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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
Galdino was released from a Florence immigration detention center in 2012 thanks to efforts by Tucson's Casa Mariposa. When he arrived to the Casa on that April day, Galdino signed his name on the wall.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

May 22, 2014
Gabriel Sullivan.

Gabriel Sullivan's New Year's Resolution: One Song A Day

While driving back from the Grand Canyon on January 1, Tucson musician vowed to write, record and publish one song every day this year.

May 22, 2014
James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson play the title roles in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" from 1973

Hollywood's Favorite Outlaw

Chris Dashiell reflects on three different portrayals of Old West anti-hero Billy the Kid, representing three different eras of movie making.

May 22, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for May 16, 2014

Local history honored at San Ysidro Fest; fantasy and reality of Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

San Ysidro Festival

The Friends of Tucson's Birthplace invite the community to celebrate more than 4,000 years of local history.

May 15, 2014
Zack Jarrett - dressed as The Green Man - leads a singalong at Valley of the Moon

Old Pueblo's World of Magic and Fairy Tales

Valley of the Moon is a private park tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just north of Winterhaven. After 90 years, it’s still an oasis for children of all ages.

May 15, 2014
Valley of the Moon fairy house.

Tales of Tucson: 'Forever Home'

An abandoned Tucson girl who wishes for a “forever home” finds unlikely allies at the Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

Arizona Spotlight for May 9, 2014

What's behind increased reports of Africanized honey bees?; program helps teens cope with stress; Della Williams is a breast cancer survivor and Tohono O'odham elder.

May 8, 2014

Spring Signals the Start of Honeybee Migration Season in AZ

Experts say the negative reputation of Africanized bees is not entirely deserved.

May 8, 2014

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