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The aqueduct in Queretaro Mexico

U.S. Business Fuels Mexican City's Boom

Querétaro is an example of what's working in Mexico, economists say

Feb 28, 2013
The Portland Cello Project

The Portland Cello Project

Have you ever wondered what multiple cellos and an alternative folk trio performing the music of pop composer Beck would sound like?

Jan 31, 2013
Catalina High School radio class (left to right): Sukay Slea, Frorasi Tuyizere, Khadra Issak, Etongo Ekyoci, Zaroon Nasir

Finding a Voice

Listen to the first in a series of radio stories written and produced by some of Tucson's newest residents, a group of Catalina Magnet students who are all international refugees

Jan 24, 2013
Darryl Cherney and Judi Bari sing at Nationwide Tree-sit Week, in Mendocino County, Aug. 1989

"Who Bombed Judi Bari?"

A new documentary asks tough questions about a 1990 car bombing that gravely injured environmental activist Judi Bari and her colleague, filmmaker Darryl Cherney

Jan 17, 2013
Indigo Girls Amy Ray (l) and Emily Saliers (r)

Indigo Girls Meet The Tucson Symphony

Singer, songwriter, and musician Emily Saliers discusses Indigo Girls' new symphonic tour, and what it takes to re-imagine their music with an orchestral backing

Jan 17, 2013
Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Listen to a conversation with the comedy legend about tragedy and comedy and the PBS 'American Masters' special on her life

Jan 11, 2013
A theatrical poster for the low-budget Roger Corman science fiction thriller "Not Of This Earth" ( 1957)

Roger Corman

An exclusive interview with the independent film visionary about a few of the almost 500 movies he's made over a six decade career that is still going strong

Dec 21, 2012
Picacho Peak, Arizona, Saturday, December 8, 2012: The official ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating the new GoE3 Quick Charging installation for EVs. (left to right) Ariel Brimacombe, Colleen Crowninshield (Tucson Clean Cities,) Bill Sheaffer (Phoenix Clean Cities,) Paul Bessent (VP, GoE3,) Bruce Brimacombe (CEO, GoE3,) Ken Bennett (AZ Secretary of State,) Colin Tetrault (Advisor on Sustainability, Phoenix Mayor’s office,) Sean Hegna (Eaton Corporation,) Cyndi Brimacombe.

Quick Charge at Picacho Peak

Visit a new charging facility for electric vehicles that is helping to turn I-10 into an "electric highway"

Dec 13, 2012
Kee Malesky in a characteristic pose

Kee Malesky

Her name may be a familiar one, but what does being an NPR librarian actually mean? Find out about her new book "Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life"

Dec 6, 2012

The 5th. Annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight

BOO!! Are you ready for a new trick-or-treat bag of seasonal goodies designed to frighten and delight? Then click bravely and prepare yourself for the chills!

Oct 25, 2012
9/19/12. Rebecca Brukman.

Tucson's Movie Theater History

Chris Dashiell looks back at the theaters that once thrilled Tucson audiences, from The Fox and The Rialto to memories of The Opera House and The Lyric.

Sep 20, 2012
Faye Dunaway and Johnny Depp in "Arizona Dream."

Arizona Dream

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1991 film with a diverse cast that presents an absurdist view of life in the Southwest.

Aug 9, 2012
Guitar expert Andy Babiuk helps Elyse Luray determine whether this guitar is the famed guitar Bob Dylan plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

The Search for Bob Dylan's Electric Guitar

Has one of the most famous instruments in rock & roll history been re-discovered almost 47 years after its controversial debut at the Newport Folk Festival?

Jul 20, 2012
Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter, and Kris Kristofferson in a scene from "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Film reviewer Chris Dashiell looks back at a 1975 film that was shot locally, and which still stands out as an oddity in the career of one of America's most acclaimed directors.

Jul 20, 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
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

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