April 27, 2017 / Modified may 12, 2017 1:47 p.m.

Annie Laos, A Tucson Original, Remembered by Friends and Family

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A look at alternatives to a physical border wall; how genome research helps science to understand epilepsy; "I Dream in Widescreen" brings new film makers' work to light.

annie laos memorial hero A photo of Tucson resident Annie Laos from her memorial. (PHOTO: Andrew Brown)

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Featured on the April 28th, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • What is a "solar border"? Nancy Montoya looks at alternative approaches to President Trump's proposed border wall that are being offered by groups from both the United States and Mexico...
U.S. Border Wall immigration Spot A section of the border between Mexico and Arizona. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)
  • In an extended episode of the AZPM original radio series Arizona Science, hear the story of Michael Hammer, a University of Arizona scientist whose genetic research took a personal turn when his daughter began showing signs of a rare form of epilepsy...
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  • The annual student film showcase I Dream in Widescreen returns on Saturday, bringing the best creations from the University of Arizona School of Theater, Film & Television to The Fox Tucson Theatre. Tony Paniagua talks to two student directors about the stories they chose to tell...
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  • On April 11th, 2017, Annie Laos, a Tucson matriarch who spent decades working six day weeks in her family's corner store, died at age 87. Known for her cantankerous but loving spirit, Andrew Brown visits a memorial where friends and family shared stories of her vibrant life...


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