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Portal project connects communities

Shining brightly on the Aspen Institute campus this week is a portal to another space. It’s a project of Shared Studios LLC. It’s a temporary set up, mirroring the gold-painted shipping containers placed in public areas all over the world that provide audio and video connection to other portals. Or, more accurately, provide human connection.
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  Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

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  City of Aspen officials want to have more parking available in front of shops and businesses downtown. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, it appears to be working.

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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.

 


The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs is on time, after chugging along for more than five months. A key goal now for the Colorado Department of Transportation is making sure river users know about upcoming closures.

This week on Audio Canvas we meet with Enrique Martinez Celaya world renowned contemporary artist and Anderson ranch Board member. Celaya examines choices, truth, and authenticity through his works. This summer Celaya will lead workshops, lectures and mentees. 

Elise Thatcher

  Health insurance companies have submitted what coverage they want to offer in 2017. Only one carrier, Anthem, wants to sell individual plans in the Roaring Fork Valley through the state’s online marketplace.

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  As high-profile episodes of violence have highlighted the issue of use of excessive force and mistreatment of people of color by police, what is the way forward for law enforcement and the communities they are duty bound to “serve and protect”?

American Indian mascots draw controversy. They're most visible as the logos of sports teams… and some in Colorado call some of the symbols racist. Efforts at the state Legislature to try and ban the use or restrict the mascots at schools have failed. That hasn't stopped some schools from working with tribes to find the middle ground.

Strasburg, Colorado, is where the last spike was hammered in the nation's coast-to-coast railroad in 1870. This tiny town about an hour east of Denver is also home to the Indians, Strasburg High School's sports teams.

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Genetically modified organism. Rarely have three words generated such passionate and polarized debate.

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Curated - June 27th

Today's episode of Curated features "Fresh Off the Boat" executive producer Melvin Mar, singer Rhonda Ross, Maria Semple and a look into Theatre Aspen's "Mamma Mia!".
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American Indian mascots draw controversy. They're most visible as the logos of sports teams… and some in Colorado call some of the symbols racist. Efforts at the state Legislature to try and ban the use or restrict the mascots at schools have failed. That hasn't stopped some schools from working with tribes to find the middle ground.

Strasburg, Colorado, is where the last spike was hammered in the nation's coast-to-coast railroad in 1870. This tiny town about an hour east of Denver is also home to the Indians, Strasburg High School's sports teams.

Colorado has a new head of the state's Department of Natural Resources. Appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, Bob Randall now gets the official nod as head of the organization that oversees everything from state parks and wildlife, to oil and gas drilling, mining and water conservation.

It's crunch time for the Republicans striving to be the nominee to campaign against Democrat Michael Bennet in Colorado's U.S. Senate race. The primary is still wide-open, and when the mail ballots are counted June 28, each candidate has a plausible shot of winning.

"I cannot pick a frontrunner. I couldn't even come close to picking a frontrunner," said political consultant Eric Sondermann.

"There's not a dominant figure in this race."

It will soon be legal for Coloradans to collect rain that falls from their roofs.