KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
12:46 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Remembering Frank Protiva and Tom Moody

Flagstaff, AZ – Friday, January 23rd, two friends from Flagstaff died when their small plane crashed.

Frank Protiva and Tom Moody were engineers, pilots, and river runners. I talked to some of their many friends for this remembrance.

Guillermo Cortes, an engineer and Vice President at Frank Protiva's engineering firm, Shephard-Wesnitzer, met him about 12 years ago.

"We became friends right away," Cortes said. "He welcomed anybody in right away."

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:45 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Winter Weather Update With Flagstaff Meteorologist Lee Born

The San Francisco Peaks in winter

Flagstaff, AZ – After a few weeks' hiatus, winter returned to northern Arizona this week. The snowfall wasn't huge, but it was enough to cause icy road conditions and some school delays. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with Flagstaff meteorologist, Lee Born, about this week's blast of winter weather.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2009

Grand Canyon Officials Question High Flow Plan

The March, 2008 \"High Flow Experiment\" at Glen Canyon Dam to rebuild beaches and create wildlife habitat in the Grand Canyon.
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KNAU and Arizona News
4:53 am
Tue January 27, 2009

Navajo Students Write Letters to Obama

Margaret Erhart and some of her creative writing students at Eagles' Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.
Daniel Kraker

Tuba City, AZ – When President Barack Obama was elected, a group of middle school students on the Navajo Nation wrote him letters telling him about life on the reservation. Many write honestly about the poverty they live in, but also dispense advice, and offer lots of invitations to their homes.

The project was the idea of Margaret Erhart, who teaches creative writing at Eagle's Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City, on the western edge of the Navajo reservation.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:44 am
Sun January 25, 2009

Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman, left, alongside a self-portrait. Photo by Nadja Spiegelman

Flagstaff, AZ – A long version of our talk with the author of "Maus."

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:24 am
Fri January 23, 2009

EPA taking a second look at Desert Rock

Elouise Brown, leader of the local opposition to the proposed Desert Rock coal-fired power plant.

Farmington, NM – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency said they'd take a second look at a permit granted to a controversial coal-fired power plant known as Desert Rock. It's located on the Navajo reservation in northern New Mexico. Now the EPA is reconsidering. It could be an early signal of how the Obama administration plans to tackle air quality issues and even global warming. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:12 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

Snowflake paper mill cuts back again

Snowflake, AZ – The town of Snowflake has been hit harder by the economic crisis than most communities in northern Arizona. A hundred people were laid off at Catalyst Paper in a town of 5-thousand. More recently the plant has shut down for several days at a time because they don't have the demand for paper that they used to. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked to current and former employees about the cut backs and how they fit into the bigger economic picture.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:58 pm
Tue January 20, 2009

Northern Arizonans flock to Washington for Obama Inauguration

Flagstaff, AZ – Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. for President Barack Obama's inauguration. Some of those witnesses were from northern Arizona, including Williams resident Patrick Lucas. He told Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl what it was like to be part of such an historic celebration.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:54 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick sworn in

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona's first congressional district Representative Ann Kirkpatrick is finding her way around Capitol Hill. She's cast her first votes and been assigned to committees. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked to her about what it feels like to be sworn in after a long campaign.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:47 am
Fri January 16, 2009

FUSD Superintendent shocked by proposed cuts

Flagstaff, AZ – State lawmakers are looking for ways to deal with the budget deficit. This week republican leaders proposed a 20 percent reduction to K-12 education over the next year and a half. The package also includes a 30 percent cut to Arizona universities. Flagstaff Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Brown told Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales this could be devastating.

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