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Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer Speaks At AREDAY Summit

Presidential candidate Tom Steyer is speaking in Aspen Friday night as a part of the AREDAY Summit, presented by American Renewable Energy Institute. One of the main topics: his climate action plan.

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As we approach the final weekend of the Aspen Music Festival, we look several decades back with conductor/trombonist Per Brevig, who has taught at the Aspen Music School for 50 years. Looking into music's future, we also talk to 13 year old pianist Harmony Zhu, who already has an international career and is working on her Piano Concerto. And for this Sunday, we have an inspiring conversation with mezzo soprano Kelley O'Connor, who sings a pivital movement in Mahler's Second Symphony this Sunday.

Morning Newscast: Friday, August 16, 2019

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Morning Newscast: Friday, August 16, 2019


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Presidential candidate Tom Steyer is speaking in Aspen Friday night as a part of the AREDAY Summit, presented by American Renewable Energy Institute. One of the main topics: his climate action plan.

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The 16th annual ARE DAY Summit is back this weekend, focusing on creating “the new hydrogen-carbon economy.” 

 

The event is hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute, or AREI. Chip Comins, the founder of AREI, said the rates of carbon going into the atmosphere are alarming and causing even local climate change repercussions.

The final concert of the season on Sunday August 18 at 4:00 pm is Mahler's Symphony No. 2, one of the most vast, complex, intimate, personal, despairing, triumphant pieces ever composed. Alan Fletcher talks with the two vocal soloists in this week's High Notes. Alan also talks with pianist Jonathan Biss.

Hickenlooper Announces End To Presidential Campaign

Aug 15, 2019
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Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President Thursday morning. 

Hickenlooper announced the run in March, and now just over 5 months later, he read in a videotaped statement that the journey has been rewarding, but he "did imagine a very different conclusion." 

Morning Newscast: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aug 15, 2019

Morning Newscast: Thursday, August 15, 2019


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More than $5 million in federal grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service will be given to more than 11 AmeriCorps programs to serve communities across the state. Two of those 11 are right in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Aspen Film is looking for volunteers to help decide what ends up on the big screen for Shortsfest next year. 

Volunteer screeners can expect to spend about ten hours a week watching films that have been submitted for the 29th annual Shortsfest, which is slated to start at the end of March.

 

Tune in to Aspen Public Radio Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm for a live broadcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, which many believe is the greatest  opera of all time. The 6' 7 " David Weigel stars as Figaro and is joined by a stellar cast, conducted by Jane Glover and directed by Ed Berkeley. Hosted by Chris Mohr. 

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Aspen Film is looking for volunteers to help decide what ends up on the big screen for Shortsfest next year. 

Volunteer screeners can expect to spend about ten hours a week watching films that have been submitted for the 29th annual Shortsfest, which is slated to start at the end of March.

 

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Palisade artist Julia March Crocetto looks at the conflict between perception and reality when it comes to the American West.

Many of Crocetto’s quilts and textiles in the new show, “Post-Frontier Landscapes,” on display at Carbondales' R2 Gallery, focus on water, portraying streambeds and rivers.

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Today more than ever, journalism should spur political and social action.  That’s according to Richard Tofel, president of independent news organization ProPublica. 

 

 

Tofel helped found the nonprofit in 2007 to fill the gap in investigative reporting created when news organizations started to cut their budgets.  

 

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Study Finds More Edible Pot Among Colorado Teen Users

Aug 13, 2019
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Some teenagers in Colorado are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a study released Monday shows.

About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said they usually smoked it, down from 87% two years earlier.

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Colorado officials say the state took in more tourism money without increasing the overall number of visitors in what is perceived as a success for sustainable tourism.

 

Colorado Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Mgmt.

Hate crimes in Colorado nearly doubled in 2018 compared to the number of cases the previous year.

Colorado Public Radio reports the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recorded 185 hate crime cases in 2018 compared to 96 in 2017.

 

 

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