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George Takei's "Allegiance" Has a Message for America

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A Tucson organic farm with a mission; and the harmonious sound of The Reveille Men's Chorus.

Comedian Tig Notaro Has a Great Career Despite Bad Advice

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A veteran's eye witness account of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; the lasting legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo nation.

Tucson's Historic "Sunshine Mile" Threatened by Redevelopment

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Feeding Our Future" looks at turning garbage into gardens; Chris Dashiell explores the Hollywood "star system"; and a poetic essay from playwright Robert Beverly.

The Monkees and The Zombies Bring the Spirit of 1966 to Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering a Tucson woman who flew in WWII; and finding healing on the Arizona Trail.

Native American Portrayals in Film History

Film essayist Chris Dashiell takes a closer look at one of Hollywood's biggest blindspots.

Pascua Yaqui Youth Get Involved

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Native American portrayals in film; profile of Tucson author Ethel Lee Miller; and young love at a long distance.

A Holocaust History for Tucson; and SACASA's Mission During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell reviews "The Thin Yellow Line"; and a woman realizes her Japanese garden dreams in Tucson.

Century After New Mexico Raid, Pancho Villa Still Controversial

His statue in downtown Tucson draws praise, scorn; was gift of Mexico in 1981.

UA Hosts William Shakespeare's First Folio

Scholar says that without this almost 400 year old book, only half of Shakespeare's plays would be known today.

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 February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Postal History in Tucson: Letter That Fell Into the Sea

Central Tucson is home to 100-plus-year-old post office, countless stamps.

Arizona Spotlight for January 22, 2016

From StoryCorps, 10-year old Zoe shares thoughts on politics and race; what is the community story project "Dimelo" all about?; Patricia Ward Kelly honors the legacy of her husband Gene Kelly; singer Lizz Wright plays the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Arizona Spotlight for January 8, 2015

Ron & Nancy Barber remember the aftermath of January 8, 2011; one of the oldest buildings in Arizona gets a facelift; a preview of the 2016 Jewish International Film Festival including "Mister Kaplan" and "Enter the Faun".

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 13, 2015

'Nam Jam marks 28 years of veteran brotherhood; veteran, folksinger & teacher Clyde Appleton remembered; Steven Wright takes his comedy seriously; voices form the 2015 All Souls Procession.

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