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Young Musicians Prepare for 'World Series of High School Bands'

Tucson Jazz Institute students will be traveling to New York City to perform at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition.

Apr 24, 2014

Harvesting Cholla Buds

For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

Apr 24, 2014
More than 400 people attended the first ever Body Love Conference

The Militant Baker's Body Love Revolution

Blogger and advocate Jes Baker asks 'What do you love about your body?'

Apr 17, 2014

Tucsonan Aims for 2016 Olympics

Mountain View High School senior hopes to land a spot on the team USA's skeet shooting team.

Apr 17, 2014
Genaro Mendez's sons help him plant coffee seedlings in Chiapas that could end up sold in Tucson

From Chiapas, Mexico: More Than Just Coffee

Co-op selling coffee in Tucson helps Mexican families stay together and avoid dangerous illegal immigration.

Mar 27, 2014

Women's Day Theme Could Reflect in Female Religious Leadership

'Inspiring change' is this year's International Women's Day message; as time goes by even churches are seeing a stronger presence of females in higher positions.

Mar 7, 2014

Advances Made, LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Remains

Transgender Pima County lawyer says situation even more difficult for trans people; most states including AZ don't have laws protecting LGBTQ people in workplace.

Feb 27, 2014
Students hard at work in a Tucson Unified School District classroom.

One, Dos, Drei: Tucson Girl Growing Up Trilingual

Thanks to parents who come from Germany, Mexico and school where 7-year-old learns English.

Jan 23, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Siblings Apart For Years, One US Citizen, Other Faces Deportation

Brother and sister are part of nationwide effort to fix "a broken immigration system;" born to same parents but in different countries.

Dec 6, 2013
Local ghost hunters investigate the unexplained sights and sounds recorded at a Tucson thrift store

Local Junk Shop May Be Home to Friendly Ghosts

Betty Blues Junk Shop has been experiencing paranormal activities recently.

Nov 1, 2013

Pima County Library's Ghost in Tucson List Investigated

Laura Palmisano reports on the origins of the list and visits one of the "haunted" locations.

Nov 1, 2013
Harvesting wild rhubarb with a Swiss army knife

Stalking the Wild Rhubarb

The Sonoran Desert abounds with a rich variety of wild foods - if you know where and when to look

May 23, 2013

Working for Equal Rights

Tucson group tries to raise awaress, education and opportunity for often-marginalized residents

Mar 21, 2013
Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter, and Kris Kristofferson in a scene from "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1975 film that was shot locally, and which still stands out as an oddity in the career of one of America's most acclaimed directors.

Jul 20, 2012

Teachers' Voices with Ofelia Zepeda and Meredith Kupinski

Two educators talk about a new program where teachers - instead of students - are asked to become immersed in the indigenous culture of their school.

Jul 5, 2012
The MINDDRIVE crew left Yuma, AZ, early Tuesday, June 12, with Tucson as the final destination. Brian Nakonechny was driving and Elias Williams was the passenger.

MINDDRIVE

Find out about a program that gives at-risk high school youth the chance to build an electric car, and then drive it cross country.

Jun 28, 2012

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