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Mesa Arts Center Director Cindy Ornstein looks back after retirement

Mesa Arts Center will be getting a new leader. Cindy Ornstein retired at the end of June as its executive director; she also served as director of arts and culture for the city. In that role, she oversaw the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a Museum.

Ornstein spent 13 years with the city and helped lead its arts and culture institutions through the pandemic.

The Show spoke with Ornstein about her time in those roles. 

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.