Terry Ward

All Things Considered Host, Reporter

Jack of many trades; Master of none. Terry Ward has worked in public radio for almost 30 years. During that time he has performed most of the essential jobs in a public radio newsroom including host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, talk show host, producer of both short and long-form news and features and general assignment reporter. Most of Terry's career was with the Phoenix NPR-affiliate, KJZZ, where he started in 1985 hosting a jazz music show.  In 2000, he was chosen to participate in a journalist exchange program that sent Terry to Western Europe where he reported on various aspects of German re-unification and French-German cultural exchange programs.  But Arizona has been his home for almost 45 years and like many people in this state, he had always wanted to live in Flagstaff and was thrilled to move north and work for KNAU as the local host of All Things Considered.

KNAU and Arizona News
4:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Memorial Service for Fallen 19

A memorial service to the fallen 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew was held in Prescott Valley Tuesday morning.  

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:27 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Sequestration Could Affect Regional Airports

The federal budget cuts known as sequestration could begin affecting air traffic at smaller airports across the state, including one in northern Arizona. Arizona Public Radio's Terry Ward reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:26 am
Mon February 25, 2013

NRA's LaPierre Fires Back At Universal Background Checks For Guns

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre was in Utah over the weekend pushing his case that the federal government wants universal background checks to make it easier for federal officials to seize firearms.

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Elections 2012
4:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Question 405 Would Spend $10 million to Thin Flag Forests

Smoke plume from the Schultz Fire as seen from the east side of Flagstaff near Campbell Mesa, June 20, 2010.
Credit Brady Smith / USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.

Two years ago last June, the Shultz Fire filled the skies north of Flagstaff with smoke. By the time it was controlled, 15,000 acres of Coconino National Forest land had burned including the ponderosa pines that would have absorbed much of the subsequent rainfall. A month later monsoon rains drenched the area

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Local Headlines
1:37 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Weekend March Protests SB1070

Demonstrators marched to the Maricopa County jail in downtown Phoenix on Saturday in yet another protest of Arizona's illegal immigration law, SB1070.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:36 am
Fri August 10, 2012

US Fish and Wildlife to Kill Gray Wolf

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has signed an order calling for the shooting of a Mexican gray wolf.

The Agency says the female wolf has been killing too many cows in Southwestern New Mexico.

It's the first time in 5 years that the Fish and Wildlife Service will be killing a wolf due to behavior problems. 

Wolf Recovery Coordinator Sherry Barrett says it was a difficult decision given that the population of endangered wolves in New Mexico and Arizona has been struggling since reintroduction began 14 years ago.  But Barrett says the issue needed to be addressed.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:46 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Rules on Media Ownership


The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand rules that place limits on ownership of broadcast outlets and newspapers in local markets. 

The high court ruling means that one company is forbidden from owning both a major newspaper and a t.v. station in the same market. Tim McGuire, chair of the journalism department at Arizona State University says he is surprised by the decision.

McGuire says the most obvious example of dual ownership in Arizona is Gannett Corporation which owns the Arizona Republic and Channel 12.

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All Things Considered

On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.

In the 40 years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length of the program, the equipment used and even the audience.

However there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.