Flagstaff, AZ – Today, we continue our series on summer foods with a northern Arizona twist. Today is the start of the 62nd annual Coconino County Fair. It's also the day dozens of anxious bakers find out whether they're winners or losers in the fair's baking competition. And, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, this year's contest could be a recipe for a family rivalry.
Phoenix, AZ – State law sets the primary for the fourth Tuesday in February. But it allows the governor to move that up to any date she wants. The only requirement is that she give 150 days notice. And if Brewer wants a January 31st vote, that means this weekend. Gubernatorial press aide Matthew Benson said his boss sees some positive aspects of advancing the primary date.
Note: Wilhelm Furtwangler's last name is typically spelled with an umlaut over the 'a' character. The npr website does not support characters with umlauts over characters. A variation of Furtwangler's name without the umlaut is spelled Furtwaengler.
Wilhelm Furtwaengler's name may be hard for Americans to pronounce, but the reason this great conductor isn't so well-remembered here is that he chose to remain in Germany during WWII, though he was never a member of the Nazi Party, and was exonerated by a postwar tribunal.
Phoenix, AZ – The complaint stems from the Feb. 25 incident where Scott Bundgaard got into a squabble in the median of a highway with his then girlfriend. While Bundgaard said he was the victim, he was arrested and earlier this month agreed to plead guilty to endangerment and enter into a domestic violence counseling program. But Sen. Steve Gallardo said the fact that the criminal case is over and Bundgaard was placed on probation should not be the end of the matter.
Flagstaff, AZ – Today, we continue our series on summer foods with a northern Arizona twist. More and more restaurants are advertising menus that feature organic, locally-grown food. And chefs often have a very close relationship with the farmers they buy produce from. But, at the Grand Canyon Cafe in Flagstaff, an unassuming diner on historic Route 66, the chef IS the farmer. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl visited his cafe, but first his farm.