APR Local News

APR Local News
6:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi

Alpine ski racer Melanie Schwartz is racing for the United States in Sochi. The Canadian native has duel citizenship and raced for Canada at the Vancouver Games. She trains in Aspen.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Alpine skier Melanie Schwartz will race for Team USA at the Paralympics but, she’ll do it on just one leg. The part-time Aspen resident was born without a femur, but started skiing at a young age. This will be her second Paralympics, but her first competing for the United States. In 2010 she raced for Canada. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

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APR Local News
6:33 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Pitkin County Surveys Residents

Credit Pitkin County

 

Pitkin County wants to know what residents think about a variety of issues, such as rural internet access. Several hundred locals received surveys in the mail in recent weeks, the county will make results public tomorrow, Tuesday March 11th. To learn more, Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher spoke with County spokesman Pat Bingham. She started by asking  Bingham what the main goal of the survey is.

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Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Valley Roundup - March 7th, 2014

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

This week, the community processes the murder of a lifetime local.  Homicide is rare here and it is especially difficult when the victim is so well know.

Also this week, Aspen Valley Hospital parts ways with a longtime surgeon and signs up with a new surgical team.

And, a new Limelight in Snowmass is off the table…maybe.

One of NPR’s top international correspondents visited the valley this week.  Phillip Reeves gave audiences the backstory to Ukraine, Russia and Crimea.  Reeves sat down for interview with us and you’ll hear it just ahead on this week’s Valley Roundup.

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Winter Pledge Drive
10:55 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Thank You!

Thanks to all of our loyal listeners who pledged their support during the pledge drive!

Aspen Public Radio is a voice of reason in a time when civil discourse is a rare commodity. We try to spark your interest in history, music, or science. And we are reaching out to new audiences every day with our expanded programming. 

At Aspen Public Radio, the bottom line isn’t profit – it’s public service.

Thanks again to all of you who support this essential service!

Carolyne Heldman Rovira – Executive Director

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APR Local News
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

APR Sits Down with NPR Reporter Philip Reeves

NPR's reporter in Pakistan: Philip Reeves.
Credit National Public Radio

If the name Philip Reeves sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve heard lots of NPR stories from him over the years. Reeves is an international reporter now based in Pakistan, but he’s spent time in Iraq and, in the 1990’s, he was in Moscow. That was before NPR, when Reeves filed stories for a British newspaper. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher. She asked Reeves what his sense is for what’s going on now between Russia and Ukraine.

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