Valley Roundup - July 12th, 2013

Jul 12, 2013

On the show this week Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner Smith, Editor and Investigative Reporter for Aspen Journalism join us to discuss the top news stories in the Valley.  

We talk with Aspen Public Radio Reporter Elise Thatcher about demonstrations planned for the weekend.  The rallies will focus on opposition to hydraulic fracturing – fracking – in Colorado.

Denver Post Staff Writer Bruce Finley talks with us about his report in the Post this week about air pollution in the nine counties around Denver.

On the Download Aspen Public Radio’s Digital Content Manager Rob St. Mary tells us about a website where visitors can find out what the government might know about your digital habits, security concerns about Android smartphones and a real world file sharing hide and seek campaign.

In the Media Roundtable with Carolyn Sackariason and Brent Gardner Smith the following topics are discussed:

Anti-fracking Demonstrations

The Democratic Governor’s Association will be meeting in Aspen this weekend.  A range of environmental and citizen’s groups are promising to greet them with an anti-fracking demonstration.

Pitkin County Commissioners Go For A Jeep Ride

A quorum of Pitkin County Commissioners visited with a local ranch owner this week on a Jeep ride that was not recorded as required by Colorado open meetings rules.

From the Aspen Daily News:

Aspen Valley Hospital and Open Meetings
From the Aspen Daily News:


Interview with Bruce Finley – Air Pollution in Colorado

We talk with Bruce Finley, Staff Writer for the Denver Post about his reporting on efforts by the state of Colorado to reduce air pollution from oil and gas operations around the state and especially in the Metro Denver area.

    From the Denver Post:


More by Bruce Finley:


The Download with Aspen Public Radio Digital Content Manager Rob St. Mary.

Android phone security concerns:


What is your “metadata”?


File sharing in public with “Dead Drops”