September 4, 2019 / Modified sep 4, 2019 5:28 p.m.

When was the last time you ate a poem?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The community conversation about expanding sex education in TUSD; a brother and sister take "One Small Step" to bridge their political divide; and a look back at the 1968 movie "Targets".

poetry center come to the table hero 1 One of the showcases of poems featured in the exhibition "Come to the Table" at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
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When was the last time you ate a poem? + and more

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Featured on the September 5th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

- Will the Tucson Unified School District be adopting a new approach to sex education? AZPM education reporter Duncan Moon provides a preview of the school board’s upcoming vote, and highlights the public opinions that have been shared by concerned citizens.

TUSD Governing Board Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo shared his idea to move sixth graders back to elementary schools and house only seventh and eighth grade students in junior high schools at a Governing Board meeting April 30, 2019.
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poetry center come to the table hero 2 The statement of intent for the exhibition "Come to the Table" at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
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poetry center come to the table unsized image Visitors to the Poetry Center Library are invited to add their own ideas about what "Tucson Tastes Like...".
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  • Meet Chris and David, a sister and brother who had given up talking about politics because it too often would lead to arguments. Find out why they decided to discuss their differences on neutral ground as part of StoryCorps’ “One Small Step” program. You can find more One Small Step" conversations here.
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OSS: Chris & David Chris Medvescek and David Ravashere after recording their "One Small Step" conversation in the AZPM radio studio.

  • Between the all-too frequent headlines about gun violence in America, film essayist Chris Dashiell revisits the unnerving movie called Targets, which he finds just as relevant today as when it was made fifty-one years ago.

targets movie spotlight Director Peter Bogdanovich's "Targets", an unusual film about gun violence from 1968.

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