/ Modified jun 13, 2014 9:10 a.m.

Arizona Spotlight for May 23, 2014

Brazilian seeking asylum in US after fleeing persecution for being gay; Gabriel Sullivan plans to write one song every day; movie legacy of Billy the Kid.

Featured on the May 23rd, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • As many as 10 percent of asylum seekers in the US are escaping persecution in their native country because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Marco Antonio Galdino is living in Tucson while he waits for a final decision on his asylum case. He fled Brazil in 1995, and his future in this country is still uncertain…

  • Since the beginning of 2014, Tucson musician Gabriel Sullivan has undertaken a project to write, record and publish one song every day – from a makeshift studio in his Armory Park living room, or on his iPhone in Spanish hotel rooms, or from inside his car. With the 150th day of 2014 approaching, it’s fair to say this year has been the most prolific of Sullivan’s career...

  • And, film writer Chris Dashiell looks at the movie legacy of Billy the Kid, and how the outlaw's real life story has been transformed over decades of Hollywood myth making...



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.

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