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5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
480-782-2800 http://chandlerlibrary.org/contact-basha.html

August 2016

FRANK Talks: Stories of Arizona

August 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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Stories of Arizona: Historic Places, Spaces and People Marshall Shore, the Hip Historian Stories about Jacob Waltz (the Lost Dutchman,) the Curse of the Red Ghost, The Masque of the Yellow Moon and The Arizona Biltmore are just a few of the fascinating stories that provide us with glimpses of Arizona’s past. Have you heard of Winnie Ruth Judd, the trunk murderess, the Eisendrath House or artist George Quaintance?  Sometimes Arizona stories include controversial history. Join us for a FRANK…

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October 2016

Swing Into History

October 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald got their start along with fellow bands, vocalists, composers and musicians. Finally, enjoy the real thing, as…

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March 2017

Arizona Songbirds: the life stories of Marty Robbins and Linda Ronstadt – Chandler

March 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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Arizona Songbirds: The life stories of Marty Robbins and Linda Ronstadt These two Arizonans were blessed with beautiful and unforgettable singing voices and had more hits than the Arizona Diamondbacks. Songs like El Paso, Big Iron, Yellow Roses for Robbins and Different Drum, Blue Bayou and Skylark for Ronstadt. Marty was a little bit country and Linda was a little bit rock and roll. Both of them grew up in Arizona and put Arizona musical influences on our national cultural…

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July 2017

FRANK Talks: Local Democracy and Politics in Education

July 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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Local Democracy and Politics in Education: Does it help or hinder student achievement?  Dr. Carrie Sampson, Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College In 2008, The Atlantic published an article entitled “First, Kill All the School Boards: A modest proposal to fix the schools.” The article emphasized school boards’ failure to lead school districts in creating systems that foster student success. On one hand, school board members might not have the necessary experience to provide effective school district leadership.…

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September 2017

FRANK Talks: Immigrants and the American Dream – Chandler

September 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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Immigrants and the American Dream: We the People Today and Tomorrow Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies The United States of America has long touted itself as a land of immigrants and has grown phenomenally from migration since its beginnings in an ever expanding global economy. Yet the source and substance of immigration have been topics of continuous debate. How do domestic conditions, regional competitions, geopolitics, and foreign policy affect the discourse about…

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January 2018

FRANK Talks: Parenting & Conversations on Reproductive Health – Chandler

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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Parenting & Conversations on Reproductive Health Dr. Kathy Nakagawa, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation Our roles as parents encompass caring for our children through all aspects of development, but we often falter when it comes to talking about sex and sexuality. For our daughters, in particular, having healthy attitudes about sex can promote equitable relationships, foster more positive body images, and nurture thoughtful choices regarding intimacy.  Cultural and social values in our country can directly impact conversations about…

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February 2018

FRANK Talks: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World – Chandler

February 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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“Fake News”: The Impact of Fake News in the Real World Jamie Bowen, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Although not new, our awareness and use of the term “fake news” has risen in prominence. In general “fake news” is journalism that consists of deliberate misinformation, news whose main purpose is to distort “the truth for emotional persuasion, seeking to drive action.”  More recently it has become a catch-all term used to discredit stories, and…

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May 2018

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

May 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
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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% of the world’s population, yet holds 25% of the world’s prisoners.  We incarcerate people for non-violent and substance abuse-related crimes.  Private-for-profit prisons in Arizona and…

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January 2019

FRANK Talk – The spread of fake news: Is there a vaccine for that? – Chandler

January 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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Gail Rhodes, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Like a virus, fake news catches on erratically, intensely, and swiftly, and can leave the American public feeling dazed and confused. How can media producers and consumers cure the spread of this false-information outbreak? What steps are technology and media companies taking? How can we protect ourselves and maintain a healthy dose of democratic discourse and debate? Learn about the standard practices of journalism, and how to…

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December 2019

From “Chief” to Code Talkers: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chandler Basha Library, 5990 S. Val Vista Dr.
Chandler, 85249
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles 4 Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland, their military service as Code Talkers, and the personal and spiritual…

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