Vic Vela is a reporter and host for Colorado Public Radio News. He covers politics, crime, sports, and entertainment. Vela joined Colorado Public Radio in 2015 after working for several years for CPR as a freelancer. He was legislative editor for Colorado Community Media, a sports anchor and reporter for an NBC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, and a reporter for The Daily Record in Cañon City and for the Albuquerque Journal. Vela received a B.A. in speech communications from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and an M.A. from the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism at Arizona State University.
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Jake "The Snake" Roberts was one of the most famous pro wrestlers of the 1980s. He had a massive following. But behind the scenes he was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and haunted by childhood abuse. This is the story of how Jake "The Snake" turned things around and found a second career as a stand-up comedian.
Paul Scudo had a flashy, high-powered hotel job — and behind the scenes, he had a longtime drug addiction. When he couldn't hide it anymore, things blew up in his face. But he managed to use his newfound wisdom to help some of the most troubled drug addicts in Colorado get their lives back on track. On Twitter: @VicVela1 More about Step Denver:
Whatever Keri Blakinger puts her mind to, she excels at. She has incredible focus. But that worked against her when she got into heroin. Hear Keri's journey from the edge of athletic stardom, to the depths of addiction, to a new career in journalism that puts her in the national spotlight for something entirely different. On Twitter: @VicVela1
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Denver, Colorado, United States of America
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11 hours, 10 minutes
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