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Providing a future for sea turtles in Kino Bay.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A roundtable with Young Muslims about maintaining their faith in a secular culture; and the difficult reality of living with aphasia.

Tortugueros hero Alfonso Morales lifts a sea turtle to place it in the bottom of the boat, where it will stay until the crew reaches the shore.
Kendal Blust / KJZZ

Arizona Spotlight

June 30, 2022

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Featured on the June 30th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Take a look into the small Sonoran fishing town of Kino Bay, and meet a family dedicated to helping the local sea turtle population both survive and thrive. For Fronteras, Kendal Blust reports.
Turtle net unsized VIEW LARGER A turtle is untangled from a fishing net by the Tortugueros.
Kendal Blust / KJZZ
  • Hear a discussion with a group of Young Muslims visiting Tucson. They share why they hold their faith as sacred, and how visiting communities like Tucson helps build bridges with understanding and cooperation.
Young Muslims unsized 1 VIEW LARGER A group of Young Muslims from across the United States gather in the Arizona Public Media radio studio in December, 2021.
Irfan Sheikh
Young Muslims unsized 2.jpeg VIEW LARGER Moeed Irfan, a member of Young Muslims, is a student in the UA Eller College of Management. He visited the Arizona Public Media radio studio in December 2021.
Irfan Sheikh

  • And, aphasia is a communication disorder that is usually the result of a stroke or head injury. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Mark visits with group members at the Aphasia Center of Tucson, and meets Felisa and Rona, two young women facing the daunting challenge of re-learning how to speak, read, and write. You can find another Arizona Spotlight story about aphasia here. The Center welcomes others who are living with aphasia to join them online at The Friends of Aphasia.

aphasia felisa smile Felisa is learning to cope with the communication disorder aphasia with her fellow group members at the Aphasia Center of Tucson.
Carolyn Yaussy

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