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APR Special
3:27 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

APR Special: Spotlight Health, Show #3

Credit feministing.com

Good afternoon, this is Spotlight Health, on Aspen Public Radio. This is the third of six episodes in our series on key health issues.

Today we’ll untangle why seeing a doctor can be so confusing...

“Despite all the medical advances, there seems to be increasing controversy about what is the right thing to do, even about your most common conditions.”

We’ll hear one solution for making that whole treatment experience cheaper and more effective, too.

“We estimate that we’re taking at least $400 million per year out of Intermountain’s cost of operation, through better care.

Coming up today on Spotlight Health.

Episode 3 of 6 in a series to explore key health issues with guests also participating in the Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight: Health programming this summer.

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CO 3rd Congressional District
1:50 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Former Lottery Director Abel Tapia Running For Congress

Candidate Abel Tapia and Pitkin County Democrats Chair; Blanca O'Leary
Credit Roger Adams

Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, in the view of one political observer (here,) the has gone from safe Republican to likely Republican.  The change came as Democrat Abel Tapia entered the race against GOP incumbent Scott Tipton.  Tapia is a civil engineer by training but has a long record of public service.  He served terms in the Colorado State House and Senate and was director of the Colorado State Lottery.  Recently, Tapia, who lives in Pueblo, was in Aspen meeting voters and came in for an interview.  He spoke with APR’s Roger Adams.

Listen to the radio interview here:


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Wildfire
6:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Fire Season "Normal" In Colorado; Still, Fire Officials Advise Preparedness

The Red Canyon Fire flared up in August of 2013 near Glenwood Springs. Fire officials say forests in the lower Roaring Fork Valley are more flammable than higher up, in Aspen.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Wildfire season is well underway in the West, as crews battle destructive blazes in California. Rain clouds and even snow have been more common in the Roaring Fork Valley this spring, but wildfire officials say right now is the time to prepare. The Town of Basalt is holding a Wildfire Preparedness Workshop on Wednesday. One of the presenters is Assistant District Forester Kamie Long, with the Colorado State Forest Service.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Carbondale Clay Center, Part 3

In the art world, scoring a residency is a big deal. The Carbondale Clay Center accepts four artists every year to come work at their studios in Carbondale. Alex Knipe was a resident in 2006, and after taking some time to earn her MFA and study in Turkey on a Fulbright research grant, she finds herself back in Carbondale. Knipe discusses how the center's residency changed her life, professionally and creatively, and Executive Director, Jill Oberman, shares the importance of residencies for emerging artists. 

Learn more about the Carbondale Clay Center and their residency program on their website:  www.carbondaleclay.org

APR Local News
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Affordable Housing Rent Can Go Up Every Year

Credit Courtesy Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Renting employee housing in the Aspen area has a major perk. It’s more affordable than “free market” housing-- making it possible for more local workers to live in town. But one of the catches is that rent can go up regularly.

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