Roger Adams

News Director

Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Roger grew up with radio. His father was a HAM radio operator, and there was always a radio room in his house. He started listening to public radio in the late 1970s while in college and started volunteering at community station WMNF, Tampa, Florida in 1980. He went on to become News Director. Since, he has served as News Director for WDET, Detroit Public Radio and most recently as Program Director for Wyoming Public Radio. In Panama he was an avid water-skier but is embarrassed to say he has never been on snow skis. He loves the West and enjoys fly-fishing, horses, photography, sculpture and poetry. His daughter is a Junior in college while his teenage son is a Junior in high school. 

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Economics of Sporting Events
1:55 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Economic Boost from Bike Race? Probably not.

USA Pro Challenge - Aspen Stage - 2012
Credit Roger Adams

Planning for next year’s USA Pro Challenge bike race in Aspen is already underway.   Despite some complaints this year because of road closures it appears the bike race has the support of local government officials and will become a yearly event.  This despite a lack of evidence showing any economic gains for the upper valley.   Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams explains:

Steve Skadron is Aspen’s Mayor .  This week Aspen Public Radio asked him what the was the economic boost from hosting the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race.

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Roaring Fork School District
5:37 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Visioning The Best Schools

Basalt Elementary School
Credit RFSD

  For the past several weeks the Roaring Fork School district has been holding what it calls visioning sessions.  The aim of the process is to improve performance and student achievement.  While the Roaring Fork district is performing above Colorado’s average in most academic areas officials want to do even better.  Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports.

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Shopping for a Policy
5:25 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Explainer - Colorado Health Exchange

If you thought the debate over health care reform was complicated to follow the shopping experience for health insurance may be equally hard to understand.  First of all the prices people will encounter vary.  Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams went shopping for policies on the Colorado Health Exchange - Connect For Health Colorado.

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Valley Roundup
3:32 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Valley Roundup - October 4th, 2013

Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Valley Roundup - September 20th, 2013

The flood waters are now moving east into Kansas and Nebraska. Better weather is allowing hard hit mountain communities like Boulder to dry out. This was a singular massive rain event. How it happened seems pretty clear. How and what it means long term, less so. Brent Gardner-Smith and Bob Ward of Aspen Journalism join us this week to talk about all the water, Colorado’s on going drought and climate change.

Also, this fall, voters will decide the fate of a new funding model for public schools – Mick Ireland shares his take.

And on The Download – how hackers might be able to steal your fingerprints.

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