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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Dec 2013

Borrowed Time - A Musical Journey

Find out why successful film composer Brad Fiedel decided to leave Hollywood behind in a quest to rekindle his artistic inspiration.

Dec 13, 2013

Effects of Common Core Adoption at Presidio Schools

Method has forced teachers to allow students to think more independently, says Scott Whitlock, head of curriculum and instruction.

Dec 12, 2013

The Hypocrisy Footprint

Author Chris Cokinos tries to explain the logic behind what he calls the 'hypocrisy footprint' left by backyard pools in the arid Southwest

Dec 12, 2013

Local Homeless Women's Shelter Offers Sense of Community

A 1,200-square-foot house stands near south downtown Tucson, where women in need can eat, rest, feel support.

Dec 12, 2013

Planet Rabbit

Learn about one artist's inspiration to take art out of the gallery and into local communities.

Dec 6, 2013
Eloy Detention Center

Siblings Apart For Years, One US Citizen, Other Faces Deportation

Brother and sister are part of nationwide effort to fix "a broken immigration system;" born to same parents but in different countries.

Dec 6, 2013

After 31 Years El Tour de Tucson is Without Title Sponsor

UAMC's six-year title sponsorship contract expired, leaving budget with a $250K hole, but things are looking up, tradition carries on.

Nov 22, 2013

Tucsonan Struggles to Find a Kidney, Turns to Facebook

Don Do, a 23-year-old former UA student, created an event page to reach out to people, hoping to find a donor.

Nov 15, 2013

Noel Paul Stookey

Best known as the tallest member of folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Noel Paul reflects on fifty years of music and memories

Nov 7, 2013

Do Souls Recognize Borders?

Anna Augustowska shares her observations about how two different places honor All Souls Day.

Nov 3, 2013

Local Junk Shop May Be Home to Friendly Ghosts

Betty Blues Junk Shop has been experiencing paranormal activities recently.

Nov 1, 2013

Pima County Library's Ghost in Tucson List Investigated

Laura Palmisano reports on the origins of the list and visits one of the "haunted" locations.

Nov 1, 2013

Learning Physics by Launching Pumpkins

For the past 3 years, the Tucson Pumpkin Toss has taught local middle school, high school students about science.

Nov 1, 2013

Tucson Nonprofit Helps Homeless Teens Graduate High School

Reports estimate there are about 4,000 homeless youth in Pima County; organization provides them with school supplies, food, guidance.

Oct 25, 2013

Tucson Fashion Week Welcomes Betsey Johnson

Organizers hope the annual event will raise Tucson's "style profile", attract new business.

Oct 25, 2013

Stairwell Session featuring Howe Gelb

Hear a new solo performance and an interview that reveals Gelb's conversation to be as unpredictable as his music

Oct 17, 2013

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