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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.

 

Aspen Strong’s mission is to raise awareness of and improve mental health in the Roaring Fork Valley.  The organization connects mental health resources and looks to start conversations about what it calls “mental hygiene.”

Writer Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut novel Three Rivers was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. She’s a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Lighthouse Young Writers Program in Denver.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Claire Woodcock bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

The Wilderness, Nature, and Society Seminar is a part of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute. This seminar is centered on readings and discussions about sustainability, environmental philosophy and ethics. Participants hike in the Colorado Rockies and stay in the 10th Mountain Division Huts. 

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Wyatt Orme and Claire Woodcock bring you a compilation of the week's news.  

Windwalkers is a therapeutic riding and learning center in Carbondale. The organization offers physical therapy, counseling and workshops for veterans, kids and older adults, all centered around the healing power of horses.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme bring you compilation of the week's news. 

Tatjana Soli is the author of three published novels. She is in town this month as the Writer in Residence for Aspen Words.

This week on Cross Currents, Snowmass Rotary President Rob Cairncross and Barb Wickes from Sundance Drug & Liquor.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Claire Woodcock bring you a compilation of the week's news.  

On this week's Cross Currents, Corey Flintoff, the former Moscow bureau chief for NPR. As a foreign correspondent, he covered Russian President Vladimir Putin's crackdown on dissent, seizure of Crimea and war in Easter Ukraine. 

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Carolyn Sackariason and Christin Kay bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Carolyn Sackariason and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

The City of Aspen has conditional water rights to build reservoirs on Maroon and Castle Creeks.  They have not budged on their position that keeping those rights is necessary, even in the face of intense criticism from environmental groups and concerned citizens. 

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Alycin Bektesh bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

Republican governors discuss the policies and programs that serve as the backbones of their respective states. Featuring Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Governor Doug Burgum  of North Dakota, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

Is the "two state solution" dead once and for all? The panel will discuss the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians with President Trump in the White House. Panelists include Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Natan Sachs, Director of the Center for Middle East Policy for The Brookings Institution, Edward Walker, former US Ambassador to Israel and Husam Zomlot, Strategic Affairs Advisor to the President of the State of Palestine.

As the State Department threatens Iran, while, at the same time certifying that it is complying with the terms of the deal, this panel will weigh and debate the strategic pros and cons of reneging on it. Panelists include Antony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State, Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, Kori Schake, Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Alex Vatanka, Senior Fellow at Middle East Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent for CNN. 

  

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Wyatt Orme and Claire Woodcock bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

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