KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
4:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013


Keep Our Community Strong!

Giving Tuesday is a national program to bring funding awareness to communities for local nonprofits.  We thought we’d host a “local version” during the entire month of December for all of the nonprofits that do so much to strengthen our community! 

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Brain Food: 'Musical' No Mas Muertes

Glen Weyant plays percussion on the massive wall separating the U.S. and Mexico
Credit Matt Nelson

No Mas Muertes - or No More Deaths - is an Arizona-based advocacy group that provides humanitarian relief along the U.S.-Mexico border. Since 2004, the group has offered food, water and medical attention to immigrants trying to illegally cross the border from Mexico. And now, the group has a musical component.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:09 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Brain Food: The One Gene Difference

NAU biology professor Tom Whitham

Some scientists predict the Southwest will continue on its warming trend. NAU biology professor Tom Whitham says the rise in temperatures is happening so fast - 3 degrees in the last 60 years - that many plants are not able to adapt and survive.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:16 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Brain Food: It's A Microbial World Afterall

Dr. Greg Caporaso researches microbial genetics and genomics at NAU.
Credit Monica Saaty / IDEA Lab

Bacteria make up most of life on Earth. It's life we can't see. Some bacteria thrive in such extreme environments as the boiling water of the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, or in the driest place on Earth - the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. But, according to Greg Caporaso in the Center of Microbial Genetics and Genomics at NAU, the most extreme environment for life is inside the human body.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:16 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Brain Food: Insights And Discoveries From The Campus Of Northern Arizona University

"Intercepted" bat in Sedona
Credit Carol Chambers

Slogging through the thick, sticky mud of a pond in Sedona, wildlife biologist Carol Chambers is catching bats in nets stretched across the water.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:41 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Artists Stop In Flagstaff To Commemorate The 75th Anniversary Of "The Grapes of Wrath"

Next year marks the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath. It chronicles the Joad family's trek from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression in their desperate attempt to find work...and survive. The Grapes of Wrath became one of America's most iconic novels, in part, because it spoke to the human conditions of challenge and hardship. In commemoration of the anniversary, a group of artists is retracing the journey of the Joad Family across America, including a stop in Flagstaff along historic Route 66. As Arizona Public Radio's Justin Regan reports, they're using theater and film to connect the historical and modern hardships of every day Americans.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:35 am
Mon October 7, 2013

An Interview With NAU President John Haeger: Looking Back...And To The Future

Dr. John Haeger, President of Northern Arizona University
Credit NAU

At the end of this summer, Northern Arizona University President John Haeger announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. During his presidency, Haeger has helped grown NAU into a research-based campus with an emphasis on brining in first-generation college students and retaining them through graduation. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris recently spoke with Dr. Haeger about the changes he's seen at NAU during his 12 years as president, and what he imagines the university's future will look like.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:55 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Flagstaff Symphony Opens 64th Season with "Pluto" Premiere

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra opens its 64th season this evening with “Lost in Space,” a program dedicated to the Solar System and other-worldly ideas. In addition to Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” and Nielsen’s “Helios Overture,” the program features a piece many Northern Arizonans may feel an affinity for – Pluto. The planet discovered in 1930 by Lowell Observatory astronomers and later designated a star, is the focus of award-winning composer, Margaret Brouwer. “Pluto” will be premiered tonight by the Flagstaff Symphony.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Station To Station Train Brings Nomadic Performance Art To Winslow

The Station to Station train
Credit Priscilla Frank

More than 100 trains pass through the town of Winslow every day. Most are hauling freight to the West Coast and don't stop. But recently, one very unusual train DID stop in Winslow...the Station to Station train. It's a moving, public art show that's traveling across the U.S., the brainchild of artist Doug Aitken - best known for his large, outdoor film installations. And, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, the stop in Winslow was a combination of art, imagination and mystery.

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4:17 am
Thu September 19, 2013

The Gift of Winslow's La Posada Hotel

La Posada Hotel, Winslow, AZ

La Posada Hotel in Winslow is one of architect Mary Colter's masterpieces. 

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