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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Mar 2012

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild visits the Arizona Legislature in March to discuss the city's legislative priorities.

Tucson Mayor Visits Legislators, State Officials

Rothschild says it's important to form relationships with lawmakers

Mar 8, 2012
The Zoppé family circus has existed for 170 years. Sixth generation performer Giovanni Zoppé plays Nino the Clown.

Circus Tradition Continues for 7 Generations

What's it like to grow up in the circus? Find out from Giovanni Zoppé how the Zoppé Family Circus is honoring and preserving their family's colorful history.

Mar 6, 2012
Sharon O'Brien (left), artistic director for Stories That Soar, and Mary Anderson (right), principal of Lineweaver Elementary School

Teachers' Voices with Sharon O'Brien and Mary Anderson

Find out the inspiration behind Stories That Soar, a Tucson non-profit that lets children use their imagination and share their stories with the world.

Mar 2, 2012
Seashell Radio was / is / will be the quartet of (from left to right) Esmé Schwall, Fen Ikner, Courtney Robbins, and Cassie Van Gelder

Seashell Radio

Their new album 'Slick Machine' documents a season of change for one of the Tucson music scene's most popular bands.

Mar 2, 2012
Actress, singer, and producer Lucie Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz

She grew up in the spotlight as the daughter of two of America's most famous entertainers, and now Lucie Arnaz is celebrating her Latin roots with a pair of concerts in Tucson.

Feb 24, 2012
Penn Jillette and Teller stand outside their theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Teller Speaks!

In a rare interview, the quieter half of Penn & Teller shares secrets from his life of danger as one of the world's greatest illusionists.

Feb 24, 2012
"The Land of Painted Caves", the sixth & final book in Jean Auel's epic 'Earth's Children' series, was published in 2011

Author Jean M. Auel

The creator of the prehistoric world of The Clan of the Cave Bear series talks about the inspiration for her work.

Feb 16, 2012
In Anniston, Alabama, an angry mob stoned and firebombed the Greyhound bus holding some of the original Freedom Riders.

American Experience: Freedom Riders

The inspiring story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

Feb 4, 2012

Forest Watchers Forecast Above Average Wildfire Season

At midwinter, a surplus of dry fuels and little moisture have forest officials worried.

Feb 3, 2012
Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols of Tucson's Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Teachers' Voices with Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols

Two educators tell how a take-home laptop program at Lauffer Middle School has helped the students get involved with their learning in new ways.

Feb 2, 2012

Students crossing into the United States through the pedestrian entrance at the port-of-entry in Douglas, Arizona

Border Crossing for an Education

Take a closer look at the issue of students who live in Mexico, but who cross the international border daily to attend U.S. schools in Douglas, Arizona.

Feb 2, 2012
The Silver Thread Trio (l to r): Gabrielle Pietrangelo, Caroline Isaacs, and Laura Kepner-Adney

The Silver Thread Trio

Listen to the unique blend of folk, country, rock, and classical influences on their new album, "Trigger & Scythe".

Jan 27, 2012
Gabriel Ortiz, an 11th grade student at Ironwood Ridge High School and his favorite teacher, Dr. Theresa Chavez

Teachers' Voices with Gabriel Ortiz and Dr. Theresa Chavez

Gabriel was a homeless teen with a troubled background who had given up on being a student, until he met a teacher who refused to give up on him.

Jan 19, 2012
John Maggio's documentary film "Billy the Kid" will debut on the PBS series American Experience on Tuesday, January 10th on PBS-HD Channel 6.

Billy the Kid

Filmmaker John Maggio talks about his new documentary on one of the Old West's most famous outlaws, airing on the PBS series American Experience January 10th.

Jan 5, 2012
Doc Severinsen and his newest group, the San Miguel 5, play a show with the Tucson Symphony on January 14th

Doc Severinsen

The legendary trumpeter leads his acoustic jazz group The San Miguel 5 in a concert with the Tucson Symphony on January 14th.

Jan 5, 2012
"Teachers' Voices" second season premieres with a conversation between friends and former educators Pam Simon and Jane D'Amore.

Teachers' Voices with Jane D'Amore and Pam Simon

Two former educators discuss how difficult it is for teachers to intervene when they see a student struggling with serious emotional problems.

Jan 5, 2012

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