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  • The Art of Paying Attention: Harris' Hawks - Arizona Public Media
    degrees on its way to 107 and I was standing alongside the road by my house holding aloft what I assumed was theirs a dove its head barely attached I d heard loud repetitive plaintive calls different from the announcing voices two voices maybe more back and forth like echoes in a canyon I spotted a twosome in a leafy eucalyptus a third called from a backlit branch down the road and a fourth on a utility pole a risky choice I dangled the surprisingly heavy kill by its feet then set it down and moved away into the shade and waited But no one swooped in as the heat of the day clung to me Harris hawks hunt in a group flushing out the prey into the talons of the others The alpha female might mate with two males and the offspring can stay around as long as three years The four here are all large but two often stay together and the other two are somewhat smaller Monsoon season has just started Late in the day the hawks stand in the steady rain wings spread like dark angels Lightning splits the sky as the raptors call to each other Their calls bouncing around the darkening night Just above my neighbor s house 3 hawks huddle like Shakespeare s witches amidst the metal coils and wires on top of a wood pole intent on the kill the largest hawk is standing on and tearing apart Must be something big rabbit or ground squirrel I see thick strands of guts hanging from the hawk s beak The next day with visions of electricity water and dead hawks in my head I track down the number for the raptor protection program at Tucson Electric Power In the early morning after that I stand under the power poles around my house as Jim from TEP points out the protective coverings that have resulted in the raptor population being larger in the city than outside it He explains that the coverings should keep the birds wings with an average span of 40 47 inches from touching the power sources on either side causing the bird to act as a conduit But what about the water I ask and he tells me that the mixture of birds and water can still mean death I ve been in the city only a few months My neighbors who have been here for years say The animals seem to find you I think not I think I m the intruder in animal territory Find more of Surdut s drawings and true stories about spirited critters at listeningtoraven com and surdutblogspot com Beth Surdut s illustrated work Listening to Raven won the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for Non Fiction Elements of her raven clan have appeared in Orion Magazine flown across the digitally looped Art Billboard Project in Albany New York and roosted at the New York State Museum in an exhibition of international scientific

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/32776-the-art-of-paying-attention-harris-hawks/ (2016-02-12)
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  • NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest - Arizona Public Media
    Ask Me Another program and at Lagunitas breweries in Petaluma CA and Chicago IL and a final stop in Portland OR A panel of musicians from the Tiny Desk roster Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The Arcs Lucius ladies Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and soul artist Son Little will join Boilen and All Song Considered co host Robin Hilton in selecting one Contest winner to be announced in March 2016 Throughout the three week submission period and afterwards NPR Music will also feature select video entries on the Contest Tumblr which already includes highlights from the 2015 Contest Bands and musicians can submit original video entries to the NPR Music s Tiny Desk Contest Jan 12 Feb 2 2016 at npr org tinydeskcontest MORE Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Share This f g k t Related Stories The Art of Paying Attention Coyote Author illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors Congressional Fundraising McSally Tops Money Race Republican well ahead of would be opponents in campaign resources It Ain t Jewelry Unless You Can See It from Across The Street Go ring shopping at the 2016 Gem Mineral Show with Tucson John an avid

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/36581-npr-tiny-desk-concert-contest/ (2016-02-12)
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  • CD2 Poll Shows McSally Ahead of Each Democratic Candidate - Arizona Public Media
    Polling It compares her to McSally and Democrat Matt Heinz When Heinz and Steele are compared in a primary election poll the two are tied with 29 percent support each In a head to head general election match up McSally led Steele 48 percent to 39 percent and McSally led Heinz 48 percent to 35 percent The survey was conducted Jan 15 18 and involved 741 people by phone The margin of error was 3 6 percent MORE Arizona Election 2016 News Politics U S Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Share This f g k t Connect with Andrea Kelly Contact Andrea Kelly Andrea Kelly Reporter Producer Metro Week Host Related Stories Congressional Fundraising McSally Tops Money Race Republican well ahead of would be opponents in campaign resources Steele Resigns State House to Focus on Congressional Race Second term Democrat represented District 9 on Tucson s north side foothills McSally Veto of Defense Bill Puts D M s A 10s in Jeopardy The funding bill rejected by Obama includes money for A 10 and EC 130 planes story categories Arizona Election 2016 News Politics U S Contact AZPM Connect About AZPM Support Compliance ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA MAIL P O Box 210067 Tucson AZ 85721 0067

