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As Hickenlooper, Bennet Prepare For Big Debate, We Asked Coloradans What They Think

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is condemning socialism and making headlines for picking a fight on the issue with Bernie Sanders. Sen. Michael Bennet is touting his plan to "clean up corruption and restore our democracy." But both of Colorado's presidential candidates are still polling below 1% in some national polls ahead of Thursday's big Democratic primary debate in Miami.

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The Aspen Ideas Health conference has a new series of discussions that focus on local issues.

It kicks off with a look at the Roaring Fork Valley’s affordable housing crisis and its potential impacts on residents’ health.  

 

The other two discussions will explore the emotional toll of climate change and how to support the mental health of first responders.

 

Bureau of Reclamation

With peak runoff expected in the next several days, Ruedi Reservoir is reaching capacity.

Officials at the Bureau of Reclamation say the reservoir will be 100 percent full by July 4, and with higher than average snowpack, they’ve increased flows out of the reservoir to 800 cubic feet per second.

Aspen wants more people biking, running and skiing up the mountains.

The city will present its uphill recreation plan at a meeting Thursday. It’s part of a plan to boost Aspen’s economy during all four seasons that’s been in the works since 2017.

 

Morning newscast for Wednessday, June 20, 2019.


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When Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr., founded the political action organization Hip Hop Caucus, his focus was on inspiring young people to get involved in civic issues.

Climate change is now a top priority for the group, and Yearwood is in Aspen to discuss the connections between environmental advocacy and civil rights.

Morning newscast for Wednessday, June 19, 2019.


A local committee is worried a citizenship question on the 2020 census will cause Pitkin County to lose federal funding.

The U.S. government allocates money for schools, roads, hospitals and other human services based on census information.

 

The state of Colorado is neglecting an online transparency tool that it launched 10 years ago to let taxpayers monitor government spending in real time.

When state lawmakers in 2009 passed the bill to create the Transparency Online Project, or TOP, they proclaimed in all capital letters it would be updated every five days.

But a review by Rocky Mountain Community Radio found that despite that state law, the site is only being updated a handful of times each year, if at all.

Aspen Public Radio is delighted to present the nationally syndicated program 1A (airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) host Joshua Johnson for a free public event on the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.

Aspen Public Radio Reporter Christin Kay will interview Joshua about hosting a daily national show, the challenges of reporting and how his career path led him to Washington D.C.

Our event is a picnic-style event - bring some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (water provided) and get an insider look at public radio programming.

1A will be broadcasting live to the nation from our studios Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25, and Joshua is moderating several events at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Sponsorship for this event is generously provided by Alpine Bank of Aspen.

Morning newscast for Tuesday, June 18, 2019.


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1A Host Joshua Johnson Returns to Aspen Public Radio

Join Us For A Lawn Party With 1A Host Joshua Johnson

Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. on the Red Brick lawn. Sponsored by Alpine Bank of Aspen.

Aspen Ideas Festival 2019

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Chris Mohr is back!

ARTS & CULTURE

Tina Chang was raised in New York City. She is the first female to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and is the author of the collections of poetry Hybrida, Of Gods & Strangers, and Half-Lit Houses.

She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond.

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Welcome to another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!  This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

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The Aspen Ideas Health conference has a new series of discussions that focus on local issues.

It kicks off with a look at the Roaring Fork Valley’s affordable housing crisis and its potential impacts on residents’ health.  

 

The other two discussions will explore the emotional toll of climate change and how to support the mental health of first responders.

 

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State News

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is condemning socialism and making headlines for picking a fight on the issue with Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Michael Bennet is touting his plan to "clean up corruption and restore our democracy."

But both of Colorado's presidential candidates are still polling below 1% in some national polls ahead of Thursday's big Democratic primary debate in Miami.

One morning in mid-February, David Herz went to turn on the faucet in his farmhouse outside the small western Colorado town of Paonia, and nothing came out.

“I thought, ‘Oh, f---. We got a problem,’” Herz said.

The state of Colorado is neglecting an online transparency tool that it launched 10 years ago to let taxpayers monitor government spending in real time.

When state lawmakers in 2009 passed the bill to create the Transparency Online Project, or TOP, they proclaimed in all capital letters it would be updated every five days.

But a review by Rocky Mountain Community Radio found that despite that state law, the site is only being updated a handful of times each year, if at all.