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Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

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".

Edward Abbey's Southwest

Aug 4, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The latest on the sewage pipe break in Nogales; and a UA project to return lost dog tags from the Vietnam War unites two generations of veterans.

Senator McCain's Important Role in the Health Care Votes

Jul 27, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: the total solar eclipse, MOCA celebrates 20 years, and Harris's hawks.

An Inside Look at Firefighting in the Coronado National Forest

Jul 20, 2017 Also: an unusual piece of aviation history is given a new mission; how an inmate in the Arizona Corrections system found purpose in study

Solitary Thoughts

Jul 14, 2017 A special edition of Arizona Spotlight focused on solitary confinement - and its cause and effects.

Ann Hampton Callaway Brings "The Ella Century" to Tucson

Jul 7, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: water conservation today vs. water crisis tomorrow; Digna Theatre combines activism and art; and Tucsonans share simple stories about kindness.

A Woman from Syria Shares Flavors of her Homeland

Jun 29, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A public forum at TMC examines the future of Arizona health care; how this week's Supreme Court ruling affects immigration; and join some of the estimated 1,500 people who walk and run on Tumamoc Hill every day.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Jun 23, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Jun 22, 2017 Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

Right in Your Backyard: Foraging for Food in the Sonoran Desert

Jun 16, 2017 This week we learn to harvest cholla buds, speak with expert Gary Nabhan and visit an urban farm that's doing a lot more than growing vegetables.

Growing the Ties Between Farmers and Restaurants

Jun 9, 2017 Also: Get to know traveling music and community service group Up With People, formed right here in Tucson.

Greetings From Norway: Tucson Radio Waves Travel to the Arctic

May 30, 2017 Radio enthusiasts in Nordic countries picked up on AZPM's signal, and got in touch.

An Unexpected Connection Between Sunny Tucson and Arctic Norway

May 25, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Missing in America Project honors departed veterans; a mother's hopes for her daughter's future; and author Ron Carlson on the inspiration for "News of the World".

'Mars is Beautiful,' UA Scientists Enthuse Over Book of HiRISE Images

May 19, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Finding a future for historic Tucson places to become community art spaces; tune in with the UA amateur radio club; and new music from the Weiss / Soflin duo.

Building a Journey Across America

May 12, 2017 Tucson man returns from an arduous, year-long research project visiting all 50 states.

That Time Andy Warhol Tried to Shoot a Western in Tucson...

May 12, 2017 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Will Tucson voters approve the half cent sales tax increase?; local handyman shares stories of working across America; and a new twist on basket weaving traditions.

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