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Tammy Terwelp


Tammy Terwelp has more than 20 years of experience in public and commercial media. She was Executive Director of Aspen Public Radio from January 2019 - March 2021.

Prior to becoming Executive Director at Aspen Public Radio, she was the General Manager of KRCC in Colorado Springs for more than three years.

Tammy served as the first program director at Pittsburgh's 90.5 WESA, a position she held for four years. Prior to her time with WESA, she worked for more than seven years in programming at WBEZ in Chicago. Her early career also included positions at public radio and TV stations in Chicago; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Madison, Wisconsin. 


Aspen Public Radio is airing a nightly hour of special programming about the global pandemic from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday. The National Conversation with All Things Considered is hosted by NPR's Ari Shapiro and Michel Martin. During this hour NPR presents a live national conversation,  engaging with listeners and answering questions focused on the coronavirus crisis, and talking to NPR reporters and national experts to get you the latest and best information. Do you have questions about the coronavirus pandemic that you would like NPR reporters to answer?

"To Vote or Not to Vote"

Older generations expect Generation Z to sway the 2020 election, but young people seem to turn their backs on politics. With election coverage more accessible than ever before, why aren’t we more involved? Are we pessimistic? Misinformed? Jaded? Or do we just not care?

In our final story of the season, we talk to Gen Zer, Leslie Hernandez, who is bucking the trend by diving into her community’s complicated political scene. Then, in a special interview taped live from the campaign trail in the summer of 2019, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper discusses strategies politicians on all sides are using to engage with Generation Z. Don’t miss the hot political tea!

Hosted by Jane Marolt and Mariel Gorsuch. Produced by Eleanor Bennett.

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   "Not So Social Media"

 Studies say Generation Z has become more depressed and anxious than any generation before them. The cause? Experts worry it might be our reliance on social media as our main form of communication.  We take a digital detox to see if removing technology from the center of our social lives could make us feel differently. Then we talk with Hannah and Charlie Lucas, the Gen Z founders of notOK, a social media app designed to save lives.

Hosted by Jane Marolt and Mariel Gorsuch. Produced by Eleanor Bennett.

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"Under the Influence(r)"

For many Gen Zers, watching YouTube and following influencers on Instagram consumes hours of their day. In turn, many young people have turned to social media “influencing” as a profession. To find out more, we catch up with two Aspen High School alumni who are working towards careers as YouTube and Instagram stars.

Special guests Noelle Woods and Jack Sweeney help us uncover the truth about this fascinating new career path for Generation Z.

Hosted by Jane Marolt and Mariel Gorsuch. Produced by Eleanor Bennett.

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Aspen Public Radio is committed to objectiveness, truth and fairness in reporting. We currently officially follow and subscribe to the NPR ethics policy.

We also consult with the doctrine laid forth by the following professional organizations:

Public Media Code of Integrity
Society of Professional Journalists
Public Radio News Directors Inc


Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees.

Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person.

Aspen Public Radio is delighted to present the nationally syndicated program 1A (airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) host Joshua Johnson for a free public event on the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.

Aspen Public Radio Reporter Christin Kay will interview Joshua about hosting a daily national show, the challenges of reporting and how his career path led him to Washington D.C.

Our event is a picnic-style event - bring some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (water provided) and get an insider look at public radio programming.

1A will be broadcasting live to the nation from our studios Monday and Tuesday, June 24 and 25, and Joshua is moderating several events at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Sponsorship for this event is generously provided by Alpine Bank of Aspen.

Dear Listeners,

We are writing to share exciting news about our program schedule. Beginning Saturday, June 1st, we’ll be introducing new shows on Aspen Public Radio, bringing new voices, fresh personalities and diverse perspectives.

We’re updating our schedule to reflect an even greater commitment to bringing you the best in public radio programming.

Here are some highlights, and you can view the complete schedule here.

Tammy Terwelp / APR

The Aspen Public Radio news team recently won three awards of excellence and two certificates of merrit from the Colorado Broadcaster's Association for work done in 2018.