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Monument Valley's important role in the classic westerns of John Ford & John Wayne.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A local librarian is recognized for his dedication to youth mental health; and a personal story about what the U.S. flag can represent.

Monument Valley Sunset at Monument Valley, on the border between Arizona and Utah.
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Arizona Spotlight

June 20, 2024

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Featured on the June 20, 2024 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

Michael F. Blake Studio VIEW LARGER Michael F. Blake visits the AZPM studio to discuss his book "The Cavalry Trilogy."
AZPM staff/ Alecia Vasquez
  • Meet Matthew Landon, a librarian with the Pima County Public Library. Landon recently received national recognition for his efforts to bolster youth mental health and to combat social stigma in our community with the Youth Health Action Team.

Matthew Landon 2024 Librarian Matthew Landon has received recognition from the Library Journal for his work fighting stigmas about mental health and helping local youth to initiate conversations about issues they may be facing.
AZPM staff/ Alecia Vasquez

  • Arizona Spotlight's storyteller for the month of June is Elena Acoba, a retired journalist and editor. Acoba tells about her family’s perspective on the intersection of military service, racism, and the United States flag, as she considers how to best honor her father’s legacy.

Elena Acoba Elena Acoba visits the AZPM studio as part of Arizona Spotlight's storyteller series
AZPM staff/ Alecia Vasquez

Web page by Alecia Vasquez.

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