Colorado City, AZ – The streets of Colorado City are lined with especially large two- and three-story houses. But even the giant homes are dwarfed by the snow speckled cliffs of Zion National Park.
WYLER: That's the ugly side of Zions and that's pretty (laughter). So it's a beautiful place around here.
Isaac Wyler is accustomed to the view. He has lived here all of his life. Sitting in a park in the middle of town Wyler says the children with the disorder are virtually helpless. (Park amby under next graf)
Flagstaff, AZ – Everyone has a story to tell. That's what David Isay believes. He's the man behind StoryCorps, the oral history project that's been traveling around the country for the last 10 months collecting people's stories. Flagstaff was chosen as the latest stop on StoryCorps' national tour. David Isay recently visited Flagstaff to raise awareness about the project and spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley.
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.