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The drivers of the Women's Formula 1 racing circuit test their speed & skill in the Sonoran Desert.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Reigning Miss Tucson Abby Charles talks food insecurity in Southern Arizona, and Michelle Ross creates literary experiences in miniature for her book "Shapeshifting".

W series racing W Series drivers race in Brands Hatch, England 2019.
Matt Buck

W series racing W Series drivers race in Brands Hatch, England 2019.
Matt Buck

Arizona Spotlight

March 17, 2022

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Featured on the March 17th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • In the first weekend of February, Southern Arizona played host to an international cast of visitors. As Tony Perkins reports, they were trying out for roles in a real-life drama playing out this year on motor racing tracks around the world.
W Series car VIEW LARGER W Series Tatuus T-318 racing car.
Tony Perkins

W Series Bond-Muir W Series CEO Catherine Bond-Muir.
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  • Abby Charles is a young woman whose dreams have led her to achieve some impressive goals. Charles graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis on Dietetics. Find out how her personal mission to help improve food security for all Tucsonans received a big boost when she was named Miss Tucson for 2022. And, hear some straight nutritional advice that comes from the heart.

Abby Charles Abby Charles, Miss Tucson 2022.
Courtesy of Abby Charles

  • Tucson-based author Michelle Ross demonstrates her flair for creating the unexpected in a new short story collection called Shapeshifting, published by Stillhouse Press. Ross talks with Mark about her ability to craft characters using an economy of words. She also shares a short story about the memorable freedom of a special dinner between a mom and her toddler, called ‚ÄúPalate Cleanser".
michelle ross spotlight Author Michelle Ross
shap changing cover VIEW LARGER Published in 2021, "Shapeshifting" is a collection of 14 stories written by Michelle Ross.
courtesy Stillhouse Press
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