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Original Thinkers festival kicks off with an ode to joy in troubling times

As a high school student, Kaatje Jones’ first introduction to international politics was hearing from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.  Shortly after joining the PeaceJam chapter at Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, she and more than 3,000 other students participated in the organization’s conference in Denver in 2006, attended by 10 […]

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Telluride’s Original Thinkers festival is aimed at allowing us to “move forward in this confounding world”

It’s been a hard year everywhere. That weighed heavily on David Holbrooke as he mapped out a plan for the fourth annual Original Thinkers festival, which returns to Telluride Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 after a year of virtual offerings. “Yes we look at some serious issues, but this is meant to be a festival […]