Rob St. Mary

Digital Content Manager/All Things Considered Host

Born and raised in the northeast suburbs of Detroit, Rob has been a media freak since he was a toddler. His first movie experience was at age two. By age 17 he had co-created an underground student newspaper and started acting classes.  In 1997, at the age of 19, Rob produced a low-budget 16mm vampire/comedy called “Tainted”. In 1999, “Tainted” played in the market section at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2002, Rob undertook his first feature length documentary – “The Separation on State Street” which followed a church/state separation case in Michigan's thumb. Rob's film work has screened in festivals internationally and garnered awards.

Since 2001, Rob has worked in radio news. He started at WJR (Detroit) followed by WLEW (Bad Axe), WSGW (Saginaw), WOOD (Grand Rapids) and WDET (Detroit). Rob has been honored over two-dozen times for his feature and investigative work by statewide and national journalism organizations.

Beyond his work as digital content manager for Aspen Public Radio, Rob is also working on a book for Wayne State University Press entitled “Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology” on the history several alt-weekly Detroit publications from the late 1970s to 1999. Rob is also co-host of a weekly film podcast, "The Projection Booth" which is available on-line and through iTunes.

In his off hours, Rob enjoys movies, books, playing guitar & bass, hanging out with his cats and enjoying the new environment of the Roaring Fork Valley.

You can follow him on twitter : @RobDET

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Aspen Film
5:40 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Aspen FilmFest Brings New Films, 35 Years of History

Aspen Film’s annual celebration of features takes to screens in Aspen and Carbondale over the next week. The screenings start today and run through Wednesday. Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary talked to co-director of Aspen Film Laura Thielen  about the festival’s 35th year.

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Valley Roundup
4:29 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Valley Roundup - September 19th, 2014

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

This week  - Aspen’s newest big real estate holder unveils a vision for the future in the downtown core.

The news Grand Avenue Bridge project is getting its funding lined up with contributions from local government up and down the valley.

Also this week, CMC says it can help high school students be better prepared for community college.

On the download, privacy on the new iPhone and the world now has more than a billion websites.

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Valley Roundup
3:26 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Valley Roundup - September 12th, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week. I’m Rob St.  Mary sitting in for Roger Adams who is off this week.

This week, the Pitkin County Commissioners are considering sending some money down the valley to help build the new bridge in Glenwood Springs. We’ll get a look at feelings on this on both sides of valley.

Parking has been an issue in Aspen for quite some time… but did you know about a scam at the meter that was taking over 50-thousand dollars month from the city? We’ll talk about that.

And, summer is over, but would the valley be up for “Whatever”? We’ll hear some thoughts on last weekend’s takeover of Crested Butte by a beer company.

And, the download is away this week. But, we go back to the days when radio was king and talk to the author of new book about the comedy team of “Bob and Ray” and their lasting influence.

That’s coming up on Valley Roundup.

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Beer Company Takes Over Town
3:29 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Crested Butte Officials: Don't Visit This Weekend!

Crested Butte during recent art fair.
Credit http://www.downtowncrestedbutte.com/

Most resort towns around these parts want you to visit this time of year, except for Crested Butte this weekend. That’s because the town of 1,500 will more than double in population as celebrities, major music acts and free beer will be on tap. It’s all part of an event for a Bud Light ad campaign. Chad Reich is program director at KBUT. He spoke to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary about how his station, along with local police, are urging people who don’t live in Gunnison County, and who are not invited to the party, to stay home.

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Valley Roundup
3:27 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Valley Roundup - August 29th, 2014

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

This week  - Aspen City Council dumps its much despised lodging incentive ordinance that would allow giant hotels and cut affordable housing. 

Glenwood residents get ready to vent about the Grand Avenue Bridge

Also this week, the tortoises head for a warmer spot as the Aspen Art Museum gets worldwide publicity

And, on the download, computer devices edge out clothes as must haves for students this year.

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