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Tony Furtado

From Blues to Bluegrass and Beyond

Meet multi-instrumentalist Tony Furtado, and hear about his passion for mixing American musical influences both old and new.

May 29, 2014
The striking cover image for "Pills and Starships", a young adult novel by Lydia Millet

Sound Fiction: Pills and Starships

Pulitzer-nominated author Lydia Millet reads from her new young adult science fiction novel, a dystopian portrait of a teen's struggle to make sense of her world.

May 29, 2014
Galdino was released from a Florence immigration detention center in 2012 thanks to efforts by Tucson's Casa Mariposa. When he arrived to the Casa on that April day, Galdino signed his name on the wall.

LGBT Global Persecution Leads to Asylum Seekers in Southern AZ

Marco Antonio Galdino left São Paulo in 1995, lives in Tucson while he awaits appeal of refugee rejection.

May 22, 2014
James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson play the title roles in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" from 1973

Hollywood's Favorite Outlaw

Chris Dashiell reflects on three different portrayals of Old West anti-hero Billy the Kid, representing three different eras of movie making.

May 22, 2014
Valley of the Moon fairy house.

Tales of Tucson: 'Forever Home'

An abandoned Tucson girl who wishes for a “forever home” finds unlikely allies at the Valley of the Moon.

May 15, 2014

The Tucson Folksingers Reunion

Tucsonans who were united by a love of music more than 50 years ago reunite to take part in the Tucson Folk Festival.

May 1, 2014
Image from the trailer of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

May 1, 2014
Metal Arts Village is home to a variety of artists, housing art thoroughly Southwestern but also far from traditional.

Metal Arts Village: Best of Both Worlds for Artists

Since opening 4 years ago, the village has been home to a variety of artists who can collaborate and build bonds with the public.

May 1, 2014

Young Musicians Prepare for 'World Series of High School Bands'

Tucson Jazz Institute students will be traveling to New York City to perform at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition.

Apr 24, 2014

Harvesting Cholla Buds

For many generations of native people, spring in the Sonoran Desert meant it was time to harvest cholla buds. Now, there is new interest in the prickly plants as a sustainable local food source.

Apr 24, 2014
More than 400 people attended the first ever Body Love Conference

The Militant Baker's Body Love Revolution

Blogger and advocate Jes Baker asks 'What do you love about your body?'

Apr 17, 2014

Tucsonan Aims for 2016 Olympics

Mountain View High School senior hopes to land a spot on the team USA's skeet shooting team.

Apr 17, 2014
George C. Scott as ultra-patriotic General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove"

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dr. Strangelove

Film writer Chris Dashiell shares his appreciation for director Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy on its 50th anniversary.

Apr 10, 2014

Tales of Tucson: Dillinger's Last Love

A story about something that might have happened in Tucson more than 80 years ago, and kept secret ever since...

Apr 3, 2014
Genaro Mendez's sons help him plant coffee seedlings in Chiapas that could end up sold in Tucson

From Chiapas, Mexico: More Than Just Coffee

Co-op selling coffee in Tucson helps Mexican families stay together and avoid dangerous illegal immigration.

Mar 27, 2014

Women's Day Theme Could Reflect in Female Religious Leadership

'Inspiring change' is this year's International Women's Day message; as time goes by even churches are seeing a stronger presence of females in higher positions.

Mar 7, 2014

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