Arizona Spotlight - Episodes

American Experience: Freedom Riders

Feb 4, 2012 The inspiring story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

Forest Watchers Forecast Above Average Wildfire Season

Feb 3, 2012 At midwinter, a surplus of dry fuels and little moisture have forest officials worried.

Teachers' Voices with Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols

Feb 2, 2012 Two educators tell how a take-home laptop program at Lauffer Middle School has helped the students get involved with their learning in new ways.

Border Crossing for an Education

Feb 2, 2012 Take a closer look at the issue of students who live in Mexico, but who cross the international border daily to attend U.S. schools in Douglas, Arizona.

The Silver Thread Trio

Jan 27, 2012 Listen to the unique blend of folk, country, rock, and classical influences on their new album, "Trigger & Scythe".

Teachers' Voices with Gabriel Ortiz and Dr. Theresa Chavez

Jan 19, 2012 Gabriel was a homeless teen with a troubled background who had given up on being a student, until he met a teacher who refused to give up on him.

Billy the Kid

Jan 5, 2012 Filmmaker John Maggio talks about his new documentary on one of the Old West's most famous outlaws, airing on the PBS series American Experience January 10th.

Doc Severinsen

Jan 5, 2012 The legendary trumpeter leads his acoustic jazz group The San Miguel 5 in a concert with the Tucson Symphony on January 14th.

Teachers' Voices with Jane D'Amore and Pam Simon

Jan 5, 2012 Two former educators discuss how difficult it is for teachers to intervene when they see a student struggling with serious emotional problems.

Spotlight Session: Mirror Image

Dec 28, 2011 Listen to the harmonious music made by twin sisters Andrea and Juliet Wilhelmi, Mirror Image.

A Winning Wrestling Legacy Spans Generations

Dec 23, 2011 Sunnyside wrestling program teaches discipline

'Long Road Home'

Dec 22, 2011 Author Jeffrey J. Mariotte reads a seasonal tale about some of the emotions the holidays stir in those who are missing a loved one.

Celebrity Poets

Dec 15, 2011 An exhibit at the U of A's Poetry Center celebrates verse written by celebrities like Leonard Nimoy, Jimmy Carter, Viggo Mortensen and Dolly Parton.

The Strange World of Neil Hamburger

Dec 9, 2011 "America's $1 Funnyman" will appear with many other progressive comedy talents at a benefit for the Humane Society on Saturday, December 14th.

Revenge of the Electric Car

Dec 9, 2011 In 2006, director Chris Paine made the film "Who Killed the Electric Car?". Now, he's back with a new film which documents what he calls an "industry revolution in progress".

Spotlight Session: Kaia Chesney

Dec 1, 2011 Listen to some new music from up-and-coming Tucson singer / songwriter Kaia Chesney, celebrating the release of her debut album "Circa 1952".

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