Featured on the February 9th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- “Children of the Holocaust” is a living-history project launched by AZPM. Project producer Laura Markowitz interviewed 19 survivors who were children during the Holocaust, and now live in Southern Arizona. This week, hear the story of a survivor who fled Poland when the Nazis invaded, and went East into the Soviet Union.
Time is truly running out to listen and bear witness to the stories of Holocaust survivors. On the morning that this story first aired, February 9th, 2023, Pawel Lichter passed away. He was 91 years old. He is survived by his loving wife Sara, his three daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
- The U.S. Air Force has new plans to escalate training over the Sonoran Desert, the most biodiverse region in the continental United States. These low-altitude military maneuvers risk harming conservation areas as well as Tribal Lands. The Peaceful Sky Benefit is sharing awareness of these proposals between February 19th and the 22nd, using the mediums of art and music. Mark talks with two of the participants about what to expect. You can donate to the cause through the Peaceful Sky Benefit Gofundme.
- Plus, a new song from Tucson musician and songwriter Gabrielle Pietrangelo called “El Gran Altar". Pietrangelo says It was inspired by the El Pinacate wilderness in northwest Sonora, just south of the U.S. / Mexico border. Gabrielle Pietrangelo will be among many artists contributing to The Peaceful Sky Benefit, playing a show at Groundworks on February 22nd at 7:30 pm, all ages admitted.
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