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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.

Full Episodes




Bedroom to Bust: Local Record Manufacturer Closes Operation

Michael Dixon turned his passion for vinyl records into Lathecuts.com

Stories from Tucson's South Side: What Makes a Place Your Favorite?

A Dímelo reporter takes an assignment in a place she knows well– her own neighborhood.

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

Woman Fights for Mental Health Care in Rural Arizona

Sheri George wages war against health care provider shortage in rural communities.

Karen Schaffner has been waiting for her graduation day for a very long time.

Four Decades of Perseverance Rewarded with College Degree

An education for Tucsonan Karen Schaffner was a long time coming.

Stories from Tucson's South Side: What Makes a Place Your Favorite?

A Dímelo reporter takes an assignment in a place she knows well– her own neighborhood.

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

Wildlife Crossings Are Saving Animals

Bridges and underpasses allow for safer passage, habitat connectivity in Arizona

Four Decades of Perseverance Rewarded with College Degree

An education for Tucsonan Karen Schaffner was a long time coming.

Woman Fights for Mental Health Care in Rural Arizona

Sheri George wages war against health care provider shortage in rural communities.
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.