Poetry Friday: The State Champ, The Teacher and 'Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy'

May 25, 2018
Sophie Weinzinger

A high school junior from Flagstaff is this year's Poetry Out Loud state champion. Sophie Weinzinger won the prestigious poetry recitation competition, advancing to the national championships in Washington, D.C. Though she didn't place in the top 3, Sophie still won, according to her poetry teacher. We hear from both of them in this week's installment of Poetry Friday. 

Justin Regan

Parts of the Coconino National Forest are closed to the public due to high fire risk. KNAU’s Justin Regan spoke to some outdoor businesses in Flagstaff to see how the closure might affect them.

Melissa Sevigny

An association of British science teachers sent a letter of rebuke to the Arizona Department of Education for its controversial attitude toward evolution. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Arizona Cardinals

The Super Bowl is headed back to New Orleans for the 11th time and will make its fourth stop in Arizona.

Dan Elliot/AP File

Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.