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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 April 17th, 2015

A unique stage production of "Beauty and the Beast"; Martin Short shares his joy at making people laugh; Julie Newmar talks about being Catwoman, visiting Tucson for "Route 66", and more.

Prom-O-Rama Gives Hundreds of Dresses Away to Tucson High School Students

The event's 3rd year helped more than two hundred teens attend prom

Interpol

Interpol's drummer Sam Fogarino talks about how the band measure and enjoy their current success.

Arizona Spotlight for April 3rd, 2015

Attend a meeting for Nigerian immigrants living in Arizona; find out how Prom-o-Rama is helping make girls' prom dreams come true; meet linguist, poet, and MacArthur Fellow Ofelia Zepeda; and Interpol's drummer talks about keeping the music fresh.

An Arizona Public Media Original Documentary

Watch the broadcast premiere of “Winning By Living: One Cancer Story” an AZPM original production, Sunday at 6 p.m. on PBS 6.

Students Unite to Perform Play for All Ages and Abilities

The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind stages an ambitious production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" with singing, dancing, and signing.

The Urhobo and Isoko Association of Arizona

What do citizens who have immigrated to Arizona from Nigeria have to say about life in the U.S.? Attend a community meeting for buiding friendship and support.

Prom-O-Rama Gives Hundreds of Dresses Away to Tucson High School Students

The event's 3rd year helped more than two hundred teens attend prom

MacArthur Fellow Ofelia Zepeda

A native Arizonan who received the MacArthur Fellowship in 1999 for the study and preservation of Tohono O'odham using linguistics and poetry..

Interpol

Interpol's drummer Sam Fogarino talks about how the band measure and enjoy their current success.
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.