Arizona Illustrated – December 13, 2012


>>>GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO
“ARIZONA ILLUSTRATED” FOR “ARIZONA ILLUSTRATED” FOR
THURSDAY THE 13th OF DECEMBER, THURSDAY THE 13th OF DECEMBER,
2012. 2012.
EDUCATION IS SAID TO BE ONE OF EDUCATION IS SAID TO BE ONE OF
THE TOP CONCERNS FOR MILLIONS OF THE TOP CONCERNS FOR MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE AND THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF
TALK ABOUT THE NEED TO EMPHASIZE TALK ABOUT THE NEED TO EMPHASIZE
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING
AND MATH. AND MATH.
TONIGHT WE MEET A LOCAL RESIDENT TONIGHT WE MEET A LOCAL RESIDENT
WHO’S DOING HER PART TO MAKE A WHO’S DOING HER PART TO MAKE A
DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE.
LYN MINSE WAS CHOSEN AS THE NEW LYN MINSE WAS CHOSEN AS THE NEW
TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2012. TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2012.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
>>IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE. >>IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE.
>>SO WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO >>SO WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO
BECOME A TEACHER? BECOME A TEACHER?
ESPECIALLY A SCIENCE TEACHER? ESPECIALLY A SCIENCE TEACHER?
>>I HAD REALLY GREAT SCIENCE >>I HAD REALLY GREAT SCIENCE
TEACHERS GROWING UP IN HIGH TEACHERS GROWING UP IN HIGH
SCHOOL AND I THOUGHT I WANTED TO SCHOOL AND I THOUGHT I WANTED TO
CAPTURE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS’ CAPTURE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS’
INTEREST, GET THEM INTERESTED INTEREST, GET THEM INTERESTED
BEFORE THEY GET TO HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE THEY GET TO HIGH SCHOOL
TO HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN TO HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN
SCIENCE JUST LIKE YOU WERE SCIENCE JUST LIKE YOU WERE
SAYING. SAYING.
>>AND YOU ATTENDED THE >>AND YOU ATTENDED THE
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND YOU UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND YOU
HAD CONGRESS TEMPLATED DOING HAD CONGRESS TEMPLATED DOING
SOMETHING ELSE BUT YOU THEN KEPT SOMETHING ELSE BUT YOU THEN KEPT
GETTING DRAWN BACK TO TEACHING. GETTING DRAWN BACK TO TEACHING.
WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED?
>>ALL MY EXTRACURRICULAR THINGS>>ALL MY EXTRACURRICULAR THINGS
I DID HELPING TO PAY FOR SCHOOL I DID HELPING TO PAY FOR SCHOOL
AND HELPING TO PAY THE BILLS AS AND HELPING TO PAY THE BILLS AS
I WAS IN SKILL, KEPT COMING BACK I WAS IN SKILL, KEPT COMING BACK
TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS. TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.
WORKING AS A NANNY AND THEN WORKING AS A NANNY AND THEN
TUTORING A LITTLE WHILE EVEN. TUTORING A LITTLE WHILE EVEN.
SO I KEPT REALIZING THAT MY SO I KEPT REALIZING THAT MY
INTERESTING KEPT GOING BACK TO INTERESTING KEPT GOING BACK TO
CHILDREN. CHILDREN.
>>SO WHAT TWO YOU THINK ABOUT >>SO WHAT TWO YOU THINK ABOUT
THIS HONOR FROM THE ARIZONA THIS HONOR FROM THE ARIZONA
SKINGS TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION? SKINGS TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION?
>>I THINK IT’S AMAZING. >>I THINK IT’S AMAZING.
I’M REALLY GRATEFUL AND I’M REALLY GRATEFUL AND
APPRECIATIVE OF THE SUPPORT THAT APPRECIATIVE OF THE SUPPORT THAT
THE ARIZONA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION THE ARIZONA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
IS GIVING TO NEW TEACHERS IS GIVING TO NEW TEACHERS
BECAUSE IT’S A REALLY BECAUSE IT’S A REALLY
CHALLENGING CAREER. CHALLENGING CAREER.
IT’S VERY REWARDING AND IT’S IT’S VERY REWARDING AND IT’S
ALSO NICE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE ALSO NICE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE
SUPPORT AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO SUPPORT AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO
KIND OF HAVE SOME OF THOSE KIND OF HAVE SOME OF THOSE
RESOURCES BACK. RESOURCES BACK.
>>SO IT MUST BE TOUGH TO BE >>SO IT MUST BE TOUGH TO BE
DEALING WITH DOZENS OF CHILDREN DEALING WITH DOZENS OF CHILDREN
AND, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE TRYING TO AND, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE TRYING TO
GET THEM INSPIRED AND EDUCATED GET THEM INSPIRED AND EDUCATED
ALONG THE WAY AND ACCOMPLISH ALONG THE WAY AND ACCOMPLISH
MANY TASKS. MANY TASKS.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH? WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH?
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY? WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY?
>>MY PHILOSOPHY IS JUST PEAK AT>>MY PHILOSOPHY IS JUST PEAK AT
THEIR INTERESTS. THEIR INTERESTS.
IF I CAN GET THEM INTERESTED IF I CAN GET THEM INTERESTED
DURING THE FIRST TEN MINUTES OF DURING THE FIRST TEN MINUTES OF
CLASS, YOU HAVE THAT HOOK TO CLASS, YOU HAVE THAT HOOK TO
CONTINUE ON THROUGHOUT THAT CONTINUE ON THROUGHOUT THAT
LESSON AND THAT CONTENT THAT WE LESSON AND THAT CONTENT THAT WE
NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM TO NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM TO
LEARN. LEARN.
SO I DO THAT THROUGH USING SO I DO THAT THROUGH USING
THINGS THAT THEY LIKE ALREADY, THINGS THAT THEY LIKE ALREADY,
WHETHER IT’S MOVIES OR DIFFERENT WHETHER IT’S MOVIES OR DIFFERENT
FOOD EXAMPLES. FOOD EXAMPLES.
WE DID AN EXAMPLE OF OREO WE DID AN EXAMPLE OF OREO
MYTOSIS THIS YEAR WHERE WE BROKE MYTOSIS THIS YEAR WHERE WE BROKE
APART AN OREO. APART AN OREO.
THEY WERE ABLE TO TELL MANY THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO TELL MANY THAT
MITOSIS COPIES THEMSELVES LIKE MITOSIS COPIES THEMSELVES LIKE
SKIN CELLS DO AND THEY WERE ABLE SKIN CELLS DO AND THEY WERE ABLE
TO MAKE EXACT DUPLICATES. TO MAKE EXACT DUPLICATES.
>>USING OREO COOKIES? >>USING OREO COOKIES?
>>AND THEY GOT TO EAT THEIR >>AND THEY GOT TO EAT THEIR
OREOS AFTER CLASS. OREOS AFTER CLASS.
THAT’S USUALLY A NO NO. THAT’S USUALLY A NO NO.
THE PICTURES THAT WE’RE ABLE TO THE PICTURES THAT WE’RE ABLE TO
GO THROUGH THE STEPS OF MY TOE GO THROUGH THE STEPS OF MY TOE
TIS AND THEY’RE ABLE TO SHOW TIS AND THEY’RE ABLE TO SHOW
THEIR NOTES ON THE BACK, THE THEIR NOTES ON THE BACK, THE
COLORS AND SPRINKLES AND ALL COLORS AND SPRINKLES AND ALL
THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS SO THAT THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS SO THAT
WE KIND OF HAVE THAT RECORD AS WE KIND OF HAVE THAT RECORD AS
WE’RE GOING THROUGH THAT CONTENT WE’RE GOING THROUGH THAT CONTENT
AND THEY’RE ABLE TO REFLECT BACK AND THEY’RE ABLE TO REFLECT BACK
ON THAT AND WE KEEP GOING WITH ON THAT AND WE KEEP GOING WITH
THAT. THAT.
