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Housing 1st, Ambient Music, Botany

Episode 1033

This week on Arizona Illustrated…a housing first approach to the housing crisis is flipping the script; Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden is helping to preserve the Sonoran Desert; the musical series Desert Drone is pushing the limits and creating community and an exhibition at Tucson Museum of Art unravels the essence of southwestern art.

Housing Crisis – Housing First
Housing First is the City of Tucson’s approach to helping those who are experiencing homelessness which is managed by the Housing & Community Development Department. Housing First is an evidence-based approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing, and then providing additional supports and services as needed.

Desert Botanical Garden
Since 1939, Desert Botanical Garden has served as a global leader in the research and conservation of desert plants and their habitats. The work being done is leading to the discoveries of new plant species, conservation of threatened and endangered species, and identifying emerging threats such as climate change to the desert habitats throughout the world. It’s also a beautiful place to stroll around and enjoy.

Desert Drone
Experimental and Ambient music are genres of music that have been around for more than half a century, with pioneers like Brian Eno. Local and national Avant-garde artists are creating works on the fringes of the music and art world, but perform in the heart of our city, helping to push the boundaries of what music can become. We meet Zach Hansen the founder and organizer of the DIY concert series Desert Drone.

Southwest Art Unveiled
The Tucson Museum of Art unveils selections from its permanent collection in its latest exhibition, "Southwest Art: Contemporary Conversations," a testament to the museum's dedication to fostering dialogue between diverse voices within the Tucson community. Collaborating with individuals from various backgrounds, the museum embarked on a journey to unravel the essence of Southwest Art.

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