June 6, 2024

2024 EDWARD R. MURROW Award Winners

Episode 1036
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This week on Arizona Illustrated… a recap of Arizona Illustrated’s 2024 regional Edward R. Murrow Award winning stories including the making of an All-American gymnast, Sirena Linton; a look into the life, legacy and unfulfilled dying wishes of local musician Al Foul and an investigation into the increase of American citizens arrested as gun smugglers in Mexico.

Sirena Linton - Gymnast
Named University of Arizona Athletics 2022 Junior of the Year, Sirena Linton describes what it means to be a first-generation Mexican American student athlete, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and an NCAA All-American.

Don’t Bring Guns to Mexico
An increasing number of every-day Americans are being detained as gun smugglers at the border with Mexico. We looked at the reason behind this trend, officials’ reactions, and the family’s plea to the Mexican government.

Al and Hannah
Alan Lewin Curtis, affectionately known by his stage name, Al Foul, was a celebrated musician both here, nationally and abroad. In May 2022, he passed away after a long battle with cancer. One of his last wishes was for his wife Hannah to raise awareness of an end-of-life option that is not available to people in Arizona, an option that would have prevented much of his suffering in his final days.
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