AND THIS IS ACTUALLY, I JUST AND THIS IS ACTUALLY, I JUST
SHOWED IT OFF. SHOWED IT OFF.
THIS IS THEIR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK, THIS IS THEIR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK,
THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE
YEAR, EVERY DAY WE USE DIFFERENT YEAR, EVERY DAY WE USE DIFFERENT
WORKSHEETS IN HERE, AND I USE WORKSHEETS IN HERE, AND I USE
DIFFERENT STRATEGIES LIKE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES LIKE
FOLDABLES AND THEY’RE ABLE TO FOLDABLES AND THEY’RE ABLE TO
KEEP TRACK OF THEIR NOTES IN A KEEP TRACK OF THEIR NOTES IN A
NEAT WAY. NEAT WAY.
AND I GOT THIS FROM A CONFERENCE AND I GOT THIS FROM A CONFERENCE
LAST YEAR, WHERE IF YOU PUT LAST YEAR, WHERE IF YOU PUT
PACKING TAPE OVER THE BACK, IT PACKING TAPE OVER THE BACK, IT
BECOMES A WHITE BOARD. BECOMES A WHITE BOARD.
AND THIS MAKES IT EASY FOR THEM AND THIS MAKES IT EASY FOR THEM
TO KEEP TRACK OF AND IT HELPS TO KEEP TRACK OF AND IT HELPS
WITH ENGAGEMENT ALSO. WITH ENGAGEMENT ALSO.
>>PEOPLE WANT TO GO INTO >>PEOPLE WANT TO GO INTO
TEACHING, BUT THEY’RE SO TEACHING, BUT THEY’RE SO
CONCERNED ABOUT THE LONG HOURS CONCERNED ABOUT THE LONG HOURS
AND LOW PAY. AND LOW PAY.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE
PEOPLE. PEOPLE.
>>I WOULD SAY THE STUDENTS MAKE>>I WOULD SAY THE STUDENTS MAKE
IT WORTH IT. IT WORTH IT.
BECAUSE AT OUR SCHOOL WE’RE ABLE BECAUSE AT OUR SCHOOL WE’RE ABLE
TO DO SOME FUN EXTRA THINGS. TO DO SOME FUN EXTRA THINGS.
AND AFTER SCHOOL WE HAVE THESE AND AFTER SCHOOL WE HAVE THESE
FUN EXTRA CLASSES FOR FUN EXTRA CLASSES FOR
ENRICHMENT. ENRICHMENT.
SO IF THEY DON’T DO SPORTS THEY SO IF THEY DON’T DO SPORTS THEY
CAN GO TO A SCIENCE CLASS. CAN GO TO A SCIENCE CLASS.
I HAD A STUDENT DO A FORENSIC’S I HAD A STUDENT DO A FORENSIC’S
CLASS AWHO SAID I DIDN’T KNOW CI CLASS AWHO SAID I DIDN’T KNOW CI
WAS GOING TO BE THIS WAS GOING TO BE THIS
INTERESTING. INTERESTING.
>>WHAT KEEPS THAT ENTHUSIASM >>WHAT KEEPS THAT ENTHUSIASM
GOING, IS IT THE STUDENT’S GOING, IS IT THE STUDENT’S
SUCCESS, THEIR PROGRESS ALONG SUCCESS, THEIR PROGRESS ALONG
THE WAY? THE WAY?
>>SEEING THEIR PROGRESS, SEEING>>SEEING THEIR PROGRESS, SEEING
THE LIGHT BULBS GO ON, AND THE LIGHT BULBS GO ON, AND
HAVING THEM REALIZE THE HAVING THEM REALIZE THE
ADAPTATIONS THEY HAVE SEEN ADAPTATIONS THEY HAVE SEEN
BEFORE LIKE “FINDING NEMO” BEFORE LIKE “FINDING NEMO”
RELATES BACK TO WHAT WE’RE RELATES BACK TO WHAT WE’RE
LEARNING. LEARNING.
>>HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO >>HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
NEXT? NEXT?
>>I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO >>I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO
THINK ABOUT THAT, BUT I LIKE THINK ABOUT THAT, BUT I LIKE
TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOLER, THEY TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOLER, THEY
HAVE THAT ABILITY TO STILL BE HAVE THAT ABILITY TO STILL BE
CHILDREN, BUT YOU CAN SEE AT CHILDREN, BUT YOU CAN SEE AT
TECHD OF THE YEAR, THEY’RE READY TECHD OF THE YEAR, THEY’RE READY
FOR HIGH SCHOOL. FOR HIGH SCHOOL.
>>LYNNE MINTS, NEW SCIENCE >>LYNNE MINTS, NEW SCIENCE
TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR MIDDLE TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR MIDDLE
SCHOOL STUDENTS. SCHOOL STUDENTS.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH.
>>EDUCATION HEALTH CARE AND >>EDUCATION HEALTH CARE AND
JOBS ARE SOME OF THE PIVOTAL JOBS ARE SOME OF THE PIVOTAL
TOPICS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO BE TOPICS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO BE
ADDRESSED BY ARIZONA’S ADDRESSED BY ARIZONA’S
LEGISLATURE THEN THE NEW SESSION LEGISLATURE THEN THE NEW SESSION
STARTS ON JANUARY 14. STARTS ON JANUARY 14.
TONIGHT WE HAVE AN INTERVIEW TONIGHT WE HAVE AN INTERVIEW
WITH SOME OF YOUR NEW WITH SOME OF YOUR NEW
REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE READY TO REPRESENTATIVES WHO ARE READY TO
GO TO WORK AT THE STATE CAPITOL. GO TO WORK AT THE STATE CAPITOL.
>>Reporter: TELL US THE BASIC >>Reporter: TELL US THE BASIC
ISSUES YOU RAN ON AND WHAT YOU ISSUES YOU RAN ON AND WHAT YOU
CONSIDER TO BE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDER TO BE MOST IMPORTANT
HERE IN THE LEGISLATURE? HERE IN THE LEGISLATURE?
>>BASICALLY THE NUMBER ONE >>BASICALLY THE NUMBER ONE
ISSUE THAT I RAN ON WAS RURAL ISSUE THAT I RAN ON WAS RURAL
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
IN MY DISTRICT ATHAT’S ALMOST IN MY DISTRICT ATHAT’S ALMOST
COMPLETELY RURAL, EXCEPT FOR THE COMPLETELY RURAL, EXCEPT FOR THE
PINELLAS COUNTY YEAR, IT’S 9– PINELLAS COUNTY YEAR, IT’S 9–
WAS AWARDED THE VICE WAS AWARDED THE VICE
CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE COMMERCE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE COMMERCE
COMMITTEE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO COMMITTEE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO
USING THAT POSITION TO PROMOTE USING THAT POSITION TO PROMOTE
RURAL ARIZONA, NOT JUST IN MY RURAL ARIZONA, NOT JUST IN MY
DISTRICT, BUT WITH THE DYNAMICS DISTRICT, BUT WITH THE DYNAMICS
WITH THE WAY THAT THEY ARE, WITH WITH THE WAY THAT THEY ARE, WITH
CLOSE TO 6 0% OF OUR CLOSE TO 6 0% OF OUR
REPRESENTATIVES COMING FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVES COMING FROM OUR
AREA ITS IMPORTANT FOR OUR AREA ITS IMPORTANT FOR OUR
CONSTITUENTS TO HAVE A VOICE. CONSTITUENTS TO HAVE A VOICE.
