August 17, 2018 / Modified aug 17, 2018 3:51 p.m.

Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

mike peters peace symbol hero Mike Peters is serious about his message of hope and peace. (PHOTO: courtesy Mike Peters )

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Featured on the August 17th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • For more than two decades, Arizona has been storing water underground to prepare for the time when its main water source, the Colorado River, falls into shortage. Vanessa Barchfield explores this issue in the second installment of "To the Last Drop" - a collaboration between AZPM and The Arizona Daily Star...
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Waterbank Tonopah hero Tonopah Desert Recharge Project in Tonopah, about 65 miles west of Phoenix. (PHOTO: Central Arizona Project)

  • Since 1977, Mike Peters has been living his rock & roll dreams. Best known for leading the Welsh band The Alarm, Peters has been living with leukemia since 1995. Mark talks with Mike Peters about his upcoming appearance in Tucson, and how his foundation Love Hope Strength is helping cancer patients around the world...
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"The Man in the Camo Jacket" trailer
- Learn about a unique filmmaker who's been making movies almost single-handedly in a backyard studio in Wichita, Kansas for more than three decades. Mark talks with director Justin Johnson about the documentary Double Digits - The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star that tells the story of R.G. Miller's cinematic magic...


"Double Digits" trailer

You can find many of R.G. Miller's films here.

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