May 24, 2021

Episode 727

Barrio Restoration, Arizona READI, Art Brown (28:00)
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This week on Arizona Illustrated, we tag along with the volunteers of Barrio Restoration; AzREADI is an innovative new program to bring immediate lifesaving telemedicine access to rural southern Arizona; and Art Brown, Artist, Inventor, Architect.

Barrio Restoration
Barrio Restoration is a community group dedicated to cleaning up and beautifying streets and neighborhoods in South Tucson, north of the rodeo grounds. The goal is to foster community cooperation around creating a safe, clean, and respectable environment for who live there. We went along on a clean-up.

Arizona READI
AzREADI, or the Arizona Rural EMS Advanced Telemedicine Demonstration Initiative, is an innovative new program to bring immediate lifesaving telemedicine access to remote areas of rural southern Arizona, such as the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District. Spearheaded by University of Arizona’s Department of Emergency Medicine, the program makes use of a specialized wireless network dedicated to first responders that can connect doctors with paramedics even if they are hours apart and located in regions otherwise devoid of cell service.

Art Brown
Arthur Brown was a self-proclaimed architect, artist, and inventor. He moved to Tucson in 1935 and practiced architecture in Southern Arizona for more than fifty years. He is known as Tucson's first modernist architect and was also known for being a solar pioneer. You may have been in one of his buildings and not even known it. This story looks at Arthur Brown's life, work and legacy.
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