POV Bisbee 17
Featured on the July 11th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- The Benedictine Monastery on Country Club Road that provides temporary housing for asylum seekers is closing at the end of July. Emma Gibson reports on the plan to designate an unused section of Pima County’s Juvenile Justice Complex as a temporary shelter for people waiting to join their family in other parts of the country.
Tucson's Iconic Benedictine Monastery re-opened temporarily to provide emergency housing to migrants seeking asylum. (February 21, 2019)
- In 1917, 1,300 striking copper miners in Bisbee, Arizona were forced at gunpoint by representatives of the Phelps Dodge mining company to board a cattle train. They were literally driven out of town, to be abandoned in the desert of New Mexico. Mark talks with filmmaker Robert Greene about organizing the citizens of Bisbee to stage a re-enactment of this traumatic event for the documentary Bisbee ‘17.
"Bisbee '17" official trailer
- And, Tucson-based author and UA creative writing professor Aurelie Sheehan talks with Mark about creating her prize-winning new book Once into the Night. It’s a collection of 57 short stories, ranging in length from 2 sentences to 3 pages, each written from the first-person perspective of a different character.
"Once into the Night", by Aurelie Sheehan, published by FC2 & The University of Alabama Press.