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From 1A: Local News Is Dying: What's Killing It?

Local newsrooms are struggling to stay alive. Major outlets, including public radio stations, continue to lay-off journalists.

NCAA provides a glimpse into the process of choosing the teams for March Madness

The process for determining the field is rooted in methods developed through years of building brackets.

'The voice we woke up to': Bob Edwards, longtime 'Morning Edition' host, dies at 76

Bob Edwards started his career at NPR as a newscaster and then hosted All Things Considered before moving to Morning Edition.

AZPM Holiday Radio Programming 2023

Special holiday programming on NPR 89.1, Classical 90.5, and Jazz 89.1 HD2

An unprecedented water line in an unprecedented place

In this Tapped episode, Danyelle Khmara delves into the Grand Canyon's water infrastructure challenges and the extraordinary Transcanyon Waterline upgrade, highlighting the complexities of delivering clean water in this iconic natural wonder.

When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.

Housing and Water: How government, environmentalists and developers shape Arizona homes

The state's mild winters are often a plus for people who move here. So how does that growing population interact with a shrinking water supply?

How water gets to (most of) us

Most of us get our water from a utility company, be it a large municipal one or a small private entity. This week, we look at the work that one small company does to keep the water flowing, and what happened when another utility had a big problem.

When dams break

As our infrastructure ages, what can happen when structures that are often massive give way?

People are freaking out over a question mark seen in space. Scientists can explain

A stunning new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a pair of actively forming stars. But many people are more curious about the tiny question mark visible toward the bottom of the frame.

In California, wildfires are prevented by crews of unlikely firefighters: goats

Goats are busy chomping away on the dried-out vegetation that's exploded after this year's drought-busting rains.

The Buzz: how dual language immersion is for everyone

We’re heading back to school to understand Arizona's various English language learning models and how dual language immersion is coming under fire.

A worm that survived 46,000 years in permafrost wows scientists

A nematode found deep in frozen sediment has proven its ability to survive extreme environments long term. Scientists studying the species say their work could inform the protection of other animals.

Tribes and dairy farmers made a model renewable energy program. It’s about to get even better

Dairy digesters capture the methane that comes from cowmanure and other organic waste as it decomposes.

'Hospital-at-home' trend means family members must be caregivers — ready or not

Hospital-at-home programs are for people sick enough to need the attention a hospital provides, but stable enough to be cared for at home.

An otter in Santa Cruz is hassling surfers — and stealing their boards

An aggressive sea otter in California is hassling locals by riding boards she stole from surfers in the lineup.

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