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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Benzos and Opiates
5:20 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Addicted to Scripts

Prescription Pain Medication - Oxycontin

When you hear the phrase drug addict what might come to mind is a disheveled man or woman in a back alley at night sharing dirty hypodermic needles.  The truth is you might be hard-pressed to spot one in a crowd.  More and more, addicts look like everybody else in part because they are addicted to medications prescribed to them.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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Valley Roundup
12:35 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Valley Roundup - May 9th, 2014

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

Joining us today are Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times.

A public comment period on oil and gas leasing in and around the Thompson Divide closes next week after a series of public hearings that drew deeply divided audiences.  Today we’ll look at what those differences really are

After a controversial election this week the Crown Mountain Recreation District has a new member of its board of directors.  She has pledged to bring more transparency to the district.

Also, this week that Pitkin County says no to legal marijuana operations in Woody Creek.  We wonder if Hunter S. Thompson is spinning in his grave.

And, we bring back one of our favorite Downloads with Rob St. Mary.  Its all ahead on Valley Roundup.

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Aspen Music Festival and School
9:53 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Interview: Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher
Credit Roger Adams

  When the Aspen Music Festival and School opens for the summer on June 18th it will be the start of the 66th season of classical concerts and performances.  Year over year, the festival has featured well-known conductors, composers and musicians and paired many of them with students.  Some of those students have gone on to become world renown and then return to Aspen for the summer to teach the next generation.  For audiences the festival offers hundreds of performances.  Alan Fletcher is the president and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School he spoke about the summer’s events with A

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Roaring Fork School District
5:43 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Reading Test Scores Up

Dr. Diana Sirko, Superintendent; Roaring Fork School District
Credit Roger Adams

 Third grade reading scores from statewide standardized testing were released today (Tuesday 5-6-2014) and there is good news for the Roaring Fork School District.   Three quarters of third graders in the district are proficient or advanced in reading comprehension.  That, says superintendent Diana Sirko, shows continued improvement.

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Aspen Cost of Living
6:07 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

What Can Government Do?

Michael Kinsley: Pitkin County Commissioner 1975-85
Credit Roger Adams

  This month we have been looking at the issue of working and living in Aspen.  Is it, as some believe, so expensive here that the next generation of Aspenites will be forced down valley by high rents, low wages and difficult housing?  The income gap is significant in Aspen and so are prices.  The question we ask today is what if anything can government do about it. We spoke with past and present elected officials.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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