>>WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET, WE’RE>>WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET, WE’RE
NOT GOING TO GET WHERE YOU WANT NOT GOING TO GET WHERE YOU WANT
TO BE WITHOUT EDUCATING OUR KIDS TO BE WITHOUT EDUCATING OUR KIDS
AND DOING WHAT WE CAN FOR THEM, AND DOING WHAT WE CAN FOR THEM,
REGARDLESS OF WHAT AREA THEY REGARDLESS OF WHAT AREA THEY
COME FROM. COME FROM.
RICH, POOR, OR WHATEVER. RICH, POOR, OR WHATEVER.
I THINK WE NEED TO FOCUS MORE ON I THINK WE NEED TO FOCUS MORE ON
THE CHILDREN, BECAUSE THEY ARE THE CHILDREN, BECAUSE THEY ARE
OUR FUTURE AND WE WANT TO BETTER OUR FUTURE AND WE WANT TO BETTER
OUR FUTURE AND I THINK WITH THAT OUR FUTURE AND I THINK WITH THAT
IS STARTING WITH THEM K-8 IS STARTING WITH THEM K-8
PROGRAMS, I MEAN EVEN IN HEAD PROGRAMS, I MEAN EVEN IN HEAD
START, GIVING THEM A GREAT START, GIVING THEM A GREAT
EDUCATION WILL HELP. EDUCATION WILL HELP.
THE OTHER THING IS HEALTH CARE. THE OTHER THING IS HEALTH CARE.
I WORK FOR AN INSURANCE BROKER I WORK FOR AN INSURANCE BROKER
AND I SEE WHAT THE FIGHTS THAT AND I SEE WHAT THE FIGHTS THAT
EMPLOYERS HAVE OUT THERE WITH EMPLOYERS HAVE OUT THERE WITH
INSURANCE. INSURANCE.
AND WHAT THE FIGHTS THAT PEOPLE AND WHAT THE FIGHTS THAT PEOPLE
HAVE, NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THE HAVE, NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THE
FUNDS TO REALLY PAY FOR IT AT FUNDS TO REALLY PAY FOR IT AT
THE END OF THE DAY WHEN THEY’RE THE END OF THE DAY WHEN THEY’RE
BARELY MAKING ANY MONEY AT WORK BARELY MAKING ANY MONEY AT WORK
AND THEN WHEN THEY HAVE TO GET AND THEN WHEN THEY HAVE TO GET
THAT MONEY TO COME OUT OF THEIR THAT MONEY TO COME OUT OF THEIR
CHECK, IT HURTS THEM. CHECK, IT HURTS THEM.
>>THE REASON I RAN WAS BECAUSE >>THE REASON I RAN WAS BECAUSE
OF THE GENERAL ECONOMY AND MY OF THE GENERAL ECONOMY AND MY
CONSERVATIVE VIEWS THAT I WANTED CONSERVATIVE VIEWS THAT I WANTED
TO DO SOMETHING, GET INVOLVED, TO DO SOMETHING, GET INVOLVED,
AND HOLD THE LINE ON SPENDING AND HOLD THE LINE ON SPENDING
AND TRY TO GET GOVERNMENT OFF AND TRY TO GET GOVERNMENT OFF
THE BACKS OF SMALL BUSINESSES AS THE BACKS OF SMALL BUSINESSES AS
MUCH AS POSSIBLE. MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
SO FOR ME IT’S ABOUT ECONOMY AND SO FOR ME IT’S ABOUT ECONOMY AND
THE BUDGET AND, YOU KNOW, THE BUDGET AND, YOU KNOW,
LIMITED GOVERNMENT. LIMITED GOVERNMENT.
HOW CAN WE MAKE THE ECONOMY HOW CAN WE MAKE THE ECONOMY
STRONGER AND WHAT ROLE DOES STRONGER AND WHAT ROLE DOES
GOVERNMENT MAKE AND FOR ME IT GOVERNMENT MAKE AND FOR ME IT
MAKES A GOOD PLAYING FIELD SO MAKES A GOOD PLAYING FIELD SO
THAT WE CAN ATTRACT OTHER THAT WE CAN ATTRACT OTHER
BUSINESSES TO OUR BASE. BUSINESSES TO OUR BASE.
I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG
ISSUE THIS YEAR, ENTITLEMENTS IS ISSUE THIS YEAR, ENTITLEMENTS IS
GOING TO BE A BIG ISSUE. GOING TO BE A BIG ISSUE.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY
INSPIRED ME TO RUN FOR OFFICE, I INSPIRED ME TO RUN FOR OFFICE, I
WAS THE MAYOR FOR THE CITY OF WAS THE MAYOR FOR THE CITY OF
SAN LOUIS, AND A LOT OF TIME WE SAN LOUIS, AND A LOT OF TIME WE
WOULD SEE A LOT OF THE LETTING WOULD SEE A LOT OF THE LETTING
TI TI
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES COMING DOWN LEGISLATIVE ISSUES COMING DOWN
THE PIPELINE FOR THE SMALL THE PIPELINE FOR THE SMALL
COMMUNITIES. COMMUNITIES.
I THINK THIS REALLY PAINTS A I THINK THIS REALLY PAINTS A
PORTRAIT OF RURAL ARIZONA AND I PORTRAIT OF RURAL ARIZONA AND I
WANT TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT WANT TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT
THESE SMALL COMMUNITIES. THESE SMALL COMMUNITIES.
>>KEY ISSUES FOR YOU WHAT >>KEY ISSUES FOR YOU WHAT
YOU’LL BE PUSHING IN THE YOU’LL BE PUSHING IN THE
LEGISLATURE? LEGISLATURE?
>>I’M AN ECONOMIST, I WORK AS >>I’M AN ECONOMIST, I WORK AS
AN ECONOMIST IN THE PRIVATE AN ECONOMIST IN THE PRIVATE
SECTOR, I WORK AS THE VICE SECTOR, I WORK AS THE VICE
CHAIRMAN OF THE WAYS AND MEANS CHAIRMAN OF THE WAYS AND MEANS
COMMITTEE, WHETHER IT BE TAX COMMITTEE, WHETHER IT BE TAX
POLICY, PRO ECONOMIC GROWTH, POLICY, PRO ECONOMIC GROWTH,
COMMERCE, COMMERCIAL POLICY AND COMMERCE, COMMERCIAL POLICY AND
FISCAL ISSUES, CUTTING SPENDING, FISCAL ISSUES, CUTTING SPENDING,
IT’S ALL ABOUT UNDERSTANDING IT’S ALL ABOUT UNDERSTANDING
THAT THE ABUNDANCE OF THE FREE THAT THE ABUNDANCE OF THE FREE
MARKET REALLY OUTPERFORMED THE MARKET REALLY OUTPERFORMED THE
RATIONING OF BIG GOVERNMENTS AND RATIONING OF BIG GOVERNMENTS AND
THAT’S WHAT OUR CONSTITUENTS THAT’S WHAT OUR CONSTITUENTS
WANTED WHEN THEY SENT US TO THE WANTED WHEN THEY SENT US TO THE
LEGISLATURE, THEY WANTED TO KNOW LEGISLATURE, THEY WANTED TO KNOW
THAT ARIZONA WILL GROW, EVEN IN THAT ARIZONA WILL GROW, EVEN IN
THE SHAPE OF A FEDERAL THE SHAPE OF A FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT THAT’S STARTING TO GOVERNMENT THAT’S STARTING TO
CLAMP DOWN UPON THEM. CLAMP DOWN UPON THEM.
