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KNAU and Arizona News
7:52 am
Wed April 22, 2009

NAU Student Film Celebrates Poetry

From left to right: Vernon Richardson, Nicole Walker, Jesse Vaughan and Cedric Owens.

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.

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Earth Notes
1:26 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Earth Notes - Clarence Dutton

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Clarence Dutton

Most everyone associates the name John Wesley Powell with the Grand Canyon. Mention Clarence Dutton, and you're likely to draw a blank. Yet Dutton was an equally exceptional explorer, and explainer, of the Canyon's fantastic geology and geography.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:41 am
Fri April 17, 2009

Winter Weather Wrap-Up With Flagstaff Meteorologist Lee Born

Flagstaff in spring.

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.

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Earth Notes
4:23 am
Tue April 14, 2009

Earth Notes - Chaco Chocolate

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Chaco Chocolate

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:09 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Southwest Windpower wins national exporter award

Flagstaff, AZ – Southwest Windpower was named the national Small Business Exporter of the Year today by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

About 20 years ago David Calley and Andy Kruse founded Southwest Windpower in a Flagstaff garage. From the beginning Kruse says the company shipped half of its wind turbines overseas.

"We realized market back in 80s was too small to stay domestic, so we started exporting to just a few countries that we began with."

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
3:51 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Beyond Question

Flagstaff, AZ –
We're often told growing up there's no such thing as a "dumb question." But those who've guided tourists through the Grand Canyon may beg to differ. Commentator Scott Thybony has fielded his share of tourist queries over the years, some of which really got him thinking.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:50 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Beyond Question

Flagstaff, AZ –
We're often told growing up there's no such thing as a "dumb question." But those who've guided tourists through the Grand Canyon may beg to differ. Commentator Scott Thybony has fielded his share of tourist queries over the years, some of which really got him thinking.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:24 am
Fri April 10, 2009

Thousands answer the call to volunteer

Flagstaff, AZ – While the young and unemployed search for their life's calling, many are listening to President Obama's call to volunteer. Now, the president is poised to sign new legislation that would add incentives to serving. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales caught up with some of these new service volunteers at the Grand Canyon, where a similar effort began 76 years ago.

SFX: pounding of hammers

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Earth Notes
4:33 am
Wed April 8, 2009

Earth Notes - Climate Change IV: Project BudBurst

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Climate Change IV: Project BudBurst

This week Earth Notes wraps up its series on climate change on the Colorado Plateau with a look at a volunteer effort aimed at better understanding regional climate patterns.

One of them is Susan Lamb, a writer and naturalist who has been monitoring native plants around her Flagstaff home for several years. She's a volunteer with Project BudBurst, a growing nationwide network of people who are helping to track climate change in backyards all over the country.

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State Capitol News
4:37 am
Tue April 7, 2009

Stimulus extends unemployment benefits

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is going to ask state lawmakers to extend
financial help for people who have exhausted their unemployment
benefits but have not yet found a job.

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