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Celebrate statehood and Valentine's Day with these 3 movies filmed in Arizona

MARK BRODIE: As we’ve mentioned, it’s Valentine’s Day. But don’t leave our glorious state out — it is also Arizona’s 107th birthday!

LAUREN GILGER: Oh, we heart Statehood Day!

BRODIE: We do. And I’ve got a way to combine both celebrations. I suggest tonight you hang on the couch with your significant other, cuddle and watch some movies that were filmed in Arizona. We’ve got some suggestions.

GILGER: For the couple taking a risk on love, you can always go with the classic "Jerry Maguire." Remember there’s a scene inside Tempe’s Sun Devil Stadium.

BRODIE: For the couple that is expecting, why not learn a little bit about parenthood from "Raising Arizona." That’s got your vista views of Camelback Mountain and the Superstitions throughout the film.

GILGER:And if you’re not looking forward to Valentine’s Day, there is always "Psycho," with the iconic opening shot of the Westward Ho.

BRODIE: Yeah, that’s not romantic at all. No, no, no.

GILGER: No, but perhaps think of it as Arizona’s new, “Sixth C.” "Calamity?"

BRODIE: I'm not sure that's going to catch on. 

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Amanda Luberto was born in California but considers herself a native to the Valley of the Sun. She started as a producer at KJZZ in October 2017, but also interned in the newsroom as a student. She is a proud alumna of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.She has been interested in radio since starting school in 2013. She spent two years as the music director for ASU’s college station, Blaze Radio, and one year as station manager. She spent time as a music programming intern in Washington, D.C., at Sirius XM and as a tech broadcaster for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS. Luberto is dedicated and passionate about quality local storytelling and original content broadcasting.Luberto also spent years as the co-founder and chapter leader of Arizona State University’s chapter of I Am That Girl, an international women’s empowerment organization focused on the collaboration of women and building self-love. She believes in the strength of women supporting women.Her favorite podcast episode is This American Life’s “Fermi’s Paradox,” and she highly suggests you listen to it. Off air, you can find Luberto adding to her list of concerts attended, sipping at a local coffee shop or cheering on the Arizona Coyotes.