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4:33 am
Fri May 11, 2007

Candidates Vie for CD-1 Seat

Flagstaff, AZ – Five democrats and at least one republican have expressed interest in running for the CD-1 seat.

SHANKER: I think most of them would do a better job than Renzi as far as the democrats are concerned. Is it opportunistic? I don't know.

That's attorney Howard Shenker who declared his candidacy at the end of last month.

SHANKER: Whether he was indicted, whether he steps down, whether he runs I'm in this.

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Earth Notes
8:45 am
Thu May 10, 2007

Reggae in Hopiland

Kykotsmovi, AZ – Reggae music was born on the tropical island of Jamaica. But it's found an unlikely home away from home on the high desert mesas of the Hopi reservation. Over the past two decades more than 50 international reggae acts have made the long trek to Hopiland. The latest? Stephen Marley and Junior Gong, sons of the legendary Bob Marley. Daniel Kraker with KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau was there, and has this story on the long connection between the Hopi and reggae.

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Earth Notes
2:47 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Flagstaff Community Land Trust

Flagstaff, AZ (2007-05-04 –
Flagstaff housing prices are increasing more quickly than in almost any other city in the country. The median price for a home is now over 400 thousand dollars. In part 2 of her series on the cost of housing, Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer examines one option the city of Flagstaff is pursuing to make at least some houses more affordable.


On this cold evening in downtown Flagstaff Allen Sclerf is saying goodbye.

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Earth Notes
2:51 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Flagstaff Housing

Flagstaff, AZ –
It's not news to most people that housing prices in Flagstaff and other parts of Arizona are skyrocketing. According to Zillow dot com, Flagstaff and Yuma are in the top five cities in the nation when it comes to housing appreciation. So why are prices in Flagstaff still going through the roof, at a time when the real estate frenzy has subsided in other parts of the country? Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer explores that question in part one of her series on housing in northern Arizona.

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Earth Notes
2:02 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Students Protest Prop 300

Flagstaff, AZ – It's a few weeks before graduation and high school senior Isabela Sanchez is nervous. Sanchez, who didn't want to use her real name, is not sure if she can afford to go to college.

SANCHEZ: I don't know what I'm going to do if I don't go to college maybe work and help my parents

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Earth Notes
11:18 pm
Thu April 26, 2007

The Raven in Northern Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Amidst all the natural beauty and rich wildlife of northern Arizona, there's one particular bird that's thriving not so much in the wild, but in urban areas like Flagstaff. And many of us haven't even noticed. Producer Diane Hope has this sound portrait of an often maligned and misunderstood species.

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Earth Notes
6:31 am
Sat April 21, 2007

Ann Cummins Writes to Understand

Flagstaff, AZ – In Ann Cummins debut novel Yellowcake we get to know two families - one white and one Navajo - three decades after the closing of a uranium mill that had a big impact on their lives. The title yellowcake is another word for processed uranium ore. Cummins spent much of her childhood on the Navajo reservation. And her father worked in the uranium mills. She told Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales it was his subsequent illness and death that prompted the book.

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Earth Notes
12:24 am
Fri April 20, 2007

Saul Williams Believes in the Power of Words

Flagstaff, AZ – Poet and hip hop artist Saul Williams believes there's power in words. In his most recent book The Dead Emcee Scrolls he writes about taking control of one's fate. This theme resonates in much of his work. In his critically acclaimed film Slam, Williams portrays a drug dealer who uses his poetry to change his fate and influence others caught in the cycle of crime. He recently told Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales growing up in Newburgh, New York, prepared him for the role.

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Earth Notes
8:58 am
Thu April 19, 2007

Zero at the Bone: Rewriting Life After a Snakebite

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Earth Notes
10:30 pm
Wed April 18, 2007

Northern Arizona Book Festival Struggles

Flagstaff, AZ – For 10 years the Northern Arizona Book Festival has brought writers like Toni Morrison, Annie Proulx, Robert Pinsky and Ishmael Reed to Flagstaff. Each of these world-renowned writers came at a price.

Former director Rick Swanson:

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