AS STATES SUCH AS CALIFORNIA AS STATES SUCH AS CALIFORNIA
BECOME LESS BUSINESS FRIENDLY, BECOME LESS BUSINESS FRIENDLY,
ARIZONA WILL BECOME A MUCH ARIZONA WILL BECOME A MUCH
BETTER PLACE TO DO BUSINESS, A BETTER PLACE TO DO BUSINESS, A
MUCH BETTER PLACE TO RAISE YOUR MUCH BETTER PLACE TO RAISE YOUR
KIDS, AND A MUCH BETTER PLACE TO KIDS, AND A MUCH BETTER PLACE TO
LIVE. LIVE.
>>I AM A DEMOCRAT AS YOU >>I AM A DEMOCRAT AS YOU
MENTIONED EARLIER, SO I HAVE TO MENTIONED EARLIER, SO I HAVE TO
SAY I’M A LITTLE BIT SAY I’M A LITTLE BIT
DISAPPOINTED IN SOME OF THE DISAPPOINTED IN SOME OF THE
THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN
STATE POLITICS. STATE POLITICS.
I AM A FORMER PUBLIC SCHOOL I AM A FORMER PUBLIC SCHOOL
TEACHER AND AN ADVOCATE FOR TEACHER AND AN ADVOCATE FOR
PUBLIC EDUCATION. PUBLIC EDUCATION.
MY MEMBERSHIP DEGREE IS IN — MY MEMBERSHIP DEGREE IS IN —
THESE ARE THINGS THAT VERY MUCH THESE ARE THINGS THAT VERY MUCH
INTEREST ME. INTEREST ME.
AND OF COURSE THE ECONOMY AND AND OF COURSE THE ECONOMY AND
JOBS. JOBS.
WE COME FROM RURAL AREAS AND OUR WE COME FROM RURAL AREAS AND OUR
DISTRICT ENCOMPASSES A LOT OF DISTRICT ENCOMPASSES A LOT OF
RURAL TOWNS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE RURAL TOWNS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE
THAT WE’RE NOT FORGOTTEN AND THAT WE’RE NOT FORGOTTEN AND
THAT WE CAN HAVE THE ECONOMIC THAT WE CAN HAVE THE ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT THAT’S SO IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT THAT’S SO IMPORTANT
FOR OUR LOCAL ECONOMIES. FOR OUR LOCAL ECONOMIES.
>>WHAT KIND OF AN IMPACT THAT >>WHAT KIND OF AN IMPACT THAT
YOU THINK THAT THE FEDERAL YOU THINK THAT THE FEDERAL
BUDGET SITUATION, NOW THEY’RE BUDGET SITUATION, NOW THEY’RE
CALLING IT A FISCAL CLIFF WILL CALLING IT A FISCAL CLIFF WILL
HAVE ON ARIZONA? HAVE ON ARIZONA?
>>WE JUST HAD A MEETING BEFORE >>WE JUST HAD A MEETING BEFORE
I CAME HERE ON THE BUDGET AND IT I CAME HERE ON THE BUDGET AND IT
COULD BE, DEPENDING ON WHAT COULD BE, DEPENDING ON WHAT
HAPPENS WITH OBAMA CARE AND HOW HAPPENS WITH OBAMA CARE AND HOW
IT’S IMPLEMENTED AND WHAT’S IT’S IMPLEMENTED AND WHAT’S
REQUIRED, WE COULD BE FACING TWO REQUIRED, WE COULD BE FACING TWO
YEARS DOWN THE ROAD A LARGE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD A LARGE
DEFICIT. DEFICIT.
YOU KNOW, UP TO A HALF A BILLION YOU KNOW, UP TO A HALF A BILLION
DOLLARS, WHAT HAPPENS AND HOW WE DOLLARS, WHAT HAPPENS AND HOW WE
DEAL WITH IT IS GOING TO BE VERY DEAL WITH IT IS GOING TO BE VERY
IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT.
>>THEY’RE TAKING MONEY FROM >>THEY’RE TAKING MONEY FROM
EDUCATION. EDUCATION.
TO PUT INTO OTHER PLACES. TO PUT INTO OTHER PLACES.
I THINK WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT A I THINK WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT A
WAY TO STOP TAKING MONEY FROM WAY TO STOP TAKING MONEY FROM
EDUCATION AND GET IT FROM OTHER EDUCATION AND GET IT FROM OTHER
AREAS. AREAS.
I MEAN EDUCATION SHOULD BE AT I MEAN EDUCATION SHOULD BE AT
THE TOP OF OUR PRIORITIES, AND I THE TOP OF OUR PRIORITIES, AND I
UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S A BIG UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S A BIG
PORTION OF THE MONEY THAT’S PORTION OF THE MONEY THAT’S
SPENT HERE IN ARIZONA. SPENT HERE IN ARIZONA.
BUT AS LEGISLATORS, WE HAVE TO BUT AS LEGISLATORS, WE HAVE TO
PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND WE PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND WE
GOT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO GOT TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO
SOMETHING TO NOT TAKE THE SOMETHING TO NOT TAKE THE
AMENDMENT AND MAKE IT A BETTER AMENDMENT AND MAKE IT A BETTER
PLACE FOR THEM, FOR NOT ONLY FOR PLACE FOR THEM, FOR NOT ONLY FOR
THE KIDS, BUT FOR THE TEACHERS THE KIDS, BUT FOR THE TEACHERS
THAT ARE TEACHING. THAT ARE TEACHING.
>>AND WE’LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON >>AND WE’LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON
THIS TOPIC ON “ARIZONA WEEK” THIS TOPIC ON “ARIZONA WEEK”
THAT AIRS TOMORROW NIGHT. THAT AIRS TOMORROW NIGHT.
>>>THE — REST AND REH >>>THE — REST AND REH
REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR
ARIZONA’S WILD ANIMALS BY CARING ARIZONA’S WILD ANIMALS BY CARING
FOR ARIZONA’S INJURED OR LOST FOR ARIZONA’S INJURED OR LOST
ANIMALS THAT HAVE NOWHERE ELSE ANIMALS THAT HAVE NOWHERE ELSE
TO GO. TO GO.
AND HOW THIS HAS INSPIRED A AND HOW THIS HAS INSPIRED A
LOCAL SINGER SONGWRITER TO HONOR LOCAL SINGER SONGWRITER TO HONOR
THE WILDLIFE CENTER. THE WILDLIFE CENTER.
>>AND JOINING ME NOW IS TUCSON >>AND JOINING ME NOW IS TUCSON
BASED SINGER AND SONGWRITER BASED SINGER AND SONGWRITER
AMBER FORHART WHO HAS AMBER FORHART WHO HAS
INFORMATION SHE RECEIVED FROM INFORMATION SHE RECEIVED FROM
THE ARIZONA WILDLIFE CENTER. THE ARIZONA WILDLIFE CENTER.
AND ON HER ARM IS BUBBA A THE AND ON HER ARM IS BUBBA A THE
GREAT HORNED OWL. GREAT HORNED OWL.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE
WORK OF THE TUCSON WILDLIFE WORK OF THE TUCSON WILDLIFE
CENTER. CENTER.
