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Arizona Spotlight

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Arizona Spotlight airs Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. on KUAZ Radio (89.1 FM/1550 AM).

About the Show

Each week, Arizona Spotlight delivers a diverse range of stories about the subjects that matter to the residents of Southern Arizona.

From state and local news to in-depth interviews with artists, authors, and the people behind the headlines of the day, Arizona Spotlight keeps you informed on what's happening in our community.

Arizona Spotlight is hosted by Mark McLemore. Program staff includes Senior Production Engineer Jim Blackwood and Production Assistant Natalie Sanchez. The program also features original music by the critically-acclaimed Tucson band Calexico.


Learn about the people behind the stories of Arizona Spotlight

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Teachers' Voices with Ron Shoopman and Brandi Dignum
Hear a father and daughter, Ron Shoopman and Brandi Dignum, talk about the business side of education.
Joline Riddle
Kindergarten Teacher at Sewell Elementary
Alternative Methods to Teach Math in Bilingual Classroom
Arnulfo Velasquez, teacher at Roskruge Middle School, alternates between English, Spanish, even songs to help students learn.

Featured

Arizona Spotlight for April 18, 2014

What do you love about your body?; a young Tucsonan wants to qualify for American Olympic skeet shooting team; 23rd AZ International Film Fest; unique approach to understanding English language.

More than 400 people attended the first ever Body Love Conference

The Militant Baker's Body Love Revolution

Blogger and advocate Jes Baker asks 'What do you love about your body?'

Tucsonan Aims for 2016 Olympics

Mountain View High School senior hopes to land a spot on the team USA's skeet shooting team.

George C. Scott as ultra-patriotic General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove"

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dr. Strangelove

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his appreciation for director Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy on its 50th anniversary.

Arizona Spotlight for April 11, 2014

Author talks about new book on science of food, other things people can swallow; film writer shares appreciation for classic satire marking 50th anniversary.

New Stories

Cuban Cinema Gains Audiences in Arizona and Elsewhere
Filmmakers are working on new projects that are being shown outside the island.
A Lifelong Love of Learning and Teaching
Antonia Scrivner decided long ago that neither age nor blindness would keep her from doing things that she felt mattered most.
The Militant Baker's Body Love Revolution
Blogger and advocate Jes Baker asks 'What do you love about your body?'
Tucsonan Aims for 2016 Olympics
Mountain View High School senior hopes to land a spot on the team USA's skeet shooting team.
Gulp! - Adventures in the Alimentary Canal
Science writer Mary Roach discusses her latest book, an in-depth look at the science of food - and other things people can swallow.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dr. Strangelove
Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his appreciation for director Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy on its 50th anniversary.

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Sound Fiction: C.E. Poverman's "Love by Drowning"
Brothers with a complicated history charter a fishing boat, and find deeper trouble than they imagined