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/36734-cd2-poll-shows-mcsally-ahead-of-each-democratic-candidate/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Congressional Fundraising: McSally Tops Money Race - Arizona Public Media
    550 2nd Congressional District Where Southeast corner of state including central Tucson to New Mexico state line Mexico border to northern boundary of Cochise County Republican incumbent Martha McSally far outpaces her two Democratic opponents in fund raising and she is the only Southern Arizona candidate with more than 1 million in the bank for this election cycle Over the weekend McSally also filed changes to more than two dozen of her past campaign finance reports She has repeatedly been asked by the Federal Election Commission to provide more detail about her donors or correct the totals in her reports One of McSally s Democratic opponents former state lawmaker Victoria Steele criticized McSally for needing to amend the numbers so often 3rd Congressional District Where Southwest corner of state including western Tucson to Yuma most of the state s border with Mexico The numbers in the charts reference funds raised and spent October 2015 through December 2015 Cash on hand as of Dec 31 2015 That is the most recent reporting deadline for campaigns MORE Arizona Election 2016 News Politics Tucson U S Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Share This f g k t Connect with Andrea Kelly Contact Andrea Kelly Andrea Kelly Reporter Producer

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/36875-congressional-races-require-funds-and-votes/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Tucson's Jan. 8 Memorial Design Revealed for Downtown - Arizona Public Media
    tragedy and lifted each other up during that time said Crystal Kasnoff executive director of the January 8th Foundation The monument will provide a permanent space for Tucsonans to continue healing Kasnoff said The monument will also have a memorial garden and reflecting pool All of this will be constructed as the centerpiece for a plan to revitalize downtown s El Presidio Park One of the main project goals is to transform the park and create a place that is vibrant full of life in the heart of Tucson designer Marc Salette said The next step of the project is to garner bipartisan support from local lawmakers and to continue fundraising the estimated 4 million dollars needed to build the monument Kasnoff said Thus far the foundation has raised 1 million dollars from a private donation A timeline for the completion of the project is yet to be determined MORE Downtown Tucson News Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Share This f g k t Connect with Julianne Stanford Contact Julianne Stanford Related Stories Arizona Spotlight for January 8 2015 Ron Nancy Barber remember the aftermath of January 8 2011 one of the oldest buildings in Arizona gets a facelift a preview of the 2016 Jewish

