/ Modified may 4, 2018 2:44 p.m.

Landwhale: Jes Baker Spreads Message of Body Liberation

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson responds to the #MeToo movement; how Title IX is changing the way sexual violence reported on campus; and music from the Arnold / Klingenfus Ensemble.

jes baker landwhale hero 2 Jes Baker, aka "the Militant Baker," is the author of the 2018 book "Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass." (PHOTO: Jessy Parr)

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Featured on the May 4, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Laura Markowitz visits a "Take Back the Night" event and introduces us to members of Bruv Luv, an antipatriarchy, grassroots collective in Tucson that gives men a chance to understand their role in preventing sexual violence against women.
take back the night spotlight 1 Jamie Utt-Schumacher and Timo Padilla, members of the Bruv Luv Collective. (PHOTO: Laura Markowitz)
walking on campus spotlight James E. Rogers Way, on the UA Campus. (PHOTO: Nick O'Gara, AZPM)
  • Jes Baker is better known on social media as "The Militant Baker", where she is nationally recognized for her frank, funny and unflinching advocacy on the subjects of body positivity and fat acceptance. Mark talks with Baker about her new book Landwhale: On Turning Insults into Nicknames, Why Body Image is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass, a memoir about growing up — and finding happiness — while also being fat. Jes Baker is having a book release party on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Exo Roast Coffee, located at 403 N. 6th Avenue in Tucson.


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  • And, in advance of this weekend's 33rd annual Tucson Folk Festival, hear a session of original songs from The Arnold / Klingenfus Ensemble, including Dick Arnold, Jim Klingenfus and Bob Beleden. They have been playing together since the 1980s and have seen many changes across their three decades of history with the Folk Festival. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association presents the 2018 Tucson Folk Festival, beginning at noon on Saturday, and continuing until 9 p.m. on Sunday on the west side of downtown Tucson.

Arnold / Klingenfus Ensemble Spotlight Session track list: Arizona Rain / Last Of My Line / Particular Place / Swamp Cooler Don't Work / Fly In

Dick Arnold: guitar & vocals / Jim Klingenfus: guitar & vocals / Bob Beleden: bass / music recorded and mixed by Jim Blackwood on 5/1/2018 in the AZPM Radio Studios.

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arnold klingenfus spotlight 1 Dick Arnold, singer, guitarist & songwriter for the Arnold / Klingenfus Ensemble. (PHOTO: Carolyn Yaussy)
arnold klingenfus spotlight 2 Jim Klingenfus, singer, guitarist & songwriter for the Arnold / Klingenfus Ensemble. (PHOTO: Carolyn Yaussy)
arnold kilingenfus bass unsized Bob Beleden, bassist for the Arnold/Klingenfus Ensemble (PHOTO: Carolyn Yaussy)
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