Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

Exploring the science behind medical marijuana

Sep 18, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Criminal justice employees see what life is like after prison, how to pronounce Tohono O'odham, and a look at "Voices of Vail."

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Sep 11, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

'Stupid motorist law' rarely enforced in Tucson area

Sep 11, 2019 Flooding on area roads leads to rescues.

When was the last time you ate a poem?

Sep 4, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The community conversation about expanding sex education in TUSD; a brother and sister take "One Small Step" to bridge their political divide; and a look back at the 1968 movie "Targets".

Ray Manley's Arizona

Aug 28, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "From Grief to Acceptance" with Misty Proffitt-Thompson; HOCO Fest 2019 is the biggest yet; and a visit to the Vegan restaurant Tumerico.

"Never again, para nadie."

Aug 21, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: New state law that may provide justice for greater numbers of Indigenous women and girls; A reaction to the Trump administration changing the Endangered Species Act; and a very short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Ocean & Space

Aug 14, 2019 Learn about UA scientists in the Southern Ocean measuring climate change; and celebrating the past and future of space exploration at Spacefest X.

Mental illness not a factor in mass violence, group says

Aug 8, 2019 The mentally ill are far more likely to injure themselves than to harm others, says NAMI of Southern Arizona.

"Wise Bodies, Beautiful Elders" - photographer Jade Beall confronts ageism in the raw.

Aug 7, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The facts regarding mental illness and gun violence; and mushroom hunters go on a monsoon quest.

Arizona Spotlight for August 1st, 2019

Jul 31, 2019 Looking back at a 1979 radioactive contamination in Tucson, and citizens working together; exploring the history of Harvey Houses in Arizona; and a couple finds common ground with "One Small Step".

Geoff Notkin on the past - and future - of space exploration.

Jul 24, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Mexican rock stars sing out about immigration; and a party to celebrate the "The Queen of the Night" at Tohono Chul.

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" in action, 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".

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