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Iliza Shlesinger

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Iliza Shlesinger
The only woman to win Last Comic Standing is being sued over a gals-only comedy night she hosted in LA, but all are welcome to laugh along when she comes to the Wheeler March 16.

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Tony Vagneur

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Tony Vagneur
This valley native received the annual Greg Mace volunteer award last fall for his knack for sharing local history, whether through his newspaper column, weekly ski tours on Aspen Mountain, or work with the Aspen Historical Society.

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Dan Porterfield

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Dan Porterfield
With two bachelor’s degrees, a PhD, a Rhodes scholarship, and a Mellon fellowship to his name, the former president of Franklin & Marshall College takes over leadership of the Aspen Institute with some impressive intellectual chops.

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Jackie Francis

 

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Jackie Francis
This tireless local science education and environmental advocate initiated the concept of the international Keeling Curve Prize, which will award $250,000 annually to the 10 most promising ideas to mitigate global warming.

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Laura Hadar

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Laura Hadar
Hoping to become the first female splitboarder to ride all 58 of Colorado’s 14ers, along with telemarker Nicky Anastas, is just the next step in a love affair with the mountains for the former pro snowboarder—the duo’s got 37 more peaks to go.

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Eric Motley

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Eric Motley
In his moving memoir, Madison Park: A Place of Hope, the Aspen Institute executive vice president recounts his upbringing in a tightknit Alabama community founded in 1880 by freed slaves.

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