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‘War on Big Bird’ comes home to roost in Aspen with...

Now the National Public Radio funding controversy that began last fall with commentator Juan Williams getting the axe for admitting his fear of Muslims has a Colorado connection beyond just the relentless de-funding efforts of Republican Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn. According to the website Real Aspen, the Aspen Institute’s newly named arts program director, Ronald Schiller -- an Aspen resident who’s leaving his gig as president of the NPR Foundation -- was caught in a sting by right-wing video prankster James O'Keefe.