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Take a Ride in The Rap Van

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2016 election hits the home stretch in Arizona; students with mental illness struggle to cope in the classroom; Feeding Our Future, part 7: "The Politics of Produce Rescue"

feeding out=r future 7 borderlands spotlight Borderlands Food Bank in Nogales, Arizona rescues Grade-A produce from the landfill and redistributes it throughout the country. At their warehouse, a $3 suggested donation gets you more than 60 pounds of food. (PHOTO: Laura Markowitz)

Featured on the November 4th, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • With less than a week before election day, more than one million people have already cast their ballots in Arizona. Mark talks with Christopher Conover about what this could mean for state and national results...

  • "Coping in the Classroom", produced by Gisela Telis with support from the USC Annenberg/National Health Journalism Fellowship, looks at how educational resources designed to help students with mental health issues are dwindling across Arizona...

  • Andrew Brown takes a ride in The Rap Van, a weekend event that celebrates Tucson's hip hop scene...

  • And, billions of pounds of Grade-A produce goes to waste at border checkpoints every year. Find out how local food banks are working to get that food to the hungry – and sometimes stepping on each others toes in the process. "The Politics of Produce Rescue", on the new installment of "Feeding Our Future"...

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.

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