/ Modified may 8, 2024 6:30 p.m.

Craig T. Nelson delivers commencement address to the UA graduating class of 2024.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The documentary "Fair Play" gives visibility to the unending work of new mothers; and explore the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.

Craig T. Nelson on stage Craig T. Nelson addresses an audience from the stage that bears his name, part of the newly remodeled Marroney Theatre on the UA campua.

Arizona Spotlight

May 9, 2024

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Featured on the May 9, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Craig T. Nelson with students Craig T. Nelson meeting and greeting University of Arizona Students. Nelson will be delivering the University's 2024 commencement address Friday May 10th.
  • Fair Play is a new documentary that offers an in-depth look at the struggle of new mothers to juggle childcare, household work, and a career. Alecia Vasquez sits down with two physicians from the Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line to discuss the process through which new parents can find the work-life balance that best fits their family. The documentary will play at The Screening Room Sunday May 19th from 1-3:30 p.m.

Doctors Emerick and Kalia Saira Kalia, MD, (left) and Kathryn Emerick, MD, (right) co-directors of the Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line (APAL) discuss the documentary "Fair Play" and how it is relevant to the experiences of new mothers and their families.

Fair Play mom and daughters The documentary "Fair Play" offers a critique of our pre-established gender roles and showcases how open dialogue between parents about dividing household work and childcare can lead to a more happy, united and fulfilled family.

Fair Play dad and family In addition to discussing how moms balance work and home, "Fair Play" also shines the light on how adjusting the gender roles can also be beneficial for fathers as they can play a more active role in parenting.

  • Find out why AZPM reporter Danyelle Khmara "fell in love" with the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, training with a small group here in Tucson. She says it is not only great exercise, it is also helping to create a stronger bond with her teenage son. This story was created as part of AZPM's "More Than a Game" podcast.
050112 Capoeira Mandinga 617x347 Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that was started over 450 years ago in response to the oppression of Africans who were brought to Brazil as slaves, has gained in popularity here in Tucson. We visit Capoeira Mandinga Tucson, where masters from Brazil, and the US recently convened for a week-long event highlighting this unique cultural tradition.

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

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