Flagstaff, AZ – When Northern Arizona University scientist Loretta Mayer set out to cure heart disease in women, she never dreamed her discovery would help solve the world hunger crisis. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this profile.
Loretta Mayer has a long to do list. She speed walks just about everywhere she goes. She's easy to spot with her spiky white hair.
Mayer recently discovered what many of the great inventors of our time found before her.
Flagstaff, AZ – The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from several Arizona Indian tribes that want to block expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort on the San Francisco Peaks, mountains they consider sacred. Without comment yesterday the justices said they won't get involved in the dispute.
Flagstaff, AZ – Intro) Later this morning, a piece of northern Arizona history will find a new home. It's part of a new display at Lowell Observatory to be unveiled later this morning. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.
President George W. Bush congratulates Arizona?s 2008 State Teacher of the Year, Robert Kelty, in the Oval Office on Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Mr. Kelty is a teacher at Puente de Hozho Elementary School in Flagstaff, AZ.
Flagstaff, AZ – This weekend in Flagstaff hundreds of parents, students and teachers are planning to march in support of public education. Robert Kelty is organizing the march. He's a teacher at Puente de Hozho school in Flagstaff, and was selected Arizona teacher of the year last year. He told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker what he's hoping to accomplish.
Flagstaff, AZ – Do-it-yourself electric car conversions are on the rise worldwide. Some people do it for environmental reasons...some do it because they like to tinker. And, others do it because they love the car they're already driving and have no intention of giving it up. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Host intro: Flagstaff engineer Jim Corning is passionate about two things: solar power and motorcycles. So he decided to build a solar-powered, electric bike. It's one of only six in the United States. Most electric bikes are pretty slow. But this one gets up to a hundred miles per hour. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales saw first hand how fast it goes.
Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino County is holding a public hearing this evening that could decide the future of Flagstaff's Second Chance Center for Animals. County officials say the animal shelter is out of compliance with its conditional use permit. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Host intro: Arizona legislators are strapped with the task of finding 3 billion dollars to close its budget gap. They're considering a solution that would cut 75 percent of state arts funding. Some northern Arizona arts organizations depend on that money and worry about this cut's immediate and long term implications. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this report.