Flagstaff, AZ – The dangers of radioactive uranium have been known for decades, but new research shows that the element is even more dangerous than we thought. Studies conducted by the Native American Cancer Research Partnership show that uranium that has been depleted of its radioactivity can still make people sick. Diane Stearns is a biochemist at Northern Arizona University and she led the research. She tells Arizona Public Radio's Geoff Norcross more about what her team found.
August 30, 2006 – Congressman Rick Renzi hosted a forum for Arizona educators on NCLB. About 60 people showed up to talk about the federal mandate and how it has helped and hindered education in rural Arizona. English language learners pose a big problem in standardized testing. Other people said there are too many requirements under NCLB which keep educators doing paperwork instead of working on solutions. Renzi says substantial alterations need to be made before he'll approve it in the future.
This weekend, the return of the Navajo-Churro sheep will be celebrated at a series of events in Flagstaff and Winslow. The breed was brought here by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the first domestic sheep in North America. By the 1930s the Navajo Churro was nearly wiped out. But now, they've made a comeback. In an updated version of a story that ran last summer on KNAU, the Indian Country News Bureau's Daniel Kraker has their remarkable survival story.
Flagstaff, AZ – Neighborhood lemonade stands are a familiar sight in the summer. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl visits a group of first-time lemonade vendors whose recipe for success is both gourmet and philanthropic.