Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano delivered a wide-ranging, 45 minute state of the state speech Monday in Phoenix. She offered a host of education proposals, as well as ways the state can deal with its exploding growth. Here is the Governor's entire speech.
Flagstaff, Arizona – The movie "Snakes on a Plane" was one of last year's cult favorites. Thankfully, if was a work of fiction. But, snakes in an MRI machine...now, that's very real. A researcher at Northern Arizona University has come up with a new way to strengthen atrophied human muscles by watching how rattlesnakes shake their rattles in MRI machines. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Phoenix, AZ – Members of the National Governors Association are meeting in Arizona this week to figure out how this country will survive economically. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said one thing that drives that global marketplace is size. But he said many countries are far larger and have more people both to produce and consume goods. And Pawlenty said the U.S. isn't going to undercut other countries on price.
Flagstaff, AZ – More and more people who are HIV positive have access to effective treatment and prevention. However, the number of people living with AIDS continues to grow as does the number of deaths due to AIDS. It remains the leading cause of death among men and women ages 15 to 59. While most people think of Sub Sahara Africa when they think of AIDS, its reach is local as well as global.
Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO: From red ants to scorpions to rattlesnakes, Arizona is notorious for its wildlife that bites and stings. But as commentator Scott Thybony explains, the chance of actually getting bit is quite low.
Dewey-Humboldt – There's not much time to talk turkey the week before Thanksgiving.
FOURNIER: How you doin'?
Buzz Fournier, otherwise known as Farmer Buzz, is busy handing out birds to eager customers. And the line is getting longer. Usually Buzz, a neighbor who's become part of the Young's Farm family, is taking people for wagon rides around the farm and teaching them about where their food comes from. But today he wears a turkey hat.
Flagstaff, AZ – This is Part 2 of a special Edge of the Rez edition of 9-2-8, KNAU's monthly radio listening post. This program wrapped up the Edge of the Rez series, a collaboration between KNAU and the Arizona Daily Sun. We brought together a panel of guests to discuss some of the issues raised in the series, issues that arise when cultures come together in towns like Flagstaff that border the Navajo and Hopi reservations, at the edge of the rez.