/ Modified aug 10, 2018 9:40 a.m.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Is Arizona ready for wildfires on the scale of those ravaging California?, how to help hummingbirds beat the peak summer heat, and stories of kindness in action.

100 year plan hero 2 Collaborative multi-media artists Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner are Emotional.Store, performing as part of their "100 Year Plan".
courtesy Emotional.Store

Featured on the August 10th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • California's devastating wildfires raise important questions about Arizona's fire readiness. AZPM wildfire reporter Zac Ziegler shares analysis of our state's preparedness for facing a similar disaster.

fire climate drought A changing climate is prolonging and intensifying heat waves, scientists say, driving wildfires.
Wyoming Hotshots via inciweb.nwcg.gov

"100 Year Plan" at MOCA Tucson

  • Nancy Montoya talks with Jennie MacFarland, a conservationist from the Tucson Audubon Society, who explains why hummingbirds are at risk during the peak August heat, and how people can help ensure the birds' survival from their own backyards.

Hummingbird at feeder spot According to a 2006 US Fish and Wildlife Survey, Arizona birding brought in about 1.2 billion dollars in revenue to the state.

  • And, Tucson residents share small stories of kindness in action, from an impoverished family pooling its resources to make a child's birthday special, to an out-of-work man giving a bicycle - his only means of transportation - to a teen recently suspended from school.

flowing wells library exterior spotlight The Flowing Wells Library entrance as it looked before the 2017 renovation plan began.
courtesy Pima County Public Library
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