Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Aug 17, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

Aug 9, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Is Arizona ready for wildfires on the scale of those ravaging California?, how to help hummingbirds beat the peak summer heat, and stories of kindness in action.

The Heart of Loveland

Jul 27, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Independent brewers on both side of the U.S. - Mexico border team up; and a roundtable talk on how Tucson arts presenters can survive and thrive during the hot summer months.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Jul 19, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Jul 12, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are immigrant children in custody being housed in Phoenix?; Tucson's refugee community faces uncertain future together.

A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Jul 5, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

Separated & Reunited on the Border

Jun 29, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on the poaching of a male jaguar sighted in the Huachuca Mountains; meet Ciara Peterson, a Tucson girl who is a national champion at using braille.

Overcoming Aphasia: "A River is Made Drop by Drop"

Jun 21, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Where Arizona stands after a tumultuous week for U.S. border policy; and an alternative to sunscreen developed at the University of Arizona.

A Love Triangle Becomes an "Invitation to a Bonfire"

Jun 14, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: an overview of the political landscape heading into the midterms; how Tucsonans celebrate Juneteenth; and Adiba Nelson on her family's legacy of domestic violence.

Taking a Trip to "Bundyville"

Jun 7, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legal battles on the border over the separation of families; and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman talks about life, death, and having fun in between.

Infinite Lifetimes

Jun 7, 2018 Renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, translator of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead", talks about rebirth, space aliens, and lucid dying.

Making a Connection: Teens Help Seniors Learn Digital Literacy

Jun 1, 2018 A new program is getting tech-savvy teens to educate seniors about 21st century tech and the internet.

Cicadas Tune Up for Long, Hot Summer

May 31, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teens & seniors are working together to navigate the perils of the internet; Chris Dashiell looks back at a classic Arizona western called "Broken Arrow"; and why "shape note singing" has a loyal following.

To the Last Drop: Planning for Water Shortage

May 24, 2018 The forecast for the Colorado River is grim, and pressure is rising for states to reduce water usage.

Pulling Back the Curtain on "Oaf"

May 24, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Conserving water today to prevent a crisis in two years; Tucson readers share their best-loved novels for "The Great American Read"; the harmonious sounds created by Tibetan singing bowls.

100 Years of Stories: Arizona Centenarians

May 18, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are raises for Arizona teachers guaranteed?; how a little bird provided a clue about Arizona's changing climate; and visit "Saxorcism", an immersive music experience.

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