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.

Aspen Country Day School's 3rd grade class reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech". They also talk about what they are learning this year and their own dreams for the country.

This week on Cross Currents, host Carolyne Heldman is joined by guests from  Habitat for Humanity of the  Roaring Fork Valley.

This week on Cross Currents,  Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron and Chip Comins, the Executive Director of ARE Day just returned from the COP 21 conference in Paris. 

This week on Cross Currents, Dave Foreman, Founder of the environmental movement EarthFirst!, along with Will Roush and Justin Patrick of Wilderness Workshop.

This week on Cross Currents: The Aspen Youth Center.

On this week's show Aspen TREE. They are hosting their annual free Farm to table Community Dinner at the Hotel Jerome, Tuesday Nov. 24th.

The Taste of Basalt, Basalt Education Foundation's annual fall fundraiser is this weekend.

On Being Mortal, a Community Conversation with Alison Daily Executive Director of Pathfinders, and Sean Jeung, Chaplain at the Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital.

From The Belly Up Town Hall meeting on Base 2 Lodge Proposal,with Maurice Emmer, Ward Hauenstein, Dwayne Romero and Mark Hunt. Carolyn Sackariason moderates.

Dusty Diaz, campaign manager for Yes on 3A and Aspen School District Board Member Sheila Wills on the proposed mill levy override on this year's ballot.

This week, Roaring Fork School District bond issue 3B.

The Changing Brains, Changing Lives symposium will explore the neuroscience of the developing brain.

This week on Cross Currents, Wilderness Workshop's Artist in Wilderness Residency Program. Painter Val Rossman, along with Mary Dominick, founder of the program.

William C. Moyers, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations, Moyers leads the organization's policy and advocacy activities.

This week on Cross Currents, Kerry Ach and Meghan Hurley of River Bridge Regional Center along with their new facility dog, Frasier, who assists children who have suffered physical abuse.

This week on CrossCurrents, Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH and Peter Gilbert, Executive Director of Dance Initiative on the new arts and rehearsal space in Carbondale, "The Launchpad", formerly the Gordon Cooper Library.

From the archives, Annie Denver and Karmen Dopslaff from the John Denver Aspenglow Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation.

This week on Cross Currents, Kent Reed on the Hudson Reed Ensemble's 10th anniversary event.

This week on CrossCurrents, the president and founder of AREDay, Chip Comins. The 12th Annual AREDay Summit is August 8-13th in Snowmass Village.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain talks with journalist Lesley Stahl about what’s wrong with the Obama National Security Strategy. U.S. Senator McCain, along with other leaders on the United State’s Homeland Security front, spoke during the four-day Aspen Security Forum held at the Aspen Institute.

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