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/36527-january-8th-memorial-design-revealed/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Restoration of San Xavier Mission Moves to East Tower - Arizona Public Media
    the wall Vint said I believe what it does is it slows the drying time of the lime plaster if it drys to quickly it doesn t fully cure I ve visited other lime projects around the southwest that have failed because the lime didn t cure and it fell off the wall I think cactus glue helps us with that it s very widely practiced throughout Mexico PHOTO Mitchell Riley The east tower at San Xavier Mission Restoration efforts are being funded through The White Dove Campaign Architect Bob Vint learned of the technique from Jorge Olvera the renowned Mexican scholar and architect who helped find the remains of Father Francisco Kino the Jesuit priest who founded Mission San Xavier del Bac Restoration of the west tower was completed in December 2008 Now plans are focusing on the east tower For the past two decades funding for work at the Mission has come from donations to Patronato San Xavier a non sectarian non profit organization founded by Southern Arizona community leaders Their mission is promote the preservation and restoration of Mission San Xavier del Bac Patronato members estimated restoration of the east tower will cost 3 million They ve dubbed this funding effort The White Dove Campaign Click here to donate Radio news story about The White Dove Campaign Media Player Error Update your browser or Flash plugin PHOTO Mitchell Riley Mission San Xavier del Bac MORE Arizona Arts and Life Pima County Culture History Native American News Religion Tucson Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/32818-restoration-continues-at-mission-san-xavier-del-bac/ (2016-02-12)
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  • The Old West: Where Sun Never Sets - Arizona Public Media
    song of the American West is Ghost Riders in the Sky A Cowboy Legend composed in 1948 by Stan Jones a native of Douglas Ganz chooses to sing and perform the song as Jones wrote it which includes the original version of the song s lyrics MORE Arts and Life Culture History Music People and Places Tucson Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Share This f g k t Connect with Mark McLemore Contact Mark McLemore Mark McLemore Host of Arizona Spotlight Reporter Producer NPR 89 1 Related Stories Restoring a Piece of History in Tombstone The Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of Tombstone are renovating the exterior of an important landmark Shieffelin Hall Exploring the True West with Bob Boze Bell Learn why research taught him nothing changes more than the past regarding legends like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid Way Out West Meet musician Tom Poley of the western swing band Way Out West and learn how they add a modern touch to the music of the frontier on their new CD Saddle Sore Blues story categories Arts and Life Culture History Music People and Places Tucson Share Save Video Download Cowboy Music Festival Western Art Show as Widescreen QRHD 480x272

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/14580-the-sun-never-sets-on-the-old-west/ (2016-02-12)
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  • New Book Separates Truth From Myth In The Shootout At The O.K. Corral - Arizona Public Media
    The Last Gunfight he pored over numerous historical documents and firsthand accounts of the gun battle and even spent time studying Wyatt Earp s diaries Guinn concluded that the myths surrounding the shootout helped create our somewhat idealized version of the west He points to Tombstone s current celebration of its past along with its daily staged mock shootouts PHOTO Mark Duggan Guns blaze during a gun fight reenactment in Tombstone They re selling a very cartoony black and white good guy bad guy version of what happened Guinn says And it can be entertaining but it doesn t have a whole lot in common with the way Tombstone really was in 1881 PHOTO Mark Duggan After the gun smoke clears the actors pose for pictures with tourists Guinn says Tombstone was actually one of the nation s most sophisticated cities in 1881 Its citizenry was relatively cosmopolitan by frontier Arizona standards and they demanded law and order Gunplay was rare in the town and high noon shootouts on city streets were virtually unheard of Although one could carry a firearm in town with a permit few actually did Tombstone it seems had relatively strict gun control in the so called wild west PHOTO Mark Duggan Tourists line the boardwalk as actors reenact a frontier gunfight Guinn s research also led him to conclude that the gunfight was actually an attempted arrest that went wrong And it was no grim showdown in a dusty horse corral Rather it was a ragged chase through Tombstone streets with bullets flying and citizens cowering Media Player Error Update your browser or Flash plugin Today Tombstone capitalizes on its historical fame In most ways it s a modern functioning town with gas stations and even a few chain motels along the highway But downtown is still largely faithful to history and most of the businesses proudly show off the western kitsch Everywhere are commemorative shot glasses t shirts and plastic six shooters Stage coaches filled with gaping tourists rattle through the streets and men and women in frontier garb stroll down the boardwalk arm in arm PHOTO Mark Duggan Tourists disembark from a stage coach ride around Tombstone PHOTO Mark Duggan Tombstone is a study in contrasts the historical and the modern sit side by side PHOTO Mark Duggan Wyatt Earp Days are held each summer commemorating Tombstone s biggest claim to fame Listen to the entire interview with The Last Gunfight author Jeff Guinn Media Player Error Update your browser or Flash plugin MORE Arizona History Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/s/6657-new-book-separates-truth-from-myth-in-the-shootout-at-the-o-k-corral/ (2016-02-12)
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