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4:19 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Census Shows Steady Growth in Native American Population over the Past Ten Years in the Southwest

SFX1: bring up sound of bustling hallway at Ganado High School under track

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4:51 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Arizona's English Test Under Fire

Phoenix, AZ – This scene is a familiar one all across the region: A room full of high school students newly arrived in the US face a screen with pictures of clip art - apples and books, fans and fish - flashing in front of them.

"Hey what letter for apple? A! Computer: That's right."

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11:19 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Biotech Company Sterilizes Rats Without Harmful Health Impacts

Scientist Loretta Mayer has discovered how to make a mouse menopausal. The research is now being used to sterilize rats and dogs.

Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff scientist Loretta Mayer has developed a chemical that when eaten by female rats makes them menopausal. That's when there aren't any eggs left in their ovaries.

MAYER: Their eggs are reabsorbed by a natural process. The active ingredient we use accelerates that process so they are no longer reproductive. (0:10)

Mayer and her team of researchers have disguised the sterilant in rat bait.

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9:02 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Running Grand Canyon Ultimate Challenge

Flagstaff, AZ – The run begins at the south rim, dips all the way down to the Colorado River climbs up to the north rim and then back again. It covers 42 miles and ascends roughly 11-thousand feet. Runners must brace themselves for the drastic temperature changes from the rim to the bottom. Nowhere else in the world can you run from the alpine environment to the desert in such a short amount of time.

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3:52 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Cross Border Dental Care Part 3

Phoenix, AZ – A few weeks ago Kevin Earle was working quietly in his office at the Arizona Dental Association when a message arrived in his inbox that he found both startling and upsetting. The message was from another dentist, also upset - and all over one line in a document he'd attached, 82 pages long, detailing the health insurance plan for a consortium of school teachers and other public employees in Yuma.

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2:29 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Cross Border Dental Care Part One

Phoenix, AZ – The first time Mike Negle walked across the US-Mexico border, to Los Algodones - near Yuma, Arizona - he was immediately surrounded by salesmen who swore to him that they had the best price, the best deal, the best offer. They reminded Negle of hawkers who sold tomatoes or knock-off designer sunglasses. But these men weren't selling tomatoes or sunglasses. They were selling root canals.

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11:02 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Teen Pregnancy Rate Still High in Southwest

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10:43 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Program Aims to Increase Latino Student Achievment

Nadine Rodriquez – There are 10 students in Erin Sandoval's English Language Learners class.

The students are working on pronunciation, vocabulary and critical thinking. After their work is complete and graded, the students review their data folder to monitor their progress. This is Sandoval's teaching method at Goldwater High School in north Phoenix.

"We really use the idea of on going assessment. Knowing where they're going, where they're at where they need to be."

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