Search Results for: Rebecca Spiess

In Focus, episode 8: Thriving without sight in Arizona

Many people lose sight as they grow older, but there are more than 15,000 visually impaired Arizonans between the ages of 18 and 34. In this episode, we hear the stories of two of them. Hiris Vela, 20, and Elijah Harris, 19, are both community college students who grew up legally blind in Arizona. They share what it was like to try to get by in high school and how they learned to thrive without sight. And we wrap up the In Focus season with a roundtable of producers, who share their behind-the-scenes insights from their reporting across the state.

May 5, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Government and justice reporting in Arizona

May 4, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Arizona future and technology

May 2, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News consumer special: Protecting the lives of Arizonans

May 1, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Reporting from the nation's capital

Hopi Jr./Sr. High School hires investigators to examine special education

Hopi Jr./Sr. High School, one of the few high schools serving students on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona, has hired investigators to examine its special education program, according to Bertha Parker, a public relations consultant representing the school.

In Focus, episode 6: What homelessness means for pregnant women and LGBTQ youth

There are nearly 10,000 homeless people in the state of Arizona, including veterans, the elderly, individuals, youth and families. In this episode of In Focus, we explore issues that especially affect two populations of homeless young adults: pregnant women and those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Ten percent of homeless women are pregnant, according to an article published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, and the Williams Institute estimates that 20 to 40 percent of homeless youth come from the LGBT community. We hear from one mother who found herself struggling with an addiction, homeless and pregnant with her fifth child, and why LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in homeless populations.

¿Las políticas del presidente Trump te afectan?

Nuestro informativo Cronkite Noticias quisiera saber si las políticas del presidente Donald Trump sobre inmigración te afectan a ti o a personas que conoces.

In Focus, episode 5: Finding ‘hidden resources’ for autism care

Raising a child with autism can be incredibly challenging under the best of circumstances. For families who live in small towns, far from big-city resources, it can be even harder. In this episode of In Focus, we talk with Elizabeth Gullikson, a 30-year-old mother and resident of Yuma. Her four-year-old son, Gavin Cunningham, has autism. Elizabeth and her family try to acquire the best help for Gavin, but it can take some serious digging to excavate the right resources.