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'People Want That Old Garage': Marc Maron Talks 'WTF' And Stand-Up

I n 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.

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Jane Mayer is an investigative reporter who’s covered everything from the Reagan administration’s Iran Contra scandal, to sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

 

Mayer speaks in Aspen on Tuesday as a part of the Winter Words series from Aspen Words.

Ballots for Glenwood Springs’ April election are in the mail Monday. Nearly half the seats on City Council are up for grabs, including the mayor’s seat.

On the eve of what could be one of the  most important speeches of his political career, former Gov. John Hickenlooper stopped by the Wynkoop Brewing Co. talk to reporters about craft beer, politics and why he thinks he’s the best democrat to take on Donald Trump.

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In a new exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum, viewers have to be careful not to step on the art. “The Discipline of the Cave” by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico asks them to engage different senses.

 

Wet snow and rain have boosted the Roaring Fork Watershed's snowpack. The sticky snow has contributed to snowpack that is 139 percent of average.

 

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

Getting people to grasp the dangers posed by climate change has proved a challenge for scientists. Now, artists are taking a shot at it.  A new exhibit highlights national and local artists whose work aims to show that climate change is an emergency.  “Imagine Climate” is a collaboration between Anderson Ranch Arts Center and local environmental group CORE.

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On Thursday, avalanche danger around Aspen broke records.  

 

Last fall's deadly Camp Fire has brought renewed questions about whether towns in high-risk areas like Paradise, Calif., should even be rebuilt.

Barry Long recently tried to squash those questions immediately as he kicked off a crowded town hall meeting at Paradise Alliance Church.

"One of the first questions we get is, 'Are they really going to rebuild Paradise?' " Long said. "And we say that's not a question. [The Town] Council made an immediate decision [that] we're going to rebuild Paradise."

Architect John Patkau helped design the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, British Columbia. On Thursday, he’ll present on the challenges and rewards of developing iconic buildings in resort towns at the Aspen Art Museum, which has faced its own share of pushback from residents.

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Join Us For A Night Of Conversation With NPR's Kirk Siegler

Friday, March 29th, 6:30 p.m. at The Temporary in Basalt

Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday April 4th, 5:30pm Free screening and panel discussion.

ARTS & CULTURE

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

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

When you think of sports in the Roaring Fork Valley, you might think skiing, hiking, but what about fencing? The founder of the Roaring Fork Fencing Club wants to share his passion for what he calls a "cerebral sport," and kids are catching on.

In 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.

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The basement of the state Capitol is ground zero for legislative strategizing. Lobbyists take over the small cafeteria and crowd around tables with lawmakers for several hours. Some walk into the bathrooms still talking on their phones about legislation. It’s here in this noisy basement where the oil and gas industry has been mounting fierce opposition to stronger regulations on the industry.

After days of fierce partisanship at the state Capitol, Democrats in the Colorado Senate advanced a bill Wednesday that will give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling operations.

But as the bill heads over to the House for more debate, there are signs it will undergo some more changes in the coming days.

Colorado lawmakers are now more than halfway through the legislative session, and they’ve debated at length over oil and gas regulations and how the state votes for presidents.

But one issue has been notably absent so far from the agenda: Transportation funding.

It’s been four months since voters rejected two tax measures that would have provided billions of dollars worth of funding for the state’s roads and bridges.

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