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The Show spoke with Jessica Early, an English professor at Arizona State University, about the importance of college essays — and how the landscape around it is changing.
Nov. 13, 2023
Celia Pérez, author of "Tumble"
The Show spoke with author Celia Pérez about her book "Tumble" and how the main character's story is someone many other children can relate to.
Nov. 13, 2023
On this episode, we take a heady journey into the art of the possible and explore Indigenous literature with two Diné women writers.
Nov. 12, 2023
Navajo Code Talker Thomas H. Begay salutes crowds, navigating the streets of Capitol Hill during last Veterans Day in Washington, D.C.
Although there are more than 140,000 Native veterans are still living today, only three of them are Navajo Code Talkers. One of them, Thomas Begay, was selected as a grand marshal for the 2023 Phoenix Veterans Parade.
Nov. 11, 2023
A mesita, or in the Yaqui language "tapanco," is filled with the favorite foods and beloved beverages of deceased loved ones in Guadalupe.
A pair of religious holidays, including an ancient celebration of death and life, occurred last week among faithful Pascua Yaquis in the town of Guadalupe.
Nov. 10, 2023
Erin Joyce
Arizona State University has appointed a new curator at large for its museum. The daughter of two creative parents, Erin Joyce was raised in northern Arizona and began her prior work as a curator on an independent basis in California.
Nov. 4, 2023
Arcadia High School senior Gabriella Nakai is Navajo, Choctaw and the only Indigenous youth recognized at the White House's 'Girls Leading Change' celebration.
Arcadia High School senior Gabriella Nakai was the only Indigenous young woman among 15 honorees nationwide at last month's White House Gender Policy Council celebration where she had the chance to meet First Lady Jill Biden.
Nov. 2, 2023
Black Americans make up about 13% of the U.S. population but account for close to 20% of people with Alzheimer's disease. But only 3% of Blacks are represented in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs.
Nov. 1, 2023
Day of the Dead Tlaquepaque Sedona
The Show spoke with psychologist Lyn Prashant about the grieving practices during Dia de los Muertos compared to American practices.
Nov. 1, 2023
Alana Hernandez and Carmen Guerrero
The Show spoke with Carmen Guerrero, who runs the Cultural Coalition, and Alana Hernandez, who is senior curator and CALA Alliance Curator of Latinx Art at ASU's Art Museum, about the lack of a Latino Cultural Center in Phoenix despite the large population of Latinos.
Nov. 1, 2023
Debra Ann Byrd playwright of "Becoming Othello: A Black Girl's Journey."
The Show spoke with Shakespearean actor and playwright Debra Ann Byrd about her one-woman living memoir "Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey."
Oct. 26, 2023
The Dishchii' Bikoh’ Apache Group performs the Crown Dance on a raised platform inside Desert Diamond Arena.
Desert Diamond Arena was the home of Ridge Rider Days, a weekend-long professional bull riding competition that ended earlier this month. It was also an Indigenous showcase featuring a Navajo athlete and an Apache youth dance group.
More tribal natural resoures stories
Oct. 24, 2023
ASU Old Main
A rally for Palestine is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at ASU’s Tempe campus.
Oct. 20, 2023
Día de los Muertos dancers
A Day of the Dead holiday celebration featuring art, entertainment and food will take place at the Mesa Arts Center over the weekend.
Oct. 20, 2023
A female student texting while leaning against a locker while wearing a crop top
A contentious debate over the school dress code in the Higley Unified School District finally came to an end this week, when the governing board approved a new policy that does not explicitly prohibit midriffs.
Oct. 19, 2023
Arizona State University recently announced a national organization that supports Latinx poetry will be housed at its Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Oct. 17, 2023
ASU Palm Walk
ASU President Michael Crow is slamming Turning Point USA, a right wing activist group, after two members allegedly harassed and assaulted a professor on the Tempe campus last week. No arrests have been made, but video was captured.
Oct. 16, 2023
A map showing where the moon’s shadow will cross the U.S.
Navajo cultural adviser Paul Begay for the Page-based Taadidiin Tours explains the significance of this weekend's celestial phenomenon, and how he'll spend his Saturday.
Oct. 13, 2023
Sonja Lanehart
The group of lexicographers and linguists working on the Oxford Dictionary of African American English has released a sneak peek at some of the words that will be in the dictionary. Among the entries: old school, kitchen and cakewalk.
Oct. 11, 2023
The Phoenix Theatre Company recently launched its new season in early September with a dynamic portrayal of singer Billie Holiday, titled, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” The production was written by playwright Lanie Robertson and is told through Holiday’s anecdotes as well as singing.
More Arizona arts and entertainment
Oct. 10, 2023

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