Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff magazine editor Seth Muller is writing for a new audience -- eight to twelve year olds. In The Mockingbird's Manual a young Navajo girl takes us on an insightful adventure. It's the first in a series called Keepers of the Wind Claw Chronicles. Muller will read from his new book at the Northern Arizona Book Festival April 25. He told Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales about how he became inspired to write for a younger audience.
Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona author Alberto Rios grew up in Nogales during the 1950s and 60s, a time when the border was a much different place. Rios tells what he calls the "positive" side of the border in his memoir Capirotada. It was chosen as the One Book Arizona winner this year, a program that encourages communities across the state to read the same book at the same time. Rios is in Flagstaff today for the Northern Arizona Book Festival. He spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker.
Flagstaff, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer appointed Ben Grumbles to head up the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Grumbles faces a lot of challenges when he takes over the department in June including the budget crisis, a plan to register industries' greenhouse gas emissions and a recent moratorium on environmental regulations. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales recently talked to him about how he plans to tackle these issues.
Flagstaff, AZ – April is National Poetry Month. So, it's only fitting that tonight, Northern Arizona University will present the debut screening of a new documentary film about poetry. It's called, Spoken Word. It's a collaborative project between two student filmmakers, an Emmy-award-winning director and NAU's creative writing department. Spoken Word not only captures what poetry SOUNDS like, but, also what it LOOKS like. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Most everyone associates the name John Wesley Powell with the Grand Canyon. But Clarence Dutton was an equally exceptional explorer, and explainer, of the Canyon's "sublime" geology and geography.
Flagstaff, AZ – Though it's been nearly a month since winter was officially declared over...the snow has still been flying across northern Arizona. To give us a winter weather wrap-up and a preview of spring and summer conditions, Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with Flagstaff meteorologist, Lee Born.
Flagstaff, AZ – Chocolate lovers have been around a long time. A very long time. That's the news from New Mexico's Chaco Canyon ruins, where residue of the tropical bean from which chocolate is made was recently found in pottery said to be a thousand or more years old.
Flagstaff, AZ – Southwest Windpower has come a long way in two decades. Started in a Flagstaff garage, today it was named the national Small Business Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.