KNAU and Arizona News
1:27 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Arizona man attempts to become first paraplegic climber to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

Camp Verde, AZ – Long-time Arizonan Darol Kubacz is on his way up Mt. Kilimanjaro. At nearly 20,000 feet, it's often referred to as the "Roof of Africa." Like many climbers, Kubacz is doing it, in part, just to see if he can. But if he does reach the summit, he'll set a unique world record. Darol Kubacz will become the first paraplegic climber to do so.Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports. You can read Darol Kubacz's blog and see photos of the expedition at www.fflfoundation.org.

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Earth Notes
4:00 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Earth Notes - Cactus Rustling

It takes more than a century for a saguaro cactus to reach full height. But thieves are selling them for as much as $50 per foot, with an extra $100 for each arm.

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Cactus Rustling

Some of the Southwest's prickliest residents are also some of its most desirable. No, they're not people, but cacti, drought-loving succulents. Lots of people admire cacti wherever they grow, whether they're tiny hedgehogs or giant saguaros. But quite a few of these southwestern natives are even more popular out of place.

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State Capitol News
12:54 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Corp Commission candidates speak out against greenhouse gas plan

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro:

Three of the four Democrats running for state Corporation
Commission said today they believe Gov. Janet Napolitano cannot
enter into a regional agreement to cap greenhouse gases on her
own. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:48 am
Mon August 4, 2008

NAU and CCC Streamline Transfer Process

Flagstaff, AZ – NAU President John Haeger explains that essentially a student who walks through the doors at CCC this fall will also be a student at NAU. The program is called CCC2NAU. It responds to calls from several state officials to double the number of bachelor's degrees awarded in the state by 2020.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:47 pm
Thu July 31, 2008

Arizona designer creates fashion with compassion

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:44 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Navajo Nation One Step Closer to New Coal Plant

Flagstaff, AZ – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit for the proposed Desert Rock Power Plant in northwest New Mexico on the Navajo Nation. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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Earth Notes
5:35 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Earth Notes: Better Beef

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Better Beef


Carnivores, take heart. If your idea of a real meal includes a grilled steak or burger, you may now enjoy a healthier version while helping family ranchers stay in business and protecting the wide-open spaces of the Southwest.

With profit margins down to the bone, more small ranchers are producing natural beef to fill a specialized niche market. And rather than going it alone, some have joined forces in cooperatives such as Country Natural Beef.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:16 am
Tue July 29, 2008

Preston Korn Drops Out of CD1 Race

Preston Korn

Flagstaff, AZ – The Republicans have one fewer candidate in the Congressional District One race. Flagstaff business-owner Preston Korn has ended his candidacy.

Korn's decision is partly a financial one. In the last eight months, he was able to raise around 25-thousand dollars. Korn says that's about a quarter of what he needed to mount a viable campaign.

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Earth Notes
5:28 am
Wed July 23, 2008

Earth Notes: Mary Austin

Mary Austin in a photo taken in 1929 by Ansel Adams.

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Mary Austin


For author Mary Austin, the drylands of the Southwest were a lush wellspring. The spirit of the place inspired her early writings, and later reinvigorated her literary career and her imagination.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:54 pm
Tue July 22, 2008

Arizona Prison Inmates Fight Fires

Flagstaff, AZ – AMBY: Buzz of chainsaws

Johnny Peltier turns off his chainsaw to take a break. Dressed in fire retardant wool in the middle of the summer, sweat drips from his forehead. The work is hard but Peltier says it's better than making license plates and it makes him feel something he hasn't felt in a while - proud.

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