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Melissa Sevigny

It takes good ingredients to make good beer—grain, yeast, hops, a dash of honey or a squeeze of fresh cherries to add subtle flavor. This month more than two dozen breweries in Arizona tried out a new ingredient: purified wastewater. The Pure Water Brew Challenge raised awareness about water reuse and also inspired some tasty new beers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny went to local Flagstaff brewery Wanderlust, for our segment Eats and Beats: stories about food and music. 


Grand Canyon West

Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have reintroduced a bill that would settle claims by the Hualapai Tribe to the Colorado River. Supporters say the deal is crucial for economic development on the reservation. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


Ryan Heinsius

The Grand Canyon has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates of suicide among national parks. While they are destinations for millions of sightseers each year, some people arrive with the intention of ending their lives. During this National Suicide Prevention Week, KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, that victims, families, and first responders at parks all experience the ripple effects of suicide and suicide attempts.


NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The Cassini spacecraft mission ends tomorrow after two decades in space. A Flagstaff scientist on the mission team says Cassini transformed our knowledge of Saturn and especially its strange moon Titan. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Randy Kirk of the U.S. Geological Survey from Pasadena, California, where the team has gathered to witness the spacecraft’s final moments.


U.S. Forest Service

A U.S. House of Representatives Committee has passed a bipartisan bill to reduce the number of bison on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. 

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