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Earth Notes
5:10 am
Wed April 30, 2008

Earth Notes - Kaibab Paintbrush

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Note: Kaibab Paintbrush

North of the Grand Canyon, the Kaibab Plateau is a world unto itself. It rises from desert on all sides to 9,000 feet, where you can find both deep conifer forest and open meadows. This island in the sky hosts a number of unusual species.

The rare Kaibab form of the Abert Squirrel is perhaps the best known. But several unique plants grow there too. Among them is the namesake Kaibab paintbrush, also known by the common name Indian paintbrush.

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Earth Notes
4:44 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Earth Notes - Hill Topping Butterflies

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Hilltopping Butterflies

It's easy to see butterflies. They're big, colorful, and conspicuous. But consider how they might see each other. Those tiny insect eyes don't produce very good vision, making it extremely difficult for butterflies to stumble across suitable mates. Imagine trying to find someone a mile off when you can't see details even a few feet away!

As a result, butterflies have come up with an ingenious system that improves the odds of finding each other. They all head uphill.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
2:12 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Dying of Thirst

Dying of Thirst

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

A few drops of water can mean the difference between life and death when hiking in 100 degree heat. Here, commentator Scott Thybony brings us a remarkable tale of thirst, survival and fate in the Grand Canyon.


HOST OUTRO:

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State Capitol News
1:31 am
Fri April 18, 2008

State budget finally passes

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers have finally approved a revised budget to bring the current budget into balance. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
1:28 am
Fri April 18, 2008

Fire season outlook a mixed bag

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano received her annual briefing on the upcoming fire season. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports on some of what she learned.

The governor said a lot of what to expect depends on where you
live.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:09 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

Candidates Forum Affordable Housing

April 18, 2008 – Candidates for Flagstaff City Council and Mayor agree affordable housing is an important issue for the community. They agreed the city should take a role to increase affordable housing options but candidates had widely differing views on how to create that change.

The forum was sponsored by Both Hands, a not for profit agency working to help families achieve home ownership.

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Earth Notes
2:39 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Earth Notes - Roasting Agaves

an agave roasting pit

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Roasting Agaves

It's tough to miss a century plant in full bloom. The plant's base of wide, pointed leaves sends up an enormously tall stalk that blooms brilliantly in spring. Also called agave or mescal, it's a plant that's common throughout the desert Southwest.

Native people once made use of agaves for fenceposts, needles and thread, soap, durable fibers and probably even paper. And wherever the plants grow, remains of pits used to cook them are sure to be found.

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State Capitol News
1:40 am
Wed April 16, 2008

State won't change 9-11Memorial - for now

Phoenix, AZ – Legislators won't tinker with the phrases on the state's 9-11 Memorial -- at least not this year. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
1:34 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Governor vetoes property tax repeal

Phoenix, AZ – Fulfilling an earlier promise, Governor Janet Napolitano vetoed legislation to permanently repeal the state's property tax. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
1:44 am
Tue April 15, 2008

Governor allows ELL funding to become law

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano has agreed to let the state provide another 40-point-6 million dollars to schools to help teach
English. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports she's not convinced the problem is solved.

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