KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:55 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Flagstaff Symphony Opens 64th Season with "Pluto" Premiere

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra opens its 64th season this evening with “Lost in Space,” a program dedicated to the Solar System and other-worldly ideas. In addition to Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” and Nielsen’s “Helios Overture,” the program features a piece many Northern Arizonans may feel an affinity for – Pluto. The planet discovered in 1930 by Lowell Observatory astronomers and later designated a star, is the focus of award-winning composer, Margaret Brouwer. “Pluto” will be premiered tonight by the Flagstaff Symphony.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Station To Station Train Brings Nomadic Performance Art To Winslow

The Station to Station train
Credit Priscilla Frank

More than 100 trains pass through the town of Winslow every day. Most are hauling freight to the West Coast and don't stop. But recently, one very unusual train DID stop in Winslow...the Station to Station train. It's a moving, public art show that's traveling across the U.S., the brainchild of artist Doug Aitken - best known for his large, outdoor film installations. And, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, the stop in Winslow was a combination of art, imagination and mystery.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:17 am
Thu September 19, 2013

The Gift of Winslow's La Posada Hotel

La Posada Hotel, Winslow, AZ
Credit booked.net

La Posada Hotel in Winslow is one of architect Mary Colter's masterpieces. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:12 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Forest Thinning to start soon in Flagstaff

Flagstaff residents will soon begin seeing the results of a forest thinning project voters approved last November.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:09 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Extended Interview With Peter Sagal Of NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!

NPR's Peter Sagal at the Hoover Dam on his "Constitution USA" tour.

September is Civic Engagement Month. And kicking off festivities Sunday in Flagstaff is Peter Sagal, host of NPR's news quiz show "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Sagal is on tour talking about his documentary series, "Constitution USA" - a look at how the Constitution works in modern America. KNAU's Gillian Ferris had a chance to speak with Sagal from the "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" studios in Chicago.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:27 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Earth Notes: Sustainable Desert Harvest At Mesa Farm

Mesa Farm

The gray shale badlands along the lower Fremont River in Utah are desolate - so much so that one group of would-be space travelers chose the area as a site for what they call the Mars Desert Research Station.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:48 am
Fri August 30, 2013

New Memoir By NAU Professor Chronicles Survival Of Sexual Assault

NAU English professor and author, Laura Gray-Rosendale
Credit Laura Gray-Rosendale

For several weeks this summer, a series of sexual assaults in downtown Flagstaff had many residents on edge. A suspect was eventually arrested and charged with more than a dozen counts. But, for the victims, the trauma is likely to remain.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:33 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

More Wet Weather On The Way

Credit Michael Collier

Tropical Storm Ivo is now moving eastward. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Justin Regan reports, strong monsoon activity is expected through the week.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:40 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Tropical Storm Ivo Drenches Arizona

Tropical Storm Ivo
Credit theweatherspace.com

Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Ivo has led to flash flooding across much of the state. And, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, more rain is on the way.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:27 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Major Weather Event Approaching Northern Arizona

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