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Christin Kay

Arts and Culture Reporter

Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life.

 

Born in Denver, she attended Kansas State University as an undergraduate and Regis University for her masters degree in Education, Learning and Teaching. She was in the classroom for 14 years as an English teacher, working to show students that their voices mattered. A teaching opportunity at Aspen High School brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley for the first time in 2011. It was love at first sight, and she’s still in a bit of awe that she can call this place home.  

 

She came to Aspen Public Radio as a programming and content producer, planning community dialogues and town halls, and hosting and/or producing local shows Cross Currents, Mountain Edition and Valley Roundup. 

 

Christin refuels by skiing, biking, hiking and just breathing in the mountains. Her newest adventure is becoming a mom. She lives in Carbondale with her husband Jeremy, her son Weston and her dog Yalla. She loves to talk books and podcasts, so if you have a recommendation for her, let her know!   

Interesting stories, and how they are crafted, are at the heart of what Christin loves about public radio. A well-told story can inspire, open and connect like nothing else. She is honored to be a part of Aspen Public Radio and to have the opportunity to bring stories from the Roaring Fork Valley to life every day.

Ways to Connect

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

Wednesday, the Aspen Art Museum screens “Skate Kitchen,” about a group of female skateboarders in New York City. It’s a part of the Movies at the Museum series. The film begins at 7 p.m.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Carving out time for creative writing can be tough. Sharing it with others can be downright terrifying. A group in Glenwood Springs wants to be a safe place for any writer.

“Your Story, Your Life” includes everyone from retirees reflecting on their lives to people who’ve left the office for a few hours. They all come for the sense of community, no matter who they are and where they are on their writing journey.


David Dowling / Joy of Motion

A choreographer and dance professor at CU Boulder visits Carbondale this weekend. Helanius J. Wilkins’ work challenges stereotypes of black men, portraying them as vulnerable, creative and complex.

He says it’s not enough for dance just to be movement for movement’s sake.


Mark Duff

Mark Duff is a retired Basalt High School science teacher, who's now a published author.

His first novel, "This Ruler," is set in a fictional high school where standardized testing has run amok.  

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Democratic house representatives Julie McCluskey and Dylan Roberts and Republican Perry Will emphasized how cooperation between the parties led to a productive session.

They told an audience of nearly 25 at the Basalt Library last night that of the 400 bills passed, nearly all had bipartisan support.


Rocky Mountain Preschool Coalition

On Tuesday, Basalt hears from a group trying to solve one of the toughest problems facing the Roaring Fork Valley: affordable and accessible early childhood education.

 

They're proposing a special tax district from Aspen to Parachute to fund preschool for all kids.  

 

 


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


Renee Prince / VOICES

Twelve local women banded together to create an original performance that opens in Carbondale on Friday.

The production highlights their stories and calls attention to a gender gap in the performing arts.

Twenty percent of the plays produced in the U.S. over the past three years were written by women.  

 

 


summationdance.org

New York’s Summation Dance is driving cross-country, exploring political divides. They’re in Carbondale this weekend.

Their travels and conversations are the raw material for a performance still in the making.


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Before House Bill 1262 passed a week ago, Colorado only covered about half the cost of full-day kindergarten. Parents and schools made up the difference.  

Starting next year, kindergarten will be entirely funded by the state, and, on Wednesday, the City of Aspen celebrates the move.

 


Aspen Art Museum

Richard Carter worked as Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer’s studio assistant in the 1970s.

Carter will speak about working with Bayer, who he calls the greatest graphic artist of the 20th century, Tuesday at the Aspen Art Museum.  

 

Bayer had a hand in many different projects in Aspen, designing the Aspen Institute campus, posters and buildings for the Aspen Skiing Company and commercial art for local organizations.

 

 


Colorado Business Committee For The Arts

Outdoor recreation is a $62 billion a year industry in Colorado.  The arts and culture sector generates $13 billion a year, more than mining or agriculture.

These two economic powerhouses came together at a forum in Golden last week, hosted by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts.

A panel of leaders from Colorado-based companies like Smartwool, Topo Designs and Icelantic skis talked about how important art is to their products and their sales.  

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


Morning newscast for Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  


Carbondale Middle School GSA

Carbondale’s first PRIDE parade will be held Friday evening. The event, which celebrates the LGBTQ community and its allies, was planned by local teens.

 

 


Morning newscast for Thursday, May 2, 2019. 


Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Savanna LaBauve and Stephanie Seguin have spent the past two years as artists-in-residence at the Carbondale Clay Center.

The fruits of their labor go on display Friday in a new exhibit at the R2 Gallery.

The two artists spent their residencies exploring different forms and materials, experimentation that Seguin says is on display in their show “Linear//Planar.”

 

 


Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Two white buses carrying nearly fifty veterans come to a stop at a ranch in the midvalley.  

They're here for the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, which brings nearly 400 servicemen and -women to the Roaring Fork Valley for five days of skiing, rock-climbing, even curling and sled hockey.

The event, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans, aims to improve attendees’ physical and mental health and help them adjust to life with a disability.  


Morning newscast for Tuesday, April 30, 2019.


Morning newscast for Monday, April 29, 2019. 


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