/ Modified jun 11, 2015 7:56 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for June 12, 2015

From drop out to graduate thanks to support and compassion; sharing stories with strangers about real life; positive body image vs. media representation; how and why cicadas make such a racket.

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Featured on the June 12 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Mitchell Riley finds out why one young man in Tucson dropped out of school - and how a knock on the door changed the course of his life...

  • Would you be willing to stand in front of an audience of strangers and share the details of a personal story? Writer Molly McCloy talks with Mark McLemore about overcoming fear to become a three-time winner of the annual Moth Story Slam competition in New York City…

  • Mark Mclemore has a conversation with Jes Baker, aka The Militant Baker, a Tucson blogger who has become a nationally recognized voice on the subject of positive body image, and the ways that weight, beauty, and happiness are portrayed in popular media…

  • And, did you know that cicadas have built-in swamp cooling? A reason to be jealous of one of the world's noisiest insects...


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.

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT is also now available as a podcast on iTunes!

Cicada spot
Carl Olson, Ph.D.
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