Featured on the April 20th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with guest host Tony Paniagua:
- Too often, mental illness goes unrecognized and undiagnosed The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that in any given year, as many as 1 in 5 Americans will experience mental illness. Many will choose not to seek out the help they need because of stigma. In response to these statistics, the Pima County Public Library has established the Synapse Team that wants to provide support and resources to those who are trying to cope and start a larger public conversation about the mental and emotional needs that are most prevalent in our community. Arizona Spotlight assistant producer Leah Britton interviews librarian Matthew Landon for more information.
Meet Malea Chavez, the newly appointed CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. She tells Tony Paniagua about the holiday challenges ahead and the special things that make this food bank one of the most progressive in the nation.
For decades, the fashion industry’s disregard for plus-size clothing has caused many women to feel neglected and excluded. Leah Britton talks with fashion journalist Gianluca Russo about his book "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion's Size-Inclusivity Revolution", and how people of all shapes and sizes are learning to embrace their beauty.
- And, Tony talks with Marie Buck, the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association, about the importance of supporting and nurturing outdoor experiences.