Featured on the August 25th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- For decades the Colorado River filled Glen Canyon to the brim. But climate change and overuse are causing the reservoir to decline to a record low. Go on a boat trip with some longtime river runners for a firsthand look at the situation, as reported by KUNC's Luke Runyon.
- How is our active monsoon summer impacting the local insect community? We’ll get some insight from Dr. Justin O. Schmidt. He earned the nickname “The King of Sting” due to his research personally comparing the pain caused by hundreds of different bites and stings, a book called "The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man who Got Stung for Science". He is joined by his wife Li Schmidt, a family physician and lover of music. The Schmidts often collaborate on educational opportunities including insects and ecology for children.
- The Pima County Public Library offers free advice and one-on-one writing workshops to aspiring authors through the “Writer in Residence” program. Popular children's book creator Adam Rex currently holds the position, and he’ll share some of his advice for bringing the written word to life.
On Saturday, August 27th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Adam Rex will be at the Woods Memorial Library sharing the process of putting together an illustration at the event Composition: The Really Important Part of Art That People Mostly Never Think About.
- And, what happens when a King and a Queen just can’t agree – on a video game? “Stories That Soar!” presents "King and Queen Fight", a short audio play written by Saviah, a 4th grader from Coronado Elementary in the Amphi School District. Other aspiring student-age writers can submit their own stories right now, via "The Magic Box Story Portal" at literacyconnects.org.