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Listen to May 9, 2008 Edition

E-Verify / Immigration Reform - Poverty Forum - Heart Transplant - Travel Writer Jim Malusa

May 9, 2008 edition of Arizona Spotlight, with host Mark McLemore.

Christopher Conover reports on the latest developments with E-Verify and the controversial employer sanctions law.

U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Tucson is currently rated the poorest city in Arizona, with 20% of the people (and one in four children) living in poverty. The Primavera Foundation, a group which helps the homeless, and the UA College of Law are holding a community forum to address the problem. Tony Paniagua reports.

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Medicare recently has changed its policy regarding the artificial heart made by SynCardia Systems. It will now cover the cost of one for patients in need. Pam White will bring us the story of one young woman who survived her near-fatal heart disease because of an artificial heart.

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Sarver Heart Center.

Mark McLemore interviews Tucson author and bicyclist Jim Malusa. "Into Thick Air" is his story of biking to the lowest points on six continents, which included a grueling trip from Tucson to the bottom of Death Valley.

Arizona Spotlight is heard every Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on KUAZ Radio 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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