Illustration for the "Bundyville" podcast by Zoë van Dijk. (PHOTO: courtesy Oregon Public Radio)
Featured on the June 8, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- A story along the U.S. Mexico Border getting international attention is the separation of immigrant children from their families. AZPM's Border reporter Nancy Montoya explains why this is happening, and what immigration experts have to say.
Families await decisions about their future at one point of entry on the U.S. / Mexico border. (PHOTO: AZPM)
- Last month, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman spoke at the University of Arizona about how to have more fun in the present moment. Thurman is known for his books and translations, including the Tibetan Book of the Dead. He talked with Laura Markowitz about love, death, aliens, and rebirth - and having fun in between. (The Tibetan singing bowls performed by Paul Grady Lee, who was featured in this edition of Arizona Spotlight.)
Buddhist scholar and author Robert Thurman. (PHOTO: Laura Markowitz)
- And, Mark talks with journalist Leah Sottile, host of the Longreads / Oregon Public Radio podcast Bundyville, a seven-part series chronicling the story behind the armed uprisings inspired by Cliven Bundy, skirmishes that his family and followers claim is a fight over the future of the American West.
The logo for the "Bundyville" podcast. (PHOTO: courtesy Oregon Public Radio)