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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Jun 2015

The cast of "Desert Bloom" (1986), a film largely shot in Tucson.

"Desert Bloom"

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his thoughts on a little-known film that used mid-1980s Tucson as a stand-in for 1951 Las Vegas.

Jun 26, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for June 12, 2015

From drop out to graduate thanks to support and compassion; sharing stories with strangers about real life; positive body image vs. media representation; how and why cicadas make such a racket.

Jun 11, 2015
Flags for the Flagless is fixing flagpoles and donating United States flags to schools, businesses and other groups.

Raising the Flag Again

Police officers hope to see more United States flags throughout Arizona and the country.

Jun 9, 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

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

Arizona Spotlight for May 1st, 2015

"Now en EspaƱol" tells how five Latina actresses became "Desperate Housewives" in Spanish; MacArthur Fellow Olivier Guyon searches the stars for distant planets; "I Dream in Widescreen" showcases student films; San Ysidro Festival revives old traditions.

Apr 30, 2015

Prom-O-Rama Gives Hundreds of Dresses Away to Tucson High School Students

The event's 3rd year helped more than two hundred teens attend prom

Apr 3, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for April 3rd, 2015

Attend a meeting for Nigerian immigrants living in Arizona; find out how Prom-o-Rama is helping make girls' prom dreams come true; meet linguist, poet, and MacArthur Fellow Ofelia Zepeda; and Interpol's drummer talks about keeping the music fresh.

Apr 2, 2015
A group workout at the PWR! Gym in Tucson.

Fitness as the Frontline

People with Parkinson's disease find physical and emotional benefits with exercise.

Mar 19, 2015

"Demigods on Speedway"

Author Aurelie Sheehan's new story collection explores the mythical side of one of Tucson's busiest thoroughfares.

Mar 6, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for March 06, 2015

Humorist Dave Barry shares enlightened wisdom a life of writing jokes; A Book I Love returns; Aurelie Sheehan reads from "Demigods on Speedway"; Leonard Nimoy remembered for his poetry.

Mar 5, 2015
Elizabeth Gunn stands along the Rillito Riverbed and multi-use path. This is the opening scene in the first book in her Tucson mystery series.

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Feb 27, 2015

A Day at the Voyager RV Resort

How do our winter visitors fill their days in the desert?

Feb 26, 2015

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