>>THE TUCSON WILDLIFE CENTER IS>>THE TUCSON WILDLIFE CENTER IS
A NONPROFIT, WE RESCUE, REHAB A NONPROFIT, WE RESCUE, REHAB
AND RELEASE INJURED AND ORPHANED AND RELEASE INJURED AND ORPHANED
WILD ANIMALS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN WILD ANIMALS THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN
ARIZONA AND WE ALSO EDUCATE THE ARIZONA AND WE ALSO EDUCATE THE
PUBLIC ABOUT HOW THEY CAN HELP PUBLIC ABOUT HOW THEY CAN HELP
AND HOW TO CALL US AND WHAT THEY AND HOW TO CALL US AND WHAT THEY
CAN DO TO STAY SAFE AROUND CAN DO TO STAY SAFE AROUND
WILDLIFE. WILDLIFE.
>>HOW IS ITA BUBBA CAME TO BE A>>HOW IS ITA BUBBA CAME TO BE A
MORE OR LESS PERMANENT RESIDENT MORE OR LESS PERMANENT RESIDENT
AT THE WILDLIFE CENTER? AT THE WILDLIFE CENTER?
>>PBUBBA WHEN HE WAS A BABY, >>PBUBBA WHEN HE WAS A BABY,
JUMPED OUT ON A BRANCH THAT JUMPED OUT ON A BRANCH THAT
WASN’T THERE, HIT THE GROUND AND WASN’T THERE, HIT THE GROUND AND
BROKE HIS LEFT WING. BROKE HIS LEFT WING.
SOMEBODY BROUGHT HIM TO THE SOMEBODY BROUGHT HIM TO THE
WILDLIFE CENTER. WILDLIFE CENTER.
AND WE MADE HIM BETTER, HE COULD AND WE MADE HIM BETTER, HE COULD
FLY. FLY.
AND THE PROBLEM IS, THAT HE AND THE PROBLEM IS, THAT HE
CAN’T FLY SILENTLY. CAN’T FLY SILENTLY.
OWLS HAVE TO BE SILENT FLYERS. OWLS HAVE TO BE SILENT FLYERS.
SO OF THE 700 ANIMALS THAT WE SO OF THE 700 ANIMALS THAT WE
GOT LAST YEAR, MOST OF THEM HAVE GOT LAST YEAR, MOST OF THEM HAVE
BEEN RELEASED BACK INTO THE BEEN RELEASED BACK INTO THE
WILD. WILD.
SOME OF THEM CANNOT BE. SOME OF THEM CANNOT BE.
HE’S ONE OF THEM. HE’S ONE OF THEM.
HE’S ONE OF OUR EDUCATION BIRDS. HE’S ONE OF OUR EDUCATION BIRDS.
OTHER ANIMALS THAT CAN’T BE OTHER ANIMALS THAT CAN’T BE
RELEASED ACT AS FOSTERS FOR OUR RELEASED ACT AS FOSTERS FOR OUR
BABY ANIMALS UNTIL THEY’RE READY BABY ANIMALS UNTIL THEY’RE READY
TO BE RELEASED. TO BE RELEASED.
>>DOES BUBBA HAVE ANY CONTACT >>DOES BUBBA HAVE ANY CONTACT
WITH OTHER ANIMALS IN THE WITH OTHER ANIMALS IN THE
WILDLIFE CENTER. WILDLIFE CENTER.
>>HE HAS A FRIEND WHO ALSO >>HE HAS A FRIEND WHO ALSO
CAN’T APPLY. CAN’T APPLY.
HE’S ALSO AN EDUCATION ANIMAL. HE’S ALSO AN EDUCATION ANIMAL.
>>HOW OLD IS BUBBA? >>HOW OLD IS BUBBA?
>>HE CAME TO US WHEN HE WAS A >>HE CAME TO US WHEN HE WAS A
CHICK AND HE’S 12 YEARS OLD SO CHICK AND HE’S 12 YEARS OLD SO
HE’S JUST A CHICK. HE’S JUST A CHICK.
>>BEING ON TV IS NO PROBLEM FOR>>BEING ON TV IS NO PROBLEM FOR
HIM, RIGHT. HIM, RIGHT.
>>SO FAR. >>SO FAR.
>>AMBER, TELL US HOW YOU CAME >>AMBER, TELL US HOW YOU CAME
INTO CONTACT WITH THE WILDLIFE INTO CONTACT WITH THE WILDLIFE
CENTER? CENTER?
>>I WAS ACTUALLY PLAYING DOWN >>I WAS ACTUALLY PLAYING DOWN
AT A CAFE AND MARCUS — WAS AT A CAFE AND MARCUS — WAS
DOING A SHOOT DOWN THERE, HAIRED DOING A SHOOT DOWN THERE, HAIRED
MY MUSIC AND LIKED IT AND SAID MY MUSIC AND LIKED IT AND SAID
HE WOULD BE IN TOUCH WITH ME. HE WOULD BE IN TOUCH WITH ME.
AND I HAD MEETING WITH HIM AND AND I HAD MEETING WITH HIM AND
SAID HE’S WORKING ON A SAID HE’S WORKING ON A
DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES FOR THE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES FOR THE
TUCSON WILDLIFE CENTER AND ASKED TUCSON WILDLIFE CENTER AND ASKED
IF I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN IF I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN
WRITING SOME MUSIC FOR THE FILM WRITING SOME MUSIC FOR THE FILM
AND I WAS JUST TRULY HONORED AND AND I WAS JUST TRULY HONORED AND
ELATED BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ELATED BECAUSE, YOU KNOW,
WILDLIFE, TO ME, IS SO IMPORTANT WILDLIFE, TO ME, IS SO IMPORTANT
TO OUR WORLD. TO OUR WORLD.
AND IT WAS JUST A BLESSING. AND IT WAS JUST A BLESSING.
>>WAS I EASY FOR YOU TO DRAW >>WAS I EASY FOR YOU TO DRAW
CREATIVE INSPIRATION FROM THE CREATIVE INSPIRATION FROM THE
WORK THEY DO THERE? WORK THEY DO THERE?
>>ABSOLUTELY. >>ABSOLUTELY.
I GREW UP ON A FARM SO I WAS I GREW UP ON A FARM SO I WAS
ALWAYS IN NATURE AND TO MY IT’S ALWAYS IN NATURE AND TO MY IT’S
MY CONNECTION AND HEARING MY CONNECTION AND HEARING
STORIES FROM THE WILDLIFE CENTER STORIES FROM THE WILDLIFE CENTER
JUST REALLY HAS INSPIRED ME TO JUST REALLY HAS INSPIRED ME TO
BE ABLE TO MAKE A SONG. BE ABLE TO MAKE A SONG.
AND I THINK I’M GOING TO BE AND I THINK I’M GOING TO BE
MAKING MORE. MAKING MORE.
>>WELL, JUNE, TELL US ABOUT AT >>WELL, JUNE, TELL US ABOUT AT
THE WILDLIFE CENTER, YOU GET THE WILDLIFE CENTER, YOU GET
ANIMALS FROM ALL OVER THE ANIMALS FROM ALL OVER THE
SOUTHWEST. SOUTHWEST.
HOW DOES IT WORK IN TERMS OF THE HOW DOES IT WORK IN TERMS OF THE
ANIMALS THAT YOU COME IN CONTACT ANIMALS THAT YOU COME IN CONTACT
WITH? WITH?
>>YOU KNOW, WE KNOW HOW TO DO >>YOU KNOW, WE KNOW HOW TO DO
THE RESCUE IS NEEDED BECAUSE WE THE RESCUE IS NEEDED BECAUSE WE
GET A PHONE CALL. GET A PHONE CALL.
