Earth Notes

The Colorado Plateau is one of North America’s human and environmental treasures. Ancient cultures have called this land of sun-baked deserts and lush mountain landscapes home for centuries. Earth Notes, KNAU’s weekly environmental series, explores the Plateau by telling stories of the intricate relationships between environmental issues and our daily lives.

Rooted in science and wrapped in human interest, the two minute long segments encourage listeners to think of themselves as part of the solution to environmental problems. Upbeat and informative, the program tries to foster hope and dampen despair about the environment, and motivate listeners to become more conscious and informed stewards of the Colorado Plateau.

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. Here, Joe Day speaks with Ramson Lomatewyma on the Hopi reservation. Joe is white, or bahana in the Hopi language; Ramson is Hopi. Joe owns a gallery on the reservation with his Hopi wife, Janice.

Hopi Reservation, AZ – StoryCorps is a unique oral history project that collects the voices of our times. You can visit one of the StoryCorps booths in New York, or one of the mobile booths traveling the country, and preserve your story in sound. Here, Andrew Lewis interviews the Hopi Reservation veterinarian Adrienne Ruby about her adventures on the Rez.

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.

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