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Listen to March 28, 2008 edition

Mining, Rattlesnakes, Reading Rainbow

March 28, 2008 edition of Arizona Spotlight, with host Mark McLemore.

The future of some high-profile mining projects here in Arizona could be greatly effected by proposed changes to the federal mining laws. Christopher Conover talks to Congressman Raul Grijalva to find out more...

Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands

Claudine LoMonaco interviews author Richard Grant about his new book, "God's Middle Finger", a journal of his adventures during a treacherous journey along the length of the Sierra Madre mountain range...

LA Times review of Richard Grant's new book

Right now, things are starting to heat up in the desert, and that means that desert reptiles like rattlesnakes are more likely to be found on the prowl. Bill Mortimer will take a visit to a special class for dogs and their owners, teaching them how to avoid having an unwanted encounter with a rattlesnake...

Companions for Life Center

Getting kids into reading more books - as well as writing them - is a top priority of Carol Neihoff, who talks to Mark McLemore about the Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators contest, and other literacy initiatives here in Arizona...

The Reading Rainbow contest

Literacy Volunteers

Arizona Spotllight is heard every Friday morning at 9:30 and evening at 6:00 on KUAZ radio 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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