Flagstaff, AZ – The movement to abolish the death penalty has gotten a lot of attention in Arizona this week. The state legislature issued a public apology to death row exonoree Ray Crohne Monday. And the Sedona International Film festival featured an acclaimed documentary of another exoneration. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.
Phoenix, AZ – The idea is to create a digital curriculum -- a way of teaching that could be conducted electronically. Senate President Ken Bennett said that the current system of education which dates to the 19th century may no longer make sense.
(I'm just trying to lay the foundation for the better use of technology so that education can be taken to children rather than gathering children in one place to give them an education.)
Flagstaff, AZ – Diana Gabaldon (GAB-uhl-dohn) says she became a successful novelist by accident. She was just writing a novel for practice. The New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series is sharing some secrets to her success at two talks in Flagstaff. Her time-traveling, historical fiction, adventure, romance novels don't fit in any one genre. And neither does the author. Gabaldon recently talked with Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley. And she's anything but predictable.
Phoenix, AZ – The measure is being pushed by Rep. Bob Stump. He said the procedure is medically hazardous and that people on either end of the transaction should not benefit.
(Just as it's unethical and illegal to sell human organs, so it should be illegal to sell human eggs. Would we countenance the selling of bone marrow for transplants? Would we allow scientists to pay individuals to give up certain internal organs for research?)
Phoenix, AZ – The legislation was crafted by House Majority Leader Steve Tully. He said a constituent, a single father, called him after discovering that his minor daughter was taking birth control pills -- pills that had been prescribed for her by a doctor. Tully said the father just did not understand how his daughter -- legally a child -- could be prescribed medication without a parent's consent.
Flagstaff, AZ – Winona LaDuke is best known as former presidential candidate Ralph Nader's running mate. But for 15 years the Ojibwe woman from northern Minnesota has been at the forefront of the Native American environmental movement. LaDuke has written a new book titled "Recovering the Sacred." She told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker many of the environmental struggles profiled in the book are over energy development.