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Survival Training

Learn what pilots and ground crew gain from testing their limits during survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Jul 1, 2015
The cast of "Desert Bloom" (1986), a film largely shot in Tucson.

"Desert Bloom"

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his thoughts on a little-known film that used mid-1980s Tucson as a stand-in for 1951 Las Vegas.

Jun 26, 2015
Kimble is a Tucson Community Supported Agriculture member. She pays for a share in a local farm and in exchange, gets a supply of fruits and vegetables each week.

How One Woman Learned to Redefine Food

Megan Kimble on her new book 'Unprocessed: My city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food'.

Jun 26, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Jun 25, 2015
Inside Bicas, a local bike shop that not only fixes and builds bikes for customers, but shows them the ins and outs of bicycle maintenance.

Independents and Independence

Tucson residents join national celebration to support local businesses.

Jun 25, 2015

Arizona Spotlight For June 19, 2015

Father's Day edition with guest producer and host Fernanda Echavarri.

Jun 18, 2015

Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Jun 12, 2015
David Forster and his mom celebrate his graduation.

Graduating Forster

Find out how a knock at the door changed the life of a young man who dropped out of high school.

Jun 12, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for June 12, 2015

From drop out to graduate thanks to support and compassion; sharing stories with strangers about real life; positive body image vs. media representation; how and why cicadas make such a racket.

Jun 11, 2015
Flags for the Flagless is fixing flagpoles and donating United States flags to schools, businesses and other groups.

Raising the Flag Again

Police officers hope to see more United States flags throughout Arizona and the country.

Jun 9, 2015
Frank Kalbaugh's 1957 Ford Country Squire woody station wagon.

Old, Eccentric, Classic– Street Rod Has Broad Definition

Rodders Days brings car lovers together

Jun 5, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for June 5, 2015

Non-profit "Flags for the Flagless" honors veterans; book details author's personal quest to better understand the life of Edward Abbey; Tucson car show draws diverse crowd; Molly McCloy shares a story about growing up.

Jun 4, 2015
Cross section of nerve bundles entering the brain of a sand worm (Nereis virens), stained with fluorescent dyes (three colors merged on right).

About Bugs & Brains

Visit a UA lab where research into the learning and memory of insects and fish is being conducted.

May 28, 2015
Greg Cogoli donates platelets at the American Red Cross, Tucson.

Giving Blood

Learn about the importance of blood donations from both sides of the story.

May 28, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for May 29th, 2015

A veteran graduates college despite challenges from a traumatic brain injury; what blood donation can mean to someone in need; groundbreaking UA research into how memory and learning work for animals like insects and fish.

May 28, 2015
Army veteran Erik Castillo holds a plastic model of his skull. Shrapnel from a bomb blast shattered approximately 40 percent of his skull.

A Veteran's Story

Told he would never recover from his traumatic brain injury, Erik Castillo set out to beat the odds

May 28, 2015

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