Ryan Heinsius

Executive Producer/Local Content Manager

Ryan joined KNAU's newsroom in 2013. He covers a broad range of stories from local, state and tribal politics to education, economy, energy and public lands issues, and frequently interviews internationally known and regional musicians. Ryan is an Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a frequent contributor to NPR News and National Native News.

Before making the leap to public radio, Ryan spent more than a decade in print media as the editor of an alternative weekly paper. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in political science and journalism and has also returned to teach at his alma mater. 

Ryan is a Flagstaff-based musician and has performed and recorded with many bands in the Southwest. He spends as much time as possible with his wife, daughter and dogs hiking and cycling the amazing terrain of northern Arizona.

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The number of confirmed flu cases in Arizona has increased dramatically in the last four weeks. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, despite the sudden uptick, flu numbers are still well below where they were last year.

The Atlantic

Arizona has again denied expanding the state’s medical marijuana program. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the denial comes as a group gathers signatures to put recreational legalization on Arizona’s 2014 ballot.

Northern Arizona University

Last night, the Flagstaff City Council unanimously voted to send its Regional Plan to voters. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the plan contained some last-minute compromises.

Salon.com

Gov. Jan Brewer has made an executive order to shut down the agency that oversees the state’s Child Protective Services. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the order comes after at least a year of widespread mismanagement at CPS.

smithsonianmag.com

The Navajo Nation plans to add nearly two dozen new service centers to their Head Start education program over the course of this new year. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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