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Arizona Spotlight for June 20, 2014

Soul food, music and freedom at annual Juneteenth celebration; anthropologists share secret history of agave; poet Dorothy Parker inspires one-woman show; retired Tucsonan living his "dream deferred" as a volunteer.

Jun 19, 2014

Archaeology, Adventures and Agaves

Tucson archaeologists are beginning new chapters after decades at the University of Arizona, reveal ancient culture's uses for tough native plant.

Jun 19, 2014

"Dorothy Parker's Last Call"

Actress and writer Lesley Abrams explores the woman behind many sassy quotes in Live Theater Workshop production.

Jun 19, 2014

Abe of the Desert

This New York City native volunteers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to share his love of nature with others.

Jun 19, 2014
An indoor-outdoor festival, Juneteenth features live entertainment, games, crafts and information.


Though not recognized as a state holiday, Arizonans have celebrated an important date in the history of freedom for 44 consecutive years.

Jun 19, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for June 13, 2014

Where is Tucson's funny bone?; "Sonoran Strange" explores cultural politics of living in the desert; Oliver Ray's Stairwell Session; Father's Day in a two-dad household.

Jun 12, 2014
Michael, Adam, and Martìn Lovallo

Fathers Day in a Two-Dad Family

Adam and Michael Lovallo share their lives and love with eleven-year-old son Martìn, and each offers perspective on why their unconventional family works.

Jun 12, 2014

Stairwell Session: Oliver Ray

Guitarist, songwriter Ray shares previously unrecorded songs from the diary of his life.

Jun 12, 2014
Vivianna Pardini, 18, and her daughter Yasleen.

US, State Teen Pregnancy Rates Trend Down, Remain High

Story of a teen mom working hard to graduate high school despite getting pregnant at the age of 15.

Jun 6, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for June 6, 2014

Help for a teenage mom to finish high school, Julie Newmar still loves being recognized as Catwoman; veteran shares her experience with "don't ask don't tell"; reading recommendations from "A Book I Love".

Jun 5, 2014

Catwoman Strikes!

Actress, dancer, and author Julie Newmar celebrates joy and beauty in life, meets with fans at the 14th Annual Phoenix Comicon.

Jun 5, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for May 30, 2014

Trauma surgeon Peter Rhee's new book; Tony Furtado's musical passions; Lydia Millet reads from her dystopian young adult novel "Pills and Starships"; Maya Angelou remembered

May 29, 2014
Tony Furtado

From Blues to Bluegrass and Beyond

Meet multi-instrumentalist Tony Furtado, and hear about his passion for mixing American musical influences both old and new.

May 29, 2014
The striking cover image for "Pills and Starships", a young adult novel by Lydia Millet

Sound Fiction: Pills and Starships

Pulitzer-nominated author Lydia Millet reads from her new young adult science fiction novel, a dystopian portrait of a teen's struggle to make sense of her world.

May 29, 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

Arizona Spotlight for May 23, 2014

Brazilian seeking asylum in US after fleeing persecution for being gay; Gabriel Sullivan plans to write one song every day; movie legacy of Billy the Kid.

May 22, 2014

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