Arizona Public Media
Schedules
AZPM on Facebook AZPM on Twitter AZPM on YouTube AZPM on Google+ AZPM on Instagram
An AZPM Original

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




Elliot Jones, PhD,  holds a piano bar at The Dusty Monk Pub in downtown Tucson where he enjoys playing for singers.

Piano Bar Brings Business, Song to Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson's new musical diversion reconnects to the past.

Outside by Noora, artist in "Museum as Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience".

Perspectives of Resilience

Visit an exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art created by global refugee artists of all ages from The Owl and Panther Project.

Arizona Spotlight for July 31, 2015

The Tucson Museum of Art displays work from refugee artists who are part of The Owl and Panther Project; space scientist Chris Impey looks "Beyond"; and Beth Surdut faces off with an angry raptor in "The Art of Paying Attention".

The Art of Paying Attention: Harris' Hawks

After wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut comes face to face with an angry raptor, she meets the hawks that rule the sky in her Tucson neighborhood.

Arizona Spotlight for July 24, 2015

Author and scientist Stephen Buchmann discusses "The Reason for Flowers"; three film scores that added dimension to their classic films; how one man overcame illiteracy; paying attention to stink bugs in love.

The Art of Paying Attention: Stink Bug Love

Artist and writer Beth Surdut knows that true adventure can be found just outside your window -- and sometimes, it's pretty racy...

Chris Impey looks "Beyond"

Does humanity possess an "exploration gene"? Award-winning UA scientist looks at the past, present, and future of space travel in new book.

Perspectives of Resilience

Visit an exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art created by global refugee artists of all ages from The Owl and Panther Project.

The Art of Paying Attention: Harris' Hawks

After wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut comes face to face with an angry raptor, she meets the hawks that rule the sky in her Tucson neighborhood.

"The Reason for Flowers"

Get a different perspective on the beauty, ecology and lore of flowers from Stephen Buchmann, a pollination expert and the author of a new book of natural history.

The Art of Paying Attention: Stink Bug Love

Artist and writer Beth Surdut knows that true adventure can be found just outside your window -- and sometimes, it's pretty racy...
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.