Yamiche Alcindor, moderator of Washington Week, on set in April 2021.
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Featured on the November 17th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- More than a year ago, tens of thousands of citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan after U.S. troops withdrew, and Taliban forces took control. Among them were more than two dozen women from a special Afghan platoon that worked alongside the U.S. military. But, as KJZZ’s Alisa Reznick reports, getting out of Afghanistan was only the beginning.
"A" holds a mug made by Richardson commemorating soldiers from the Female Tactical Platoon, or FTP, and the Cultural Support Team, or CST — a mostly-women unit within the U.S. military that worked with the FTPs.
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- A conversation with Yamiche Alcindor, the moderator of “Washington Week” on PBS and a journalist who has been closely involved with presidential politics since 2018. Alcindor visited Tucson this week to receive the 2022 Zenger Award for Press Freedom from the UA School of Journalism.
Yamiche Alcindor, NBC News Washington correspondent and host of Washington Week on PBS, received the 2022 Zenger Award for Press Freedom from the University of Arizona School of Journalism on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
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- And, the African American Museum of Southern Arizona will soon be open in the University of Arizona Student Union. Contributor Adiba Nelson talks with founders Beverely and Bob Elliott about the project's origins, and the importance of preserving stories that might otherwise go unheard.
The front window of the African-American Museum of Southern Arizona, located on the second floor of the UA Memorial Student Union.
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Bob Elliot, Co-Founder of the African American Museum of Southern Arizona, was a three time academic and athletic All-American at the University of Arizona. He led the Arizona Men's Basketball team to a Western Athletic Conference championship and the NCAA tournament twice.
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