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The musical passion of Kid Congo Powers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Carlone on his new film exploring Tucson's punk rock past; and how the community of Bisbee is working to support wildlife in cooperation with the Arizona Wildlife Federation.

kid Congo powers hero 2 Kid Congo Powers on stage.

Arizona Spotlight

August 24, 2023

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Featured on the August 24th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • One of the featured performers at this year’s Hotel Congress Festival may not be a household name, but he was there for many important milestones in punk & new wave music. Kid Congo Powers talks about his commitment to being a fan and artist, wherever it takes him. Kid Congo Powers' memoir ["Some New Kind of Kick"] is available now.
Kid Congo Powers spot Kid Congo Powers on the University of Arizona campus.
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some new kind of kick cover unsized VIEW LARGER Kid Congo Powers' memoir "Some New Kind of Kick."

  • Another aspect of HoCoFest is the debut of the homegrown documentary movie “A Tale of Two Houses”, a chronicle of Tucson’s 1980’s punk music scene. Mark talks with filmmaker Chris Carlone about celebrating the history of two houses on Speedway where a lot of happy chaos occurred.
Chris Carlone unsized VIEW LARGER Chris Carlone is the filmmaker behind "A Tale of Two Houses."

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Bisbee wildlife 9 spot The owners of this home are some of the property owners that agreed to participate in the certification program from the National Wildlife Federation.
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Bisbee wildlife 1 spot Water sources are essential for pollinators and other wildlife, especially as many of their traditional spots have dried up. This pond was installed at Vista Park by volunteers with Project Wildlife: Bisbee.
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Bisbee wildlife 8 spot Carmen Faucon's sign in front of her house started a conversation and a movement in Bisbee.
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Trica AWF spot Arizona Wildlife Federation's Conservation Programs Director, Tricia Oshant Hawkins removing abandoned barbed wire fencing, one of AWF's focal volunteer efforts.
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AWF monarch unsized VIEW LARGER A Monarch butterfly. Planting native milkweeds can attract monarch butterflies to your yard and provide important food for the larvae.
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Trica AWF spot 2 Trica Oshant Hawkins Scanning for pronghorn antelope that were just released as part of a project that included AWF volunteers.
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