Featured on the January 15, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- From StoryCorps in Tucson, avid NPR listener Amber Merchant interviews her 92-year old grandfather E. Dale Parris about his 1944 visit to an island in the Philippines as an amateur "goodwill ambassador", and getting lost at sea on the way back...
- Meet Tucson resident Robert Nordmeyer, the author ofThe Other Side of Courage: The Saga of Elizabeth Blackwell, a biography of the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, and Nordmeyer says most likely the world.
"Elizabeth Blackwell brought about a major social change in the United States and Europe, yet her only goal was to become a physician. In that pursuit, she unwittingly became a pioneer. Where there was once only one, today their are many", Nordmeyer says.
Listen to an excerpt from the book, read by and with an introduction from author Robert Nordmeyer:
- And, in the first installment of the new radio series Under the Sun, Andrew Brown spends time with unemployed and homeless Tucsonans as they wait in a church parking lot, hoping to be offered a chance at a day's work...
AZPM presents the first-ever live recording of Arizona Spotlight, on Sunday, January 24th at 5 PM at the El Casino Ballroom in Tucson. Guests will include author Lydia R. Otero, storyteller and 3-time winner of The Moth story competition in NYC, Molly McCloy, poet Logan Phillips and film essayist Chris Dashiell, plus the debut of the new community micro-storytelling project Dimelo and music from Vox Urbana. The event is free and open to the public!
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.