KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
4:07 am
Fri April 11, 2014

An Interview With Singer-Songwriter Neko Case

Singer/songwriter, Neko Case
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Singer-songwriter Neko Case is a rising star in both the punk rock and alt-country music scenes. Her work appears on many "Best Of" lists, including Amazon.com's Music Editor's Picks and NPR's All Songs Considered. And Case's latest album — The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — was nominated for best alternative music album at this year's Grammy Awards. Neko Case will perform this Sunday in Flagstaff. From the road, she spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris about the inspiration behind her music.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:05 am
Thu April 10, 2014

New Law Could Expand the Horizons of Arizona’s Winemakers

Niles Johnson (left) and Joseph Ranallo rack barrels of white wine.
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Arizona winemakers could soon be serving up something much stronger than merlots and chardonnays. New legislation would allow them to produce spirits, like cognac and grappa. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, 2014 could turn out to be a good year for Arizona’s wine country.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Brain Food: Rethinking Energy Storage and Design with Smart Materials

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In the near future, so-called smart materials may eliminate the need for batteries in hybrid cars and in solar panels. Cornell Ciocanel is a mechanical engineer at Northern Arizona University. He’s developing a new smart material that’s strong enough to be used in the body of a car and also stores electricity like a battery.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Sedona Company Fined for Damage to Secret Mountain Wilderness Area

Illusions Canyon near Sedona
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A Sedona business owner has agreed to pay fines for damaging a wilderness area near Oak Creek as well as operating without a permit. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the incident occurred while conducting search and rescue instruction.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:45 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

State Legislature Attempts to Limit Federal Wolf Reintroduction

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Last week, two Mexican gray wolves were released in Arizona. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a simultaneous effort is underway in the state Legislature to let ranchers kill the endangered animals in defense of livestock.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Flagstaff Group to Protest Immigrant Deportation Milestone

The wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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A Flagstaff group will protest what they say is the 2 millionth immigrant deportation under the Obama Administration. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the rally is part of a nationwide day of action.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Panhandling Ordinance Finds Support Among Flagstaff’s Downtown Businesses

Earlier this week, the Flagstaff City Council gave initial approval of an ordinance to stop aggressive panhandling. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, many local businesses support the measure.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Navajo Nation Financial Advisor Charged in Fund-Misuse Case

Council Speaker Johnny Naize pleaded not guilty last month to involvement in the scheme.
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A former financial adviser for the Navajo Nation has been charged with several counts of conflict of interest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s part of a case that involves several current and former lawmakers of the tribe.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:58 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Brain Food: Mysterious Skunks of the High Country

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Mild winters make skunks more active. Instead of resting and preserving their energy, they venture out of their dens and hunt for food. Tad Theimer is a vertebrate biologist and associate professor at Northern Arizona University.

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