Roger Adams

News Director

Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Roger grew up with radio. His father was a HAM radio operator, and there was always a radio room in his house. He started listening to public radio in the late 1970s while in college and started volunteering at community station WMNF, Tampa, Florida in 1980. He went on to become News Director. Since, he has served as News Director for WDET, Detroit Public Radio and most recently as Program Director for Wyoming Public Radio. In Panama he was an avid water-skier but is embarrassed to say he has never been on snow skis. He loves the West and enjoys fly-fishing, horses, photography, sculpture and poetry. His daughter is a Junior in college while his teenage son is a Junior in high school. 

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6:54am

Thu March 27, 2014
Heroin Is Back

Dope Valley

Poppy Flowers
Credit drug-addiction-support.org

The other day I sat down for an interview with two young men. It was a sunny day and we were talking on a bench in downtown Basalt.   They are in their early twenties; both are clean-cut, good-looking guys and very articulate and educated.  They were telling me about heroin.

Medical providers and emergency officials are seeing an increase in the number of heroin overdoses and heroin addicts in the Roaring Fork Valley.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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9:11am

Mon March 24, 2014
Methodists Debate Gay Marriage

UMC v LGBT

Rev. Frank Schaefer
Credit lgtbnation.com

  The United Methodist Church is in a heated internal debate over the issue of gay marriage.  At the center of this conflict is the Methodist Book Of Discipline which guides the denomination’s practices and beliefs.

“I fear that this will lead to a splintering or a split of the church before it gets changed in the actual discipline.”

Rev. Frank Schaefer is at the center of this debate.  He spoke in Aspen on Friday (3-21-2014.) APR's Roger Adams reports.

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3:28pm

Fri March 21, 2014
Valley Roundup

Valley Roundup - March 21st, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.  

Joining us today are Carolyn Sakariason, from the Aspen Daily News , Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.

This week saw the first court proceedings in the Nancy Pfister murder case.  Much of the time was spent arguing over evidence and public statements from law enforcement.   The concern is that media reports and rumors could make it impossible to find an impartial jury.  A trial in the case is months if not years away.

Also this week, Hotel Aspen gets approved to grow itself.

And, in Snowmass the owners of base village go on the defensive over losing another proposed development.

We’ll discuss those stories and have The Download with Rob St. Mary.  It’s coming up on today’s Valley Roundup.

3:32pm

Fri March 14, 2014

12:02pm

Fri March 14, 2014
APR Local News

VVH Hacked: 5400 Patient Records Breached

Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs
Credit VVH

  Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs was the target of computer hackers and has suffered a major breach of patient information security.  Hospital officials say the personal data of more than five-thousand patients was compromised.  Stacey Gavrell is head of community relations for the hospital

“The patient information does obviously make it very serious for us and we are going to respond seriously and we are responding seriously.”

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