/ Modified jun 5, 2015 9:35 a.m.

Arizona Spotlight for June 5, 2015

Non-profit "Flags for the Flagless" honors veterans; book details author's personal quest to better understand the life of Edward Abbey; Tucson car show draws diverse crowd; Molly McCloy shares a story about growing up.

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Featured on the June 5 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Tony Paniagua speaks to Charlie Foley, a Tucson police officer who helped establish “Flags for the Flagless”, a group that is getting national attention for their mission to spread patriotism by restoring abandoned flagpoles and honoring the final resting places of veterans...

  • Mark McLemore meets Sean Prentiss, the author of Finding Abbey, an account of Prentiss' personal quest to follow in the Sonoran Desert footsteps of the late naturalist Edward Abbey and come to terms with his complicated legacy...

  • Visit a weekend car show with Zac Baker, and find out why classic automobiles still have enduring appeal...

  • And, hear a story from Molly McCloy, a Tucson-based writer and three time winner of The Moth Slam in New York City, about the time foam rubber came between her and her better judgement...


ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs Fridays at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and Saturdays at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.
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