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How gem & mineral dealers are coping with the pandemic's impact.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: How "Blax Friday" is building community to help black-owned businesses thrive; Adiba Nelson versus her 11-year-old's "tween 'tude"; and a song from John Coinman.
Phoenix to dismantle Squaw Peak, Robert E. Lee street signs
Historically, “Squaw” is a slur used to describe Native American women
"Who Framed Rosa Parks?" - Brenna Wynn Greer on the history of Black imagemakers.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Geraldine Brooks reflects on her novel "Year of Wonders"; and a tale of love and loss written by a 6th grade student.
"Gloria: A Life" celebrates Gloria Steinem and a sisterhood of hope.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: musician and activist Reymon Murphy shares his soul with Tucson; and Chris Dashiell recommends standout shorts from the "What's Up Docs?" online film festival.
Jelani Cobb: "Whose Vote Counts?"
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell recommends standout shorts from the "What's Up Docs?" online film festival; and the uncertain future of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog.
Local officials discuss changes to prosecution, police funding
A new county sheriff and attorney bring different perspectives to criminal justice as criticism of police funding continues.
Overcoming Post-Election Partisan Hostility
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The VOTE Program uses conversation to defuse political conflict, and a pair of personal reflections on Election 2020 from Adiba Nelson and Fenton Johnson.
Different perspectives at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: An essay about mortality in the time of COVID-19; and a dash of audio madness from the youth of the Scamp Radio (1/2) Hour.
Arizona Spotlight for August 27, 2020
How a Tucson middle school is approaching the new school year; a remembrance of community builder André Newman; and “Trans-Generational Advice”.
Tucson mayor and City Council approve city budget, leaving police funding nearly flat
During the public hearing the majority of the speakers asked the council to defund the police and use the money for social services.
Calls for police accountability continue as details of past cases emerge
Many community members are asking more questions as instances of police misconduct are revealed.
What Americans need to talk about.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet 1A's new host Jenn White; voices from the Tucson March for Justice; and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford rediscovers a "Magic Window".
Discussions around the call to 'defund the police'
The death of a man in TPD custody amid nationwide protests over racially based police violence has led to more conversations about what policing should look like.
You may know how you feel about a social issue, but have you asked yourself why?
Also on Arizona Spotlight: A Tucson nurse on being a coronavirus survivor; the stage lights are back on at Invisible Theatre; and a look back at the cinematic paradox of "La Jetée".
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