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

Valley Settlement

The only playground in El Jebel was torn down to make room for a traffic circle last year. This weekend, volunteers will come together to build a new one.

A new film festival is aiming to help the community be more compassionate. It makes its debut in Carbondale this weekend.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ classic psychedelic film “Yellow Submarine,” Aspen Film presents two screenings of the animated adventure at the Isis Theatre Wednesday night.  

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.

Carbondale Arts

A new exhibit at Carbondale’s R2 Gallery highlights modern twists on one of the oldest art forms...printmaking.  

Madeleine Albright was America’s first female secretary of state.  She served under President Bill Clinton from 1997-2001. She recently published the book "Fascism: A Warning."  

The Lincoln Center

Creating a memory is more like writing a song than taking a photograph. The emotions and prior experiences that come into play when we form a memory, make things like eyewitness testimony pretty unreliable. Composer Bruce Adolphe and neuroscientist Assal Habibi were in Aspen last week as a part of a series called “The Science of Music."

An art show opening at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt on Wednesday re-examines women’s roles in the American West.


The documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” screens Monday night at Paepcke Auditorium as part of the Aspen Institute Eisner/Laudner “New Views” film series. It focuses on the radical kindness of Fred Rogers, the unassuming star of the beloved television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Rogers and his cast of puppets spoke directly to young children about emotions, death, divorce and acceptance.


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.

Artist David Kassen paints portraits of Holocaust survivors. On Tuesday at the Aspen Jewish Community Center, he’ll sketch Hanna Pankowsky. She fled the Nazi regime in Poland when she was 10. It’s part of an event that aims to remind the audience that the Holocaust is not ancient history.

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The words "summer camp" might make you think of overnights under the stars, mystery meat in the dining hall and marshmallows roasted around a glowing campfire. But there are no sappy singalongs at one unique Carbondale summer camp. At Carbondale Arts' DJ Camp, young musicians are using computers and turntables to write their own summer soundtracks.  

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Fungi are some of the ecosystem’s unsung heroes. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is giving them their day in the sun on Friday at Mushroom Fair.  

The documentary “The Price of Everything” will be screened Thursday at the Aspen Institute.

Longtime Aspen local Jennifer Stockman produced the film, which features interviews with collectors, dealers, auctioneers and artists.



Bestselling author Michael Pollan speaks Monday night at the Aspen Institute. He’s known for writing books like "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food," about how plants can benefit our bodies. His newest book explores how a specific kind of plant- those with psychedelic properties- can benefit our minds, too.  

Lake Christine Fire Updates

Jul 27, 2018

Update: July 29, 10:22 a.m.: All pre-evacuation notices have been lifted, due to an increase in containment--now at 72%--along with Saturday's rain. Residents are encouraged to register with both Eagle and Pitkin Counties' emergency alerts for flash-flood warnings.   

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This summer, the Aspen Art Museum commissioned its first fashion line from multimedia artist Cheryl Donegan, who calls her work “re-fashioned readymades.” She takes a garment, then dyes, prints, cuts and re-sews it to create something new. She also uses pre-made items in her paintings, on display in the new exhibit GRLZ+VEILS.  Donegan’s collection debuted via fashion show earlier this month. Her art challenges viewers to look beyond its surface.   

Olive & West Photography

Carbondale musician Jackson Emmer is an Americana singer/songwriter. He’s been touring nationally, but he comes home Friday night for Mountain Fair.

At a community meeting Wednesday night, officials from Eagle County and the Rocky Mountain Team Black incident management team said they were adding more air support to battle the Lake Christine Fire.