Featured on the February 7th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- An interview with Carolyn Lukensmeyer and Keith Allred of The National Institute for Civil Discourse, including how their mission has evolved to meet the challenges of a country coping with political division. To learn more about NICD's mission, visit ReviveCivility.org and CommonSenseAmerican.org.
- The Mexican restaurant Lerua's opened on Broadway in 1941, and closed earlier this month. Mark talks with journalist Rita Connelly, the author of Lost Restaurants of Tucson, about this city's rich legacy of family-owned dining traditions.
- Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1986 film shot mostly in Tucson called Desert Bloom, and says it's easy to be distracted by the many landmarks and reminders of local culture that serve as the movie's backdrop.
- And, essayist Adiba Nelson shares her perspective on the different kinds of love that exist within the black community, some that were born out of history, oppression and survival. Music by Jaime J. Soto.
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