Featured on the February 8th, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
Washington County, Utah - home to the city of St. George - has become one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. But, that growth is on a collision course with our planet’s limited supply of water. Next, David Condos of public radio station KUER in Salt Lake City reports, the area’s leaders have a plan involving Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border to get. This story is part of ongoing coverage of the Colorado River, distributed by KUNC Colorado, supported by the Walton Family Foundation.
Earlier this week, Fourteen Days, an unusual novel set during the pandemic, makes its debut. Co-edited by Doug Preston and famed author Margaret Atwood, the work is a collaborative effort from members of the Authors Guild that intertwines over 30 literary voices including best-selling writers Diana Gabaldon, Celeste Ng, Maria Hinojosa, John Grisham, R.L. Stine and others. AZPM's Katya Mendoza spoke to Doug Preston and Diana Gabaldon at a gathering of bibliophiles at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale.
- Back in 1869, how did a small Arizona town come to be named in honor of a Prussian immigrant? The Arizona Daily Star's “Street Smarts” columnist David Leighton returns to share some obscure Southwestern history.
- And, learn about the genetic condition known as color blindness, and join five individuals in Tucson as they use newly-designed corrective glasses to see the colors they have never seen before.