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Welcoming New Americans

Attend a naturalization ceremony at the DeConcini Federal Courthouse in Tucson, where 46 candidates from 17 countries take their oaths of allegiance.

Jul 17, 2015
Elliot Jones, PhD,  holds a piano bar at The Dusty Monk Pub in downtown Tucson where he enjoys playing for singers.

Piano Bar Brings Business, Song to Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson's new musical diversion reconnects to the past.

Jul 17, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for July 17, 2015

A welcome to new American citizens from around the globe; sharing music and camaraderie in Downtown Tucson; The Rogue Theatre's new look at "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"; and a call to practice paying attention in your own backyard.

Jul 17, 2015
Fantasy author Janni Lee Simner in the AZPM Radio Studio.

Janni Lee Simner

Tucson author creates fantasy worlds from imagination, research, and a knack for creating sense of place.

Jul 10, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for July 10, 2015

A community finds common ground in a local park; Sun Sounds of Arizona reads print media for those who can't; author Janni Lee Simner talks about creating fantasy fiction; unusual style of yoga offers "Authentic Movement".

Jul 9, 2015
NOVA The Pluto Files

Pluto-Palooza

Find out why the dwarf planet Pluto casts a historical shadow over the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, where NASA's July 14th Pluto flyby is big news.

Jul 2, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for July 3rd, 2015

Exploring the planet Pluto as never before; land and sea survival training tests Air Force pilots' mettle; monsoon love for toads, tarantulas, and tortoises; and A Book I Love.

Jul 2, 2015

Toads, Turtles and Tarantulas Get Busy During Monsoon

The monsoon motivates movement and reproduction in the Sonoran desert.

Jul 2, 2015

Survival Training

Learn what pilots and ground crew gain from testing their limits during survival training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Jul 1, 2015
The cast of "Desert Bloom" (1986), a film largely shot in Tucson.

"Desert Bloom"

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his thoughts on a little-known film that used mid-1980s Tucson as a stand-in for 1951 Las Vegas.

Jun 26, 2015
Kimble is a Tucson Community Supported Agriculture member. She pays for a share in a local farm and in exchange, gets a supply of fruits and vegetables each week.

How One Woman Learned to Redefine Food

Megan Kimble on her new book 'Unprocessed: My city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food'.

Jun 26, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Jun 25, 2015
Inside Bicas, a local bike shop that not only fixes and builds bikes for customers, but shows them the ins and outs of bicycle maintenance.

Independents and Independence

Tucson residents join national celebration to support local businesses.

Jun 25, 2015

Arizona Spotlight For June 19, 2015

Father's Day edition with guest producer and host Fernanda Echavarri.

Jun 18, 2015

Familiar Sounds of Summer

Some "singing cicadas" are associated with the monsoon but a bug expert disagrees.

Jun 12, 2015
David Forster and his mom celebrate his graduation.

Graduating Forster

Find out how a knock at the door changed the life of a young man who dropped out of high school.

Jun 12, 2015

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