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Author Leslie Marmon Silko draws inspiration from the wilderness around her Tucson home.

Acclaimed writer Leslie Marmon Silko shares secrets from "The Turquoise Ledge"

Her first book in ten years explores her own life and that of the Sonoran Desert in a non-linear fashion.

Sep 15, 2011
Sideshow banner at the 2005 Erie County Fair in New York, depicting a chupacabra attacking a goat.

Tracking the Chupacabra

Author Benjamin Radford explores the history and the reality of the famous bloodsucking monster. Is it more than just a modern myth?

Sep 1, 2011
The Mountain View Motel on Miracle Mile

Restoring Miracle Mile

After years of neglect, one of Tucson's most historic roadways is experiencing renewal thanks to some local vision and hard work.

Aug 5, 2011
Spanish-born singer / songwriter Jairo Zavala, aka DePedro.

Spotlight Session: Jairo Zavala

Listen to the vibrant and romantic music of Jairo Zavala, playing both solo and in duet with Joey Burns of Calexico.

Jun 23, 2011

Amerind Foundation Continues Artifact Research

Organization is still devoted to Native American culture, but has adapted its focus over 75 years.

May 13, 2011
South African music legend Johnny Clegg doing what he loves best

Johnny Clegg

A legend in his native South Africa, Clegg's own brand of Zulu music crosses racial and cultural boundaries with the goal of making people smile and dance.

May 5, 2011
There is a reason why Blue Man Group's front row audiences are supplied with ponchos...

Blue Man Group

Blending music, humor, surrealism and technology in unexpected ways, Blue Man Group performs five shows in Tucson starting April 29th. Listen to an interview with Blue Man Mark Frankel!

Apr 26, 2011
Modern-day strongman Stanless Steel attributes his great strength to both mental and physical force.

STRONGMAN

Meet Zachary Levy, the filmmaker behind a new independent documentary about modern-day strongman Stanless Steel, a man holding onto his dreams with both hands.

Apr 13, 2011
The Muslim community in Tucson is characterized by a broad diversity.

Meet Tucson's Muslim Diaspora

The local Muslim community boasts a broad diversity, and seeks to redress misconceptions about Islam.

Apr 8, 2011
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band join forces with bluegrass legend Del McCoury & his band.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Meets The Del McCoury Band

Musical legends from two different worlds - jazz and bluegrass - join forces for a concert at Centennial Hall on April 9th.

Apr 5, 2011

Bernadette Peters sings with the Tucson Symphony

The stage and screen diva talks about her upcoming Tucson concert, her passion for the songs of Stephen Sondheim, and her love of dogs.

Mar 11, 2011
Lisa Napoli, in front of a group of Bhutanese youth from the READ Global Library in Ura, Bhutan.

How Lisa Napoli Found Her "Radio Shangri-La"

A mid-life crisis sent this successful public radio producer to Bhutan, where she helped establish the nation's first youth-oriented community radio station.

Mar 11, 2011
George Hanson, TSO Director

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra's 82nd Season

George Hanson talks about the TSO's upcoming season, his time in Austria, and what it's like to conduct Mozart from the piano.

Oct 14, 2010

Tucson Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

Leaders Say They Hope to Transcend Contentious Atmosphere

Sep 10, 2010
A true rock legend, Roger McGuinn shares songs and stories on Arizona Spotlight.

Roger McGuinn

A true rock legend, Roger McGuinn shares some exclusive songs and stories on Arizona Spotlight. Listen Friday and Saturday, October 22nd & 23rd.

Sep 3, 2010

Spotlight Session: Andrew Collberg

Listen to an interview with critically-acclaimed Tucson artist Andrew Collberg, including music from his forthcoming album.

Sep 3, 2010

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