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.
Flagstaff, AZ – Northern Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick returned this week from a trip to Afghanistan. She was part of a bi-partisan group of women representatives who wanted to spend Mother's Day with troops in Kandahar. She told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker she also wanted to get an up-close look at the ongoing war.
Flagstaff, AZ – Every day in this country, nearly 800 people die from cardiac arrest. Many of those people could be saved if someone performs CPR. But for a lot of reasons people are often afraid to mainly they don't want to catch anything by giving mouth to mouth. For the past few years Arizona has pushed an alternative form of CPR that only includes chest compressions. Health officials here claim it's not only easier, but more effective.
Flagstaff, AZ – Host intro: Millions of people have lost their jobs in recent months. And many are doing work they're over qualified for. So as teens look for summer jobs, there's stiff competition. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales stopped by the teen job fair in Flagstaff to bring us this report.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jan Brewer enters her second hundred days this morning as governor.
Brewer said the biggest change is how much everyone pays attention to everything she says. It wasn't always that way. During the 14 years she was a legislator, Brewer would sit in the back of hearing rooms with colleagues, smoke -- and make various off-the-cuff comments about issues. No more.