/ Modified jun 27, 2014 1:53 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for June 27, 2014

Rebuilding and healing in Yarnell one year later; manning the wildfire lookout station in the Santa Catalinas; group offers sense of community for people with aphasia.

Featured on the June 27th, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • A conversation with Arizona Week host Lorraine Rivera about the anniversary of the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire, and how the local residents are rebuilding as another wildfire season begins...

  • Zac Ziegler travels to a fire lookout in the Santa Catalina Mountains, and learns about the job of spotting wildfires from a perch nearly 9,000 feet above sea level...

  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that is most often the result of a stroke or head injury. Mark McLemore visits with group members at the Aphasia Center of Tucson, and finds a supportive atmosphere as adults from all walks of life face the challenge of re-learning how to speak, read, and write...



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.

mark and charlotte aphasia Mark McLemore interviews Charlotte about her ongoing recovery from aphasia that was caused by a series of strokes
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