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Arizona Spotlight for August 11th, 2022

Native plants return to Hermosillo's urban landscape; Tucsonan John Rhodes tells about his family's rodeo history; Meet the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association; and a short story by Aurelie Sheehan.

organ pipe An organ pipe cactus within the national monument.

Arizona Spotlight

August 11, 2022

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Featured on the August 11th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

hermosillo native plants hero Young volunteer Laura Sofia Gonzalez Sierra pulls a wagon full of jugs to water newly planted palo verdes.
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thomas and john rhodes rodeo Thomas (left) and John Rhodes were father and son excelling in roping events. Thomas (1915-1981) and John (1887-1973) were both born in Arizona and became cattle ranchers. They competed in rodeos in places like Cheyenne, Pendleton, Salinas, Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, Reno, Los Angeles and Pecos, plus many more.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Rhodes Leighton spotlight Arizona Daily Star "Street Smarts" columnist David Leighton (left) and Marine Corps veteran John Rhodes in the Arizona Public Media radio studio.

WNPA Marie Buck outside Marie Buck was named as the new chief executive officer of the Western National Parks Association in July 2022. Buck says she's a huge fan of the outdoors and wants to expand opportunities for others to enjoy the region's national parks, monuments and historic sites.
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WNPA Marie Buck AZPM studio Marie Buck was named as the new chief executive officer of the Western National Parks Association in July 2022. She joined us in the AZPM radio studios to talk about the group and her goals.
Tony Paniagua / AZPM

Tonto National Forest Sign Tonto National Forest
US Department of Agriculture
  • And, is it the woman who wears the suit, or the suit that wears the woman? Listen to "The Suit", a very short story from Tucson-based author and UA creative writing professor Aurelie Sheehan. Her fiction collection Once into the Night contains 57 short stories, ranging in length from 2 sentences to 3 pages, each written from the first-person perspective of a different character.
once into the night book cover unsized image VIEW LARGER "Once into the Night", by Aurelie Sheehan, published by FC2 & The University of Alabama Press.
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