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 – Everyone has a story to tell. That's what David Isay believes. He's the man behind StoryCorps, the oral history project that's been traveling around the country for the last 10 months collecting people's stories. Flagstaff was chosen as the latest stop on StoryCorps' national tour. David Isay recently visited Flagstaff to raise awareness about the project and spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley.

Flagstaff, AZ – A StoryCorps mobile booth is parked at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff for the next several weeks archiving the stories of northern Arizonans. Here, twenty year old Adam Asplund interviews his mother Ilse of Prescott. She reveals to her son a surprise from her past proving the great lengths she was willing to go for her children.

StoryCorps was locally produced by Gillian Ferris Kohl for KNAU, Arizona Public Radio.

Flagstaff, AZ – In KNAU's first locally produced StoryCorps segment, Sherry Mangum tells her husband Richard about a summer day 40 years ago, when she watched astronauts train at a crater field outside Flagstaff. Her father helped design a replica of the vehicle that astronauts would later use to navigate the surface of the moon.