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October 06, 2010

No Roosters In The Desert

NO ROOSTERS IN THE DESERT

Kara Hartzler has a unique perspective on the immigration debate. She has worked with immigrants and heard their stories both professionally as a lawyer and creatively as a writer. Her play No Roosters in the Desert has its American premiere tomorrow in Tucson, Arizona. 

  • Learn more about the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Project
  • Learn more about the Borderlands Theater production of "No Roosters in the Desert"

A DOLLAR JOB

Recently we asked listeners to write in and tell us what they will NOT do until their golden years. We got a note from the family of 98-year-old Edna Harris. Mrs. Harris says that working for low wages is on her list of things not to do. It turns out Mrs. Harris has done many jobs in her long life, but one thing seemed to remain the same for many years: making a dollar an hour.

CAMPING AT THE COURT

This is a landmark week for those in the legal profession – a new justice is on the bench of the Supreme Court. Elena Kagan's presence marks the first time that three women have served on the Supreme Court at the same time. Mike Sacks was at the court for Justice Kagan’s first day. He regularly camps out, overnight, in order to be one of the few members of the public allowed inside the courtroom.

  • Read Mike's review of Jusice Kagan's first day.

OPEN MIC: SON’S BIRTH

We’ve had a number of listeners call in to our Open Mic line with stories of coincidence. Today, a listener from Ohio tells a story of his hope for a child, and the two coincidences that accompanied his son's arrival into their family.

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