September 15, 2017 / Modified sep 15, 2017 5:13 p.m.

Episode 155: Getting Healthy Food into Tucson Schools

Also, a landmark designation for Barrio Viejo, a device offering hope to those with macular degeneration, and a changing downtown.

On Metro Week, we take a closer look at some works in progress in Tucson — people with big goals that could change the city and the lives of those living here.

A program is underway in Tucson’s biggest school district to teach kids about where food comes from and the get fresh, healthy produce onto more lunch trays in the district.

Two Tucsonans who are leading an effort to get Barrio Viejo designated as a National Historic Landmark, a process that one of them says will be ongoing for the next few years.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the US, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Salutaris is a Tucson startup that is developing a device that could offer hope for some people afflicted with the incurable disease.

Downtown Tucson is in the midst of a major transformation. Ron Schwabe is one of the developers leading that change. Metro Week went to his offices this week to talk about his plans, and his history working downtown.

Tucson can be a hard place for outdoor sports in the summer months. Caleb Guitierrez has a plan to develop the Cushing Street underpass into a shaded park for Tucson’s skaters.

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