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Richard Shelton Talks About "Nobody Rich or Famous"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Feeding Our Future examines "Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate"

richard shelton spotlight Author & teacher Richard Shelton

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Featured on the September 23rd, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In 1992, poet Richard Shelton became well-known for his autobiographical travel book Going Back to Bisbee. In October of 2016, Shelton's memoir of three generations of family history called Nobody Rich or Famous: A Family Memoir will be released by The University of Arizona Press. Mark talks with Richard Shelton about exploring the past using the diaries of his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as guides. (Richard Shelton will give a talk and a reading at the launch party for "Nobody Rich or Famous" Saturday, October 1st from 4 - 6 pm at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.)

  • And on Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate, a new generation of Tohono O'odham looks to traditional foods to revitalize their connection to culture and promote healthy eating...

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.

feeding our future 2 spotlight Jennifer Juan and Anthony Sweezy, teach their children, Nadine and Daniel, about the traditional saguaro fruit harvest. (PHOTO: Laura Markowitz)
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