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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Jul 2012

We take a tour with the TBG Director of Horticulture, Michael Chamberland, and learn about how moisture-loving plants such as orchids and bromeliads are grown in our desert environment.

Tropical Plants Thrive In 'Cool' Greenhouse

Tucson Botanical Gardens showcases unique plants in controlled environment

Jul 10, 2012
New film footage has emerged of the Temple of Music and Art, an anchor of Tucson's performing arts community since 1927.

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

Jul 5, 2012

Teachers' Voices with Ofelia Zepeda and Meredith Kupinski

Two educators talk about a new program where teachers - instead of students - are asked to become immersed in the indigenous culture of their school.

Jul 5, 2012
A California condor soars near the Grand Canyon. It is the most endangered bird in North America. It's also the largest, with a wingspan of about nine feet.

Legislation, Lawsuits Fly Over Banning Lead Ammo

Two sides agree on lead-poisoning threat to California condor, part on ways to solve problem

Jun 29, 2012
The MINDDRIVE crew left Yuma, AZ, early Tuesday, June 12, with Tucson as the final destination. Brian Nakonechny was driving and Elias Williams was the passenger.

MINDDRIVE

Find out about a program that gives at-risk high school youth the chance to build an electric car, and then drive it cross country.

Jun 28, 2012
Phoenix based photographer Scott Baxter traveled across Arizona for more than 10 years to complete this project, which includes 100 striking black-and-white photos of families who have been ranching since, or before, Arizona became a state in 1912.

Photographer Strives to Capture Vanishing Culture

Scott Baxter travels the state to record the ranching tradition

Jun 21, 2012
(L to R): Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt starring in the 1948 film classic "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at the 1948 movie and explains why it was actually a risky gamble for its studio, director, and star.

Jun 14, 2012
Roll Acosta is (L to R) Jacob Acosta, Andre Gressieux, and Kevin Frederick

Roll Acosta

Listen to music from "This Dreamt Existence", the first full-length album from the Tucson acoustic trio, who tell how the experience made them both better musicians and better friends.

Jun 7, 2012

Ancient Signs of Intelligent Life

Visit some petroglyph sites in the Tucson Mountains with guide Allen Dart, the executive director of The Old Pueblo Archaeology Center.

May 31, 2012
Books used in TUSD's now-banned Mexican American Studies classes.

Book Club Discusses Literary Works No Longer Taught At TUSD

The Mexican American Studies Book Club meets for the first time

May 18, 2012
Money with bow

Outside Dollars a Gift in CD8 Race

Nearly $1M in Super PAC funding has come in on both sides

May 17, 2012
A still from director John Sturges' 1967 film "Hour of the Gun"

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks at some of the different interpretations this historic event has received in film, from "Tombstone" to "Hour of the Gun"

May 11, 2012

Poetry Off The Page

The U of A Poetry Center's spring symposium brings together cutting edge literary talent for a celebration of the creative freedom of poetry.

May 11, 2012
The Biosphere 2 Model City research facility in Oracle, Arizona: Saturday, April 21, 2012. Members of the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association, TEVA2, visit with Biosphere 2 staff and officials from GoE3, an Arizona-based company that has promised to deploy 500 of their modular quick chargers across US highways over the next 18 to 30 months. Two Nissan Leafs and a Tesla Roadster is also shown.

Electric Cars

A closer look at Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) chargers, and the current controversy over which will become the industry standard.

May 10, 2012
Adrienne Capone (L) is an 8th grade student at Baboquivari Middle School, where Kevin Lopez (R) teaches language arts

Teachers' Voices with Adrienne Capone and Kevin Lopez

Meet a Baboquivari Middle School student who decided that since her school couldn't provide a poetry club, she'd start one herself

Apr 26, 2012

'Some Thrived, Some Died'

New book chronicles the history of Arizona mining towns past and present.

Apr 26, 2012

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