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

  • Follow the recovery of Joe Kay, a former Tucson High basketball player who had a stroke on the court nine years ago, and meet the college athletes coping with paralysis that Joe is helping to get through school.

  • Having already established endurance records aloft and a history-making intercontinental flight from Europe to Africa, the Swiss-made Solar Impulse - a sun powered manned aircraft - is currently making a trans-continental tour of the United States. Ben Nead talked to Solar Impulse pilot, Bertrand Piccard during the Phoenix stop-over this past week.

  • How accurate is the current estimate of the number of people living in the United States illegally? We'll find out how that number is being determined, and how the results are being debated.

  • Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at some standout films that use the border to tell a story.

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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