Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

More common than Parkinson's, but less known: How Tucsonans with aphasia are navigating the pandemic

Jun 10, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Has the meaning of Juneteenth changed?

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Jun 3, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

May 27, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

Stuck in Nepal: Weathering the COVID-19 pandemic in a Buddhist monastery

May 13, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Facts about "murder hornets"; how Ramadan is different in 2020; and words of hope from a Tucsonan facing coronavirus on the front line.

DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.

May 6, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?

Spotlight Session: The Django Shredders take classic Gypsy jazz to the next level.

Apr 29, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a food bank in Phoenix is offering assistance to as many as 8 families every 90 seconds.

“'Rona needs to stay away!”: How a single mother stays resilient.

Apr 22, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Free meals for our community; and an interview with César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, author of "Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants".

Spring is NOT cancelled: backyard scientists contribute to "Nature's Notebook".

Apr 16, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Being a UA senior in a year without Commencement; how the Campus Pantry is increasing food security for students and staff; and a public health student fights COVID-19 misinformation on behalf of her family in Puerto Rico.

How Farmers Markets are surviving - and evolving - during the pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight:The Arts Foundation makes emergency relief grants available to local artists; a conversation with food writer & former EMT Jane Stern; and a short story from Aurelie Sheehan.

Spotlight Session: John Coinman

Apr 2, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: how to build community resilience in the midst of the crisis.

What "The Decameron", a Medieval Italian masterpiece, can tell us about life during a pandemic.

Mar 25, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why a Tucsonan named Taylor chose to get involved in the conflict in Syria; and Frank Figliuzzi speaks on putting Taylor's story in context with U.S. foreign policy.

"Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale"

Mar 11, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson shares an open love letter to all women, everywhere; and how UA scientists are understanding climate change through research in the Southern Ocean.

Spotlight Session: Charlie King

Mar 4, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Museum of Art celebrates the legacy of Elaine Horwitch.

Racial bias and Indigenous communities on Arizona campuses

Feb 26, 2020 This episode of Arizona Spotlight also includes a discussion on the impacts of biases of all sorts.

Arizona Spotlight Special: Arizona Addicted

Feb 11, 2020 Tearing down the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction with stories from Arizonans who have lived the experience, and found the road to recovery.

Getting "Anti-Social" with author Andrew Marantz.

Feb 5, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The conclusion of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: "The Roots of Transphobia".

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