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Arizona Spotlight for July 25, 2014

Tucsonans respond to influx of Central American migrants; meet singer who blends French, Chinese, American heritage; soccer-playing robots invade UA; basketball summer camp for girls.

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Featured on the July 25th, 2014 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Find out how members of the Tucson community are responding to the influx of women and children migrants from Central America. Fernanda Echavarri meets volunteers who are opening their homes to these families, who are traveling by bus to other destinations in the U.S....

  • Meet a singer who blends her French, Chinese, and American heritage to create music that has been described as "cosmic cabaret". Mark McLemore talks with Jessica Fichot about her love for accordions and toy-size pianos, and about bringing her unusual band to Tucson for a show...

  • The World Cup may be over, but a group of engineering students from Mexico still have soccer fever. Find out how they put their ingenuity to work building soccer-playing robots for a University of Arizona summer class...

  • Tucsonan Christine Clark just graduated from Harvard, and she is moving to Italy in August to play professional basketball. But before departing, she’s sharing her skills with a group of girls at the Christine Clark Girls’ Basketball Camp on Tucson’s northwest side. Vanessa Barchfield visits as the final installment of her summer camp series...



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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