Flagstaff, AZ – Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects the stories of everyday people in order to create an oral history of America. One booth recently stopped in Flagstaff. Here, KNAU's Alice Ferris interviews her mother Mei-Yun Annie Lin about her journey from Taiwan to the United States more than 30 years ago. Ferris says it was her mother's moxie that got her here.
Flagstaff – When most people think about the Civil War, they think about Gettysburg, Bull Run, Appomatox: battles that took place in the east. Few people realize the westernmost battle in the war took place in the stark deserts of what is now Arizona. Andrew Masich has written the first book-length account of the civil war in Arizona. He spoke to Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker.
Ph – Organizers of the march said they want a path to citizenship for the estimated half-million people in Arizona -- and more than 11 million nationwide -- who are here illegally. But Lydia Guzman said there's another goal.
(One of our sayings today is today we march, tomorrow we vote. And we're hoping that we accomplished just that -- registerd so many people to register to vote.)
Flagstaff, AZ – Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects the stories of everyday people in order to create an oral history of America. Here, Joe Day interviews his 69 year old Hopi friend Jerry Honawa (HON-awa), who grew up in Hotevilla on 3rd Mesa, but was sent away to high school in Utah.
Phoenix, AZ – Current law generally requires the state to consider only the best interests of the child. This measure would spell out in statute that, everything else being equal, couples should get first crack. Sen. Robert Blendu said that makes sense.
(I think that a loving mother and a loving father is the optimal for an adopted child and a natural child. I don't think there's a replacement for that. And I think every study and every fact points that out.)