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KNAU and Arizona News
9:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Controversial Development at the Confluence Takes a Step Forward

The confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers.
Credit "The Confluence" by George Mancuso

A proposed development project near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers is one step closer to becoming a reality. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, several key questions still remain about the controversial, multimillion-dollar development.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:31 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Skull Valley General Store To Close After 98 Years In Business

"The Boys", at the Skull Valley General Store
Credit Aaron Granillo/KNAU

These days, it seems like Big Box grocers and convenience stores are on nearly every corner in every city in America. But, if you live in a small, rural town, you might do your shopping at the general store. That's what the people of Skull Valley - just south of Prescott - have been doing for nearly 100 years. And where would they go if the store shut down? As Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo reports, they're about to find out.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:13 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

NO AZ Solar School: One Of the Coolest Schools In America

One of the many solar panels at The STAR School east of Flagstaff
Credit Justin Regan/KNAU

Parent and Child Magazine recently named a school in northern Arizona one of the top 25 coolest schools in America. The STAR School, near Flagstaff and the edge of the Navajo Nation, is the first completely solar powered public charter school in the country. From making its own power, to growing its own food, the school's mission is to be as sustainable as possible. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Justin Regan reports, being off the grid has its challenges.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:24 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Brain Food: Sports Concussion Research

The NAU football team tackles a player from Portland State
Credit Matt Beaty/The Lumberjack

With the Super Bowl coming up Sunday, many Americans have football on the brain. But, Northern Arizona University's Dr. Amy Isaki is trying to keep football off the brains of college athletes.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:20 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Off-Road Access to be Expanded in Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon
Credit utah.sierraclub.org

The National Park Service has proposed adding more than a dozen areas for off-highway vehicle use within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the plan is designed to halt illegal off roading. However, conservation groups aren’t happy.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:57 am
Wed January 29, 2014

ADOT Cancels Expansion of Grand Canyon National Park Airport

The Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan.
Credit usatoday.com

A proposed expansion of the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan has been canceled by the Arizona Department of Transportation. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move comes after years of skepticism on the part of conservation groups and officials at Grand Canyon National Park.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:56 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Join us for NPR's Special Coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address at 7pm

Hear NPR's special coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight at 7pm with a rebroadcast at 10pm on KNAU News/Talk 

KNAU and Arizona News
9:25 am
Fri January 24, 2014

An Interview with Ira Glass, Host of 'This American Life'

Ira Glass, host of "This American Life"
Credit Photo by Stuart Mullenberg, courtesy of WBEZ

If you know public radio, then you most certainly know Ira Glass, host and creator of NPR’s “This American Life.” Glass recently spoke with KNAU's "Morning Edition" host Aaron Granillo from the WBEZ studios in Chicago.

Glass will present “Reinventing Radio,” a multimedia show that goes behind the scenes of “This American Life,” Sat, Jan. 25 at Ardrey Auditorium on the campus of Northern Arizona University. For more info, see www.greenhouseproductions.net.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:11 am
Fri January 24, 2014

State Flu Numbers Down Despite Recent Uptick in Cases

Credit iStock photo

The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona has increased dramatically in the last four weeks. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, despite the sudden uptick, flu numbers are still well below where they were last year.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:18 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Brain Food: The Discovery Channel Telescope

The Discovery Channel Telescope
Credit Len Bright/Lowell Observatory

The highly sensitive camera of Lowell Observatory's Discovery Channel Telescope is painting a brighter picture of faint objects in the universe.

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