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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.

William Shatner Brings his World to Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Pros & Cons of Prop 123; the latest on the state budget dealmaking; and a Tucson man plans to work his way across all 50 states.

Juan Bayardo, who also goes by John, will be traveling with his truck and tools to the 48 contiguous states.  He'll take an airplane to Alaska and Hawaii.

Tools and Trade In All 50 States

Tucson resident plans to travel across the country to "get gigs" and meet new people.

Sunnyside Education Association President Mary Martinez paints her car in support of Proposition 123 on April 4, 2016.

Prop 123: Teachers See Relief; Opponents See Challenges

Arguments from those who support and oppose Arizona's school funding proposal.

Mud, Straw, Sweat: Traditional Adobe Builds the Future

Adobe as building material is back, focus of native cultural development group.

David Cross: Staying Busy from Stage to Screen

Also on Arizona Spoitlight: Charles Mingus Celebrated in Nogales; Update on Budget Dealmaking; Building Tucson with Mud, Straw & Sweat.

A scene from director Celso Garcia's "La Delgada Línea Amarilla" or "The Thin Yellow Line".

Mexican Director's 'The Thin Yellow Line' Debuts in Tucson

Interview with Celso Garcia, review of his tale of men assigned to dangerous job.

Prop 123: Teachers See Relief; Opponents See Challenges

Arguments from those who support and oppose Arizona's school funding proposal.

Tools and Trade In All 50 States

Tucson resident plans to travel across the country to "get gigs" and meet new people.

Mud, Straw, Sweat: Traditional Adobe Builds the Future

Adobe as building material is back, focus of native cultural development group.

Mexican Director's 'The Thin Yellow Line' Debuts in Tucson

Interview with Celso Garcia, review of his tale of men assigned to dangerous job.

A History of the Holocaust for the Tucson Community

New center honors victims and survivors, and explores the social and political legacy of the 20th Century's greatest tragedy.
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.