/ Modified jan 30, 2014 5:17 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for January 31, 2014

Former Flagstaff mayor talks empowering women; "gentrification" in Tucson; Chinese New Year celebration; short story by AZ prison inmate.

Coming up on the January 31st, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Where does the path to leadership begin? Andrea Kelly talks with former Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler, who is now the CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women. As part of her job, she tries to inspire others to become leaders in their own lives...

  • The word “gentrification” may bring to mind cities such as New York or San Francisco. Closer to home, we'll hear the story of freelance producer Aengus Anderson, who had the sinking feeling that he had become a gentrifier after buying a home in one of Tucson's oldest Latino neighborhoods...

  • Chinese folklore characterizes the horse as a symbol of prosperity and vitality -- something that could bode well for the upcoming Lunar calendar year of 4,712. A fifteen-day New Year celebration begins Friday, and Luis Carrion talks with some members of Tucson's Chinese-American community about the tradition...

  • And, listen to a short story by an Arizona prison inmate that served as the inspiration for a new locally made film. "Acts of Kindness" tells how a broken skateboard taught two men a lesson about hope...

Listen to Arizona Spotlight for January 31st, 2014:


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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