Featured on the February 14th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- This week, Lorraine Rivera, the host of Arizona 360 on PBS 6, traveled to El Paso, where President Donald Trump and former U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke held political rallies less than two blocks apart. Along the way, she visited communities in Southeastern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to see if rhetoric from Washington D.C. reflects a crisis at the southern border. Mark talks with Lorraine Rivera for a first-hand account of what she found.
- Meet Oumou Keita, a University of Arizona graduate from Mali who is now studying criminal justice at ASU. She and Abby Hungwe, managing director of refugee aid group Owl & Panther, talk with Mark about her family's immigration story, and how the shifting citizenship and travel policies of the Trump Administration have been felt among immigrant communities in Tucson.
Extended conversation with Abby Hungwe and Oumou Keita:
Links for refugee resources:
- And, in a new Spotlight Session, Andrew Gardner and Bill Oberdick of La Cerca perform an exclusive acoustic set of songs from the band's latest album, Night Bloom.
Listen to the interview with music:
Andrew Gardner - vocals & guitar / Bill Oberdick - guitar
Songs: Easy Target / Ruins / Tumbling Boulder / Sway
Listen to the songs:
Recorded and mixed by Jim Blackwood in the AZPM radio studio.
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