Featured on the September 26th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- Many visitors to Mount Lemmon have no idea that it was named for a botanist and artist from Maine. In 1868, she became the first white woman to climb the highest peak in the Catalina Mountains. Find out more about Sara Plummer Lemmon in a feature produced by Laura Markowitz.
- Learn how a recent ecological mystery at the Tucson Mission Garden led to the discovery that several species of bat are visiting the garden every night in search of food. Mark talks with bat biologist Debbie Buecher and her husband and co-researcher Bob Buecher, and gets a pair of short stories from Tucsonans about close encounters with bats.
- And, meet author, Tarot card reader, and fully trained emergency medical technician Jane Stern. Jane and her traveling partner Michael have been exploring America's least-traveled thoroughfares in search of the perfect Roadfood experience since the 1970s, and they are always willing to take their readers and NPR listeners along for the ride.