/ Modified jun 9, 2023 1:36 p.m.

Kidz At Play is not a rap group.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant on the podcast "Going Wild"; and a conversation with Tom Carlson, 90-year-old co-founder and president of the Naco Wellness Initiative.

kidz at play hero Creative collective Kidz At Play combines the talents of 11 artists looking to use their passions to create change in the world.

Arizona Spotlight

June 8, 2023

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Featured on the June 8th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is one of only a handful of black women working in the field of large carnivore ecology. Now the host of the NPR Nature podcast called “Going Wild”, Dr. Wynn-Grant shares stories of exploration and discovery in some of the most extreme habitats on Earth, including close encounters with lemurs, lions and bears.

Dr. Rae Wynn Grant headshot spotlight For more than 15 years, Dr. Rae Wynn Grant has traveled across six of the seven continents studying earth's most threatened wildlife.

Going Wild spotlight Dr. Rae Wynn Grant is the host of NPR Nature's Going Wild podcast.

  • Tony Paniagua introduces you to a binational, cooperative effort that is helping to improve thousands of lives in the small border community of Naco in Sonora, Mexico. Listen to a conversation with Tom Carlson, the 90-year-old co-founder and president of the Naco Wellness Initiative.

Naco Wellness 1 spot Tom Carlson and Lupita Sánchez met several years ago in Naco, Sonora, Mexico and have become close coworkers and friends.
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Naco Wellness Norma Bernabe spot Norma Bernabé is one of the women that does much of the daily work at the Naco Wellness Initiative's farm and gardens in Naco, Sonora, Mexico.
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Naco Wellness 4 spotlight Workers, volunteers, and students at the Naco Wellness Initiative harvest festival on Saturday 3 June 2023 display a variety of vegetables that were grown at the farm and gardens.
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Naco Wellness 3 spot Rows of healthy squash plants and other vegetables are flourishing at the Naco Wellness Initiative farm and gardens, where you can also see the greenhouse behind them.
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Naco wellness 5 spot Hundreds of people showed up at the Naco Wellness Initiative's harvest festival on Saturday 3 June 2023. The mix included residents from both sides of the border.
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  • And, meet Kidz at Play, a group of 11 young musicians, producers, videographers and DJs who form a self-sufficient creative collective. Leah Britton interviewed the members about where they are headed, and how Kidz at Play combine their talents to create something "bigger than themselves" that may help to elevate the music industry.

Mike Tyson Jab Kidz at Play VIEW LARGER The cover for "Mike Tyson Jab" the debut album by Kidz At Play

Webpage by Leah Britton.

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