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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".

New Books, Movies Return to Pima County Libraries

Pima County Public Library's collection development manager talks spending priorities and need for diversity in acquisitions.

Arizona Spotlight for July 24, 2015

Author and scientist Stephen Buchmann discusses "The Reason for Flowers"; three film scores that added dimension to their classic films; how one man overcame illiteracy; paying attention to stink bugs in love.

Fantasy author Janni Lee Simner in the AZPM Radio Studio.

Janni Lee Simner

Tucson author creates fantasy worlds from imagination, research, and a knack for creating sense of place.

Arizona Spotlight for July 10, 2015

A community finds common ground in a local park; Sun Sounds of Arizona reads print media for those who can't; author Janni Lee Simner talks about creating fantasy fiction; unusual style of yoga offers "Authentic Movement".

How One Woman Learned to Redefine Food

Megan Kimble on her new book 'Unprocessed: My city-dwelling year of reclaiming real food'.

Pima County Library to Expand Young Adult Digital Programs

The library will add classes in science, technology, art and more with state grant.

Finding Abbey

Sean Prentiss' book explores the complicated legacy of Edward Abbey, and follows his footsteps through the Sonoran Desert region.

Arizona Spotlight for June 5, 2015

Non-profit "Flags for the Flagless" honors veterans; book details author's personal quest to better understand the life of Edward Abbey; Tucson car show draws diverse crowd; Molly McCloy shares a story about growing up.

Nabhan encourages using local food sources such as mesquite trees in the Sonoran desert.

MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan

Scientist, food activist and writer raises awareness and enthusiam about plants, food, and a healthy environment.

Pima County Library Wants Public Input

Library looks to the community to create a growth plan for 2016

The library suspended new purchases in March, ahead of schedule, to save money.

No New Books at Pima Libraries Until Budget Resolution

The library stopped the order of new materials in the face of pending budget cuts.

MacArthur Fellow Brackette F. Williams

Ethnic studies connects UA anthropology professor with 'genius grant'

Arizona Spotlight for March 20, 2015

Upcoming space experiment has a local connection; UA Science lecture series explores "Life in the Universe"; fitness as the front line against Parkinson's; "A Book I Love" from the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books.

Queen of the Night by JA Jance

AZ WEEK: Tucson Festival of Books Grows, Promotes Literacy

Celebration of literature in its seventh year, features nationally knownn authors, including home-grown.

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.

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