December 19, 2018 / Modified dec 20, 2018 4:58 p.m.

Tucson Youth Put National Parks in Focus

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Center for Compassion Studies; NASA pioneer Dee O'Hara interview; Adiba Nelson talks "From Period to Postpartum"; holiday traditions old and new.

parks in focus hero 3 Parks in Focus gives kids a chance to explore the wilds of Arizona through the lens of a camera.
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Arizona Spotlight

Parks in Focus

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Featured on the December 20th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Visit the University of Arizona’s Center for Compassion Studies, the first of its kind in the southwest. Its mission is to research the impact of compassion on society, at a time when the Center's director says it may be needed more than ever.

compassion center hero 1 UA Compassion Center executive director Leslie Langbert.
Ashley Fredde

  • Meet Yoheved and Adolfo, two kids who are members of Parks in Focus, a unique program that takes youth out of the city to explore the great open spaces of Arizona, and teaches them to use photography to document the experience.

parks in focus hero 1 Photo By: Adolfo, age 14, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
courtesy Parks in Focus

parks in focus hero 2 Photo By: Yoheved, age 10, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
courtesy Parks in Focus

parks in focus hero 5 Photo By: Adolfo, age 14, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.
courtesy Parks in Focus

dee o'hara spotlight 2 Astronaut Wally Schirra and NASA nurse Dee O'Hara. (courtesy SpaceFest)
  • Essayist Adiba Nelson returns, to tell about a journey she had to take for her health, and the ways it lead her to re-examine the signals our culture sends about motherhood. (Music by Q and DJ Benbi.)
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  • And, Emma Gibson asks some folks on the UA campus about their holiday traditions, old and new.

christmas traditions hero AZPM reporter Emma Gibson talks to UA journalism student Holly Halstead about holiday traditions.
Mark McLemore

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