created a more dynamic, efficient, and competitive global economy, while the marvels of American technology and innovation have ushered in an age of unprecedented possibility.

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Aquil Charlton brought a shopping list with him on his flight from Chicago to Denver, including tape, vinyl tubing and some soup cans.

  Festival Notes, a daily preview of events at the Aspen Music Festival and School: concerts, lectures, recitals and more. Today: The Fourth of July concert!

  29 minutes of conversation with musicians, directors, conductors and composers previewing upcoming performances at the aspen Music Festival. Today: an extensive season preview with Alan Fletcher and Asadour Santourian, and a chat with David Finckel/Wu Han about their opening night all-Beethoven recital June 30 at Harris Hall.

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  Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

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Having served as advisor under four different Presidents, both Republican and Democrat, there are few more acquainted with the demands of the office than David Gergen. Join Gergen and NPR’s Renee Montagne to explore which leadership qualities the next president needs most in order to succeed.

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Anna Deavere Smith is a professor, playwright and actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles on “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie”. She’s currently speaking and performing at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss her projects, “Notes From The Field” and “The Pipeline Project”. They focus on the relationship between education, poverty and how that relates to youth incarceration. She performed on Sunday, and will again Tuesday evening in an event that is open to the public.

 


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 There will be heavy security at the Aspen Ideas Festival and around town with the arrival of the vice president, secretary of state, attorney general, other cabinet members and world leaders.

 

This week at Anderson Ranch we go into the studio of the Haas Brothers.  The twins who create whimsical gold mushrooms with beaded caps that soar eight feet into the air, furry horned day beds with bronze paws, hand thrown ceramic accretions, and brightly beaded fanciful creatures share the most important parts of the creative process.

Visit AndersonRanch.org  for more information.

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This week on Audio Canvas we  meet with the executive director of Anderson Ranch,  Wilhelms  to understand just how embedded the center is in the Snowmass community and history. Nancy explains what to expect this summer.

Visit AndersonRanch.org  for more information.

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