Featured on the January 17th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Nancy Montoya looks behind the headlines about immigration to find out why the volunteers of No More Deaths feel compelled to offer humanitarian aid to immigrants crossing the U.S. - Mexico border, even while members of the group are being put on trial for their actions.
- The Obama Administration established the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah in 2016, but the Trump Administration downsized the site by 85% just a year later. Mark interviews retired astronomer and active photographer Stephen E. Strom, who has released a new book of images called Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land, distributed by University of Arizona Press. Strom and his granddaughter Rebecca Robinson, a journalist and author, will be appearing at an event called "Reflections About Bears Ears: An Evening in Honor of Karen Strom" on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7 pm at the Arizona State Museum. The event is free and open to the public.
- Meet Thomas Thwaites, an author and futurist from the UK who is now serving as an assistant professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Mark talks with Thwaites about his whole-hearted attempt to take a holiday from being a human being by becoming a goat. It's a story he will share in a lecture at the Center for Creative Photography on Thursday, January 24th at the Center for Creative Photography. The event is free, but registration is required.
- And, Arizona Daily Star columnist David Leighton looks back 60 years in local history, to tell about two visits that Martin Luther King, Jr. made to Tucson to speak on civil rights. Leighton's "Street Smarts" column runs the first Monday of every month in the Arizona Daily Star.
The Tucson Musician's Museum will present a concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, featuring songs from the civil rights movement performed by more than a dozen local artists. It's happening Sunday, January 20th from 6 - 9 pm at the Leo Rich Theatre, at 260 South Church.
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