Pima County Public Library's Synapse Team aims to support the mental wellness of the community.
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Featured on the April 20th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with guest host Tony Paniagua:
- Too often, mental illness goes unrecognized and undiagnosed The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that in any given year, as many as 1 in 5 Americans will experience mental illness. Many will choose not to seek out the help they need because of stigma. In response to these statistics, the Pima County Public Library has established the Synapse Team that wants to provide support and resources to those who are trying to cope and start a larger public conversation about the mental and emotional needs that are most prevalent in our community. Arizona Spotlight assistant producer Leah Britton interviews librarian Matthew Landon for more information.
The Pima County Public Library's Synapse Team logo.
Meet Malea Chavez, the newly appointed CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. She tells Tony Paniagua about the holiday challenges ahead and the special things that make this food bank one of the most progressive in the nation.
For decades, the fashion industry’s disregard for plus-size clothing has caused many women to feel neglected and excluded. Leah Britton talks with fashion journalist Gianluca Russo about his book "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion's Size-Inclusivity Revolution", and how people of all shapes and sizes are learning to embrace their beauty.
Author of "The Power of Plus", Gianluca Russo, has spent the past 5 years writing about plus size inclusivity in fashion for various magazines like Teen Vogue.
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In his book, "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution" Gianluca Russo delves into the experiences and history of the plus size fashion industry
Gianluca Russo signing copies of his book, "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution", during a book release event at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca, N.Y. on Aug. 16, 2022.
Courtesy of Gianluca Russo
- And, Tony talks with Marie Buck, the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association, about the importance of supporting and nurturing outdoor experiences.
Marie Buck was named as the new chief executive officer of the Western National Parks Association in July 2022. Buck says she's a huge fan of the outdoors and wants to expand opportunities for others to enjoy the region's national parks, monuments and historic sites.
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Marie Buck was named as the new chief executive officer of the Western National Parks Association in July 2022. She joined us in the AZPM radio studios to talk about the group and her goals.
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Tonto National Forest
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