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Carolyne Heldman

Executive Director

Raised in Aspen, Colorado, Carolyne graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara as a theater and film student. After a few years as a DJ in commercial radio, Carolyne moved to NYC and was the second of the new wave of VJs hired at MTV Networks. She lived the fast life in New York as an MTV television personality from 1986-1988 before returning to the mountains. She then lived in Boulder, Colorado and worked for Prime Sports Network on a mountain bike television show, The Fat Tire Journal and hosted and produced special segments for Bob Beattie's long running TV show, Ski World on ESPN. She moved back to the Aspen area in 1995 with her husband to start a family. Carolyne was the Station Manager for the Aspen Skiing Company's television station, Channel 16, producing and directing the award-winning, live morning show, Aspen Today for 3 years. She then returned to radio, hosting the morning show on local radio station KSNO. Carolyne began as the Program Director at APR in 2008. She became Executive Director of Aspen Public Radio in 2013.

 On Cross Currents this week, Eden Vardy of Aspen Tree and Dawn Shepard of Meatless Monday on the Aspen Fall Festival on Sunday Oct. 2 at Aspen Tree.

 The Colorado End of Life Options Act, Proposition 106, is discussed this week on Cross Currents. Guests include proponent Randi Lowenthal and opponent Carrie Ann Lucas, along with Rabbi David Segal.

 

 

This week on Cross Currents is a segment from the archives with photographer Andrea Booher, who was one of two photojournalists who documented Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

 This week on Cross Currents is the second part of the conversation with Weston Boyles of Rios to Rivers, a local non profit for cultural and environmental education.

This week on Cross Currents is Weston Boyles of Rios to Rivers, a local non profit for cultural and environmental education.

 This week on Cross Currents, The Little Nell Hotel is hosting a BBQ cookoff with top Aspen chefs to benefit the Aspen Homeless Shelter Thursday.

On Cross Currents this week is Carol Cisco and Scott McHale, architects and designers with Designing for Veterans and the Aspen Veteran Recovery Ranch.

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 This week on Cross Currents we welcome guests Shahbaz Taseer and his wife Maheen, who were guests of the Marshall Direct Fund at a benefit event last week.

This week on Cross Currents, Amanda Boxtel and Malibu Kelly Hayes talk about the Bridging Bionics Program.

 Novelist Maria Semple, author of the bestselling "Where'd You Go Bernadette" and a new novel coming out this fall talks with host Carolyne Heldman. Semple was in Aspen as a teacher at this summer's Aspen Words.

 

 This week on Cross Currents, Kitty Boone, Vice President, Public Programs at the Aspen Institute on this year's Aspen Ideas Festival.

 Chip Comins and the AREDay Summit in Snowmass June 20-24.

 

This week on Cross Currents, learn about the eightth annual Aspen Fringe Festival. Guests are David Ledingham, Brian Kusic, Anjali Austin and Mo Lamee.

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 This week's show features artist Nancy Lovendahl and her mentee, Cheyenne Meyers of Basalt from the ArtBase Claudette Carter Art Mentors Program.

 This is from the Cross Current archives. This program takes an in depth look at the recent prescribed burn in the Hunter Creek Valley, why it was scheduled and what results can be expected.

The Little Nell is hosting a benefit dinner for the Aspen Homeless Shelter on Saturday, May 14 with food from Biju's Little Curry Shop of Denver.

 

This week on Cross Currents is from the archives with NPR Foreign Correspondent Mike Shuster from the Given Institute on Iran, China, North Korea, and Syria. 

Carbondale is host to this year's Colorado Creative Industries Summit May 4-6. 

 On Cross Currents this week, a rebroadcast of a conversation with attorney Anita Hill.

Coming up on Cross Currents, part 1 of Dr. Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver's Joseph Korbel School of Middle Eastern Studies on the Isis Crisis: How the World Should Respond. Dr. Hashemi spoke at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale in February.

 

 

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