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Episode 918

Rio Finnegan, Fossil Collection, Arizona STEM Adventure, Children of the Holocaust: Wanda Wolosky

Rio Finnegan is a beloved figure in the downtown Tucson music and art scene. He is a filmmaker, musician, and podcaster who was born with spina bifida. With humor, he encourages honest conversations about issues effecting the disabled community, issues that are often misrepresented through the “able-bodied” lens.

Fossil Collection
The Desert Laboratory's Vertebrate Paleontology Collection houses over 20,000 fossils, many of them from right here in the Sonoran Desert. The collection focuses on a time period when humans coexisted with now extinct megafauna like mammoths and mastodons. Today the collection is in great shape, but that wasn't always the case. Meet the people whose passion for fossils helped restore the collection to glory.

Arizona STEM Adventure
Every Fall more than 1,000 students in grades 4-8 descend upon Pima Community College for the Arizona STEM Adventure, an educational extravaganza into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math. The event is hosted by the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) and aims to motivate students to pursue careers in science and technology.

Children of the Holocaust: Stories of Survival - Wanda Wolosky excerpt
From 1941 to 1945, Germany's Nazi regime murdered two-thirds of Europe's Jewish population. Of the six million Jews who were victims of this genocide known as the Holocaust, an estimated 1.5 million were children. Against all odds, some managed to survive. Project producer Laura Markowitz interviewed 19 child survivors of the Holocaust who now live in Southern Arizona. This story is an excerpt from her interview with Wanda Wolosky; about how a loaf of bread can change a person. This multi-platform, living-history project documents one of the darkest periods in human history — before this generation is gone and their stories are lost to us forever.

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