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Marian Ahmed harvests tomatoes with the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Ahmed is a refugee from Somalia who arrived in the U.S. more than eight years ago.

The Iskashitaa Harvesting Project

Refugees find kinship, community in harvesting Tucson’s unwanted food

Oct 5, 2012

A Conversation With Maria Hinojosa

Her new documentary looks at democracy and the changing demographic in the U.S.

Oct 5, 2012
By now most people have had an opportunity to navigate the ongoing construction along the modern streetcar line & traffic has been impacted along the entire route and it's clear that this transportation project will have an impact on the community and Cycling.

Modern Streetcar Tracks Snare Cyclists

Bike riders say falls common; city engineers working on issues

Sep 27, 2012
Andrea came to kindergarten sort of speaking three languages: Spanish, English, and Kanjobal. After five years of English Immersion classes, she is still struggling to communicate—in any language.

The Latino Gap: Not Quite Trilingual

A young girl from Guatemala struggles with English after 5 years in public school, while speaking Spanish with friends and a Guatemalan dialect at home.

Sep 21, 2012
9/19/12. Rebecca Brukman.

Tucson's Movie Theater History

Chris Dashiell looks back at the theaters that once thrilled Tucson audiences, from The Fox and The Rialto to memories of The Opera House and The Lyric.

Sep 20, 2012
New Head Coach Rich Rodriguez greets fans as he leads the team into the stadium

New UA Era Resurrects Dream Of Rose Bowl

Tailgaters support coach Rodriguez, look for successful season

Sep 7, 2012

Arizona's Newest Telescope Now Operational

Discovery Channel Telescope, fifth largest in U.S., makes scientific and screen debut

Sep 7, 2012
Roll Acosta is (L to R) Andre Gressieux, Kevin Frederick, and Jacob Acosta

Tucson Trio Roll Acosta Learn From Recording Process

Band members say recording in San Fransisco changed their approach to music and friendship

Aug 31, 2012
Anne Pollack and Mestre Lombão play capoeira during an roda

Capoeira Continues Centuries-Old Tradition In Tucson

Brazilian martial arts tradition of dance, song and percussion has a long-time Tucson home and lots of local fans

Aug 31, 2012
Homeless man reading near Santa Rita park.

Primavera Program Offers Hope, Resources to Homeless

Rising numbers finding assistance at 'HIP' center, which provides soap, food, phone, more

Aug 31, 2012
University High School band director Jeff Marchant with student and tuba player Taylor Ginter

Teachers' Voices with Taylor Ginter and Jeff Marchant

Hear how a friendship between a band director and a promising young musician has taught some important lessons to them both.

Aug 23, 2012
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
University High School student Amanda McCarley and her AP history teacher Dr. John Hosmer

Teachers' Voices with Amanda McCarley and Dr. John Hosmer

A University High School student asks her history teacher to reflect on teaching some of Tucson's best and brightest

Aug 9, 2012
Faye Dunaway and Johnny Depp in "Arizona Dream."

Arizona Dream

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1991 film with a diverse cast that presents an absurdist view of life in the Southwest.

Aug 9, 2012
The St. Francis Cooling Center offers some temporary relief for Tucson's homeless population from the summer's extreme weather.

'Dry Heat' Tough on Tucson's Homeless

Cooling Center provides comfortable respite for those without shelter

Aug 6, 2012

ELL Students Fall Behind After Summer of Limited English

In the border town of Douglas, teachers have a hard time bringing students back to English proficiency

Aug 3, 2012

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