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Arizona Spotlight for February 20th, 2015

Transgender woman held in male immigration detention; Peace Corps volunteers share life changing experiences; musician Suzanne Vega talks about tide and time; Chris Dashiell on 2015 Academy Awards.

Alejandra Pablos and Jesus Magana

What's It Like to Be in Immigration Limbo?

2 years in detention, now 'waiting ... just waiting': brother and sister on opposite sides of the system.

Tucsonans Step Up to Help Central American Women, Children

One volunteer calls it 'a moral imperative to help suffering humanity;' he, his partner, take in two for one night.

The international border fence seen from Nogales, Ariz.

Central American Women, Kids Still Arriving at Tucson Greyhound

Migrants dropped off by Border Patrol get aid from volunteers before riding bus to relatives in U.S.

Image from the trailer of "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

Doc Pieces Together Story of Migrant Found Dead in AZ Desert

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” puts Pima County on international map as it premiers across the world.

A catholic procession takes place right along the U.S. Mexico Border.

Catholic Leaders Celebrate Mass Along Border, Pray for Reform

Several hundred people attended ceremony Tues. and a few dozen people peered through the border fence from Mexico.

Documenting "The Undocumented"

A conversation with filmmaker Marco Williams about creating an unflinching portrait of death on the U.S. - Mexico border

Historian and University of Arizona Mexican American Studies Professor Lydia Otero, talks on the past and present time of Tucson's multicultural development through the city's centennial existence referring to her novel, "La Calle" and the permanent photo exhibit in the Joel Valdez library in downtown Tucson.

Centennial Inspires Book on History of a Tucson Barrio

Book and exhibit commemorate community impacted by urban renewal project

Gabriel Sullivan and his collaborative music project Taraf de Tucson have started to make some noise around Tucson.

Taraf de Tucson Band Blends Sounds from Border, Peru, Balkans

Banleader says this music could only happen here

Executive Director of BAN, Juanita Molina (left), and Human Rights Promoter, Ana Santoyo (right), tell us about the Border Action Network and how it has become one of the most active and vocal organizations that works based on behalf of immigrant and border communities.

Border Action Network Gets New Leadership

Long-time activist becomes interim executive director of immigrant-rights organization

The Flores Family is being honored by the University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Association for their decades of work and support to the Tucson community. They have owned El Charro restaurants in Tucson since 1922.

Owners of Local Eatery Recognized for University Support

UA Hispanic Alumni Cites Dedication to Education

"Borderlandia: Cultural Topographies" is the title of a new exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art that explores some of the unique themes of US/Mexico interactions.

Artists Merge Cultures in Borderlandia

U.S./Mexico border deconstructed through glass and mixed media exhibit at Tucson Museum of Art

A Gift of Angels: The Art of Mission San Xavier del Bac

New Book Reveals Hidden Details of Artistic Treasures

Refugees in Tucson: Lives as Immigrants Contribute to Our Community.

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

Serendipity of Place and Sound

Brian Lopez, a Tucson musician, has developed a sound defined by culture and friendships.

El Dorado Restaurant in the City of South Tucson

South Tucson

It took a broken sewer line along South Sixth Avenue to unite the citizens of the City of South Tucson.

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