/ Modified jul 2, 2020 1:48 p.m.

Rogue Radio presents: Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Samaritans' 18 year mission continues; and how the border wall endangers the future of the Sonoyta mud turtle.

Parker Knox & McGrath costume hero Ryan Parker Knox and Joseph McGrath of The Rogue Theatre.
courtesy The Rogue Theatre

Arizona Spotlight

July 2, 2020

NPR

Featured on the July 2nd, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • 18 years ago, Tucson Samaritans began offering humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the U.S. / Mexico Border. Now, two volunteers from the group tell how immigration policy - and COVID-19 - has impacted their mission of saving lives. Alisa Ivanitskaya talks with Tucson Samaritans Lisette DeMars and Reverend John Fife about the group's annual "Flood the Desert" event.
Samaritans unsized Lisette DeMars (middle) and other Tucson Samaritans on their annual "Flood the Desert" trip, in front of the humanitarian aid office in Arivaca.
courtesy Lisette DeMars
John Fife by Hyatt VIEW LARGER Reverend John Fife, member of Tucson Samaritans and No More Deaths.
Michael Hyatt

Alvaro Crosses hero Artist Alvaro Enciso planted these crosses on Highway 286, to mark the places where human remains have been discovered.
courtesy Lisette DeMars

  • Find out how construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall is causing the destruction of an oasis 100 yards away, the only habitat in the United States for the endangered Sonoyta mud turtle. Mark talks with Randy Serraglio, conservation advocate at The Center for Biological Diversity.
Sonoyta mud turtle unsized The Sonoyta mud turtle has been listed as an endangered species since 2017.
courtesy of National Park Service

Listen to a longer conversation about how border wall construction is threatening the survival of the Sonoyta Mud Turtle:

  • And, join in the fun as audio drama returns to the airwaves. Listen to The Mark on the Wall, a short play based on a 1917 story by Virginia Woolf, performed by Joseph McGrath, Ryan Parker Knox, and Cynthia Meier from The Rogue Theatre. In this first episode of “Rogue Radio”, explore how too much isolation can lead a person to come to some very curious conclusions about their surroundings. With original music by Russell Ronnebaum, and sound design by Mark McLemore & Alisa Ivanitskaya.
Radio Rogue logo Spotlight Radio Rogue is a project of the Rogue Theatre in Tucson, bringing audio drama back to the Southern Arizona airwaves.

Meier and McGrath hero Cynthia Meier and Joseph McGrath in front of their creative collaboration, The Rogue Theatre.
courtesy The Rogue Theatre

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