/ Modified jan 29, 2015 11:25 p.m.

Arizona Spotlight for January 30th, 2015

Members of Congress tour the U.S. / Mexico border; scientist Chris Impey ponders the human need to explore "Beyond"; UA students learn about life in Cuba; traditional Chinese music welcomes "The Year of the Goat".

Featured on the January 30th edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Christopher Conover reports on a tour of the U.S. / Mexico border by nearly two dozen members of Congress. For several, the trip was their first visit to a region they are responsible for legislating...

  • Why do human beings explore outer space in spite of the danger? Author and University of Arizona scientist Chris Impey examines the idea of an "explorer gene" in his new book Beyond, an analysis of the past, present, and future of space travel. Impey discusses his views with Mark McLemore...

  • The U.S. and Cuba are working to improve their diplomatic relations, while a group of University of Arizona students is learning more about that island nation in person. Tony Paniagua tells about a study abroad program that's planning another trip to Cuba this summer...

  • Plus, some traditional music to welcome the incoming Chinese "Year of the Goat", as performed by a trio of virtuosos who teach at the University of Arizona through The Confucius Institute...


ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

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