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Susan Miner on finding acceptance and growth in times of difficult transition.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge continues; and "Stories That Soar!" celebrates the boundless creativity of youth during a difficult year.

susan miner radio headphones spotlight Psychologist and author Susan Miner.
Jane Hass

Arizona Spotlight

May 20, 2011

NPR

Featured on the May 20th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The effects of the global pandemic are still being felt, even as people emerge from different levels of isolation in ever-increasing numbers. Psychologist, therapist, and author Susan Miner returns, to talk about finding acceptance during times of transition, and the difference between “normal” and “natural” behaviors.
susan miner sloth unsized Susan Miner (and a friend) try waiting out the stressful year of 2020 together.
Jane Hass
  • Listen to some examples of what the next generation of broadcasters is creating, as local students compete for recognition in The NPR Student Podcast Challenge. This week, there are four excerpts from Julie Michel’s 5th grade class in the Catalina Foothills School District, featuring "Space is a Nice Place" produced by Zane, "Greek Gods" produced by Jet, "Stuffies" produced by Graham, and "Big Dogs vs. Little Dogs" produced by Allie.
NPR student podcast challenge The 2021 NPR Student Podcast Challenge logo.
  • And, on Saturday, May 22nd at 7:30 pm, the first-ever drive-in video edition of “The Best of Stories that Soar!” is happening at the Mercado San Agustin Annex in Tucson. Preview this special live event with "The Clock", the surreal tale of a sentient object that that takes its own sweet time learning a lesson about making friends, written by a 6th grader named Micheala. Also, Sharon O'Brien, the artistic director of "Stories That Soar!" for 19 years, shares some reasons why she believes in the group's mission.

stories that soar the clock hero An image from the "Stories That Soar!" production of "The Clock", written by Micheala, a 6th grader at Summit View Elementary.
courtesy "Stories That Soar!"

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