Outside/In & Public Policy Forum Archives

Outside/In is a half-hour interview and conversation with one of the many interesting people visiting the Gunnison Valley each summer, often in association with Crested Butte's Public Policy Forum. Produced in house at the KBUT studios, and hosted by Roger Kahn, Outside/In can be heard on Sundays from July to late August at 2 PM.

Current Episodes (scroll down for Public Policy Forum archives prior to 2013):

2012 Episodes:

Please click the links below to listen to previous editions of Outside/In. (Note: These link to large mp3 files that may take a minute or two to download).

Outside/In July 15, 2012 with guest Loren Steffy who speaks about "America's Energy Quandary."

Outside/In July 22, 2012 featured a re-broadcast with former Crested Butte Mayor W. Mitchell, which can be found in the 2008 archives.

Outside/In July 29, 2012 with guest David Cay Johnston who speaks about "Real Tax Reform."

Outside/In August 5, 2012 with guest Dr. Janine Benyus, who speaks about "Biomimicry and How It Can Sustain Us."

2011 Episodes:

Outside/In July 10, 2011 with guest John Harte, a biologist from Berkeley, California, who has been researching climate change at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado, for many summers.

Outside/In July 17, 2011 with guest Ed Zwick, a filmmaker from Santa Monica, California, who talks about politics and film.

Outside/In July 24, 2011 with guest Daniel Wadsworth and the topic "Haiti, What's Next?"

Outside/In July 31, 2011 with guest Philip C. Wilcox, Jr and the topic "The Middle East:  Turmoil, Change and the Deepening Israeli-Palestinian Conflict."

Outside/In August 7, 2011 with guest Professor David M. Kennedy and "The Rise of US Poverty, or America's Second Gilded Age."

Outside/In August 14, 2011 with guest Andy Silverman and "The US - Mexican Border:  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."

Outside/In August 21, 2011 with Andrew Romanoff and "How Money Corrupts Elections."

2010 Episodes:

Outside/In July 11, 2010 with guest William Luers, a former US Ambassador, the President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and of the Iran Group who talks about necessary steps that need to be taken if the US is to avoid conflict with Iran.

Outside/In July 18, 2010 with guest Ellen Weiss, the Senior Vice President for news at National Public Radio.

Outside/In July 25, 2010 with guest Jay Dobyns, an FBI agent who infiltrated the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang.

Outside/In August 8, 2010 with guest Leonard Rubenstein, expert on the United States' use of torture.

Outside/In August 15, 2010 with guest Michael Hurley, a career CIA officer who served on the 911 Commission Staff.

Outside/In August 22, 2010 with guest Dr. George Weiblen, associate professor of the plant biology department at the University of Minnesota, who is an expert on the cannabis plant.

Outside/In August 29, 2010 with guest Brian Vincente, executive director of Sensible Colorado, a nonprofit working for an effective and humane drug policy in Colorado.

Outside/In September 5, 2010 with guest Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking:  An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the US," who campaigns for and counsels those on death row.

Outside/In September 12, 2010 with guest Polly Letofsky, a woman who walked around the world in support of breast cancer research.

2009 Episodes:

Outside/In July 12, 2009 with guest Julia Bolz, a woman's rights activist whose topic is "A Journey with An Afghan School."

Outside/In July 19, 2009 with guest Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population biology at Stanford University, who has been working at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory for about 50 years.

Outside/In July 26, 2009 with guest Justice Gregory Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court Justice who has been retained twice by Colorado voters.  His emphasis is on water, land use, environment, and transportation.

Outside/In August 2, 2009 with guest Hedrick Smith, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter from the New York Times.

Outside/In August 9, 2009 is a rebroadcast of an interview in 2008 w/ W. Mitchell, former mayor of Crested Butte.  Please 2008 archives for this interview.

Outside/In August 17, 2009 with guest General Joseph Ralston, a retired general who is currently the vice chair of the Coen Group, a group of international consultants.

Outside/In August 23, 2009 with guest
H. W. Brands, a historian who has joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the Dickinson-Anderson Centennial Professor of History.

2008 Episodes:

Outside/In July 13, 2008 with guest Judith Kipper, an internationally recognized Middle-East expert. 

Outside/In July 20, 2008 with guest W. Mitchell, former mayor of Crested Butte, motivational speaker, and "The Man Who Saved Red Lady."

Outside/In July 27, 2008 with guest Robert Dunbar, a Stanford University Professor and director of Stanford's Earth Systems Program.

Outside/In August 3, 2008 with guest Mike Abramowitz, a reporter and editor at the Washington Post since 1985.

Outside/In August 10, 2008 with guest Ka Hsaw Wa and Katie Redford, the co-founders and directors of Earth Rights International.

Outside/In, August 17, 2008 with guest Alan Hegburg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Policy in Washington, D.C.

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