Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

Arizona Spotlight for January 8, 2015

Jan 7, 2016 Ron & Nancy Barber remember the aftermath of January 8, 2011; one of the oldest buildings in Arizona gets a facelift; a preview of the 2016 Jewish International Film Festival including "Mister Kaplan" and "Enter the Faun".

StoryCorps Listens to Tucson

Jan 5, 2016 The StoryCorps motto is 'listening is an act of love.' Listen to a collection of stories recently shared by residents of Southern Arizona.

Comet Catalina Makes Brief Appearance

Dec 30, 2015 Discovered by Catalina Sky Survey in 2013

Arizona Spotlight for the 2015 holiday season

Dec 30, 2015 More local StoryCorps conversations; exploring the "Xenophobia Blues"; discovering Comet Catalina, and some of the year's best stories.

Tucson Religious Leaders Unite to Defend Muslim Community

Dec 29, 2015 Catholic bishop, rabbi, Muslim leader: Similarities far outweigh differences.

Love, Christmas and Guns

Dec 18, 2015 Recently arrived Tucson playwright organizes the first solo theater festival in the city with a diverse cast of guest artists.

Arizona Spotlight for December 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015 Brothers share memories of growing up in an unconventional family; author Tom Van Dyke talks about "A Cowboy Christmas"; learn about the first Tucson Solo Theater Festival; meet a young cellist chosen to perform with The Moscow Ballet.

Stairwell Session: Carlos Arzate

Dec 11, 2015 Tucson singer / songwriter unveils his spirit through music, and looks ahead to a long career trajectory.

Making Music From the Ground Up at the Saint Cecilia Studios

Dec 11, 2015 A year after opening, Tucson's newest recording studio brings new sounds downtown.

"Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Movie Star"

Dec 10, 2015 Documentary tells the story of R.G. Miller, a one-man-band filmmaker who has spent three decades doing what he loves, even if few others take notice.

Arizona Spotlight for December 11, 2015

Dec 10, 2015 A woman skydiving pioneer tells how her adventure began; a new documentary tells the story of a unique backyard filmmaker; visit the Saint Cecilia recording studio in downtown Tucson; and a Stairwell Session with Carlos Arzate.

Arizona Spotlight for December 4, 2015

Dec 3, 2015 A tale from StoryCorps; Reid Anderson from the jazz trio The Bad Plus; Ray Campas from Hollywood Barber College; the Owl and Panther Project.

"The Reason for Flowers"

Nov 25, 2015 Get a different perspective on the beauty, ecology and lore of flowers from Stephen Buchmann, a pollination expert and the author of a new book of natural history.

Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

Nov 25, 2015 A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

Tucson's Japanese Gardens is a "Dream Come True."

Nov 20, 2015 The transcontinental journey behind the gardens' founder and director.

Arizona Spotlight for November 20, 2015

Nov 19, 2015 StoryCorps arrives in Tucson; visit a peaceful Asian oasis in midtown Tucson; a community finds common ground in a neighborhood park; five experimental music artists use MOCA as a soundscape.

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