WE ANSWER THE PHONE 24 HOURS A WE ANSWER THE PHONE 24 HOURS A
DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY THERE ON THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY THERE ON
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S AND CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S AND
THANKSGIVING. THANKSGIVING.
AND PEOPLE CALL US AND WE TALK AND PEOPLE CALL US AND WE TALK
WITH THEM ABOUT WHAT THE ANIMAL WITH THEM ABOUT WHAT THE ANIMAL
IS, HOW BAD IT’S INJURED, HOW IS, HOW BAD IT’S INJURED, HOW
BEST TO GET THAT ANIMAL BACK TO BEST TO GET THAT ANIMAL BACK TO
OUR WILDLIFE CENTER. OUR WILDLIFE CENTER.
>>DO YOU KNOW THE HOT LINE >>DO YOU KNOW THE HOT LINE
NUMBER OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD? NUMBER OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD?
>>WELL, THERE’S A WILDLIFE HELP>>WELL, THERE’S A WILDLIFE HELP
LINE, BUT OUR PHONE NUMBER IS LINE, BUT OUR PHONE NUMBER IS
290-9453. 290-9453.
>>WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE >>WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE
WILDLIFE CENTER TO EXPAND? WILDLIFE CENTER TO EXPAND?
I HEAR THERE’S TALK ABOUT I HEAR THERE’S TALK ABOUT
BUILDING A HOSPITAL. BUILDING A HOSPITAL.
>>JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO WE DID A>>JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO WE DID A
GROUND BREAKING FOR OUR NEW GROUND BREAKING FOR OUR NEW
HOSPITAL. HOSPITAL.
IT’S GOING TO BE A STATE OF THE IT’S GOING TO BE A STATE OF THE
ART MEDICAL FACILITY FOR ART MEDICAL FACILITY FOR
WILDLIFE. WILDLIFE.
THE WALLS ARE GOING UP RIGHT THE WALLS ARE GOING UP RIGHT
NOW. NOW.
THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF DUST AND THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF DUST AND
A LITTLE BIT OF NOISE BUT IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF NOISE BUT IT’S
REALLY EXCITING. REALLY EXCITING.
AND I THINK THAT WILL ALLOW US AND I THINK THAT WILL ALLOW US
TO DO AN EVEN BETTER JOB OF TO DO AN EVEN BETTER JOB OF
RESCUING AND RELEASING THESE RESCUING AND RELEASING THESE
ANIMALS. ANIMALS.
>>WELL, WE KNOW THAT THE VIDEO >>WELL, WE KNOW THAT THE VIDEO
THAT MARCUS DELEON IS BEING THAT MARCUS DELEON IS BEING
RELEASED ONLINE AND WE’LL RELEASED ONLINE AND WE’LL
PROVIDE A LINK FOR OUR VIEWERS PROVIDE A LINK FOR OUR VIEWERS
TO SEE. TO SEE.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND
INTRODUCING US TO BUBBA. INTRODUCING US TO BUBBA.
¶ I CAME BROKEN ¶ I CAME BROKEN
¶ YET FOUND MY WAY ¶ YET FOUND MY WAY
¶ ON AN UNFAMILIAR ROUTE NEARS ¶ ON AN UNFAMILIAR ROUTE NEARS
THE CLOSE OF THE DAY ¶ THE CLOSE OF THE DAY ¶
¶ AND THE UNEXPECTED ISLANDS ¶ AND THE UNEXPECTED ISLANDS
DRIVEN BY THE HARD HAND OF DRIVEN BY THE HARD HAND OF
FATE ¶ FATE ¶
¶ SOMEHOW DREW A FATE IN THIS ¶ SOMEHOW DREW A FATE IN THIS
STORY THAT COULD NOT WAIT ¶ STORY THAT COULD NOT WAIT ¶
¶ NOW I SPREAD MY WINGS ¶ NOW I SPREAD MY WINGS
¶ I GO THERE ¶ I GO THERE
¶ BACK TO MY HOME WHERE NOTHING ¶ BACK TO MY HOME WHERE NOTHING
SEPARATES THE LAND AND THE AIR ¶ SEPARATES THE LAND AND THE AIR ¶
¶ WHERE I COME FROM ¶ WHERE I COME FROM
¶ IS ALL THAT I KNOW ¶ IS ALL THAT I KNOW
¶ IT’S A FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM ¶ IT’S A FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM
LETTING GO ¶ LETTING GO ¶
¶. ¶.
>>MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE>>MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE
WORLD HAVE HEARD ABOUT BRAZIL’S WORLD HAVE HEARD ABOUT BRAZIL’S
IMPRESSIVE MUSIC AND CAPTIVATING IMPRESSIVE MUSIC AND CAPTIVATING
CARNALS, BUT THIS LARGE AND CARNALS, BUT THIS LARGE AND
DIVERSE SOUTH AMERICAN NATION DIVERSE SOUTH AMERICAN NATION
HAS ALSO BEEN EXPORTING OTHER HAS ALSO BEEN EXPORTING OTHER
CULTURAL TRAITS, ONE OF THEM IS CULTURAL TRAITS, ONE OF THEM IS
THRIVING HERE IN TUCSON AND MANY THRIVING HERE IN TUCSON AND MANY
OTHER COUNTRIES. OTHER COUNTRIES.
>>ALL RIGHT, THIS IS A >>ALL RIGHT, THIS IS A
MANJINGA, TUCSON. MANJINGA, TUCSON.
>>MY I HAVE BEEN DOING IT NOW >>MY I HAVE BEEN DOING IT NOW
FOR 25 YEARS. FOR 25 YEARS.
WHEN I FOUND CAPUETA, I QUIT WHEN I FOUND CAPUETA, I QUIT
DANCING BECAUSE I FOUND THAT IN DANCING BECAUSE I FOUND THAT IN
ADDITION TO THE EXPRESSIVE ADDITION TO THE EXPRESSIVE
MOVEMENTS, THERE’S ALSO THE MOVEMENTS, THERE’S ALSO THE
WHOLE CULTURAL ASPECT OF IT AND WHOLE CULTURAL ASPECT OF IT AND
THE MUSIC AND SO MANY THINGS THE MUSIC AND SO MANY THINGS
THAT TOUCHED DIFFERENT PARTS OF THAT TOUCHED DIFFERENT PARTS OF
MY BRAIN AND MY HEART. MY BRAIN AND MY HEART.
AND WE HAD A WORKSHOP LAST NIGHT AND WE HAD A WORKSHOP LAST NIGHT
AND THIS MORNING HE WAS ABLE TO AND THIS MORNING HE WAS ABLE TO
GIVE US, EVEN IN THE SHORT TIME GIVE US, EVEN IN THE SHORT TIME
WE HAD, A REALLY AWESOME WE HAD, A REALLY AWESOME
EXPERIENCE WITH CAPUETA AND WE EXPERIENCE WITH CAPUETA AND WE
HAD A CIRCLE IN WHICH YOU SEE HAD A CIRCLE IN WHICH YOU SEE
CAPUETA. CAPUETA.
ME HAVING THIS EXPERIENCE HERE ME HAVING THIS EXPERIENCE HERE
IS REALLY SPECIAL. IS REALLY SPECIAL.
I HAVE BEEN DOWN TO HIS ACADEMY, I HAVE BEEN DOWN TO HIS ACADEMY,
I SPENT SIX WEEKS THERE AT ONE I SPENT SIX WEEKS THERE AT ONE
POINT. POINT.
