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Arizona Spotlight for April 18, 2014

What do you love about your body?; a young Tucsonan wants to qualify for American Olympic skeet shooting team; 23rd AZ International Film Fest; unique approach to understanding English language.

Coming up on the April 18th, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • What do you love about your body? That's one of the questions blogger Jes Baker was asking attendees at the Body Love Conference she organized in Tucson. Vanessa Barchfield asks Baker about her goals for a "body love" movement, and about her critical view of the standard of beauty portrayed in the mass media...

  • Find out about the skill and dedication necessary to go for the gold, as Zac Ziegler meets Luis "Taz" Gloria, a 19-year-old Tucsonan hoping to qualify for America's Olympic skeet shooting team...

  • The 23rd Arizona International Film Festival is underway in Tucson, and this year there is a special focus on movies and documentaries from Cuba. What kinds of films that are popular in this culturally isolated nation, and what is the state of artistic freedom? Tony Paniagua talks with visiting filmmaker Mayra María García, whose work is appearing in the festival...

  • And, Mark McLemore talks with Antonia Scrivner, an author and educator whose career began in the days of Arizona's one-room schoolhouses. Although she is now blind, Scrivner shares a unique approach to understanding English in a new book called "Visual Grammar and Composition Formats"...

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