Justin Regan

All Things Considered Host / Reporter

Justin is a recent graduate of NAU and is originally from the great state of California. He came to KNAU in the winter of 2013 as a news intern, and then a part time reporter in the fall of that year. Justin also was a reporter for NAU’s campus newspaper, The Lumberjack for three and a half years, and continues to play on the school’s Quidditch team. Justin’s favorite part of radio reporting is the emotion that can be conveyed in audio that just can’t be done in print.

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The Kiwanis Club will build a playground in Prescott to honor Kayla Mueller. The humanitarian aid worker died earlier this year while being held captive by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


State lawmakers are considering a special legislative session next month to address funding Arizona’s K-12 public education. A recently released plan by Democrats in the legislature would use the state’s $325 million budget surplus to increase funding. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs recently awarded the Navajo Nation $150,000 to support a project for students to learn about and adapt to climate change. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.

Justin Regan

Bartenders watch us, they can’t help it, it’s part of their job. When they see our drinks getting low, they pour us fresh ones. When they catch us looking at the menu, they know we’re ready to order food. And when they see someone else watching us making us uncomfortable, they’re ready to intervene. 

At least the bartenders in Flagstaff are. For the last couple of years, the city has been a national test site for a program to train bar staff how to spot potential predators. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, their work is part of a nation-wide movement to prevent sexual assault through bystander intervention.  

Arizona Republic

A recent study by the U.S. Geological survey has found high levels of Mercury and Selenium in fish and other food sources along the Colorado River in Glen Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


A recent report by the US Forest Service says in 10 years two-thirds of its budget will be used to fight wildfires. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, a bill in the US Senate is designed to address the increasing costs of fighting fire in the nation’s forests.

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.

Tomorrow NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will make its closest approach to Pluto and collect the first-ever close-up images of the dwarf planet. In Flagstaff, where Pluto was discovered, scientists will be waiting to analyze those photographs and other data. But they’re not the only ones. Artists are creating their own interpretations of Pluto, and they’ll use New Horizons for inspiration. 

U.S. Forest Service

As a result of last year’s slide fire, the threat of flooding in Oak Creek canyon remains high during monsoon season. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, Coconino County officials are using an emergency siren system and short-range radio transmitters to communicate potential threats to the public.  

Navajo Times

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is addressing the rising suicide rate in Indian Country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, as part of the effort, he’s making a call for the preservation of the Navajo language. 

National Park Service

Coconino County Health Officials and the National Park Service are monitoring for plague at the Grand Canyon this summer. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the disease remains a small threat to humans.