April 9 is Arizona Gives Day, a state-wide initiative to bring awareness to local nonprofits and funding opportunities. KNAU is participating this year and “giving back” to our fellow nonprofits by promoting the day via the KNAU airwaves in the form of Day Sponsorships. This allows other nonprofits to “save” their day sponsorships for important events and awareness activities.
The Town of Tusayan near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is considering changing its name. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the driving force behind the plan is marketing the town to tourists.
Fans of the TV show Shark Tank know the premise is that contestants have just a few minutes to persuade investors to fund their business idea. A similar contest is playing out among graduate students at Northern Arizona University. Three Minute Research Presentations is a program that teaches students to quickly and effectively "pitch" complicated research projects to potential funders.
Last summer’s Yarnell Hill Fire was the deadliest ever for Arizona wildland firefighters. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports that, as a result, forest managers in northern Arizona are focusing on safety.
This winter was the sixth driest on record for northern Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, managers on all area national forests are preparing for what could be a very busy fire season.
Thanks to the financial support of our members, we are replacing the entire automation system that runs the programming for Arizona Public Radio. While we continue to de-kink the new software, each evening we will be offering BBC World News on our News/Talk service and Classical Music 24 on our News/Classical service beginning at 9:00 pm and continuing throughout the night. We’ll get back to the regular evening schedule just as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and your ongoing support!
American Indian tribes are among those most impacted by climate change. That's according to Ann Marie Chischilly, executive director of the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals, or ITEP, at Northern Arizona University.
The Town of Tusayan just outside Grand Canyon National Park is now the owner of a parcel of land to be used for affordable housing construction. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the transfer is part of a large and controversial development project.