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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from May 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 Coglio is at ease while giving one of his regular donations of blood, in this case platelets.

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
A different pair of Big / Little Brothers, Ian and John, in front of the BBS sign at the group's Tucson headquarters.

How Big Brothers Makes a Difference

Meet fifteen-year old Mike and his Big Brother Elliot, a friendship that started with help from a non-profit organization.

May 21, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for May 22nd, 2015

Tucson Audubon Society director discusses goals; meet fifteen-year-old Mike and his Big Brother; three "art moms" discuss sharing creativity with their kids; Nancy McCallion sings "He's Gone".

May 21, 2015
Woodpeckers are only one of the local species of birds that nest during the month of March.

It's Not Just for the Birds

Tucson Audubon Society's New Executive Director

May 21, 2015
"Wyatt Earp Horse Thief?" by Bob Boze Bell

Exploring the "True West" with Bob Boze Bell

Learn why research taught him "nothing changes more than the past" regarding legends like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

May 15, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for May 15th, 2015

Truckers compete in state driving championship; visit a class that teaches laughter yoga; Bob Boze Bell talks about Billy the Kid and tall tales from Arizona history; plus the music of Nive Neilsen.

May 15, 2015

Laughter Yoga Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary in Tucson

Atypical exercise class is part of an international movement.

May 15, 2015
James Stewart and Kim Novak share in the paranoid thrills of "Vertigo" (1958).

Three Great Film Scores

Chris Dashiell shares his admiration for the music from "Vertigo", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "To Kill a Mockingbird", and discusses what each added to their respective films.

May 8, 2015

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance is growing in Tucson

SAGA works on advocacy, awareness and services.

May 8, 2015
Cecelia Schlieve was born in 1913, and grew up on a farm in Wisconsin where she learned to milk cows and shovel hay alongside her siblings.

A Salute to Arizona's Eldest Residents

Did you know that every year, "Happy 100th Birthday" cards are being sold in larger numbers? Meet and hear stories from women and men aged 99 years and older.

May 8, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for May 8th, 2015

A gathering of Arizona's eldest citizens; non-profit group SAGA helping Arizona's transgender community; Chris Dashiell spotlights three great film scores; Bob Boze Bell says "nothing changes more than the past", including the legend of Wyatt Earp.

May 7, 2015
Filmmaker Wade Shields says "Slashed" is actually more comedy than horror.

Student Filmmakers Confess: "I Dream in Widescreen"

Diverse UA film showcase includes a contemporary silent film about the trumph of a dancer's spirit, and a horror / comedy / musical about the wife of a serial killer.

May 1, 2015
The documentary "Now en Español" tells the behind-the-scenes story of five Latina actresses in Hollywood.

"Now en Español"

Documentary film explores Latina identity through the story of five actresses who provide Spanish voices for the American TV show "Desperate Housewives".

Apr 30, 2015

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