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11:03 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Setting Things Straight

A young couple in Tehran.
Skippy Mesirow

Tehran - Shiraz 

We in the West have a certain image in our heads when we think of Iran; evil scientists planning world destruction in a lab, crazy fanatical leaders plotting the demise of Israel and supporting terrorists to quell their maniacal, blood thirsty whims, bearded men wandering the streets, buildings crumbling behind them as old Soviet cars belch thick black smoke into the sky. They’re dressed head to toe in Arab garb, heads wrapped in turbans, eyes sinister and beards long. Women are forcibly shoved to the periphery of life, controlled and in fear. They look upon westerners with distain and malice. 

We are wrong.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: RESPONSE, Part 4

Kristin Werner is a somatic psychotherapist and facilitates the English-speaking support groups for RESPONSE. Werner explains how she works with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Executive Director Logan Hood also discusses a new technique called Advocate Initiator Response, where RESPONSE advocates go immediately to victims, rather than waiting for victims to come to them.

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Energy Efficiency
8:42 am
Mon October 27, 2014

CORE Celebrates 20 Years In Roaring Fork Valley

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency is celebrating 20 years. It's work to promote renewable energy has reduced greenhouse gases locally.
Credit aspencore.org

The non profit the Community Office of Resource Efficiency is celebrating twenty years in the Valley this month. Citizens, local governments and utility companies partnered in 1994, to reduce energy consumption locally. CORE’s work so far has taken a significant amount of carbon out of the atmosphere. 

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APR Local News
8:33 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Non-Profit To Serve People With Special Needs In Roaring Fork, Colorado River Valleys

Brian Sanchez (left) and Zach Bartell (right) volunteered at the Aspen Valley Marathon this summer. Sanchez inspired his sister, Cindy Bartell, to start the non-profit Project Radius.
Credit Cindy Bartell

The director of a new non profit in Glenwood Springs says her family inspired her to start the program for people with special needs. Project Radius promises to provide social and therapeutic recreational opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Cindy Bartell who founded the organization earlier this year.

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Valley Roundup
3:27 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Valley Roundup - October 24th, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

This week - Development is booming up and down the valley. A new hot springs in Glenwood Springs, a new hotel in Basalt and a big new bus depot in Aspen are just some of the upcoming projects. 

There is a demonstrated need for more psychiatric care in the Valley.  Officials say too many drunks and people with mental health problems wind up in jail or the ER.

Also this week newspaper endorsements and their effect on voters.

And, remembering Willard Clapper.

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