Laura Markowitz

Laura has been a Contributing Producer for Arizona Public Media since 2009, producing stories about social justice, education, the environment and neighborhood activism. Trained as a family therapist, Laura covered the mental health fields as a magazine feature writer for 15 years, winning a National Magazine Award for writing. She was editor-in-chief of In the Family, an award-winning magazine about LGBTQ mental health issues. Her cover stories on relationships and systems change have appeared in dozens of magazines including Glamour, Ms., Tricycle, Self. Her latest book, co-authored with Amy S. Cramer, is Voices On The Economy: How Open-Minded Exploration of Rival Perspectives Can Spark Solutions to our Urgent Economic Problems (2019). Laura is also the author of Book of the Sky God, a critically acclaimed young adult novel, co-editor of two anthologies for therapists, and principal editor of a book about the Iran-Contra affair. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is a member of the Association for Independents in Radio.

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