AND TRAINED THERE AND WENT WITH AND TRAINED THERE AND WENT WITH
HIM TO ALL OF THE DIFFERENT HIM TO ALL OF THE DIFFERENT
CLASSES THAT HE TAUGHT AND IN CLASSES THAT HE TAUGHT AND IN
POOR COMMUNITIES AND WEALTHY POOR COMMUNITIES AND WEALTHY
COMMUNITIES AND REALLY SAW HOW COMMUNITIES AND REALLY SAW HOW
HE GETS HIS COMMUNITIES. HE GETS HIS COMMUNITIES.
>>MY TIME IS EDGARDO AND I DO >>MY TIME IS EDGARDO AND I DO
THE CAPUETA 45 YEARS AGO. THE CAPUETA 45 YEARS AGO.
¶ ¶
>>CAPUETA IS — >>CAPUETA IS —
>>CAPUETA WAS CREATED FIRST IN >>CAPUETA WAS CREATED FIRST IN
BRAZIL AND BROUGHT FROM AFRICA. BRAZIL AND BROUGHT FROM AFRICA.
AT FIRST THAT’S WHY IT WAS AT FIRST THAT’S WHY IT WAS
PROHIBITED BECAUSE THEY STARTED PROHIBITED BECAUSE THEY STARTED
TO PLAY TO ESCAPE FROM THE TO PLAY TO ESCAPE FROM THE
SLAVERY, BECAUSE THEY USED TO SLAVERY, BECAUSE THEY USED TO
WORK MANY HOURS A DAY WITH NO WORK MANY HOURS A DAY WITH NO
PAYMENT. PAYMENT.
IT WAS A WAY TO ESCAPE FROM THE IT WAS A WAY TO ESCAPE FROM THE
LABOR AND ALSO TO PROTECT LABOR AND ALSO TO PROTECT
THEMSELVES FROM THEIR MASTER. THEMSELVES FROM THEIR MASTER.
¶ ¶
[ SPEAKING IN NATIVE LANGUAGE ] [ SPEAKING IN NATIVE LANGUAGE ]
>>Translator: CAPUETA IS >>Translator: CAPUETA IS
BASICALLY THE STORY ABOUT BASICALLY THE STORY ABOUT
SLAVERY, ABOUT THE WHOLE TIME SLAVERY, ABOUT THE WHOLE TIME
THEY HAD IN SLAVERY IN THE WHOLE THEY HAD IN SLAVERY IN THE WHOLE
CAPUETA HISTORY. CAPUETA HISTORY.
IT’S RECENT FROM THE SONGS. IT’S RECENT FROM THE SONGS.
EVEN IF THE MASTERS DON’T TEACH EVEN IF THE MASTERS DON’T TEACH
THIS TO THEM, THEY WILL LEARN THIS TO THEM, THEY WILL LEARN
BECAUSE OF THE SONGS, BECAUSE BECAUSE OF THE SONGS, BECAUSE
IT’S WRITTEN. IT’S WRITTEN.
AND THEY LISTEN TO IT ALL THE AND THEY LISTEN TO IT ALL THE
TIME. TIME.
¶ ¶
>>MY NAME IS CLAUDIA, AND I AM >>MY NAME IS CLAUDIA, AND I AM
A SECOND-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT AT A SECOND-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT AT
THE AT UNIVERSITY OF OSTEOPATHIC THE AT UNIVERSITY OF OSTEOPATHIC
MEDICINE IN ARIZONA. MEDICINE IN ARIZONA.
AND I WANTED TO START CAPUETA AS AND I WANTED TO START CAPUETA AS
I HAD RECENTLY SEEN IN THE CITY. I HAD RECENTLY SEEN IN THE CITY.
IT’S MY OUTLET TO ALL THE IT’S MY OUTLET TO ALL THE
RIGOROUS STUDY TIME THAT I HAVE RIGOROUS STUDY TIME THAT I HAVE
TO DO. TO DO.
IT’S PART OF MY LIFESTYLE CHOICE IT’S PART OF MY LIFESTYLE CHOICE
OF BEING ABLE TO EXERCISE MY OF BEING ABLE TO EXERCISE MY
HEART AND MY BODY AND MY MIND. HEART AND MY BODY AND MY MIND.
AND IT IS A GREAT MEANS FOR ME AND IT IS A GREAT MEANS FOR ME
TO TAKE A BREAK AND JUST FOCUS TO TAKE A BREAK AND JUST FOCUS
ON THE REST OF MYSELF AND BE ON THE REST OF MYSELF AND BE
ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF
HOLISTICAL HOLISTICAL
HOLISTICALLY, BODY, MIND AND HOLISTICALLY, BODY, MIND AND
SPIRIT. SPIRIT.
>>MY NAME IS DAVID, MY NICKNAME>>MY NAME IS DAVID, MY NICKNAME
MEANS WIZARD. MEANS WIZARD.
I JOINED IT FOR THE PHYSICAL I JOINED IT FOR THE PHYSICAL
ASPECT. ASPECT.
BUT AS TIME WENT ON, I MET SOME BUT AS TIME WENT ON, I MET SOME
REALLY GREAT FRIENDS WHO ARE REALLY GREAT FRIENDS WHO ARE
LIKE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS LIKE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
NOW. NOW.
SO IT BECAME LESS PHYSICAL AND SO IT BECAME LESS PHYSICAL AND
MORE MY SOCIAL OUTLET FOR ME. MORE MY SOCIAL OUTLET FOR ME.
IT’S BEEN AN OUTLET FOR MY IT’S BEEN AN OUTLET FOR MY
MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND
SPIRITUALLY AND I REALLY CAN’T SPIRITUALLY AND I REALLY CAN’T
SEE MYSELF DIVORCING MYSELF FROM SEE MYSELF DIVORCING MYSELF FROM
IT. IT.
>>Translator: IT’S AN HONOR TO >>Translator: IT’S AN HONOR TO
BE HERE AND ESPECIALLY BECAUSE BE HERE AND ESPECIALLY BECAUSE
NOBODY BELIEVED CAPUETA WILL BE NOBODY BELIEVED CAPUETA WILL BE
TAKEN IN THAT PROPORTION AROUND TAKEN IN THAT PROPORTION AROUND
THE WORLD. THE WORLD.
>>PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT >>PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT
CULTURES AND DIFFERENT RANKS IN CULTURES AND DIFFERENT RANKS IN
LIFE AND DIFFERENT LEVELS OF LIFE AND DIFFERENT LEVELS OF
WEALTH, BEING ABLE TO GET ALONG. WEALTH, BEING ABLE TO GET ALONG.
AND SO THAT REALLY DRIVES ME, AND SO THAT REALLY DRIVES ME,
YOU KNOW, AND MAKES ME WANT TO YOU KNOW, AND MAKES ME WANT TO
FIND A WAY TO BE ABLE TO BRING FIND A WAY TO BE ABLE TO BRING
THESE DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES THESE DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES
TOGETHER. TOGETHER.
AND I FOUND THAT CAPUETA IS A AND I FOUND THAT CAPUETA IS A
REALLY WONDERFUL MECHANISM FOR REALLY WONDERFUL MECHANISM FOR
DOING THAT. DOING THAT.
>>>NOW WE GO TO OUR WEEKLY >>>NOW WE GO TO OUR WEEKLY
SEGMENT FROM OUR TUCSON HISTORIC SEGMENT FROM OUR TUCSON HISTORIC
FOUNDATION. FOUNDATION.
HE BRINGS US INTRIGUING AND HE BRINGS US INTRIGUING AND
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT
SOME OF THE MANY CULTURAL AND SOME OF THE MANY CULTURAL AND
ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES IN OUR ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES IN OUR
REGION. REGION.
