Archive for January, 2011

Too Many Choices for News: Who to Trust, Who to Believe

Mike Padgett -

Jan. 28, 2011 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Remember local radio? It offered many features that collectively performed an important public service – connecting listeners to their community, their neighbors and the changing world. The local radio station I remember was in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest. Farms, orchards, feedlots, dairies and high school sports […]

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Three-Week Trip Stretches Into Nine Years

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Jan. 20, 2010 Jeffrey Buchanan remembers clearly the day he started his journey. It was Jan. 9, 2002. The date is a milepost in his life because that three-week trip morphed into years. Today, he jokes that he is homeless with an iPhone. But that modest description of himself is just a hint of who […]

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A New Moon at Sunset in Arizona

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Jan. 13, 2011 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The distraction of Arizona sunsets from our back patio, like this one recently, often washes away the intellectual static created by local politics. I dream of the day when we have leadership with this much brilliance. Copyright photo by Mike Padgett (To avoid missing news, features and photos on […]

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Architecture a Major Attraction in San Diego’s Balboa Park

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Jan. 6, 2011 SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Balboa Park, with its eucalyptus trees overlooking downtown San Diego, is a magical place near the heart of one of my favorite cities. The timeless architecture of the museums is as interesting as the history within their walls. This photo, taken during a recent visit, is of the […]

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