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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Councilman Adam Frisch
1:08 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Get Loud Aspen

Adam Frisch; Aspen City Councilman
Credit Roger Adams

  

Following a series of noise complaints filed by a resident of downtown Aspen and eventually a trial, City Council this week agreed to support increasing the legal decibel levels on restaurant row.  The changes would also allow noisy festivities until 11 pm, two hours longer than current rules.    The looser noise ordinance is expected to be in place by July.  Council member Adam Frisch enthusiastically supports the change.  He spoke with APR's Roger Adams. (note: their conversation registered below 65 decibels.)

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Garfield County
5:37 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Coroner Election

  The Garfield County Coroner position is up for election this year.  As it stands now the current coroner will not be running and only one candidate has signed up to run for the post so far.    That’s Republican Rob Glassmire who for the past 12 years has worled as an investigator for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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Local Theater
3:17 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Preview: Hudson Reed Ensemble

Kent Reed; Artistic Director, Actor with Hudson Reed Ensemble
Credit Roger Adams

Before we know it summer will be here when Aspen comes alive with all manner of performance; from intellectual lectures to classical music and theater.  The Hudson Reed Ensemble is already preparing for the season, which will include the Harold Pinter play; Betrayal a return of the beat poets and as it has done for years, Shakespeare in the Park.  This year Shakespeare will come inside because the Galena Plaza will be under renovation.  Kent Reed is the ensemble’s artistic director.  He spoke with APR’s Roger Adams.  

Listen to the radio version interview here:

  

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Profile
8:16 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Dr. Steve Ayers: Coroner

  The Pitkin County Coroner has been in the news a lot lately.  2014 is on pace to be a year with more deaths than usual in the county.  There has been a high profile murder, several recent suicides, a couple of accidental skiing deaths and several lethal drug overdoses.  The cases have all come across the coroner’s desk.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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National Poetry Month
3:41 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Featured Poets

Kim Nuzzo - Carbondale Poet; co-founder Aspen Poet's Society
Credit Roger Adams

  Welcome to a special program for National Poetry Month.  

Centuries after the Greeks celebrated poetry readings as part of the original Olympics, poetry is alive, well and thriving.  From the classics to hip-hop and slam, people are writing and reading poetry everyday.  Poems, like little word pictures say so much in so few words. 

Thanks to the Aspen Poet’s Society the spoken word is heard year round at monthly live poetry readings.  One of the highlights of these monthly live poetry readings is a featured poet; sometimes local poets other times poets visiting to read their work.

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