January 23, 2019 / Modified jan 23, 2019 5:19 p.m.

"Call Him Mac": The Political Legacy of Ernest W. McFarland

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Bobcats in the Backyard; Making Music in the Name of Literacy; and a Taste of Vegan Mexican Food

ernest mcfarland hero 3 Arizona lawyer, senator, governor, and state supreme court justice Ernest W. McFarland (1894 - 1984).
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Featured on the January 24th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Working in Arizona as a lawyer, judge, senator, governor, and state supreme court justice, Ernest W. McFarland left behind an important legal and legislative legacy. Author Gary L. Stuart explores this history in his new book, Call Him Mac: Ernest W. McFarland, the Arizona Years, and he talks to Mark about understanding the accomplishments of a man regarded by many as a giant of 20th century politics. Stuart will speak at An Evening Celebrating Ernest "Mac" McFarland Tuesday, January 29th, from 6 - 8 pm at the UA Libraries Special Collections. Seating is limited, RSVP recommended.
ernest mcfarland unsized hero 2 VIEW LARGER Arizona lawyer, senator, governor, and state supreme court justice Ernest W. McFarland (1894 - 1984).
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  • Tony Paniagua tells the story of Merry and Lou Lewis, a couple who moved to the Tucson foothills in 1997. They were amazed to discover that wild bobcats were raising kittens in their new backyard, and observing and writing about these new desert neighbors became a life-changing experience.

backyard bobcat spotlight One of the many young bobcats that Merry Lewis has witnessed being raised in her Tucson Foothills backyard since 1997.
Merry Lewis

  • Learn how Tucson resident Harvey Wolfe, a retired cellist with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, is helping to conduct a unique fundraising event for Literacy Connects that depends on the musical literacy of a group of volunteer Arizona musicians. The public is invited to listen and support the mission of Literacy Connects on Saturday, January 26th, 5-8 pm at the non-profit's headquarters, located at 200 East Yavapai Road.

literacy connects hero 1 Literacy Connects helps anyone who wants to read with trained instructors in a positive and supportive environment.
courtesy of Literacy Connects

literacy connects hero 2 Today, literacy can include understanding how to use computers, a further aspect of Literacy Connects' mission.
courtesy of Literacy Connects

  • Find out the secrets of a 4th. Avenue mainstay, the healthy Mexican eatery Martin's Comida Chingona, where owner & chef Martin Fontes insists on making culinary magic with no freezer or deep fryer required.

"Martin's Comida Chingona" from Arizona Illustrated

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