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30 Minutes- January 8th One Year Later
January 8th One Year Later(41:28) 2012-01-08 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- January 8th One Year Later
30 Minutes speaks with Journalist Tom Zoellner about his latest book; Ron Barber spoke at the conclusion to Beyond; and bells rang throughout Tucson at 10:11 on January 8th. Journalist and 5th generation Tom Zoellner stopped by the KXCI studios to talk about his new book A Safeway in America: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America. Zoellner is a longtime friend of Giffords who set out to examine the social conditions in his home state which made this horrific event possible: (the venomous political dialogue, the lingering effects of the housing market's boom and bust, the proliferation of guns, the lack of established communities and the hysteria surrounding race and immigration.)

Dozens of Tucson events commemorated the first anniversary of January 8th. On January 7th BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit took place from sunup to sundown throughout Pima County. This community-wide celebration of health, diversity and goodwill intended to commemorate the anniversary of January 8th, to celebrate the spirit of togetherness we felt in the days and months afterward, and to encourage us to re-commit ourselves to working together to build a stronger community every day. The event culminated with an interfaith closing ceremony at Kino Stadium. Gabrielle Giffords District Director Ron Barber spoke about the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding.

On Sunday January 8th, Tucsonans rang bells throughout the city at 10:11 at the exact time of the shooting. 30 Minutes recorded the bells from St. Augustine's Cathedral.