An organ pipe cactus within the national monument.
Featured on the August 11th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Find out how the return of native plants to the urban landscape of Hermosillo is helping residents meet the challenge of climate change. Reporting for Fronteras, KJZZ’s Kendal Blust brings us a story about urban reforestation.
Young volunteer Laura Sofia Gonzalez Sierra pulls a wagon full of jugs to water newly planted palo verdes.
Kendal Blust / KJZZ
- Meet John Rhodes, a native Tucsonan who worked to get his father and grandfather inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for their achievements as a rodeo roping team. Arizona Daily Star “Street Smarts” columnist David Leighton came to the studio with him John Rhodes. During the pandemic, Rhodes worked on behalf of his late father and grandfather to get them inducted in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
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
Arizona Daily Star "Street Smarts" columnist David Leighton (left) and Marine Corps veteran John Rhodes in the Arizona Public Media radio studio.
- Tony Paniagua talks with Marie Buck, the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association, about the importance of supporting and nurturing outdoor experiences.
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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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
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", by Aurelie Sheehan, published by FC2 & The University of Alabama Press.