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More Arizona Spotlight Teases from Apr 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
beer glass tiny

Beer in a Recession

Even though the economy is in recession, beer sales are growing. As Christopher Conover reports, some local breweries are expanding, even as the economy continues to contract.

Mar 20, 2009
Henry "Hank" Oyama

Henry "Hank" Oyama

Mark McLemore talks with Mr. Oyama, who is being honored by the ACLU for his role in a historic decision 50 years ago that took the law against interracial marriage off the books in Arizona.

Mar 20, 2009
Earthship home

Earthship Homes

A Tucson couple is building the first "Earthship" in Pima County. Claudine LoMonaco reports on the eco-friendly houses built from natural and recycled materials (mostly tires).

Mar 20, 2009
Festival of Book gecko

Audio Postcard

Hear the sounds of last weekend's "Tucson Festival of Books," as produced by Mark McLemore and Matt Felix.

Mar 20, 2009
Bill Viner, Tucson Festival of the Book Chair

Festival of Books

In anticipation of this weekend's first-ever "Tucson Festival of Books," Mark McLemore talks to one of the organizers, Bill Viner, about what to expect and who's going to be there.

Mar 13, 2009

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