Episode 114

Season 1, Episode 14 of 51

BORDER PATROL MENTAL HEALTH – Nancy Montoya reports on initiatives in the Border Patrol Tucson Sector to address mental health and morale concerns among agents. Tucson Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch says he’s determined to change the culture. It comes as a union president representing Customs and Border Protection officers warned Congress about increased suicide and substance abuse rates within the agency. ST. BENEDICTINE MONASTERY FUTURE – Arizona 360 looks at the potential plans for the recently-sold St. Benedictine Monastery in Tucson. It’s one of several developments proposed in dense areas of the city. City Councilman Steve Kozachik discusses with Vanessa Barchfield the council’s approach to deciding which projects it supports, and how it works with developers and the community to reach a consensus. Developer Ross Rulney now owns the St. Benedictine Monastery and explains what he wants for the site, and addresses concerns raised by the neighborhood. DONATE LIFE MONTH – April is Donate Life Month and Arizona 360 looks at the cause through kidney donations. Banner transplant surgeon Dr. Tun Jie explains what the need is like in Southern Arizona and what resources are available for both transplant recipients and living donors. Jennifer and Dan Vandivort recently went through the experience themselves when one spouse donated a kidney to the other. They share how that journey has changed their lives.

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