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Arizona Spotlight

Arizona Spotlight
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Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. on NPR 89.1 FM
From state and local news to in-depth interviews with artists, authors, and the people behind the headlines, Arizona Spotlight keeps you informed on what's happening in our community. Arizona Spotlight is hosted and produced by Mark McLemore and features music from the critically-acclaimed Tucson band Calexico.

Richard Shelton Talks About "Nobody Rich or Famous"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Feeding Our Future examines "Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate"

Samantha Felix and Jesse Pablo run TOCA's Project Oidag, which means "garden." Click to listen to them describe their work teaching youth about traditional foods.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

eButterfly

The eButterfly project is looking for the public's help in documenting the comings and goings of butterflies...

The Debut of Feeding Our Future

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Arizona Theatre Company overcomes financial struggle to launch 50th season; Tucson's Chinese community hosts Lunar Festival; eButterfly uses crowd sourcing to help science.

Chef Cecy Arosemena (left) and Marisol Flores-Aguirre, director of the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona. The WBC is housed at the YWCA and serves more than a thousand clients a year -- the majority are food entrepreneurs.

Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy

Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, but launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

eButterfly

The eButterfly project is looking for the public's help in documenting the comings and goings of butterflies...

Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy

Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, but launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe.

The Arizona Trail Opens New Paths for Tucson Resident

Accident leads to exercise and new discoveries

Remembering Tucson Female WWII Pilot, As Another Laid To Rest in Site of Honor

The WASP once again can be interred at Arlington National Cemetery
A nine-part series, featuring stories of the innovative work being done to feed families, promote health and food security, prepare for climate change, and create pathways out of poverty. Begins Sept. 16, 2016.