/ Modified dec 2, 2016 1:20 p.m.

Comedian Tig Notaro Has a Great Career Despite Bad Advice

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A veteran's eye witness account of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; the lasting legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo nation.

az spotlight december 2 2016 (PHOTO: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

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Featured on the December 2nd, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:


  • KNAU science reporter Melissa Sevigny reports from Flagstaff on how a new generation of Navajo artists are exploring the lasting legacy of uranium mining on their people's health and culture...

  • Comedian and filmmaker Tig Notaro often draws on unconventional topics for her stand-up comedy, including surviving breast cancer, and the difficulty of growing up gay in 1970s Mississippi. Notaro talks with Mark about the joy of finding success in her forties, and her recent adjustment to motherhood with twin boys. She will perform a show in Scottsdale on December 8th at the Center for the Performing Arts, then arrive in Tucson on December 9th to play the Rialto Theater...

Extended interview with Tig Notaro:

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Here is Tig's famous Taylor Dayne story:

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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