/ Modified apr 25, 2018 11:08 a.m.

An Unexpected Connection Between Sunny Tucson and Arctic Norway

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Missing in America Project honors departed veterans; a mother's hopes for her daughter's future; and author Ron Carlson on the inspiration for "News of the World".

Featured on the May 26th, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

This Memorial Day weekend, Zac Ziegler reports on the local chapter of the Missing in America Project, a group that works year-round to honor the memory of departed veterans.

Below is a companion video story about the Southern Arizona Missing in America Project by Mitchell Riley & Sandra Westdahl:

Essayist Adiba Nelson shares her hopes and worries about her young daughter's future, and the challenges she faces growing up during tumultuous times for her particular intersection of gender, race, and special needs...

adiba nelson in downtown tucson spotlight Adiba Nelson
Kathleen Dreier

How far can the NPR 89.1 radio signal reach? It turns out, when conditions are right, it can go pretty far. Nick O'Gara talks with a Norwegian radio enthusiast about how he and some friends intercepted a signal that originated over 5,000 miles away...

Antenna Bjarne and Ole VIEW LARGER Bjarne Mjelde, left, and Ole Forr pose with an antenna measuring more than 3,000 feet, pointed at the East Coast of the U.S.
OJ Sagdahl

And, find out how tabloid news coverage of psychics, ghosts and Bigfoot influenced author Ron Carlson to create News of the World, a lighthearted collection of stories adapted for the stage, performed in Tucson by The Winding Road Theatre Company...

news of the world play image 1 spotlight Steve Wood as Bigfoot in "Big Foot Stole my Wife", part of the play "The News of the World" presented by The Winding Road Theatre Company.
news of the world play image 2 spotlight Seonaid Barngrover in "The Bermuda Trapezoid", part of the play "The News of the World" presented by The Winding Road Theatre Company.
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