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Bat Key to Tequila Trade Gets Off US Endangered Species List

The announcement was good news to both wildlife conservationists and drinkers of tequila, as the bats are important pollinators of agave.

Are "Dark Skies" Good for Tucson?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Democratic candidates for governor talk education funding; Michael F. Blake on "The Cowboy President", and a backstage visit with "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

'Where the Water Goes': David Owen Looks at the Past, Present & Future of the Colorado River

Also on Arizona Spotlight: members of Tucson's black community share and contrast their experiences; author Victor Shamas explores 'Deep Creativity'.

Spotlight Session: Calexico

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The legacy - and future - of uranium mining in Northern Arizona; and Robert Beverly's poetic tale of what happened when Lady Melody met Mister Intensity.

What Happened to Edible Baja Arizona?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Differing opinions on how money should be spent at the border; Indigenous Voices presents spiritual elder Mona Polacca; and paying attention to Gila woodpeckers.

The Art of Paying Attention: Gila Woodpecker

Beth Surdut finds much more to these marvels of natural engineering than is obvious to the eye...or ear.

Mandatory or Voluntary, Bisbee Community to Keep Bag Ban Alive

Shop owners and residents would prefer not to fight the state in court over mandatory ban.

Facing Loss of State Funding, Bisbee to Roll Back Bag Ban

Version of resolution being drafted would make the ban voluntary, but reserve the city's right to challenge the state in court.

A 1960s Documentary Hidden for Decades - Now Revealed in Tucson.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Should honorably discharged veterans be able to get their citizenship and military benefits restored after trouble with the law? And, a local artist's adventures canoeing with alligators in a Florida river.

National Public Lands Day Brings Chance to Enjoy the Outdoors, Give Back

Federal land managers are looking for volunteers to help with restoration and improvement projects near Tucson.

App Gives New Perspective to Walk Up Tumamoc Hill

Tumamoc Tour's stories are timed to an average walking pace of people trekking up the hill.

Houston Wildlife After the Flood

Also on Arizona Spotlight: DACA Phase Out Could Affect 28,000 Arizonans; "The Rainbow 17" Seek Asylum in the US; and Arizona veteran Keith Connolly shares his Vietnam experience...

Ann Hampton Callaway Brings "The Ella Century" to Tucson

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

Episode 143: How Do We Deal With This Heat?

Plus: Breaking Ramadan fast with a Tucson Muslim family.

Harvesting a Sonoran Desert Delicacy: The Cholla Bud

Learn how to forage for cholla buds and process them for consumption.

A Q&A With Author Stephen Pyne

Pyne, who will be at the Tucson Festival of Books, has penned a series on wildfire based on region.

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