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 – This fall, Chandler became the first city in Arizona to pass legislation regarding public breastfeeding. Since then, several other Arizona cities have begun to examine the issue. Now, the Flagstaff City Council has been asked to consider a proposal to create a city-wide ordinance protecting public breastfeeding. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl has this report.

Kingman, AZ – Sound of cars driving by

Rush hour traffic on a Wednesday evening in downtown Kingman is virtually non-existent. It is, perhaps, not the greatest venue for an effective war protest. Nonetheless, a group of young people line historic Route 66 hoping their homemade signs to Honk for Peace will draw some reaction from their few passersby.


Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona Public Radio's Mitch Teich speaks with Mary Garland and Amanda Stine, co-authors of "Sharing the Table at Garland's Lodge", a cookbook which collects more than 275 recipes from the lodge in Oak Creek Canyon from the past 30 years.

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona Public Radio's Mitch Teich speaks with children's book author and illustrator Jan Brett. Brett recently demonstrated her unique style of drawing to an audience in Flagstaff.