Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

The Art of Paying Attention: Alligators

Oct 13, 2017 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares her adventures paddling with the Myakka River's most famous inhabitants.

A Celebration of "Dia de los Muertos"...from the Afterlife

Oct 6, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: An investigation into the success of BASIS Schools concludes; and a personal essay about what hurricanes can leave behind.

Public Schools Inc.: From Small Tucson Charter to International Network

Oct 6, 2017 Part II of an investigation looking at the successful expansion of Tucson's BASIS schools into private and international operations.

Public Schools Inc.: When Public Education Turns Into Big Business

Sep 29, 2017 Part I of an investigation into how Tucson's BASIS schools grew from a small charter into an international network.

How the Holocaust History Center Shines a Light on Justice for Global LGBTQ Community

Sep 29, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Basics of BASIS: How BASIS Transformed from One Tucson School to an International Brand

Documentary Follows Andy Warhol Sculpture from Family Living Room to $3 Million Dollar Auction

Sep 22, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why many Arizona missing persons cases may be getting a new look; Meet the woman behind the voice of Tucson's transit system; Two volunteers who help keep Arizona's parks & trails in shape.

The Vital Role of Volunteers: One Couple's Perspective

Sep 22, 2017 "Work doesn't bother us."

The Art of Paying Attention: HoHum, The Great Horned Owl

Sep 14, 2017 How the odd tastes of this urban owl sent author & wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut hunting for answers.

The Rogue Theatre Pulls Back the Curtain on Racism with New Play

Sep 14, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson & "the deep and heavy knapsack" of interracial dating; an owl with unusual taste sends Beth Surdut hunting for answers; and an Arizona Vietnam vet shares his story.

Houston Wildlife After the Flood

Sep 8, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: DACA Phase Out Could Affect 28,000 Arizonans; "The Rainbow 17" Seek Asylum in the US; and Arizona veteran Keith Connolly shares his Vietnam experience...

Looking Back on Fire Season in Arizona, and Places Touched by the Flames

Aug 31, 2017 Wildfire activity rose statewide, and Southern Arizona was home to some of the state's largest fires.

The Future of a Link to the Past

Aug 25, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Local hip hop dance team scores at national contest; Pink Martini brings swanky sounds to Tucson; "Love Letters to the Library" returns; and a profile of an Arizonan who fought in the Vietnam War.

Exploring Ironwood Forest, Its Future Unclear

Aug 25, 2017 Visiting the national monument to understand the debate, and what's at stake.

"When We Are in Our Addiction, We Are Not Living."

Aug 17, 2017 Arizona Spotlight devotes an episode to understanding addiction, including two stories of recovery from destructive eating habits..

Farewell to The King of the Monsters

Aug 11, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Opioid addicts struggle to get their recovery covered; astronomical events in the works of William Shakespeare; and a folktale from India in "The Drum & The Story".

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