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Growing up on the reservation in the heart of Navajo Nation, Wheeler was surrounded by his people’s culture and language. Despite having parents who spoke Navajo fluently, he was never able to speak as well as he could comprehend.
by Katherine Ellis
Mason Conway shares the beauty of science and nature through bones, taxidermy, and jarred creatures at his uptown Phoenix niche boutique, Curious Nature.
by Jonathon House
For the last six years, Rosa Pastrana has been the leader of the Osborn Block Watch in the Maryvale neighborhood, and this video feed is just another way she’s working to keep her 832 members on Facebook connected with local law enforcement.
by Kristin Torres
How a former addict found redemption among forgotten veterans
A former drug addict and dealer with a rap sheet reaching back to childhood, Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer had retired from most of his vices with the birth of his daughter, and instead poured his energy into activism surrounding veteran suicide awareness.
by Liz Tung
What was supposed to be a vacation turned into a four year stay for Mustafa Alalusi.
by Alexandra Watts
Nothing would happen at Alpha Camp without Tim Johnson, who in this interview describes his role at Alpha Camp and why he does what he does.
This experience has also reminded me—sometimes the hard way—of tips and tricks I had long forgotten since trading in my microphone and Marantz for poetry by Mayakovsky.
Even though this part of the journey is over, I leave this week feeling good. I’ve been a public radio fan, intern and fellow. Each experience has made me love this medium more.
Officer Sean Connolly addressed residents at the Maryvale Community Center at this year’s first Coffee with a Cop meeting, during which he urged attendants to speak with their children about how to avoid gangs and crime.
Gul Siddiqi is the Arizona area manager of Helping Hand for Relief and Development.
Jennifer Wheeler remembers sitting with her grandmother as a young girl, listening to her read a Navajo-translated version of the Bible. Experiences like this one helped shape her life’s work.