/ Modified jul 3, 2014 2:12 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for July 4, 2014

Coffee beans keep this Mexican family from migrating to US; author curious about what humans can swallow; appreciation for Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.

Featured on the July 4th, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Hear the story of a mother and son striving to keep their family together, and avoid migrating to the United States. They are part of a Mexican farming collective that brings coffee beans across the border to sell in Tucson...

  • Meet author Mary Roach, who is curious about things most people are reluctant to discuss. Her book Gulp! - Adventures in the Alimentary Canal is an in-depth look at the science of food -- and other things that people can swallow...

  • Is it a dark anti-war fable, or a live-action Looney Toon? Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his appreciation for a classic satire that is marking its 50th anniversary, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove...

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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