May 27, 2022

Episode 823

Ironwood Swordsmen, Prison Arts, Surviving Suicide Loss
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Ironwood Swordsmen
The Ironwood Historical Swordsmanship Club is reviving the art of medieval European fencing. Club members meet, interpret the texts of fourteenth and fifteenth-century masters, and then practice the swordsmanship… on each other.

Prison Arts
Tucson resident Maryanne Chisholm discovered art in prison and her life has never been the same. In 2005, she was sentenced to more than 30 years behind bars for fraudulent schemes and other charges, but she was released after serving 14 years. She says she was able to survive her time in prison by concentrating on paintings and drawings. Now, she is a successful artist who sells traditional works and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and has tens of thousands of followers on Twitter. She says one of her major goals, in addition to her art, is to work on prison reform and help other people turn their lives around. She credits much of her success to the Prison Ministry program which is operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.

Surviving Suicide Loss
The loss of a loved one by suicide can be shocking, confusing, and painful. Loss survivors - the close family and friends left behind - may not be sure how to navigate their grief. The Goguens lost their son and brother Paul to suicide and they share their struggles and heartache and how they found support and emotional healing.

Memorial Day Parade
We revisit the sights, sounds, and emotions of the 2019 Tucson Estates Memorial Day Parade.
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