Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

Arizona Spotlight for July 18th, 2019

Jul 17, 2019 Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival presents indigenous stories for all to see; Retired astronaut Mark Kelly reflects on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing; and a Spotlight Session from Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine.

A town faces ghosts from its past in "Bisbee '17"

Jul 10, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking for a new shelter arrangement for asylum seekers in Tucson; and Aurelie Sheehan talks about her new short story collection "Once Into the Night".

500 Gila Topminnows make a splash at The Mission Garden

Jul 3, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Kimi Eisele on "The Lightest Object in the Universe"; singer Natalie Douglas returns to Tucson with the songs of Nat King Cole; and "A Love Letter to the Library" about MegaMania.

World Refugee Day in Tucson

Jun 26, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The youth photography program, Parks in Focus. And The Southwest Fair Housing Council observes the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

Bat night at the Mission Garden

Jun 19, 2019 Also: A new facility in Nogales, Sonora to help migrants following the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy; and strangers find common ground with "One Small Step".

Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Jun 12, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

Drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and the final tour of Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Jun 5, 2019 Also: The latest on the trial of Scott Warren, and what it means for humanitarian aid on the U.S. / Mexico border; and two Hollywood versions of the story of Judge Roy Bean.

Arizona Spotlight for May 30th, 2019

May 30, 2019 Also: Climbing Mt. Lemmon in the footsteps of Sara Plummer Lemmon; TIHAN celebrates 25 years of helping Tucson's HIV-positive community live better; and an artist who finds creative satisfaction in millions of tiny hand drawn lines.

Walking in the footsteps of Sara Plummer Lemmon

May 29, 2019 The story of a botanist and artist who had a mountain named after her.

Signs of life and death along southwestern highways

May 22, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson restaurant history, becoming a goat, and looking back at Dr. Martin Luther King's visits to Tucson.

WWII Plane Stops in Tucson

May 15, 2019 Plus, Tohono O’odham Nation students commit to college; and Teddy Roosevelt, the cowboy president.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison: "Living Deeply and Looking Up"

May 8, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Artists wish UA students good luck during finals week; Exploring Persian fairy tales and women in mythology; Adiba Nelson on the challenges of being a mom.

Can 1,000 Empty Backpacks Save Lives?

May 1, 2019 Also: How Pima County could pay for newly opened migrant shelters; Bridging cultural divides with the Persian language; Tucson author Janni Lee Simner reads from her new book.

Living Each Day to the Fullest After 'Miraculous' Recovery From Bike Crash

Apr 25, 2019 A University of Arizona student relishes each day, trying out different activities.

The City of Tucson Offers Hope to Migrants in Need

Apr 24, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Go backstage at Tucson High Magnet School to preview "Our Border Town"; Tucson poet laureate TC Tolbert receives grant from the Academy of American Poets; And, what would you do with the blessing of extra time to be alive?

UA Student Filmmakers to Screen Their Work in Annual Showcase

Apr 18, 2019 Comedies, dramas and mysteries are on the schedule at the "I Dream in Widescreen" short-film event.

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