Aaron Granillo

Morning Edition Host / Reporter

Aaron moved from his hometown of Seattle to Phoenix in 2006 to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. He received his degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU in 2010. Before joining KNAU as the Morning Edition host, Aaron spent nearly four years writing and reporting for Arizona’s Morning News at KTAR in Phoenix. He covered everything from immigration issues to sports. While there, he won an Edward R. Murrow Award for use of sound. When not working, Aaron enjoys following Seattle’s sports teams, hiking, and practicing piano (which he just started playing in 2013).

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Arizona Game and Fish Department

There’s been a mysterious drop in the number of endangered black footed ferrets in Arizona. They are the only ferret species native to North America, and researchers think disease, drought and other environmental factors could be affecting their populations. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the ferrets might not even be around today if it wasn’t for a dog named Shep.


Radiolab

Every Friday evening, KNAU airs the nationally syndicated and wildly popular show Radiolab. Produced at WNYC, Radiolab uses sound to blend together science, curiosity, philosophy and the human experience. Jad Abumrad hosts and produces the show. He'll be in Flagstaff Saturday for an appearance at Northern Arizona University. Before he hit the road to head West, Jad Abumrad spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo about how Radiolab comes together.


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On Monday, the Arizona Secretary of State apologized to voters who waited for hours to cast ballots during last week’s presidential preference election. Michele Reagan says her office is reviewing the election in Maricopa County, though she refused to take blame for the long voting lines. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports.


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Voters today gathered outside the Maricopa County Recorder’s office, protesting long lines during the state’s presidential preference election yesterday. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, thousands of voters waited for hours to cast their ballots.


Connor Radnovich

Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake is applauding the federal government’s latest effort to improve relations with Cuba. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Flake says the newest move by the U.S. Treasury Department will help both countries grow economically.


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A federal jury has found Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah guilty of religious discrimination. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, some residents of the polygamous communities are celebrating the legal victory. 


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Two runners from Flagstaff are teaming up with The White House on a new campaign. Rob Krar and Christina Bauer are husband and wife, and they’ve been enlisted by President Obama in an effort to call attention to the value of the nation's public lands. Krar and Bauer joined Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo to discuss their new partnership with the president.


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Arizona lawmakers delivered a big win for the state’s vocational high schools, known as joint technical education districts. The governor signed a deal late Wednesday, giving back nearly all of the money that was cut from the programs last year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports.


Northern Arizona University

The president of Northern Arizona University is preparing her financial plan for the next fiscal year. Rita Cheng says she’s optimistic as she gets ready for another year with less than ideal state funding.  Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports.


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The Grand Canyon will get a lot of attention Saturday night in Flagstaff, as the city’s Mountain Film Festival hosts a special event called, “Celebration of the Grand.” There will be several presentations and films that focus on the canyon, including one called “Keep It Grand.” The short film explores the wide-ranging impacts of the proposed and controversial Escalade Project. Dan Ferrara is a New York-based filmmaker who wrote and directed the film, and spoke to KNAU's Aaron Granillo.


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