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Gregory Alan Isakov has two distinct identities: He’s a singer-songwriter and a horticulturist. When he’s not traveling the world playing music, Isakov is tending to heirloom seeds on his farm in Boulder, Colorado where he lives with his bandmates and friends. Isakov is set to perform in Flagstaff Sunday. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with the musician-farmer and produced this audio postcard.


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A particular kind of soil bacteria could help farmers produce food during droughts, according to ecologists at Northern Arizona University.


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Arizonans will spend a bit less for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports a global food surplus is keeping prices down.


Each year in spring and early summer, families across the Navajo and Hopi Nations gather to plant crops on their land. This year preparations were more thorough than usual for a group of Native students who took part in a seven-month organic agriculture training program at Tolani Lake Enterprises near Leupp, Arizona. 


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A new Discovery Channel documentary, “Killing the Colorado,” premieres tonight. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it examines some of the human causes behind the growing scarcity of water in the West.


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