/ Modified apr 8, 2019 11:11 a.m.

Spotlight Session: Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Community healthcare in action in Pima County; and animator Ron Campbell on more than 50 years of making people smile with cartoons.

heather hardy hero 1 Alvin Blaine and Heather Hardy in the AZPM radio studio.

Arizona Spotlight

Spotlight Session: Heather Hardy

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Featured on the April 4th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In March, the 11th clinic run by the El Rio Community Health Center opened in Pima County. Nancy Montoya looks at the 50 year history of the organization, and the elements that have made it a success.
Examining Child El Rio 1971 VIEW LARGER Doctor Examines Child at the First El Rio Community Health Clinic (1972)
El Rio Archives
  • If you have watched any cartoons made in America since the 1960s, you have seen the work of animator Ron Campbell. Now retired after fifty years in the industry working on shows including Yogi Bear, The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, The Jetsons, Darkwing Duck, and The Beatles' film Yellow Submarine, Campbell creates paintings based on these characters. Mark talks with Campbell about sharing his love of art with fans of all ages. Ron Campbell will present a show of his paintings, do drawings for fans, and talk about his career on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9th & 10th, at Arizona Picture & Frame Gallery located at 4523 East Speedway Blvd.

ron campbell beatles hero "The Beatles Live at the Cavern Club", painting by Ron Campell
courtesy Ron Campbell

Listen to the interview with music:

Heather Hardy - violin & vocals / Alvin Blaine - guitar & vocals

Songs: New Day / Sandy / Rollin' & Tumblin / Lil' Dogie / Reaching Out In Darkness

Listen to the songs:

Recorded and mixed by Jim Blackwood in the AZPM radio studio on 3-28-2019.

heather hardy hero 3 Alvin Blaine's acoustic guitar.

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