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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VVH Hacking Investigation
7:26 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Malware Fallout

Valley View Hospital
Credit Garfield County

 It has been a month since Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs revealed it had been the target of hackers.  Data from some 54-hundred patient records were breached.  How the computer system came to be the target of hackers remains unclear.  

Hospital officials have said little beyond their prepared news releases.  The Department of Health and Human Services will not officially comment.  Current and former employees and contractors for the hospital have likewise told us little.   Still, from information that has been released, the breach at VVH appears to be much like one four years ago at the Health Sciences Center at the University of New Mexico.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

 

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Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Valley Roundup - April 4th, 2014

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

Joining us today are Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.

This week, a discussion of wealth and the widening income gap in Aspen.  Some fear there will soon be no middle.

Young people in Aspen face a tough road to becoming old Aspenites.  A new survey shows housing, wages and business opportunities are barriers to Aspen’s Next Generation

Also Aspen begins talking about raising the city’s lodging tax.

On the Download with Rob St. Mary its spring and time to talk baseball, pot and poetry.

Valley Roundup
3:48 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Valley Roundup - March 28th, 2014

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

Joining us today are Curtis Wackerle, from the Aspen Daily News and Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine.

This week saw another court proceeding in the Nancy Pfister murder case.  Also a story emerges that sheds some light on the relationship between Pfister and one of those accused in her murder.

Colorado Mountain College is cutting employees hours to avoid paying health care costs mandated by Obamacare – not everyone is happy with the decision.

And, as the Basalt municipal election gets closer candidates for town council wrestle with the ongoing issue of Willits vs Downtown.

One the Download with Rob St. Mary we discuss Facebook’s big plans to deploy drones and look at a possible solution for keeping people off their phones at dinner.  Its all coming up on today’s Valley Roundup.

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Heroin Is Back
6:54 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Dope Valley

Poppy Flowers
Credit drug-addiction-support.org

The other day I sat down for an interview with two young men. It was a sunny day and we were talking on a bench in downtown Basalt.   They are in their early twenties; both are clean-cut, good-looking guys and very articulate and educated.  They were telling me about heroin.

Medical providers and emergency officials are seeing an increase in the number of heroin overdoses and heroin addicts in the Roaring Fork Valley.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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Methodists Debate Gay Marriage
9:11 am
Mon March 24, 2014

UMC v LGBT

Rev. Frank Schaefer
Credit lgtbnation.com

  The United Methodist Church is in a heated internal debate over the issue of gay marriage.  At the center of this conflict is the Methodist Book Of Discipline which guides the denomination’s practices and beliefs.

“I fear that this will lead to a splintering or a split of the church before it gets changed in the actual discipline.”

Rev. Frank Schaefer is at the center of this debate.  He spoke in Aspen on Friday (3-21-2014.) APR's Roger Adams reports.

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