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Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a sincere thank you to comic book legend Dennis J. O'Neil.

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Pandemic increases need for youth emergency shelter

Staff say more kids need a safe place as stress, unemployment and domestic violence increase during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

Funeral home adapts, scales back ceremonies amid COVID-19 outbreak

How the pandemic is changing long-held traditions and rituals.

Tucsonans hear Banner Health's call for homemade masks

The Banner Health Foundation hopes to receive 100,000 "social comfort masks" for employees not working with COVID-19 patients.

Tucson homeless shelter for women adapts services during outbreak

Sister Jose Women's Center has suspended some activities and closed its shelter to new residents but is still providing food.

How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Remembering Richard Elías

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero calls Elías' death a 'huge loss.'

Painting studio moves online as COVID-19 forces businesses to close or evolve

The 8-year-old Creative Juice is offering free classes on Facebook, as many businesses adapt to closures and distancing measures.

Spotlight Session: John Coinman

Also on Arizona Spotlight: how to build community resilience in the midst of the crisis.

What "The Decameron", a Medieval Italian masterpiece, can tell us about life during a pandemic.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why a Tucsonan named Taylor chose to get involved in the conflict in Syria; and Frank Figliuzzi speaks on putting Taylor's story in context with U.S. foreign policy.

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