Valley Roundup - March 28th, 2014

Mar 28, 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.

The Download with Rob St. Mary

Facebook to use Drones to bring the Internet to Unconnected Places

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10101322049893211?stream_ref=10

http://reason.com/blog/2014/03/28/facebook-plans-to-use-drones

Blocking Social Media Around the World

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/03/turkey-facebook-youtube-twitter-blocked

Raise a Glass to Phone-Free Conversations

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/03/26/294329011/how-a-frosty-one-can-stop-you-from-checking-your-smartphone