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University High School student Amanda McCarley and her AP history teacher Dr. John Hosmer

Teachers' Voices with Amanda McCarley and Dr. John Hosmer

A University High School student asks her history teacher to reflect on teaching some of Tucson's best and brightest

Aug 9, 2012
The St. Francis Cooling Center offers some temporary relief for Tucson's homeless population from the summer's extreme weather.

'Dry Heat' Tough on Tucson's Homeless

Cooling Center provides comfortable respite for those without shelter

Aug 6, 2012
Eddie Islas, Santa Clara Elementary School's principal and reading teacher Lynn Lujan give a certificate of completion to a kindergarten student at the closing ceremony for the San Xavier Summer Reading Program.

Teaching Traditions

A summer program teaches Native American students about culture and academics

Jul 26, 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
We take a tour with the TBG Director of Horticulture, Michael Chamberland, and learn about how moisture-loving plants such as orchids and bromeliads are grown in our desert environment.

Tropical Plants Thrive In 'Cool' Greenhouse

Tucson Botanical Gardens showcases unique plants in controlled environment

Jul 10, 2012
New film footage has emerged of the Temple of Music and Art, an anchor of Tucson's performing arts community since 1927.

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

Jul 5, 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
Money with bow

Outside Dollars a Gift in CD8 Race

Nearly $1M in Super PAC funding has come in on both sides

May 17, 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

Drunk at the Funeral

A conversation with Tucson-based musician and composer Chris Black about the unique vision behind his latest work, an illustrated album of music for piano and percussion.

Mar 29, 2012
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild visits the Arizona Legislature in March to discuss the city's legislative priorities.

Tucson Mayor Visits Legislators, State Officials

Rothschild says it's important to form relationships with lawmakers

Mar 8, 2012
Seashell Radio was / is / will be the quartet of (from left to right) Esmé Schwall, Fen Ikner, Courtney Robbins, and Cassie Van Gelder

Seashell Radio

Their new album 'Slick Machine' documents a season of change for one of the Tucson music scene's most popular bands.

Mar 2, 2012
In Anniston, Alabama, an angry mob stoned and firebombed the Greyhound bus holding some of the original Freedom Riders.

American Experience: Freedom Riders

The inspiring story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

Feb 4, 2012
Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols of Tucson's Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Teachers' Voices with Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols

Two educators tell how a take-home laptop program at Lauffer Middle School has helped the students get involved with their learning in new ways.

Feb 2, 2012
The Silver Thread Trio (l to r): Gabrielle Pietrangelo, Caroline Isaacs, and Laura Kepner-Adney

The Silver Thread Trio

Listen to the unique blend of folk, country, rock, and classical influences on their new album, "Trigger & Scythe".

Jan 27, 2012

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