Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Metro for Monday, May 20:
FOSTER CARE for children in Arizona is in crisis, with a great need for families to take in children under state protection. Host Maria Parham speaks with Chris Swenson-Smith, director of Child and Family Services for Pima County Juvenile Court, about the large need for foster families in Pima County.
TUCSON MAYOR Jonathan Rothschild went to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with officials in the administration, including members of the Arizona congressional delegation. Producer Andrea Kelly brings reports on whom Rothschild met with and what they discussed.
DEFENSE SPENDING CUTS are having an impact in Southern Arizona, including furloughs at military bases in Tucson and Sierra Vista. Host Maria Parham speaks with Michael Proctor, vice president of regional development for the University of Arizona, on the region's dependence on defense spending and what budget cuts might do.