KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

New 4FRI Thinning Project Begins on the Apache-Sitgreaves

Ponderosa pine trees prior to being thinned
Credit grandcanyontrust.org

Major thinning is ramping up on northern Arizona’s national forests. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the work represents the early stages of the biggest-ever U.S. forest restoration project.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:25 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Community Giving

Keep Our Community Strong!

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. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

A Pair of Wildfires on the Coconino Keeps Forest Officials Alert

A stump burns in Paradise Canyon on the Boulder Fire.
Credit By Jon Tepley, Flagstaff Ranger District. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

This past weekend, two wildfires ignited near Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, though crews responded quickly, both fires are burning in remote, hard-to-reach areas.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:16 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Tusayan Town Council Considers a Name Change

Credit azcentral.com

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Planned Parenthood Challenges Arizona Abortion Laws

RU-486, the so-called abortion pill
Credit theroot.com

Next week, several abortion restrictions will go into effect statewide. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the laws are currently being challenged in federal court.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:13 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Brain Food: Three Minute Research Presentations

Ramona Mellott, Dean of NAU's Graduate College
Credit Bonnie Stevens/KNAU

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Northern Arizona’s Forest Managers Focus on Firefighter Safety

The final photo taken of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. It was texted by one of the members of the crew to his wife.
Credit Courtesy of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

After a Very Dry Winter, Forest Managers Prepare for Fire Season

Credit fs.fed.us

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:57 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Evening Programming - Temporary Change

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!

KNAU and Arizona News
9:39 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Brain Food: The Cultural Impacts Of Climate Change On American Indian Tribes

Ann Marie Chischilly, executive director of NAU's Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals
Credit Bonnie Stevens/KNAU

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.

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