/ Modified nov 14, 2018 5:16 p.m.

Playing Tag with Hummingbirds

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Luis Alberto Urrea on "The House of Broken Angels"; flutist Gary Stroutsos on playing music in sacred places; and Nancy Stanley on founding the stand-up comedy "Estrogen Hour".

san pedro hummingbirds hero 3 Sherri Williamson prepares to tag a hummingbird at San Pedro House in Cochise County. September 22, 2018 (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)

Arizona Spotlight

San Pedro Hummingbirds

NPR

Featured on the November 15th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Ariana Brocious talks with author Luis Alberto Urrea about the current state of border enforcement and the heated rhetoric that surrounds it. Urrea also shares the family history behind his latest book, The House of Broken Angels.

  • You’ve probably heard of the practice of tagging large animals like bears and jaguars to study their migration habits and population size. Christopher Conover takes us to the banks of the San Pedro River in Cochise County, where volunteers are helping to carefully tag much smaller local residents: hummingbirds.

san pedro hummingbirds hero 4 A volunteer prepares to release a hummingbird tagged at San Pedro House in Cochise County. September 22, 2018 (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)

  • Tony Paniagua introduces us to a former journalist and attorney who says her life was saved by stand-up comedy. Nancy Stanley is the founder of "The Estrogen Hour" in Tucson, a program that’s been raising thousands of dollars for the community while helping women take to the stage to share their funniest experiences. The next “Estrogen Hour” will be Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at Laffs Comedy Club in Tucson.

Nancy Stanley Laffs Nancy Stanley and other comedians perform during "The Estrogen Hour" at Laffs Comedy Caffé in Tucson. (PHOTO: Nancy Stanley)


Gary Stroutsos on "Spotlight on the Arts"

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