Coming up on this week's ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore

  • The Colorado River is the world's most regulated waterway, with 25 dams located along its 1,500 mile course. National Geographic explorer Wade Davis recently went looking for what remains of the river's wild, original spirit, and Mark Duggan talks to Davis about his book River Notes: A Natural and Human History of the Colorado River.

  • Charles McPherson is a jazz saxophonist who has been performing as a leader and a sideman since the 1950s. Ben Nead talks with McPherson about his diverse career and his long list of collaborators, which includes Charles Mingus and Clint Eastwood.

  • And, meet Elizabeth Frankie Rollins, a Tucson-based author and educator who tells some unusual tales in her new collection The Sin Eater and Other Stories.

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT is heard every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM. Stories are also available online at

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