Carrie Saldo

Arts & Culture Reporter

A native of Stamford, VT, I call(ed) the Berkshires of western Massachusetts my home. The Berkshires are a culturally rich area -- I’m talking pass the butter and heavy cream -- rich.

Degrees in English and Theatre from Manhattanville College (thanks mom) have been useful when I need to look good on paper. Toss in life-long dance lessons and two failed attempts at guitar mastery (sorry, dad) and you’ve got the broad brush strokes of how I landed here in Colorado.

I am the arts and culture maven for KUNC, RMPBS, and KUVO, which means I have a business card that folds out. The nuts and bolts of the gig go like this: host the weekly arts magazine television show, Arts District on RMPBS. Report on all things arts and culture for NPR member stations KUNC and KUVO.

Colorado’s arts and cultural scene is robust and diverse, at least that’s what Google tells me, and I suspect that’s the reason the bosses at all three organizations saw fit to craft this Transmedia position.  

Before I packed up my stuff, drugged my cat, and said “Westward, ho!” I was the host, writer, and a producer of Connecting Point, WGBY-Springfield’s nightly magazine program. While there, I busted out my backpack and video equipment to report on some serious stuff, the impact of the 2010 earthquake on a small village in Haiti, and some seriously fun stuff, the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail.

Nitty gritty: More than a decade of journalism experience, first for something called a daily newspaper and then on the airwaves of WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Shout outs from: the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow foundation.

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6:30am

Thu February 20, 2014
Arts District

Salida Draws On Artistic Capital With Creative District

Salida's Creative District is home to 100 creative enterprises in 23 blocks.
Carrie Saldo Arts District

When artist Jack Chivvis bought a building in downtown Salida more than 30 years ago he had no idea he would help spark a renaissance in the former railroad hub and mining community to the southwest of Denver.

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5:49am

Thu February 13, 2014
Arts District

New Cultural CEO Sees Bold Programs In Breck’s Future

Robb Woulfe is Breckenridge's first Cultural CEO.
Courtesy Summit Daily

Meet Breckenridge’s first Cultural CEO, Robb Woulfe – charged with overseeing and expanding arts and culture in the town. He’s not afraid to take some risks in his new pursuit.

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4:28pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Arts District

Snow Sculptors Versus Time And Mother Nature

Fifteen sculptures were created for this year's Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Champsionship in Breckenridge, in front of Riverwalk Center.
Carrie Saldo

If you medal in the Olympics you could become a household name overnight. Maybe even nab a multi-million dollar endorsement contract. Those trappings aren’t likely for top-ranked competitive snow sculptors.

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6:47am

Thu January 23, 2014
Arts District

'The Whipping Man' Is Emblematic Of Curious' Approach To Theater

The challenges of life after the Civil War are explored in 'The Whipping Man,' currently on stage at Curious Theatre Company. Pictured are actors Laurence Curry and Sean Scrutchins.
Michael Ensminger, courtesy of Curious Theatre.

On the heels of the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation, Curious Theatre Company has mounted The Whipping Man, a play that looks at the painful legacy of slavery in post-Civil War Richmond, Va.

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5:00am

Thu January 16, 2014
Arts District

Ignorance, Cultural Stereotypes Challenged In ‘Cross Currents’

A close-up of '(NO)stalgia,' by artist Cannupa Hanska
Janine Trudell, RMPBS

The stereotype that Native American art consists of items dripping with beads and feathers and is stuck in the past is being challenged in Denver. The new exhibit Cross Currents showcases the continuous evolution of work created by contemporary Native American artists.

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