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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Oct 2016

ll 17 Compost Cats are OSHA-Certified equipment operators. Clarisa Avalos says, “I’m having fun!” as she maneuvers the skip loader to turn a pile of wet compost.

Feeding Our Future: Turning Garbage into Gardens

How a group of UA undergraduates are saving the environment.

Oct 20, 2016
There are 400 wild, edible native foods in the Sonoran Desert. This food mandala is made from mesquite, ironwood, cholla cactus buds and cactus seeds.

Feeding Our Future: Harvesting the Desert

The answer to future food shortages may be right outside our doors.

Oct 13, 2016
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona serves five counties and covers 23,000 square miles.

Feeding Our Future: Shortening the Line

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is trying new strategies to solve the root causes of hunger.

Oct 6, 2016
Samantha Felix and Jesse Pablo run TOCA's Project Oidag, which means "garden." Click to listen to them describe their work teaching youth about traditional foods.

Feeding Our Future: Putting Native Foods Back on the Plate

Why did the Tohono O'odham stop eating and growing their Native foods?

Sep 22, 2016
Chef Cecy Arosemena (left) and Marisol Flores-Aguirre, director of the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona. The WBC is housed at the YWCA and serves more than a thousand clients a year -- the majority are food entrepreneurs.

Feeding Our Future: Incubating Food Start-Ups in the City of Gastronomy

Independently owned food businesses are the largest-growing sector in Tucson’s economy, but launching a successful food business takes more than just a good recipe.

Sep 15, 2016
Chiricahua National Monument is home to hundreds of plants and animal species, including some from the Sonoran Desert and the Chihuahuan Desert.

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

Jul 21, 2016

Pie Party Celebrates Tucson's Sweet Side

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A wrap on the 2017 State Budget; a doctor from Pakistan makes a difference in Marana; new book details UA role in space exploration.

May 5, 2016

William Shatner Brings his World to Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Pros & Cons of Prop 123; the latest on the state budget dealmaking; and a Tucson man plans to work his way across all 50 states.

Apr 28, 2016
Juan Bayardo, who also goes by John, will be traveling with his truck and tools to the 48 contiguous states.  He'll take an airplane to Alaska and Hawaii.

Tools and Trade In All 50 States

Tucson resident plans to travel across the country to "get gigs" and meet new people.

Apr 28, 2016

One Night in a Homeless Shelter; and a Tucson Band That Puts True Stories to a Danceable Beat.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the 2016 Academy Awards, and back at their historic lack of diversity.

Feb 25, 2016

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

Feb 11, 2016
Momo Mordant Mercurious designs

"It Ain't Jewelry Unless You Can See It from Across The Street!"

Go ring shopping at the 2016 Gem & Mineral Show with Tucson John, an avid collector of jewelry with extravagant taste.

Feb 11, 2016
Eleazar Castellanos at the Southside Worker Center.

Under the Sun

Andrew Brown talks to people about the realities of life in Southern Arizona, including the struggle to find work.

Jan 15, 2016

Arizona Spotlight for January 15, 2016

StoryCorps in Tucson preents a grandfather's tale of adventure during World War II; new biography tells the story of the first American woman to become a doctor; Tucson unemployed look for work "Under the Sun".

Jan 14, 2016
The team from digital real estate marketing firm InHouse pitches their company to the judges at IdeaFunding.

Three Ingredients to Launch a Successful Startup

Local groups use events, classes, and festivals to entice startups to Tucson or help Tucsonans get their own companies up and going

Nov 5, 2015
German students David Sipple, Milan Daus, Stefan Zins and Davis Rösch have been riding bicycles all around Tucson during their visit.

Tucson, an Urban Classroom for German Students

University students visit the city to learn about global conditions

Sep 4, 2015

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