July 7, 2022 / Modified jul 7, 2022 1:10 p.m.

Mark McLemore recognized by The Muslim Community Center of Tucson

McLemore, host of "Arizona Spotlight" on NPR 89.1, was honored as a Community Ally.

mark mclemore mcct award hero Left to Right: Imam Hassan Syed Ali, Mark McLemore, and Maqsood Ahmad at the Muslim Community Center of Tucson on July 1, 2022.

Mark McLemore, Arizona Public Media producer and host of Arizona Spotlight on NPR 89.1, was recently honored by the Muslim Community Center of Tucson as a Community Ally.

In a small assembly, last Friday, McLemore was recognized by the congregation for the inclusive and positive portrayals of Muslim traditions and culture in the stories he produces for AZPM.

"As a content creator for AZPM, I spend a lot of my time looking for and connecting with different voices in our community who may not get much exposure," said McLemore.

The MCCT accepts nominations for non-Muslim members of the community to be recognized for highlighting the Center's civic contributions, including MCCT's support for refugees arriving in Tucson, food and clothing drives, and interfaith communication. After working with McLemore to facilitate interviews for his show, MCCT member Maqsood Ahmad nominated him for the honor.

Some of the stories featured on Arizona Spotlight that contributed to this recognition include:

Arizona Spotlight features in-depth interviews with artists, authors, and people behind the headlines. It airs Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on NPR 89.1. Stream every episode or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Explore more at radio.azpm.org/arizonaspotlight.

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