/ Modified jun 21, 2018 4:41 p.m.

Overcoming Aphasia: "A River is Made Drop by Drop"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Where Arizona stands after a tumultuous week for U.S. border policy; and an alternative to sunscreen developed at the University of Arizona.

aphasia rona phone message Rona, a member of the Aphasia Center of Tucson, used this message to describe how she felt after her stroke and diagnosis of aphasia. (PHOTO: Carolyn Yaussy)

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Featured on the June 22, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy for families attempting to cross or seek asylum at the U.S. border was in place starting April 6th, but this week it became the center the national conversation. Mark talks with Christopher Conover about the elements of this story that impact Arizona.


Southwest Key The exterior of the Southwest Key facilities, on North Oracle Road. (PHOTO: Google Streetview)

Gecko_Pigmentation Two researchers from the University of Arizona used peptides and a hormone called melanin to alter the skin pigmentation of a gecko. (PHOTO: Dr. Minying Cai, University of Arizona )
  • And, aphasia is a communication disorder that is usually the result of stroke or head injury. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Mark visits with group members at the Aphasia Center of Tucson, and meets Felisa and Rona, two young women facing the daunting challenge of re-learning how to speak, read, and write. You can find another Arizona Spotlight story about aphasia here. The Center welcomes those coping with aphasia to join them online at The Friends of Aphasia.
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