July 28, 2022 / Modified jul 28, 2022 7:03 p.m.

"Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast" with author Mike Stark.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Rodeo champion Sherry Cervi honored with Marana street names; and actor Jon Proudstar talks about "Reservation Dogs" as season 2 arrives.

bear statue hero Statue of the short-faced bear at Lubbock Lake Landmark, a natural history museum in Lubbock, Texas.
Courtesy of Mike Stark

Broadway in Tucson
Arizona Spotlight

July 28, 2022

This episode is supported by the Broadway in Tucson.
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Featured on the July 28th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • A conversation with four-time world barrel racing champion Sherry Cervi, who now has two streets named after her in Marana. Arizona Daily Star “Street Smarts” columnist David Leighton explains the process behind Cervi’s local roots being recognized.
Sherry Cervi barrel race unsized Sherry Cervi barrel racing in 2000.
Courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star
Sherry Cervi Horses spotlight Sherry Cervi in 1995, the year she won her first World Championship.
Courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star
blue rhino bear model unsized A life-size model of a Short-faced bear done by Blue Rhino Studios in Eagan, Minnesota.
Courtesy of Blue Rhino Studio
bear skull unsized The skull of a Short-faced bear at Yale University.
Courtesy of Mike Stark
  • Next week the hit television show Reservation Dogs returns to Hulu with season 2, created by an almost entirely Indigenous North American crew of writers, directors and performers. Among them is Tucsonan Jon Proudstar, who plays Leon, father to main character Willie Jack.

reservation dogs deer hunting hero Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack, here deer hunting with her father Leon, played by Jon Proudstar in the 2021 FX series "Reservation Dogs".

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