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Biofilm Discoveries

A retired professor at the University of Arizona has transformed a biofilm derived from lung tissue into multiple inventions that could solve everything from foodborne illness to the water crisis.

Alva Torres Plaza

Dedicated in honor of Alva Bustamante Torres, a fourth generation Tucsonan and community activist who fought to preserve important sites during Tucson’s Urban Renewal of the 1960s & 70s.

St. Philips Art Market

Take a stroll through Tucson's most iconic weekly open air market focused on uniquely local artists, makers, creators, and food businesses.

Episode 919

January 8th Memorial, Nazafarin Lotfi, Jane Hamilton, Baja Fairy Duster

Jane Hamilton

Three decades ago she had $400 in the bank and was raising four children as a single mother, but that didn’t stop Jane Hamilton from starting her own business.

Desert Plants: Baja Fairy Duster

Colorful, drought-tolerant and good for pollinators.

Nazafarin Lotfi: Carving a Space to Belong

Nazafarin Lotfi is the founder of Hamrah Arts Club where she creates space for refugee-status youth through art in Tucson.

January 8th Memorial

The January 8th Memorial Foundation and the Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center created "The Embrace" to memorialize those involved in Tucson's tragic mass shooting 12 years ago.

Episode 918

Rio Finnegan, Fossil Collection, Arizona STEM Adventure, Children of the Holocaust: Wanda Wolosky

Arizona STEM Adventure

Discover Arizona STEM Adventure, an educational extravaganza into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Fossil Collection

The Desert Laboratory's Vertebrate Paleontology Collection houses over 20,000 fossils, many of them from right here in the Sonoran Desert.


Aspiring filmmaker and podcaster Rio Finnegan is using his platforms to encourage positive conversations about issues affecting the disabled community.

Episode 917

Behind the Scenes of Children of the Holocaust: Stories of Survival; Tucson Chinese Chorizo Project; Evening Under the Stars; Desert Plants: Creosote

Behind the Scenes of Children of the Holocaust: Stories of Survival

A special look into the making of AZPM's original, multi-platform production.

Desert Plants: Creosote

It has one of the most recognizable smells in the desert, it attracts dozens of different types of bees, and it might have been eaten by native camels thousands of years ago.

Evening Under the Stars

Visit the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association’s exclusive Dark Sky site for a very special “Evening Under the Stars.”

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