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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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Tucson Artist's Portraits of Anxiety Connect with All Ages

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Expectations for an unpredictable election season; Meeting life's challenges without arms or legs; Tucson Muesum of Art bids a fond farewell to a beloved employee.

Arizona Spotlight for August 12, 2016

Arizona Spotlight takes a road trip!

Native American Superheroes Get a Chance to Fly

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Education funding changed by Prop 123; meet library writer-in-residence Adrienne Celt, former UA student goes for gold at the Olympics.

Volunteers contribute time & effort to one of Tucson Clean & Beautiful's many tree planting campaigns.

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

Is Downtown Tucson a City Center for Everyone?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The future of Tucson Clean & Beautiful; capturing monsoon lightning in images; "A Book I Love"; and a poem that recalls downtown Tucson's recent heritage.

Downtown Rebound: Conversations on Culture

Part 6: A lot of people now come downtown, but why? And where were they before?

A Greener and Cleaner Community

Tucson Clean and Beautiful gets new executive director after nearly 30 years.

Rebuilding On the Outside

A Tucsonan faces stigma, challenges after serving time in prison.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!
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.