Arizona Storytellers: Richard Ruelas
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.
In 2011, a mass shooting in Tucson left former congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, and many others critically injured or dead.
Two days later, state legislator Lori Klein brought a loaded gun to the state address at the Capitol.
Six months after that, reporter Richard Ruelas was working on a story about gun owners. Ruelas wanted to find out why Lori had brought that gun to the state capitol.
Ruelas and photographer Mark Henle met with Lori in the lobby at the Senate.
Richard Ruelas is a reporter at the Arizona Republic.
The next storytelling event is Dec. 21, and Dec. 22, 2016, at the Arizona Biltmore.