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Arizona Spotlight

Arizona Spotlight
Photo courtesy of Andrew Brown
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.

Full Episodes




The StoryCorps trailer parked outside of Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, AZ.

StoryCorps Listens to Tucson

The StoryCorps motto is 'listening is an act of love.' Listen to a collection of stories recently shared by residents of Southern Arizona.

Moving to a New Country? 'Piece of Cake'

For Dímelo Stories, Gwendoline recalls a childhood between Tucson and Mexico.

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Scientists, Student-Athletes Team Up to Study Concussions in Football

Arizona-based research seeks a definitive diagnosis for controversial brain injury

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Arizona Spotlight for January 22, 2016

From StoryCorps, 10-year old Zoe shares thoughts on politics and race; what is the community story project "Dimelo" all about?; Patricia Ward Kelly honors the legacy of her husband Gene Kelly; singer Lizz Wright plays the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Moving to a New Country? 'Piece of Cake'

For Dímelo Stories, Gwendoline recalls a childhood between Tucson and Mexico.

Scientists, Student-Athletes Team Up to Study Concussions in Football

Arizona-based research seeks a definitive diagnosis for controversial brain injury

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Under the Sun

Andrew Brown talks to people about the realities of life in Southern Arizona, including the struggle to find work.

Restoring a Piece of History in Tombstone

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the City of Tombstone are renovating the exterior of an important landmark, Shieffelin Hall
Live music recorded in a unique space, The Stairwell Sessions  give musicians and songwriters a chance to to dig deep. Sessions are produced and mixed by Jim Blackwood.