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A Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Arizona Spotlight for December 18, 2015

Brothers share memories of growing up in an unconventional family; author Tom Van Dyke talks about "A Cowboy Christmas"; learn about the first Tucson Solo Theater Festival; meet a young cellist chosen to perform with The Moscow Ballet.

Arizona Spotlight for November 6, 2015

A walking meditation in the All Souls Procession; How does a warrior heal?; Developing Tucson's startup culture; What will local election results mean for Tucson?

Arizona Spotlight for August 7, 2015

Author Kathryn Ferguson discusses "The Haunting of the Mexican Border - One Woman's Journey"; Cooperative Extension offers expert help with agriculture and wellness; Chris Dashiell explores the heroic legacy of Zorro.

Arizona Spotlight for July 31, 2015

The Tucson Museum of Art displays work from refugee artists who are part of The Owl and Panther Project; space scientist Chris Impey looks "Beyond"; and Beth Surdut faces off with an angry raptor in "The Art of Paying Attention".

Arizona Spotlight for March 13th, 2015

Meet a local man who overcame his illiteracy while in his 50s; all-around entertainer Ben Vereen reflects on a stellar career; author Elizabeth Evans explores friendship & betrayal in her novel "As Good as Dead"; National Pi Day gets a closer look.

Author J.A. Jance: Second-Grade Teacher Inspired Her

Mystery writer, coming to Tucson Festival of Books, had to overcome gender discrimination at UA.

Author Jean Kwok Shows Brooklyn Life Through Immigrant's Eyes

Best-selling author based writings on her own story

Leonard Nimoy was an enthusiastic guitarist and songwriter throughout his life.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, the Poet

Explore a lesser known side of the late actor's work, one that earned him a devoted following beyond the final frontier of "Star Trek".

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Sonoran Strange: Our Captivating and Complicated Community

Tucson poet, artist and performer Logan Phillips releases new book inspired by the region.

Borderlands Theater Tells Story of Jan. 8 Hero Daniel Hernandez

His memoirs serve as blue-print for "quintessential Tucson story," director of play says.

Maya Angelou Remembered

Debi Chess Mabie shares her personal connection to Maya Angelou's poem "Phenomenal Woman"

A Book I Love

Readers of all ages tell about the books that have touched, thrilled, or inspired them the most.

Kaleidoscopic Look at Bradbury, Famous Sci-Fi Writer

Essay collection explores his life and different dimensions of his work; fans will be able to find it at Tucson Festival of Books' Science City.

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