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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Jul 2016

The Adventures of Chris Isaak

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An effort to change the landscape of Arizona's national parks; and Dímelo tells the story of a young man rebuilding his life after three years in prison.

Jul 21, 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

The Art of Paying Attention: Bats

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut peers into the twilight world of the most famous creature of the night - the bat!

Jul 14, 2016

Fire Season Off To Slow Start, But Heat Could Cause Pickup

Upcoming heat wave will provide the fuels needed for more wildfires, and monsoons could provide the spark to get them going.

Jun 17, 2016

The Swingin' Return of The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Wildfire season update; A-10 pilots compete for "Top Gun" status; and Dímelo introduces a woman who is glad she took a risk with learning to love her body.

Jun 16, 2016

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

May 26, 2016

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

May 26, 2016

Nest building for architecturally challenged doves of the Sonoran Desert; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Results from the 2016 presidential primary, and a Tucson artist follows her dreams to Berlin.

Mar 24, 2016

Finding the Soul of an Octopus; and Who Killed Vincent Van Gogh?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking ahead to the Arizona legislative session's second half; The Department of Child Safety deals with backlog of cases.

Mar 3, 2016
The mysterious, mesmerizing, and very musical Triplets of Belleville in their prime as the darlings of Vaudeville.

A Little Belleville Visits Tucson

Oscar-nominated composer Benoit Charest accompanies the film "The Triplets of Belleville" with music played on vacuum, refrigerator, and newspaper.

Feb 25, 2016

The Art of Paying Attention: Hummingbird Etiquette

Beth Surdut tells about a treasure hunt that begins with bird droppings and leads to one of the desert's smallest, fastest inhabitants.

Feb 18, 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

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

Feb 11, 2016

Arizona Spotlight for the 2015 holiday season

More local StoryCorps conversations; exploring the "Xenophobia Blues"; discovering Comet Catalina, and some of the year's best stories.

Dec 30, 2015
Photo of pollination in action by Stephen Buchmann, author of "The Reason for Flowers".

"The Reason for Flowers"

Get a different perspective on the beauty, ecology and lore of flowers from Stephen Buchmann, a pollination expert and the author of a new book of natural history.

Nov 25, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for November 20, 2015

StoryCorps arrives in Tucson; visit a peaceful Asian oasis in midtown Tucson; a community finds common ground in a neighborhood park; five experimental music artists use MOCA as a soundscape.

Nov 19, 2015

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