July 14, 2017

Episode 146: Inside the New Sister Jose Women's Center

Also, Pima Community College after probation; Arizona Daily Star journalist Tom Beal retires; and climate change on Native American lands.

Sister Jose Women’s Center has been serving Tucson’s homeless women since 2010, and about two years ago, Executive Director Jean Fedigan said she realized that the facility near Five Points in downtown Tucson was stretched to capacity.

After a failed attempt to move into a building in the West University neighborhood, which was thwarted by neighbor's opposition, Fedigan found a new location on Park and 22nd Street. The group relocated there on April 29. Metro Week dropped by for a visit this week to see where women with nowhere else to go can spend the hottest hours of the day.

For more information about Sister Jose's Women Center, visit the group’s website

Also on the program

  • After several turbulent years, Pima Community College’s accreditor removed all sanctions from the college this March. We sit down with Vice Chancellor for External Affairs Lisa Brosky to discuss what full accreditation means and plans for the future.

  • On the eve of his retirement, long-time Arizona Daily Star reporter, editor and columnist Tom Beal discusses highlights of his career and how journalism has evolved over his 43 years in the business.

  • What are the main climate-change-related challenges facing the Native American communities of the Southwest? A conversation with the University of Arizona’s Chad Marchand and Edward Schuyler Chew about their work helping tribes adapt to new climate realities.

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