/ Modified feb 26, 2016 12:22 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

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Featured on the February 5, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Gisela Telis reports on how researchers are teaming with student athletes in Arizona to better understand the dangers of concussions, on the football field and beyond...

  • The 35th Annual Fort Lowell Day Celebration offers a variety of activities that celebrate the history of one of Tucson's oldest continually inhabited areas. Mark McLemore talks with Fort Lowell resident and history enthusiast Lynn Ratener about the event, and Dr. Rudy Byrd, an expert on medical techniques of the 19th Century, what he calls "blood & guts medicine"...

  • We asked the community for stories, and this week we begin sharing them with you on Dímelo: Stories of the Southwest. A woman shares​ with us what it's like to su​ddenly become bi-cultural, both as a young girl, and today as a mother with a family of her own...

  • And, Mark McLemore meets two cast members from The Live Theatre Workshop production of Old Jews Telling Jokes, a collection of humor and skits inspired by Jewish culture but intended to give everyone something to relate to and laugh at...


ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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