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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.

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Arizona Spotlight for May 22nd, 2015

Tucson Audubon Society director discusses goals; meet fifteen-year-old Mike and his Big Brother; three "art moms" discuss sharing creativity with their kids; Nancy McCallion sings "He's Gone".

A different pair of Big / Little Brothers, Ian and John, in front of the BBS sign at the group's Tucson headquarters.

How Big Brothers Makes a Difference

Meet fifteen-year old Mike and his Big Brother Elliot, a friendship that started with help from a non-profit organization.

Woodpeckers are only one of the local species of birds that nest during the month of March.

It's Not Just for the Birds

Tucson Audubon Society's New Executive Director

"Wyatt Earp Horse Thief?" by Bob Boze Bell

Exploring the "True West" with Bob Boze Bell

Learn why his research taught him "nothing changes more than the past" regarding legends like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Arizona Spotlight for May 15th, 2015

Truckers compete in state driving championship; visit a class that teaches laughter yoga; Bob Boze Bell talks about Billy the Kid and tall tales from Arizona history; plus the music of Nive Neilsen.

How Big Brothers Makes a Difference

Meet fifteen-year old Mike and his Big Brother Elliot, a friendship that started with help from a non-profit organization.

It's Not Just for the Birds

Tucson Audubon Society's New Executive Director

Exploring the "True West" with Bob Boze Bell

Learn why his research taught him "nothing changes more than the past" regarding legends like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Laughter Yoga Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary in Tucson

Atypical exercise class is part of an international movement.

Three Great Film Scores

Chris Dashiell shares his admiration for the music from "Vertigo", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "To Kill a Mockingbird", and discusses what each added to their respective films.
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.