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Blue Grass Jam Sessions Bring Music To The Community

For two Tucson musicians the traditional American style of music is 'what fills their heart and lifts their soul.'

Aug 9, 2013
The memorable final shot from the 1957 drive-in favorite "The Giant Claw"

Tucson Drive-In History

Film writer Chris Dashiell takes a fond look back at the golden age of the Old Pueblo's outdoor movie theaters

Aug 2, 2013

Veterans Make Up 16% of Homeless Adults, US officials say

Tucson nonprofit focuses on helping, hoping to decrease that number; Gus Hasdorff's story.

Aug 2, 2013
Emily Irwin, M.B.A. and SPHR, human resource director, talks about her decision for genetic testing resulting in a positive carrier for the genetic mutation for cancer, her available options for prevention, and her final decisions concerning her situation.

Genetic Testing Measures Risks, Offers Few Certainties

New gene-based tests and treatments provide patients with choices but no easy answers.

Jul 23, 2013
Organ Pipe National Monument is in the middle of conflict among border law enforcement, the environment, and park visitors due to the environmental impact of border security and enforcement policies

Border National Monument is Center of Conflict

Organ Pipe Cactus Park has sparked issues among Border Patrol, ecologists, visitors.

Jul 23, 2013
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild talks with Mike Grassinger, president of the DM-50, a support organization for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The two are working on the city's goal to end veterans' homelessness by 2015.

Tucson Goal: House Hundreds of Homeless Vets in 2.5 Years

Mayor Rothschild, city stepping up to national challenge, hopes to lead example for other communities.

Jul 19, 2013

SPECIAL REPORT: 20% of Pima County Residents in Poverty

Find out what being poor means in southern Arizona.

Jul 13, 2013
H.T. Sanchez, TUSD's new superintendent inside the Arizona Public Media radio studios.

Q & A with TUSD's New Superintendent

H.T. Sanchez talks about his first impressions and expectations after two weeks on the job

Jul 11, 2013
Chris Tanz is a public artist whose work can be seen throughout Arizona.

Public Artist Explores Ancient Connections

Projects show relations between desert inhabitants, environment, and sky.

Jul 11, 2013
Boxes of Chapul Cricket Bars are displayed on the counter of Rocks n' Ropes.

New Insect-Based Protein Bar Promotes Water Sustainability

Crickets could be an uprising culinary delicacy.

Jul 11, 2013
Commnet's cell phone tower is part of the Radio Ridge tower array, on Mt. Lemmon near the end of Ski Run Road

A 'No Cell Zone' on Mt. Lemmon

Residents worried about safety after lone service provider pulls coverage in disagreement with antenna owner

Jun 28, 2013

Looking to the Sky for Rain and Artistic Inspiration

'Lluvia de Vida/Rain of Life' exhibition celebrates the anticipation of rain in the desert

Jun 28, 2013
A movie poster from the 1951 film 'Ace In The Hole'

Ace In The Hole

Chris Dashiell on Billy Wilder's acidic and prescient 1951 film about media sensationalism

Jun 28, 2013
Tubac Presidio State Park south of Tucson came close to hanging up a 'closed' sign in 2009

A State Parks Report Card

System regaining footing after budget crisis; forging ahead with private operating agreements, plan to open more parks

Jun 22, 2013
An unfinished subdivisions in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert

In Phoenix, Zombie Subdivisions Wake From Slumber

New housing boom brings builders back to half-built neighborhoods abandoned during Great Recession

Jun 20, 2013
Hank Topless performing at Club Congress in Tucson

Spotlight Session: Hank Topless

Musician talks about the influences behind his spare, rootsy sound

Jun 20, 2013

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