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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Feb 2015

Transgender Woman Held in Male Immigrant Detention Center

Activists pushing for release of Guatemalan immigrant, end to alleged abuse inside facility.

Feb 20, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for February 20th, 2015

Transgender woman held in male immigration detention; Peace Corps volunteers share life changing experiences; musician Suzanne Vega talks about tide and time; Chris Dashiell on 2015 Academy Awards.

Feb 19, 2015
Alejandra  Pablos and Jesus Magana

What's It Like to Be in Immigration Limbo?

2 years in detention, now 'waiting ... just waiting': brother and sister on opposite sides of the system.

Dec 5, 2014

Sonoran Strange: Our Captivating and Complicated Community

Tucson poet, artist and performer Logan Phillips releases new book inspired by the region.

Nov 27, 2014
Volunteer tutor Kathy Zuodar teaches a group of students the difference between "could" and "would."

Tucson Program Hopes to Break Language Barriers, Help Immigrants Thrive

Literacy Connects' English Acquisition for Adults has been around for decades helping people transition into a new life on American soil.

Nov 20, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

Pols Want 'Border Security,' But Benefit from Immigration: Expert

Influx of Central American women, children isn't threat in and of itself but can beget other issues, she says.

Jul 28, 2014
Volunteers sorting through donations at Catholic Community Services drop off site.

Tucsonans Step Up to Help Central American Women, Children

One volunteer calls it 'a moral imperative to help suffering humanity;' he, his partner, take in two for one night.

Jul 24, 2014
Children and teens from Mexico and Central America inside a Border Patrol detention facility in Nogales, Ariz.

Detention Continues for Central American Children in U.S. Custody

Plans to relocate children delayed, political response includes protests on both sides of the issue.

Jul 17, 2014
Children sleep on mattresses without pillows, covered with foil blankets.

Detention, Trek North May Have Mental Effects On Young Migrants

Thousands of unaccompanied children at border experience trauma, experts say.

Jul 10, 2014
Adam Cooper Terán performing for Sonoran Strange.

Performance Piece Explores Culture of Border Region

Sonoran Strange raises questions about life in along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands; piece includes video projection; bilingual performance art.

May 29, 2014
Image from the trailer of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

May 1, 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
Javier Duran, executive director at the University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, discusses the Confluence Center's presence at the Festival of Books.

Events Present Cross-Cultural Dialogues of Border Life, Art

The UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry presents "Voices Across Borders" at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend.

Mar 13, 2014
The border wall between Mexico and Arizona runs through rolling desert hills, separating a bustling Mexican city from the Arizona desert.

New Doc Looks at Turbulent Debate Over Immigration in AZ

State of Arizona looks at controversial law SB 1070, its effects, the opinion of people on both sides of the spectrum.

Jan 23, 2014
Organ Pipe National Monument is in the middle of conflict among border law enforcement, the environment, and park visitors due to the environmental impact of border security and enforcement policies

Border National Monument is Center of Conflict

Organ Pipe Cactus Park has sparked issues among Border Patrol, ecologists, visitors.

Jul 23, 2013
We meet the producers, Austin Counts and Devlin Houser, who spent a year filming at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner as medical investigators worked to identify and repatriate the bodies of two suspected migrants.

Documentary Tells Story of Desert Deaths

New film aims to explore migrant deaths in the Arizona desert through medical investigators' work

Aug 16, 2012

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