KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
7:32 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Flagstaff's first female mayor takes office

Flagstaff, AZ – Last week's swearing-in ceremony for Flagstaff's new mayor was one for the history books. It officially made Sara Presler the city's first female mayor AND the youngest person to ever hold the office. And, at 28 years old, she is currently the second youngest female mayor in the country. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl caught up with Mayor Presler at City Hall during her first week in office.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:02 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Rez Signatures Impact State Legislative Races

Most homes on the Navajo reservation don't have traditional street addresses.

Flagstaff, AZ –
HOST INTRO:

Three Navajo candidates for the state legislature are in danger of being thrown off the ballot for the September Democratic Primary election. A judge today will decide whether to allow signatures they gathered for their nominating petitions that include PO Boxes rather than actual street addresses. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:19 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

An Ethnobotanist Grows a Business in Flagstaff

Phyllis Hogan inside the Winter Sun shop and gallery in downtown Flagstaff
- Kimberly Raguso

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:17 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Finding a Home on the Colorado Plateau

Commentator Kate Watters

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

For more than a decade, Commentator Kate Watters has worked jobs that can only be done in northern Arizona. She's been a field biologist for Grand Canyon National Park. She met her husband, a seasonal river guide, in his off-season, building hiking trails. Now Watters runs the volunteer program for the Grand Canyon Trust in its efforts to preserve the Colorado Plateau. Months of living on the road have forced Watters to come to terms with the meaning of "home."

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:19 pm
Sun June 22, 2008

A Corner Lot on History

The historic Weatherford Hotel in downtown Flagstaff
- Kimberly Raguso

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Two months ago KNAU aired our series Poverty with a View. That's the phrase many people use to contrast Flagstaff's quality of life with the gap between income and the cost of housing here. During the series we met a number of people who can only do what they do in northern Arizona. Over the next two days, we'll introduce you to a few of them.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:54 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Iraq University Hires Owen Cargol

Flagstaff, AZ – In 2001 Owen Cargol was president of NAU for just four months before a male colleague's sexual harassment complaint forced him to resign. According to the NAU employee, whose name was never released, Cargol grabbed his testicles in a locker room. Following the incident Cargol sent the employee email messages seeking the same level of what he called playfulness and affection.

Cargol's checkered past was well publicized but apparently not in the Middle East.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:01 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

High Country Conference Center at Flagstaff

The High Country Conference Center at Flagstaff.
Tom Alexander

June 20, 2008 – Intro) The High Country Conference Center is already doing a brisk business in Flagstaff even though the official ribbon cutting ceremony was just last night. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer was there and has this report.

(Ambi of the cheering as the ribbon is cut)

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:32 am
Mon June 16, 2008

GCA Distributes Pocket Ranger

Grand Canyon, AZ – AMBY: chatter, birds and wind at the rim
MORALES: I'm standing at Yavapai Point near the Yavapai Observation Station looking out across to the north rim which I believe is 24 miles from where I'm standing and I can see several mesas and buttes and spires, which I don't know the names of I probably should...

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:31 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Mean Girls: An Interview with Rosalind Wiseman

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

Remember those teenage years of cliques, bullying and gossiping behind your friends backs? Rosalind Wiseman deconstructs the treacherous terrain of middle school in her bestselling book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" the basis for the hit movie "Mean Girls."
Wiseman told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker that learning to navigate girl world teaches lessons that last far beyond adolescence.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:27 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Flagstaff Mom Helps Daughter Cope with Bullies

Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer and her daughter.

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

While adolescence is certainly tough on kids, it can be equally hard on parents. One Flagstaff parent who turned to the words of Rosalind Wiseman for advice on how to deal with a middle school bully is Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer.

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