Wildlife Migration Corridors Across the Border

Arizona PBS science television show Catalyst started their second season with great stories on autism, wildlife migration corridors, acoustic ecology lab, and more. The story on wildlife migration corridors took our team down to the Mexican state of Sonora, just south of the US/Mexico border, to document a team of ASU researchers gathering data for…

A Conversation with Sueanna

Sueanna Wilson is an only child, who birthed thirteen children – eight girls, five boys. Here’s a conversation with her about family, children, and other stuff.

Television magic

Visual storytelling requires skills invisible to the viewer. So I’m learning. For instance, can you tell how many separate ‘shots’ this 39-second piece required (or how many treats my two actors received)? Before going to the Cronkite School, I wouldn’t even have ‘seen’ separate shots. I would have seen one long sequence. Snack-Time from Danny…

A little story about rainbows

Some stories tell better as animation and illustration. In this rainbow piece, a very very abstract topic gets colorful treatment.

Hygge’s Machine

Do you remember Tumnus’ home in Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, or the Beavers’ den? Have you sat inside a warm, well-kept and rug-ed log house on an overcast, snowy winter day? Have you read in a carpeted, quiet library with morning sun streaming onto your desk and your cup of tea or coffee?…

Little Farm, Big Story

The Phoenix Valley revealed some of its farming secrets to our three-member team of journalism students. We had to look closely, because the average farm in the valley has shrunk lots in the last several decades. Currently in Maricopa County, about 1,500 farms take up less than 10 acres per farm. The entire project covered…

So you want to be a luthier…

“One day I decided I was just gonna build a guitar.” That’s how Gillian Marsh from Boulder, Colorado starts her story of the road that led her to Phoenix, Arizona and the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. I visited the School this week, and Assistant Director and Financial Manager Bart Applewhite showed me around and told…

Arizona high school football playoffs: First Round!

The first time this season these two teams met, Phoenix Christian Cougars walked off the field with a 62-0 win over Bisbee High. Matched up for the first round of the playoffs suggested a repeat performance, with Bisbee ranked 15th in the division, pitched against Phoenix Christian, ranked 3rd. After a touchdown and 2-point conversion…