Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

The Art of Paying Attention: Hummingbird Etiquette

Feb 18, 2016 Beth Surdut tells about a treasure hunt that begins with bird droppings and leads to one of the desert's smallest, fastest inhabitants.

UA Hosts William Shakespeare's First Folio

Feb 12, 2016 Scholar says that without this almost 400 year old book, only half of Shakespeare's plays would be known today.

She Can't Vote, But Election Helps Tucsonan Find a Voice

Feb 12, 2016 Zaira Livier shares her story with Dímelo, storytelling project.

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Feb 11, 2016 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Feb 11, 2016 Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Feb 4, 2016 Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Scientists, Student-Athletes Team Up to Study Concussions in Football

Feb 4, 2016 Arizona-based research seeks a definitive diagnosis for controversial brain injury

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Jan 28, 2016 Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Arizona Spotlight for January 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2016 From StoryCorps, 10-year old Zoe shares thoughts on politics and race; what is the community story project "Dimelo" all about?; Patricia Ward Kelly honors the legacy of her husband Gene Kelly; singer Lizz Wright plays the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Under the Sun

Jan 15, 2016 Andrew Brown talks to people about the realities of life in Southern Arizona, including the struggle to find work.

Arizona Spotlight for January 15, 2016

Jan 14, 2016 StoryCorps in Tucson preents a grandfather's tale of adventure during World War II; new biography tells the story of the first American woman to become a doctor; Tucson unemployed look for work "Under the Sun".

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.

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