Gillian Ferris

Managing Editor

Gillian came to KNAU in 2001 as a freelance reporter. Her first story won an Arizona Associated Press Award. Since then, Gillian has won more than a dozen Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting, writing and documentary work. She served as the local anchor for NPR’s Morning Edition for 8 years before moving into a full time reporting position in 2012. Gillian covers everything from environmental issues to sports, with a penchant for human interest stories of all kinds. When she’s not working, Gillian revels in the natural world and is an avid hiker, skier, swimmer, river runner and surfer. She also enjoys making fancy cakes and reorganizing her collection of fabulous shoes… 70 pairs and counting.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:27 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Arizona's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain in Limbo

KNAU/Arizona Public Radio

 

Last year, Arizona became the 17th state in the nation to approve a medical marijuana law. But, a year later, that law is far from being fully implemented. Governor Jan Brewer is challenging a key provision that provides for opening dispensaries. And, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, that’s left some 16 thousand card-holding patients and dozens of potential dispensary owners with few options.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Fri December 16, 2011

iPad App Highlights the Aerial Photography of Flagstaff Geologist Michael Collier

Buzzard at Saline Valley
Michael Collier

Just a few years ago, there was no such thing as an iPad or an iPhone or any of the apps that go with them. But now, millions of people worldwide are using more than half a million apps on a daily basis. One of the latest to debut on the iPad was designed by Flagstaff geologist and photographer Michael Collier. He takes aerial photos of mountain ranges and geologic formations across the country. And he does it while solo-flying his small plane. Collier's photos have been the subject of several books.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:33 am
Mon December 5, 2011

The Future of Reclaimed Wastewater

Gillian Ferris Kohl

 Tonight, the Flagstaff City Council will hold a panel discussion on the current and future uses of reclaimed wastewater. While the thought of drinking treated wastewater is stomach-churning to many, it may – someday – become standard in the U.S. And the conversation over what to do with wastewater is a heated one.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:32 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Amazing Grief: A new book to help parents cope with a child's drug addiction

KNAU and Arizona News
1:16 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

James Arthur Ray Sentenced

 The man convicted of negligent homicide in the deaths of three people during a sweat lodge ceremony near Sedona has been sentenced to two years in prison. The sentence was handed down a few hours ago in a Yavapai County courtroom.

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Local Headlines
1:55 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Officals at Grand Canyon National Park halt plans to ban plastic water bottle sales

Officials at Grand Canyon National Park have halted plans to ban the sale of bottled water to park visitors. AZPR’s Gillian Ferris Kohl reports the move comes shortly after discussions with Coca Cola, the main provider of bottled water at the Grand Canyon.

KNAU and Arizona News
2:21 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

The Peace Corps Turns 50: Northern Arizona Volunteers Reflect

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:05 am
Mon September 7, 2009

"Going Solar" at Home

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