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KNAU and Arizona News
11:17 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Finding a Home on the Colorado Plateau

Commentator Kate Watters

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

For more than a decade, Commentator Kate Watters has worked jobs that can only be done in northern Arizona. She's been a field biologist for Grand Canyon National Park. She met her husband, a seasonal river guide, in his off-season, building hiking trails. Now Watters runs the volunteer program for the Grand Canyon Trust in its efforts to preserve the Colorado Plateau. Months of living on the road have forced Watters to come to terms with the meaning of "home."

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:19 pm
Sun June 22, 2008

A Corner Lot on History

The historic Weatherford Hotel in downtown Flagstaff
- Kimberly Raguso

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Two months ago KNAU aired our series Poverty with a View. That's the phrase many people use to contrast Flagstaff's quality of life with the gap between income and the cost of housing here. During the series we met a number of people who can only do what they do in northern Arizona. Over the next two days, we'll introduce you to a few of them.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:54 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Iraq University Hires Owen Cargol

Flagstaff, AZ – In 2001 Owen Cargol was president of NAU for just four months before a male colleague's sexual harassment complaint forced him to resign. According to the NAU employee, whose name was never released, Cargol grabbed his testicles in a locker room. Following the incident Cargol sent the employee email messages seeking the same level of what he called playfulness and affection.

Cargol's checkered past was well publicized but apparently not in the Middle East.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:01 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

High Country Conference Center at Flagstaff

The High Country Conference Center at Flagstaff.
Tom Alexander

June 20, 2008 – Intro) The High Country Conference Center is already doing a brisk business in Flagstaff even though the official ribbon cutting ceremony was just last night. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer was there and has this report.

(Ambi of the cheering as the ribbon is cut)

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
1:09 am
Thu June 19, 2008

Packing It In

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Commentator Scott Thybony once carried a 100 pound boat down the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River. But he says that doesn't even come close to the heaviest item ever lugged down to the bottom of the Canyon.


HOST OUTRO:

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Earth Notes
12:51 am
Wed June 18, 2008

Earth Notes - After the Fire Part II

A Three-Toed Woodpecker

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire Part II

This month Earth Notes is looking at what happens after forest fires. Many people look at a patch of severely burned forest and think disaster. But for one unique woodpecker big swaths of charred trees are home and a feeding bonanza.

The three-toed woodpecker is a forest bird that ranges through the northern boreal forest and southward down the length of the Rocky Mountains. It reaches the southernmost limit of its distribution in the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim region.

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State Capitol News
6:53 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Governor signs Real ID law

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano signed legislation this morning which bars the state from participating in the federal Real I-D program. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


The legislation was crafted by lawmakers worried the federal law
would turn Arizona drivers' licenses into a de facto national ID
card. But the governor said her concerns were different.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:32 am
Mon June 16, 2008

GCA Distributes Pocket Ranger

Grand Canyon, AZ – AMBY: chatter, birds and wind at the rim
MORALES: I'm standing at Yavapai Point near the Yavapai Observation Station looking out across to the north rim which I believe is 24 miles from where I'm standing and I can see several mesas and buttes and spires, which I don't know the names of I probably should...

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State Capitol News
2:16 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Plan to Kill Arizona's Payday Lenders Dies

Phoenix, AZ – A plan to ask voters to kill the payday loan industry has folded. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:31 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Mean Girls: An Interview with Rosalind Wiseman

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

Remember those teenage years of cliques, bullying and gossiping behind your friends backs? Rosalind Wiseman deconstructs the treacherous terrain of middle school in her bestselling book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" the basis for the hit movie "Mean Girls."
Wiseman told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker that learning to navigate girl world teaches lessons that last far beyond adolescence.

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