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The Navajo Nation is arid and vast — nearly 30,000 square miles. Hydrologists struggle to collect much-needed measurements of rainfall there. But now they have help from NASA satellites.
Mar. 7, 2017
"Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction" by Helen Pilcher
It turns out scientists are closer now than ever before to bringing back extinct animals. In recent weeks, it hit the news that Harvard geneticist George Church is just years away from bringing back the wooly mammoth. So, I got a hold of science writer and author Helen Pilcher to talk more about the science of “de-extinction."
Mar. 7, 2017
Arizona drivers said they consider road safety and road expansion as some of their top priorities when it comes to transportation system investment. That’s according to a recent survey distributed by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Mar. 7, 2017
University of Arizona
The state Board of Regents says it is ready to pick a new president for the University of Arizona.
Mar. 7, 2017
Mexico City
As Mexico prepares for a presidential election next year, it has become popular for politicians here to stand up for their fellow country-people.
Mar. 7, 2017
A Mesa man has been ordered to pay a $5,500 fine and serve three years on probation for dumping grease and wastewater into local sewer systems.
Mar. 7, 2017
Drinking fountain
Drinking from water fountains in older school buildings may not be that refreshing for your health. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is in the early stages of a program to test some 7,000 school buildings throughout the state for lead in the drinking water.
Mar. 7, 2017
Cattle graze
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on a cattle brand dispute. At issue is whether the Arizona Department of Agriculture broke state law when it allowed a California company to register cattle it was moving to the state with the “Bar 7” brand that was already in use in Arizona by an Eloy rancher.
Mar. 7, 2017
Buckeye Mayor
The deadline is quickly approaching for Buckeye residents to gather enough signatures to force a recall election of the city’s mayor, and organizers do not feel optimistic they’ll reach their goal.
Mar. 6, 2017
Sethuraman Panchanathan
The two finalists in the search for University of Arizona’s next president will be meeting with the Arizona Board of Regents today. The board hopes to make a final choice next week. Today's meeting begins the final phase of the hiring process.
Mar. 6, 2017
An 18-year U.S. Army veteran has won a roughly $2.6 million judgement in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Mar. 6, 2017
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples got her start in 1950 singing in churches with her father Roebuck “Pops” and her siblings as The Staples Singers. Now, more than 60 years later, she’s still singing.
Mar. 6, 2017
University of Hawaii-Maona
Across the globe, there are 6,861 living languages. That seems like a lot — until you consider that 3,116 are endangered. Professor Lyle Campbell of the University of Hawaii-Manoa is co-founder of the Endangered Language Catalog.
Mar. 6, 2017
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North Korea fired ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast Monday morning. Will the Trump administration be able to stand up to Kim Jong-un?
Mar. 6, 2017
Rick Perry
Former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry has been sworn in as the new federal Energy secretary. We speak with Sheldon Trubatch, professor of practice of Renewable Energy Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
Mar. 6, 2017
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We had our usual weekly conversation with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones as he helped us preview the week in international news.
Mar. 6, 2017
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Elyse Hunt hit rock bottom last summer. She had pummeled deeply into an already serious depression, leaving her bedridden and contemplating suicide.
Mar. 6, 2017
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At least seven transgender people have been murdered in 2017. The killings are outpacing last year's frightening homicide rate, which was the highest on record.
Mar. 6, 2017
Handgun
In 2000, Arizona lawmakers passed “Shannon’s Law,” in the wake of the death of 14-year-old Shannon Smith who died after she was hit by a bullet that had been fired into the air, seemingly at random. But now two bills that would narrow the scope of that landmark law are moving through the state Legislature.
Mar. 6, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is searching for a new elections director. But current legislation being considered could limit Fontes’ power to do that.
Mar. 6, 2017

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