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A 12-year old Richard Glazier meets his hero, Ira Gershwin, at Gershwin's Beverly Hills home on April 2nd, 1975

From Ragtime to Romance

Pianist & cultural historian Richard Glazier shares stories about some of the great American popular composers of the 20th century, including the Gershwins and Irving Berlin.

Jun 14, 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
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

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

A conversation with filmmaker Frances Causey about a new documentary that examines America's financial woes and the dwindling size of the middle class.

Mar 29, 2012
The Zoppé family circus has existed for 170 years. Sixth generation performer Giovanni Zoppé plays Nino the Clown.

Circus Tradition Continues for 7 Generations

What's it like to grow up in the circus? Find out from Giovanni Zoppé how the Zoppé Family Circus is honoring and preserving their family's colorful history.

Mar 6, 2012
Actress, singer, and producer Lucie Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz

She grew up in the spotlight as the daughter of two of America's most famous entertainers, and now Lucie Arnaz is celebrating her Latin roots with a pair of concerts in Tucson.

Feb 24, 2012
Penn Jillette and Teller stand outside their theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Teller Speaks!

In a rare interview, the quieter half of Penn & Teller shares secrets from his life of danger as one of the world's greatest illusionists.

Feb 24, 2012
"The Land of Painted Caves", the sixth & final book in Jean Auel's epic 'Earth's Children' series, was published in 2011

Author Jean M. Auel

The creator of the prehistoric world of The Clan of the Cave Bear series talks about the inspiration for her work.

Feb 16, 2012

Students crossing into the United States through the pedestrian entrance at the port-of-entry in Douglas, Arizona

Border Crossing for an Education

Take a closer look at the issue of students who live in Mexico, but who cross the international border daily to attend U.S. schools in Douglas, Arizona.

Feb 2, 2012
John Maggio's documentary film "Billy the Kid" will debut on the PBS series American Experience on Tuesday, January 10th on PBS-HD Channel 6.

Billy the Kid

Filmmaker John Maggio talks about his new documentary on one of the Old West's most famous outlaws, airing on the PBS series American Experience January 10th.

Jan 5, 2012
Rapper Tupac Shakur's posthumous collection of poems offers scans of the original manuscripts for comparison

Celebrity Poets

An exhibit at the U of A's Poetry Center celebrates verse written by celebrities like Leonard Nimoy, Jimmy Carter, Viggo Mortensen and Dolly Parton.

Dec 15, 2011
Comedian (and occasional country & western entertainer) Neil Hamburger in Tucson

The Strange World of Neil Hamburger

"America's $1 Funnyman" will appear with many other progressive comedy talents at a benefit for the Humane Society on Saturday, December 14th.

Dec 9, 2011
"Revenge of the Electric Car" director Chris Paine

Revenge of the Electric Car

In 2006, director Chris Paine made the film "Who Killed the Electric Car?". Now, he's back with a new film which documents what he calls an "industry revolution in progress".

Dec 9, 2011

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