The state budget signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in May included $1.5 million for the Arizona Commission on the Arts—double its previous year’s funding. That gave the Commission the opportunity to pass out many more grants, in this case, to 239 groups.
The Show’s Lauren Gilger caught up with Ellie Perez on her cell phone in Philly where she’s a page for the delegation at the DNC.She’s also in the country under the DACA program, which shields some undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Rashad Shabazz, an associate professor at ASU’s School of Transformation has been closely watching protests and rallies unfold in our community. He says the younger, diverse crowds are the "future of the Valley."