Metro Week

Prosecuting Hate Crimes

Season 4, Episode 12 of 25

Hate Crimes: In the wake of vandalism at the Islamic Center of Tucson, and bomb threats at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, the Tucson City Council approved a new hate crimes ordinance this week. The change means in addition to state law that allows felony hate crime prosecution, now Tucson has created misdemeanor hate crimes. Guests: Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich; Todd Rockoff, president and CEO of Tucson Jewish Community Center, Mahmoud Obagi of the Islamic Center of Tucson. Food production: Local University of Arizona researchers are developing ways to grow more food in greenhouses. We begin with three people explaining their work, then ask why it matters that researchers are aiming for higher yield and healthier produce via greenhouses. Guests: Myles Lewis, Stacy Tollefsen, Cheiri Kubota, Gene Giacomelli. Wildlife crossing: A new wildlife crossing allows animals to go over or under State Route 77 near Oro Valley. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has its first set of data showing how many animals used the crossing in its first several months, and which species prefer to go over or under the road. Guests: Jeff Gagnon, Arizona Game and Fish; Carolyn Campbell, Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection.

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