/ Modified jan 29, 2016 3:58 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

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Featured on the January 29, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

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AZPM presented the first-ever live recording of Arizona Spotlight on Sunday, January 24th at 5 PM at the historic El Casino Ballroom in South Tucson. More than 300 people attended the live event, and helped launch the community radio project Dimelo: Stories of the Southwest. The theme of the show was "beginnings and fresh starts".

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  • Get Sonoran Strange with performance poet Logan Phillips, who shares a thrilling "poem about the story about the day when the raspado and the Eegee's fell in love"...

  • What is a micro-story? Radio producer Sophia Paliza-Carre tells how to participate in the new community-wide radio project Dimelo: Stories of the Southwest. The audience was given a chance to fill out postcards with brief personal stories based around these questions:

    "What brought you to Tucson - or what made you stay?" / "¿Por qué has venido a Tucson - o por qué te quedaste?"

The story cards were then picked at random by volunteer readers who shared them with the audience...


 The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona spotlight Guest artists from The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona perform traditional music.


  • Molly McCloy, a 3-time winner of The Moth Story Competition in New York City and a frequent participant with Odyssey Storytelling in Tucson, tells about a time when her own internal conflict was mirrored by a student in her writing class who also needed help to face his...


Molly McCloy spotlight Molly McCloy, telling a story during a live production of Arizona Spotlight.
  • And, film essayist Chris Dashiell reflects back on when he first saw Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey, the movie that fully transformed him into a lover of film and started a lifelong obsession...


Chris Dashiell spotlight Film essayist Chris Dashiell

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

az spot live trio spotlight Logan Phillips, Lydia R. Otero, and Sophia Paliza-Carre
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