/ Modified jan 17, 2019 4:17 p.m.

Becoming a Goat?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Trials begin for "No More Deaths" volunteers; How photographing Bears Ears National Monument became a passion for a retired astronomer; and remembering when Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Tucson.

goat man hero 3 Thomas Thwaites' documents his quest to take a break from being a human in his book "Goatman". Photograph by Tim Bowditch.

Arizona Spotlight

Becoming a Goat?

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Featured on the January 17th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Nancy Montoya looks behind the headlines about immigration to find out why the volunteers of No More Deaths feel compelled to offer humanitarian aid to immigrants crossing the U.S. - Mexico border, even while members of the group are being put on trial for their actions.
No More Deaths sign 3 VIEW LARGER Protesters holding signs in support of No More Deaths volunteers charged with misdemeanors after leaving food and water in desert for migrants.
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  • The Obama Administration established the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah in 2016, but the Trump Administration downsized the site by 85% just a year later. Mark interviews retired astronomer and active photographer Stephen E. Strom, who has released a new book of images called Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land, distributed by University of Arizona Press. Strom and his granddaughter Rebecca Robinson, a journalist and author, will be appearing at an event called "Reflections About Bears Ears: An Evening in Honor of Karen Strom" on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7 pm at the Arizona State Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

bears ears dirty devil river hero A photo of the Dirty Devil River, part of the landscape of Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah, by Stephen E. Strom from his book "Bears Ears: View from a Sacred Land".
courtesy Stephen E. Strom

bears ears raplee ridge hero Photo by Stephen E. Strom of Raplee Ridge, from the book "Voices from Bears Ears: Finding Common Ground on Sacred Land".
courtesy Stephen E. Strom

Goat Man Thomas Thwaites' second book, on his quest to take a vacation from being a human being in favor of life as a goat.

goat man hero 2 Thomas Thwaites' documents his quest to take a break from being a human in his book "Goatman". Photograph by Tim Bowditch.

The Tucson Musician's Museum will present a concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr, featuring songs from the civil rights movement performed by more than a dozen local artists. It's happening Sunday, January 20th from 6 - 9 pm at the Leo Rich Theatre, at 260 South Church.

MLK hero 1 Martin Luther King, Jr.
public domain from The Library of Congress

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