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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Aug 2009

Bill Estes Jr.

Bill Estes Jr.

Peter Michaels talks to Bill Estes III about the life of his father, the late Tucson home builder Bill Estes Jr., who was a strong supporter of education in Arizona.

Aug 14, 2009
Robin Soliz

VOICES: Community Stories Past & Present Inc.

High school student Robin Soliz talks about practicing transcendental meditation, even amidst the chaos of her family's busy home.

Aug 7, 2009
Solar House

Solar House Update

Christopher Conover looks at the University of Arizona's entry in an international contest to design the future of solar housing.

Jul 31, 2009
Warehouse District Dowtown

Warehouse District Update

The future of Downtown Tucson's historic warehouse district is an uncertain one. Sooyeon Lee talks to some local artists who are hoping they'll have a say in what happens next.

Jul 31, 2009
Fox Theatre

Saturday Matinees at the Fox Theatre

The Fox is celebrating its own history by bringing back classic movie serials and cartoons on Saturdays. Kimberly Craft goes to the movies to tell us more.

Jul 24, 2009

I-10 Construction Nears Completion

Laura Markowitz explores the ingenuity that has gone into the biggest transportation construction project in Arizona history - the widening of I-10.

Jul 17, 2009
Felix Valencia

VOICES: Community Stories Past & Present Inc.

Hear the thoughts of Felix Valencia, as he prepares to leave the reservation where he lives to attend his first year of college.

Jul 10, 2009
Guy on bike

Drachman Study

As part of our BLUEPRINT TUCSON series, Tony Paniagua looks at a study showing millions of Americans would be better off economically if they lived closer to where they worked.

Jun 12, 2009
Ray Suarez

Ray Suarez

Mark McLemore talks with Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for The NewsHour, and a driving force behind the BLUEPRINT AMERICA project. Suarez will be at the UA May 26th.

May 22, 2009
Solar House

Solar House

As part of our continuing BLUEPRINT AMERICA coverage, Christopher Conover introduces us to a team of University of Arizona students in a competition to build the best solar house in the world.

May 15, 2009
Voices Tiny

VOICES: Community Stories

VOICES: Community Stories Past & Present Inc. is a non-profit group that helps Tucson youth share their stories with the world. Hear the first in a new series of Voices essays.

May 8, 2009
Living Library project

Living Library

The City of Tucson recently held a "Living Library" event for employees and others. Laura Markowitz describes how this innovative project is helping Tucsonans embrace diversity.

Apr 24, 2009
Mike Hein

City Manager Fired

Christopher Conover looks at this week's firing of Tucson City Manager Mike Hein and hear a commentary on the subject from Jim Nintzel of the "Tucson Weekly."

Apr 10, 2009
Earthship home

Earthship Homes

A Tucson couple is building the first "Earthship" in Pima County. Claudine LoMonaco reports on the eco-friendly houses built from natural and recycled materials (mostly tires).

Mar 20, 2009


Two humanitarians talk to each other during a story recorded in Tucson.

Mar 6, 2009

Solar Energy

Who's using it and how does it benefit the local economy? Laura Markowitz reports.

Mar 4, 2009

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