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KNAU and Arizona News
2:44 am
Mon February 25, 2008

FCC pushes for diversity and localism, but are its efforts contradictory?

Window Rock, AZ – Host Intro:

The Federal Communications Commission says it want to make it easier for more minorities to own television stations, and force broadcasters to air a minimum amount of local programming. But critics say that aim runs headlong into its push to allow more consolidation and cross-ownership of media companies. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker traveled to three stations across the state, and filed this report.

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State Capitol News
9:22 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Napolitano signs off on hiring freeze

Phoenix, AZ – Under pressure from state lawmakers, Governor Janet Napolitano
ordered a freeze on most state hiring. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:17 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Remembering Ev Mecham

Phoenix, AZ – The only Arizona governor ever to have been impeached, convicted
and ejected from office, died late Thursday. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:23 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Rick Renzi Indicted

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

Northern Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi was indicted today on charges of extortion, wire fraud and money laundering in a scam involving a land swap. He's also accused of illegally funding his first run for Congress. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

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State Capitol News
3:56 am
Thu February 21, 2008

State House Passes Hiring Freeze

Phoenix, AZ – The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to immediately
freeze virtually all new hiring in state and university
government. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that
sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Janet Napolitano.

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State Capitol News
4:11 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Republicans consider budget fix

Phoenix, AZ – Republican lawmakers are preparing to adopt their own plan to
balance the budget today despite a possible veto. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:37 am
Mon February 18, 2008

Flagstaff's Famous Hoop Dancer

Nakotah LaRance at the 18th annual World Hoop Dancing Championship at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro:

Earlier this month more than 60 Native American dancers from across North America converged on the Heard Museum in Phoenix for the annual world championship hoop dance contest. Part dance, part sport, part cultural showcase, the event drew more than 10,000 spectators. One of the star competitors was a Flagstaff teen who's parlayed hoop dancing fame into a budding Hollywood career. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:15 am
Sat February 16, 2008

Flagstaff's Hybrid Electric Bus

February 14, 2008 – Arizona's first hybrid electric buses are on Flagstaff's roadways. They're powered by an internal combustion engine and the GM Allison hybrid system. Flagstaff transportation officials say the buses are fuel efficient and quiet.

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Earth Notes
12:56 am
Wed February 13, 2008

Earth Notes - Wallace Stegner

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Wallace Stegner

Something will have gone out of us as a people, Wallace Stegner famously wrote, if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed.

The historian and novelist, who died at age 84 in 1993, may have been referring to the Colorado Plateau, a place he dearly loved. But Stegner is often labeled the dean of western writers for good reason. He was raised in Montana, Utah, and Saskatchewan, and taught creative writing at Stanford University.

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Earth Notes
2:32 am
Wed February 6, 2008

Earth Notes - Vanishing Silence

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Vanishing Silence

Have you noticed the world getting noisier? Even in wild places the sound of silence is becoming scarce.

People who record natural environments for a living lament the intrusion of noise from airplanes, gunfire, all-terrain vehicles, and distant highway traffic. The result, says recordist Gordon Hempton, is that quiet is going extinct.

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