Flagstaff, AZ – Students in more than a third of schools in the state are not sufficiently advancing their learning, at least according to federal law. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports those figures may be misleading.
Flagstaff, AZ – The dangers of radioactive uranium have been known for decades, but new research shows that the element is even more dangerous than we thought. Studies conducted by the Native American Cancer Research Partnership show that uranium that has been depleted of its radioactivity can still make people sick. Diane Stearns is a biochemist at Northern Arizona University and she led the research. She tells Arizona Public Radio's Geoff Norcross more about what her team found.
Sedona, AZ – More than 200 people showed up for the town meeting in Sedona recently. Politicians and firefighters came to talk about how they were fighting the Brins fire. Many residents came to express their anger about evacuations. Arizona Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – While about 500 homes have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, some pets have been left behind. Some animals were rescued, but fire crews won't allow animal management officials to return to the home to retrieve the others until conditions are safer. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Many health care professionals across the country are watching an election underway in Flagstaff. Nurses at Flagstaff Medical Center are voting on whether or not to join the California Nurses Union. The issue has become divisive at the hospital because people on both sides believe the quality of care they provide could depend on the election's outcome. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports
Flagstaff, AZ – National Cancer Survivors Day is June 3. It's a day when communities celebrate the fact that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. For Flagstaff cancer survivor Jason Kurtz that reality has encouraged many others. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley has this story.
Flagstaff, AZ – StoryCorps is a unique oral history project that collects the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. A StoryCorps mobile recording booth has been parked at Wheeler Park in Flagstaff for the last few weeks, archiving stories of northern Arizonans. Here, Susie Bailey talks to her father Karl Eymert about his experience with World War II. He was 16 and living in Germany when the Russians invaded his town.
Flagstaff, AZ – A traditional concert orchestra recently shared the stage with Native American folk artistry. The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra premiered a new work called Triumph. It's a full-length work for orchestra with Native American flute, singers and dancers. As Arizona Public Radio's Geoff Norcross reports, it's a bold work that attempts to bridge the divide between folk culture and high art.