Flagstaff, AZ – If giant blow-up-yard-Santas and acres of wrapping paper have you feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, it might be time to simplify your traditions...and expectations. New American Dream is a non-profit organization that helps people wade through the excess and waste of the holidays so they can become "greener" consumers. Lisa Wise is the Executive Director of New American Dream. She spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl.
Flagstaff, AZ – Helen Knoll has lived in Sedona for five years. She and her husband live in a spacious home on Airport Mesa with great views of the surrounding red rocks. They like to organize neighborhood garage sales, holiday carol singing. They're members of their neighborhood association and neighborhood watch program. Lately though, they haven't felt too neighborly.
Flagstaff, AZ – Brian Dierker was discovered by Hollywood while doing his normal, everyday job. It's something many of us dream about, but it REALLY happened to this Grand Canyon river guide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Betty Reid straddles two worlds: one modern, one traditional. She's a long-time reporter for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, yet she was raised traditionally on the western edge of the Grand Canyon on the Navajo Nation. Reid writes about the tension between those two cultures in her new book "Navajo Women: Saanii." She told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker how she came up with the title.
Polacca, AZ – Host Intro: You've probably heard of the Navajo code talkers more than 400 marines who used their native language to develop an unbreakable code during World War II. They received Congressional Medals of Honor for their service. Five years ago even Hollywood paid tribute with the movie Windtalkers.
SFX1: bring up sound from movie The Japanese have busted pretty much every code we've thrown at them, the Corps has developed a new code based on the Navajo language
Prescott Valley, AZ – Investors and developers will place their bids on a one hundred year supply of about 27-hundred acre feet of water. Half an acre foot is enough water for a typical home in a year. The Department of Water Resources came up with that amount based on how much water the town was recharging at its waste water treatment plant.
Flagstaff, AZ – Carolyn Brown has spent the last two years or so following the Minutemen to film a documentary about the vigilante group that patrols the border. The film On the Line premieres Oct. 27-28 at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Brown recently talked to Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales about the Minutemen.