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FRANK Talks: Is Incarceration the Best Approach to Address Criminal Behavior? – Chandler
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FRANK Talks: Is Incarceration the Best Approach to Address Criminal Behavior? – Chandler

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
Free

Is Incarceration the Best Approach to Address Criminal Behavior?  Julian Kunnie, University of Arizona, Religious Studies/Classics/Africana Studies/Indigenous/Globalization Studies In 2017, 47,604 people were either incarcerated or under some form of criminal justice supervision in the state of Arizona, with 119 adults/54 minors on death row,  and 2,485 veterans serving prison time. The U.S. represents 5%... Read More

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Arizona’s Wild Myths and Legends – Chandler

May 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chandler Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Rd. Chandler AZ
Chandler, AZ 85226 United States
Free

Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and John Wayne: what do these famous characters have in common? They are not who we think they are because of the legends that have grown up around them. From the 1860’s dime novels to the books, movies, and television shows, writers have altered, exaggerated and sometimes lied about these... Read More

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2:00 pm

Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies – Winslow

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
La Posada Hotel, 303 E. Second St.
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
Free

Tyrone Power, Andy Devine,  Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, John Wayne. From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Some may even be classics... Read More

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Arizona Goes to the Moon – Phoenix

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mesquite Branch – Phoenix Public Library, 4525 Paradise Village Pkwy N
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
Free

Arizona played a key role in preparing to send humans to the moon in the late 1960s/early 1970s. The Apollo astronauts themselves traveled to the Grand Canyon and volcanic fields around the state to learn geology and practice their lunar excursions. Meanwhile, U.S. Geological Survey engineers worked with NASA staff members to develop and test... Read More

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Armed with Our Language, We Went to War:  The Navajo Code Talkers – Bullhead City

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mohave County Library Bullhead City, 1170 E. Hancock Dr
Bullhead City , AZ 86442
Free

During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored... Read More

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7:00 pm

Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – Cottonwood

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deadhorse Ranch State Park –, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 United States
Free

The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and... Read More

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