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Fri August 9, 2013
Valley Roundup

Valley Roundup - August 9th, 2013

Feuding  Foundations were in the news again this week as the Aspen Valley Hospital and its former fundraising arm trade shots.

The Town of Basalt is preparing to move all the residents out of a mobile home park on the river…what is unclear is where these residents will wind up.

A recent attention-grabbing headline warns of increased human violence as climate change warms the earth’s temperatures.  Our science reporter looked behind the headline and found something a little less scary.

Also NPR Middle East Correspondent Deborah Amos was in town this week for a couple events she sat down for an interview with our Elise Thatcher about gathering news in hotspots like Syria.

Finally on The Download, Rob St. Mary tells us about an online service that helps you request public information from the government.  It’s the FOIA machine and its just ahead on Valley Roundup.

This week on the show we discuss the top news stories in the Roaring Fork Valley with Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, former Editor and now a columnist for the Aspen Times. We discussed the following stories:

Feuding Foundations

The Aspen Valley Hospital and its former fundraising arm now the Aspen Medical Foundation trade shots over how much money one owes the other.

From the Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/158952

The Town of Basalt is preparing to move all the residents out of a mobile home park on the river…what is unclear is where these residents will wind up.

From the Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/158971

From Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/first-families-be-moved-basalts-pan-and-fork-mobile-home-park

Long Hot (and Violent) Summer

Recent attention-grabbing headlines warn of increased human violence as climate change warms the earth’s temperatures. Our science reporter Ellis Robinson looked behind the headline and found something a little less scary.

The study: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3011470/Publications/Science-2013-Hsiang-science.1235367.pdf

Blog post of Ed Carr: http://www.edwardrcarr.com/opentheechochamber/2013/08/04/much-ado-about-nothing-new/

"Do the Right Thing" trailer:

Guardian article mentioned: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/aug/02/climate-change-endless-war-violence-conflict

**We also say goodbye today to Ellis as his internship with us wraps up. We bid him farewell with thanks and best wishes.

Covering The Middle East

NPR Middle East Correspondent Deborah Amos was in town this week for a couple events she sat down for an interview with our Elise Thatcher about gathering news in hotspots like Syria.

From NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=2100182

More on Deborah Amos from Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/nprs-deborah-amos-conversation

On The Download, Rob St. Mary tells us about an online service that helps you request public information from the government. It’s the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) machine.

http://www.foiamachine.org/

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cir/foia-machine

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