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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2014 Aspen Ideas Fesitval
10:06 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Colorado's "Right to Try" Law: A Lifeline or False Hope?

Colorado's "Right to Try" Law: A Lifeline or False Hope?

Colorado’s new “right-to-try” law, signed in May, allows terminally ill patients access to investigational drugs without federal approval. Similar legislation is being considered in other states. Supporters call it a ray of hope for people with few alternatives, while skeptics argue that the hopes could be false and the suffering worsened. The US Food and Drug Administration already has compassionate-use mechanisms in place, but action at the state level is a first. What are the clinical and ethical implications of Colorado’s action? Are states usurping federal authority? What are the rights of dying people here?

Elliot Gerson, Joe Garcia, Diane E. Meier

Pledge Premium Washes Ashore
2:28 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Found: Seafaring APR Water Bottle

The Aspen Public Radio membership water bottle found washed up on a beach at San Pancho, Mexico by local resident Andy Hanson.
Credit Andy Hanson

You might find a member station sticker on a car or even run into a fellow traveler sporting some fashionable threads from the same station you support miles-and-miles from home. But, Andy Hanson came across an Aspen Public Radio membership premium while on vacation in a very interesting way.

Granted, it has seen better days.

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The Aspen Institute
4:23 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

2014 Aspen Institute Broadcast Schedule

Aspen Public Radio is proud to continue its long-term partnership with The Aspen Institute to bring you another summer of informative and stimulating keynote lectures. 

NOTE: This is the schedule of the lectures/events Aspen Public Radio plans to broadcast. Due to the fluid nature of the Aspen Institute's events, this schedule is expected to change with limited notice.

Tuesday June 24th

8pm-9pm
Colorado's "Right to Try" Law: A Lifeline or False Hope?

Wednesday June 25th

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Valley Roundup
3:27 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014

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

There is a guilty plea today from William Styler in the murder of Aspen local Nancy Pfister.  He will be sentenced to 20 years.  Also all charges were dropped against Kathy Carpenter. We’ll hear the details from our Elise Thatcher.

Also joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason from the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine and  Andy Stone from the Aspen Times. 

We’ll talk about the new real estate magnate in Aspen.  His name is Mark Hunt and he gave an exclusive interview to the Aspen Daily News this week.  Carolyn tells us about it.

Also the Pitkin County Commission responds to the big wedding and

On the Download we learn why Facebook has lost the hip.  Teens are exiting in large numbers.

Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.

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Plane Crash
5:45 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Two Locals Killed in Aspen-to-Texas Flight

Photo of the plane
Credit http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/story/d/story/abilene-owned-plane-crashes-west-of-lubbock-three/17943/

NBC5 in Dallas/Fort Worth has reported on the IDs of those killed in yesterday’s single-engine plane crash in Texas. The flight originated from Aspen.

"Investigators have revealed the identities of three people killed when a single-engine airplane en route to Central Texas crashed in a remote area of West Texas.

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