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After The Flames, A Slow Healing

As Arizona forests rebound from recent wildfires, restoration experts plan for future flames.

Oct 20, 2011
Kim Sisson keeps food, hygiene supplies and clothing for homeless youth in the trunk of her car.

No Direction Home

Learn how the non-profit organization Stand Up for Kids is working against the odds - and the system - to bring help to Tucson's homeless youth.

Sep 23, 2011

Author Says Global Appetites Fueling New West Boom

The "old west" economy roars back as the "new west" economy of tourism suffers from recession.

Sep 16, 2011
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

Silence and Devotion at Diamond Mountain

Stories from volunteers supporting a group of 39 people in a three-year silent retreat.

Sep 2, 2011
Gun metal glints in the Arizona sunshine during a gun fight reenactment.

New Book Separates Truth From Myth In The Shootout At The O.K. Corral

“The Last Gunfight” author finds it wasn't a shootout, but it did help create our enduring image of the old west.

Aug 25, 2011
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Ken Drozd considers issuing a flood advisory.

Inside The National Weather Service's Tucson Operations Center

A team of forecasters work around the clock to turn local weather data into accurate forecasts and timely advisories.

Aug 18, 2011

Tucson Baseball: Troubled History, Questionable Future

Professional baseball's future in Tucson is still cloudy, even as teams build new fan bases and move to old stadiums.

Aug 12, 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
Congressional Victory Party, November 2010

SPECIAL REPORT: Giffords, Other Candidates Still Spending

Latest federal reports for Giffords, Grijalva and Flake show campaign season is underway

Jul 22, 2011

Tucson 'Bloomsday' A Celebration of Irish Culture

Annual gathering honoring Joyce's book 'Ulysses' mixes oration, song and Irish pride.

Jul 21, 2011

Marijuana’s Effects on the Brain

Part 5 of AZPM's Controversy over Cannabis series seeks expert opinions on marijuana's long-term effects on those who smoke it.

Jul 15, 2011
The main fire engine at Mt. Lemmon Fire waits in the wings.

A Visit to Mt. Lemmon On the Eve of Forest Closure

Checking in with campers, residents and firefighters on the mountain, the day before extreme fire conditions close the Coronado

Jun 9, 2011
While Kate Tirion visited Haiti in May she met with a local engineer and his wife who are overseeing projects in the Gressier region. When the building is repaired, it will serve as a half-way house for women and girls who survived rape and other violence.

To Build a Village

Hear the story of Kate Tirion, a Patagonia woman who is hoping to help rebuild Haiti using the environmentally sustainable principles of permaculture.

Jun 9, 2011

A Tour of Kartchner Caverns with Gary Tenen

The cave's co-discoverer revisits Kartchner often, and finds it still amazes him 40 years later. A tireless evangelist for the cave he still refers to as "Xanadu", Gary Tenen invited Mark Duggan to accompany him on a recent trip underground.

Jun 3, 2011

Dr. Carolyn Porco

One of America's leading planetary scientists talks about the ongoing exploration of Saturn and its moons. She'll be in Tucson to present at SPACEFEST III (June 2nd - 5th, 2011).

Jun 2, 2011

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