/ Modified jan 24, 2014 4:34 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for January 24, 2014

Doc examines what led to SB 1070; host of Arizona Week talks immigration; trilingual 7-year-old; Black Sun Ensemble.

Coming up on the January 24th, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In 2010, Arizona enacted SB 1070, the controversial immigration law, sparking nationwide debate. Luis Carrion talks with the filmmakers behind the new documentary State of Arizona, which examines the events that led to SB 1070's passage and how activists challenged the legislation in the Supreme Court...

  • This week, Arizona Public Media's Arizona Week is devoted to exploring the immigration debate, including interviews with the president of the Border Patrol Union and two college students living in Arizona with deferred immigration status, also called DREAMers. Mark McLemore talks with Arizona Week host Lorraine Rivera for a preview...

  • If being bilingual is a good thing, then is being trilingual even better? Tony Paniagua meets a seven-year-old girl who speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and German. Her parents say it's an investment in their daughter's future...

  • And, Mark McLemore talks with musicians Eric Johnson and Fonda Insley about playing with The Black Sun Ensemble, and how the band received a grant from the Tucson-Pima Arts Council to complete its new album following the sudden death of Jesus Acedo, Black Sun's founder and creative architect...



ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM. Stories are also available online at AZPM.org.

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