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George Takei's "Allegiance" Has a Message for America

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A Tucson organic farm with a mission; and the harmonious sound of The Reveille Men's Chorus.

Dec 8, 2016

Comedian Tig Notaro Has a Great Career Despite Bad Advice

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A veteran's eye witness account of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; the lasting legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo nation.

Dec 1, 2016
Forever Yong’s garlic harvest is ready to go to market.

Feeding Our Future: Farmers and Markets

New ways to support small farmers and backyard gardeners, to grow our local food system

Nov 17, 2016

Visit Camp Bravo, a Base for Homeless Vets in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a rundown of important results from state elections; and "Feeding Our Future" visits Tucson barrios where positive change is growing.

Nov 10, 2016
Tierra y Libertad, a collective in South Tucson’s Wakefield Neighborhood, reclaimed a back alleyway with colorful murals.

Feeding Our Future: Growing Community in Tucson’s Barrios

Home-grown efforts to improve Tucson’s struggling neighborhoods start with vegetable gardens.

Nov 10, 2016

Take a Ride in The Rap Van

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The 2016 election hits the home stretch in Arizona; students with mental illness struggle to cope in the classroom; Feeding Our Future, part 7: "The Politics of Produce Rescue"

Nov 4, 2016

The 9th Annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight

A collection of seasonal stories designed to thrill & chill!

Nov 4, 2016
Yolanda Soto, CEO and President of Borderlands Food Bank, in her office in Nogales. The bright paintings on her walls were all done by an inmate who works for Borderlands as part of a labor force program. (She’s a big fan of Kahlo’s.)

Feeding Our Future: The Politics of Produce Rescue

They share the same goal of feeding the hungry, but sometimes food banks step on each other’s toes.

Nov 3, 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

Documenting the "Celluloid Pueblo"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Secret Origin of "Bear Down!"; and Feeding Our Future asks if the answer to food shortages in Southern Arizona may be right in front of us...

Oct 14, 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

'Bear Down' and Outlaw Baseball

The young man who coined UA motto spent summer before he died playing outlaw baseball in Douglas.

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

RinCon '16 Invites Arizonans to Get Their Game On!

Explore an annual weekend event where gamers of all ages gather to match wits, roll dice and play cards in a bewildering array of tabletop, strategy, and fantasy games.

Sep 29, 2016
Paralympian athlete Shirley Reilly is greeted by a fan during the celebration.

Athletes Recall Paralympic Games in Rio

Players gather in Tucson for a celebration at the University of Arizona

Sep 29, 2016
Students run the Manzo Market every two weeks, where they sell produce from their garden and eggs from the school’s chickens. Photo by Moses Thompson

Feeding Our Future: The Manzo Model for Growing a School Garden

In an age of shrinking education budgets, should school gardens be a line item?

Sep 29, 2016

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