Flagstaff, AZ – A StoryCorps mobile booth is parked at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff for the next several weeks archiving the stories of northern Arizonans. Here, twenty year old Adam Asplund interviews his mother Ilse of Prescott. She reveals to her son a surprise from her past proving the great lengths she was willing to go for her children.
StoryCorps was locally produced by Gillian Ferris Kohl for KNAU, Arizona Public Radio.
Flagstaff, AZ – In KNAU's first locally produced StoryCorps segment, Sherry Mangum tells her husband Richard about a summer day 40 years ago, when she watched astronauts train at a crater field outside Flagstaff. Her father helped design a replica of the vehicle that astronauts would later use to navigate the surface of the moon.
Flagstaff, AZ – A traditional concert orchestra recently shared the stage with Native American folk artistry. The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra premiered a new work called Triumph. It's a full-length work for orchestra with Native American flute, singers and dancers. As Arizona Public Radio's Geoff Norcross reports, it's a bold work that attempts to bridge the divide between folk culture and high art.