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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.

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While die-hard skiers might dread taking their last laps in the spring, many gardeners in the Roaring Fork Valley are eagerly awaiting warmer temperatures.

Planting time is still a few weeks away, but for those looking to chomp on freshly picked produce from their own mountain garden, it’s time to start thinking ahead.


Morning newscast for April 12, 2019. 


The Art Base

Early spring is the perfect time for local ceramicist Molly Peacock’s show “Morphous.”

 

Her lightly colored, cloud-like ceramic forms look like melting snow banks.  

 


Morning newscast for April 11, 2019


Aspen Words

The winner of Aspen Words’ second-ever Literary Prize is announced Thursday at a ceremony in New York City, but book lovers can attend a local viewing party at the Pitkin County Library.

 


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.

The Grand Canyon, dammed and flooded.  Smokey the Bear, lighting a cigar and looking askance at the viewer. Artist Will Gurley’s solo show “National Parks Development” opens Friday at the Launchpad. It takes a darkly humorous look at what would happen if the commercialization of nature went extreme.   

In the era of online job applications and a website for almost every business, a vacation photo you cropped your family out of might not cut it as your LinkedIn profile picture. On a recent day at the Colorado Workforce Center in Glenwood Springs, photography students from Colorado Mountain College offered professional headshots.

 


Snowmass Village is one step closer to a new public art installation near the town’s entrance.  

Aspen Film’s Shortsfest starts Tuesday. The film festival screens nearly 70 films, all with a running time of 40 minutes or less. The event also includes panels and filmmaker Q-and-As.

Eagle County is extending their partnership with nonprofit Valley Settlement to address a severe shortage of early childcare educators.

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.

Dory Light plays the organ for services at the Aspen Community Church most weekends. On Friday, she mixes it up for her first hometown, solo organ concert.  

Artist collective the FIRM has a new show opening at Carbondale Clay Center on Friday.  The four members have taken a cooperative approach to the business side of art.

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As the days grow longer and warmer, wildlife is more active, which has led to an increase in collisions on Highway 82.  

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.

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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.

In a new documentary, “The River and the Wall,” filmmaker Ben Masters is joined by a small group of scientists and conservationists on a nearly three-month-long journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The project aims to show the beauty and variety of landscapes in the borderlands.

The first People’s Choice Art Show takes place Thursday at The Collective in Snowmass’ Base Village. It’s a part of the new venue’s emphasis on local artists.

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