>>HOTEL CONGRESS IS ONE OF >>HOTEL CONGRESS IS ONE OF
TUCSON’S OLDEST CONTINUALLY TUCSON’S OLDEST CONTINUALLY
OPERATING BUSINESSES. OPERATING BUSINESSES.
IT’S THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AND A IT’S THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN AND A
DYNAMIC EXAMPLE OF HISTORIC DYNAMIC EXAMPLE OF HISTORIC
PRESERVATION. PRESERVATION.
THE LANDMARK HOTEL WAS DESIGNED THE LANDMARK HOTEL WAS DESIGNED
BY CALIFORNIA ARCHITECT WILLIAM BY CALIFORNIA ARCHITECT WILLIAM
COLLETTE AND BUILT IN 1919. COLLETTE AND BUILT IN 1919.
COLLETTE ALSO DESIGNED THE REAL COLLETTE ALSO DESIGNED THE REAL
THAT BLOCK AND THE 1917 SANTA THAT BLOCK AND THE 1917 SANTA
RITA TOWER DIVISION WHICH WAS RITA TOWER DIVISION WHICH WAS
TORN DOWN LAST YEAR TO MAKE WAY TORN DOWN LAST YEAR TO MAKE WAY
FOR THE COMMERCE BUILDING. FOR THE COMMERCE BUILDING.
IT WAS BUILT TO SERVE THE IT WAS BUILT TO SERVE THE
GROWING CATTLE INJURY AND TO GROWING CATTLE INJURY AND TO
DISCRIMINATIONING RAIL DISCRIMINATIONING RAIL
PASSENGERS. PASSENGERS.
IT WAS A PERFECT HAVEN FOR IT WAS A PERFECT HAVEN FOR
GENTEEL TRAVELERS. GENTEEL TRAVELERS.
IN 1934, A FIRE STARTED IN THE IN 1934, A FIRE STARTED IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HOTEL AND BASEMENT OF THE HOTEL AND
QUICKLY SPREAD TO THE THIRD QUICKLY SPREAD TO THE THIRD
FLOOR. FLOOR.
THE FIRE LED TO THE ONLY ARREST THE FIRE LED TO THE ONLY ARREST
OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST
WANTED CRIMINALS, JOHN WANTED CRIMINALS, JOHN
DILLINGER. DILLINGER.
THEY ARRIVED IN TUCSON TO LAY THEY ARRIVED IN TUCSON TO LAY
LOW. LOW.
THE GANG CHECKED INTO THE THIRD THE GANG CHECKED INTO THE THIRD
FLOOR UNDER ALIASES. FLOOR UNDER ALIASES.
THE GANG ESCAPED THE FIRE ON TWO THE GANG ESCAPED THE FIRE ON TWO
LADDERS. LADDERS.
TWO FIRE AMERICAN RETROOEFD TWO FIRE AMERICAN RETROOEFD
THEIR LUGGAGE. THEIR LUGGAGE.
IT WAS LATER DISCOVERED THAT IT WAS LATER DISCOVERED THAT
THEIR BAGS CONTAINED A SMALL THEIR BAGS CONTAINED A SMALL
ARSENAL AND $8,316 IN CASH. ARSENAL AND $8,316 IN CASH.
THE FIREMEN LATER RECOGNIZED THE THE FIREMEN LATER RECOGNIZED THE
MEN AND A STAKEOUT ENSUED AND MEN AND A STAKEOUT ENSUED AND
THEY WERE CAPTURED IN A HOUSE ON THEY WERE CAPTURED IN A HOUSE ON
NORTHERN AVENUE. NORTHERN AVENUE.
IN THE SPACE OF FIVE HOURS, IN THE SPACE OF FIVE HOURS,
WITHOUT FIRING A SINGLE SHOT, WITHOUT FIRING A SINGLE SHOT,
THE POLICE ACCOMPLISHED THE POLICE ACCOMPLISHED
SOMETHING THAT THE FBI AND SOMETHING THAT THE FBI AND
NUMEROUS AGENCIES HAD BEEN NUMEROUS AGENCIES HAD BEEN
UNABLE TO DO. UNABLE TO DO.
AFTER THE FIRE GUTTED THE THIRD AFTER THE FIRE GUTTED THE THIRD
STORY, ARCHITECT ROY PLAGUE WAS STORY, ARCHITECT ROY PLAGUE WAS
HIRED TO REDESIGN THE BUILDING. HIRED TO REDESIGN THE BUILDING.
PLAGUE WHO’S OTHER WORK HAS BEEN PLAGUE WHO’S OTHER WORK HAS BEEN
THE PINK DOMED PIMA COUNTY THE PINK DOMED PIMA COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, RETAINED THE DESIGN COURTHOUSE, RETAINED THE DESIGN
INTENTION BUT REPLACED THE THIRD INTENTION BUT REPLACED THE THIRD
FLOOR WITH A ROOFTOP DECK. FLOOR WITH A ROOFTOP DECK.
THE ROOF MOUNTED IN A STEEL THE ROOF MOUNTED IN A STEEL
FRAME WAS ADDED, CONSTRUCTION OF FRAME WAS ADDED, CONSTRUCTION OF
INDIVIDUAL STEEL BOX LETTERS. INDIVIDUAL STEEL BOX LETTERS.
THE SIGN IS A TUCSON ICON A THE SIGN IS A TUCSON ICON A
GLOWING REMINDER OF TUCSON PAST. GLOWING REMINDER OF TUCSON PAST.
THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL AND TAP THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL AND TAP
ROOM ARE DRAWINGS AND ETCHINGS ROOM ARE DRAWINGS AND ETCHINGS
OF FAMED LOCAL ARTIST PETE OF FAMED LOCAL ARTIST PETE
MARTINEZ. MARTINEZ.
THE HOTEL RETAINS AN ENORMOUS THE HOTEL RETAINS AN ENORMOUS
AMOUNT OF ITS ORIGINAL FABRIC. AMOUNT OF ITS ORIGINAL FABRIC.
THE STORE FRONT WINDOWS THE STORE FRONT WINDOWS
CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHARM OF THE CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHARM OF THE
LANDMARK THIS. LANDMARK THIS.
HOTEL WAS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL HOTEL WAS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL
REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IN
2003 AND IS THE CENTER OF 2003 AND IS THE CENTER OF
DOWNTOWN TUCSON CULTURE AND DOWNTOWN TUCSON CULTURE AND
ACTIVITIES, FEATURING CUTTING ACTIVITIES, FEATURING CUTTING
EDGE MUSIC AND ART. EDGE MUSIC AND ART.
IF YOU GET A CHANCE, WALKING IF YOU GET A CHANCE, WALKING
THROUGH THE LOBBY AND TAKE IN THROUGH THE LOBBY AND TAKE IN
ONE OF TUCSON’S GREAT PLACES. >>YOU CAN GET MORE NEWS AND
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WE’LL HAVE THE POLITICAL ROUND WE’LL HAVE THE POLITICAL ROUND
TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THE
PROPOSED SCHOOL CLOSURES IN PROPOSED SCHOOL CLOSURES IN
SOUTHERN ARIZONA’S LARGE RS SOUTHERN ARIZONA’S LARGE RS
SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THERE’S A SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THERE’S A
PROPOSAL TO G PROPOSAL TO G
PROPOSAL. PROPOSAL.
FROM ALL OF US AT ARIZONA PUBLIC FROM ALL OF US AT ARIZONA PUBLIC
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