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More Arizona Spotlight Teases from Apr 2009

Fernando Manzano

Mariachi Performer

The annual Tucson International Mariachi Festival starts next week. Tony Paniagua introduces us to one of the performers, 11-year old musician Fernando Manzano of the youth group Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson.

Apr 16, 2009
Ross Iwamoto, Pan Asian Community Alliance

The Pan-Asian Community Alliance

A group seeks to unite and provide resources for Tucson's growing Asian and Pacific Islander population. PACA representatives Ross Iwamoto and Dorothy Lew talk about their upcoming outreach event.

Apr 16, 2009
Julianna Brannum

American Indian Filmmaker

The new PBS presentation "We Shall Remain" is an epic look at American history as seen through a Native American lens. Mark McLemore talks with a filmmaker who worked on that production.

Apr 16, 2009
prison bars

Immigration Hearings

Claudine LoMonaco reports on how the Department of Homeland Security has been denying the public access to immigration hearings, in what critics say is a violation of federal law.

Apr 16, 2009
Mike Hein

City Manager Fired

Christopher Conover looks at this week's firing of Tucson City Manager Mike Hein and hear a commentary on the subject from Jim Nintzel of the "Tucson Weekly."

Apr 10, 2009
Kitt Peak

400 Years of the Telescope

On April 10th, KUAT6 is airing a new documentary called "400 Years of the Telescope," celebrating the history and the future of astronomy. Mark McLemore talks to the filmmaker, Kris Koenig.

Apr 10, 2009
Hershey Felder in "BEETHOVEN: As I Knew Him." Photo by Craig Schwartz.

"Beethoven: As I Knew Him"

James Reel talks with Hershey Felder, the star of the one-man show "Beethoven: As I Knew Him," which opens this weekend at the Arizona Theater Company.

Apr 10, 2009
Storyteller Bruce Cole

StoryCorps - Bruce Cole, Part Two

Bruce Cole tells how the violent death of Richard Heakin in 1976 changed Tucson's gay community.

Apr 10, 2009
University of Arizona Professor of History Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez

Claudine LoMonaco interviews University of Arizona History Professor Oscar Martinez about how his childhood experience led him to debunk common theories about Mexico's poverty.

Apr 3, 2009
Archaeology dig in Tucson

Sewer Plant Archaeology

Archaeologists on Tucson's northwest side are working to reconstruct some ancient irrigation canals. As Christopher Conover reports, these canals could be some of the oldest in the Americas.

Apr 3, 2009
Storyteller Bruce Cole

StoryCorps - Bruce Cole

Hear another story collected by StoryCorps during its Tucson visit. Bruce Cole tells how the violent death of Richard Heakin in 1976 forever changed the gay community in Tucson.

Apr 3, 2009
Michael Mandel, Pima County Tucson Women's Commission

Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission

A man recently was elected to chair the commission. Laura Markowitz profiles Michael Mandel and what others are saying about him.

Mar 27, 2009
Heart

The 4th Annual Gootter Grand Slam

This weekend's tennis event raises funds to help fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Bill Buckmaster tells us about the family story behind the event.

Mar 27, 2009
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2009 Cine Mexico Film Festival

Hear about "The Future South of the Border" from film historian Carlos Gutierrez, as he speaks with Mark McLemore.

Mar 27, 2009
Jack Jacobson

Jack Jacobson Remembered

Jacobson and his horror host "Dr. Scar" character are fondly remembered by a generation. The Tucson TV pioneer died Monday at age 87. Robert Rappaport has a look back at "Jake's" career.

Mar 27, 2009
Autism

Autism Resource Fair

Families coping with the autism can get help next weekend . Tony Paniagua tells us about "Piece the Puzzle", a community resource fair and fundraiser for the Autism Society of America.

Mar 20, 2009

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