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Featured on the September 3rd, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Meet some of the young writers who were recognized for excellence in a poetry contest sponsored by The University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Pima County Public Library, and Arizona Public Media. This week, Vivienne, Liam and Stella - all winners in the Kindergarten through 5th grade category - share their surprisingly mature reflections on life in the year 2020.
Vivienne, Stella and Liam were all recognized for their creativity and skill in a K-5 division poetry contest, co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Poetry Center, The Pima County Public Library and Arizona Public Media. The theme was "What do you want the world to know about how you feel?".
- Cody Young grew up around Old Tucson Studios with his father "Blackjack" Young, a Hollywood stuntman who worked with legends like John Ford and John Wayne. Now, Cody Young teaches film students at the University of Arizona about Westerns, but his relationship with the genre has grown more complicated over the years.
"Myth and the West" from Arizona Illustrated on PBS 6
- Youth Crossing Gender Borders is a five-part series that explores the complex landscape of young people and gender identity. Laura Markowitz talks to teens, parents, and experts on the forefront of understanding.
This week, part 4 - “Riding the Ambiguity Train”: When children don't fit into the binary of boy or girl, it's a challenge for parents to find spaces for their kids to express themselves freely.
As a child, one of the yearly highlights for Stefan was Camp Born This Way’s fashion show. Stefan’s mother, Diana Wilson, started the camp with a grant from Tucson’s Temple Or Chadash.
Courtesy of Diana Wilson
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