Collaborative multi-media artists Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner are Emotional.Store, performing as part of their "100 Year Plan". (PHOTO: courtesy Emotional.Store)
Featured on the August 10th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- California's devastating wildfires raise important questions about Arizona's fire readiness. AZPM wildfire reporter Zac Ziegler shares analysis of our state's preparedness for facing a similar disaster.
A changing climate is prolonging and intensifying heat waves, scientists say, driving wildfires. (PHOTO: Wyoming Hotshots via inciweb.nwcg.gov)
- If thinking about technology and the future causes you anxiety, meet two artists who offer an antidote, based on a combination of performance and video art. Mark talks with Emotional.Store, aka Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner, about bringing their "100 Year Plan" to the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, including two live performances on Saturday, August 11th and Saturday, August 18th, both at 8 pm.
"100 Year Plan" at MOCA Tucson
- Nancy Montoya talks with Jennie MacFarland, a conservationist from the Tucson Audubon Society, who explains why hummingbirds are at risk during the peak August heat, and how people can help ensure the birds' survival from their own backyards.
According to a 2006 US Fish and Wildlife Survey, Arizona birding brought in about 1.2 billion dollars in revenue to the state. (PHOTO: AZPM )
- And, Tucson residents share small stories of kindness in action, from an impoverished family pooling its resources to make a child's birthday special, to an out-of-work man giving a bicycle - his only means of transportation - to a teen recently suspended from school.
The Flowing Wells Library entrance as it looked before the 2017 renovation plan began. (PHOTO: courtesy Pima County Public Library)