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StoryCorps invites you to join "The Great Thanksgiving Listen."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Alejandro Canelos' short stories explore secrets of the desert; How Bisbee is supporting Arizona's pollinators; and the Arizona Wildlife Federation celebrates 100 years.

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Featured on the November 16th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Arizona Spotlight

November 16, 2023

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  • Mark talks with Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps, about the group’s invitation for Americans of all ages to celebrate and share the stories of their family and friends this Thanksgiving in The Great Thanksgiving Listen.
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Neotenic Queen cover VIEW LARGER Cover of "The Neotenic Queen" by Alejandro Canelos.
NQ images spot Illustrations from "The Neotenic Queen" done by Rachel Ivanyi.
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NQ image 2 VIEW LARGER Illustration from Alejandro Canelos' "The Neotenic Queen" done by Rachel Ivanyi.
Courtesy of Neotenic Press
Alejandro Canelos unsized VIEW LARGER Alejandro Canelos, the author of "The Neotenic Queen: Tales of Sex and Survival in the Sonoran Desert".
Rachel Ivanyi Puppet Master VIEW LARGER "Puppet Master" by Rachel Ivanyi illustrates the role of humans as the true invasive species. This piece is part of the 2023 Artists for Conservation International Exhibition of Nature in Art.
Courtesy of Rachel Ivanyi

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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.
Courtesy of Trica Oshant Hawkins
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.
courtesy of Trica Oshant Hawkins
Trica AWF spot 2 Trica Oshant Hawkins Scanning for pronghorn antelope that were just released as part of a project that included AWF volunteers.
courtesy of Trica Oshant Hawkins

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