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The Swingin' Return of The Squirrel Nut Zippers

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Wildfire season update; A-10 pilots compete for "Top Gun" status; and Dímelo introduces a woman who is glad she took a risk with learning to love her body.

The Art of Paying Attention: Snakes

Many people happily share their yards with creatures that fly and hop, but what about the ones that slither?

Wildlife Crossings Give Animal Commuters the Right of Way

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Snakes in the Garden; Turning a Passion into a Business; Dímelo Asks About Favorite Places

The Art of Paying Attention: White-Winged Doves

Artist Beth Surdut watches doves in her Tucson neighborhood play their version of "Pick up Sticks".

Nest building for architecturally challenged doves of the Sonoran Desert; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Results from the 2016 presidential primary, and a Tucson artist follows her dreams to Berlin.

"The Soul of an Octopus"

A conversation with naturalist and author Sy Montgomery about her ongoing quest to better understand the consciousness and emotions of animals.

Finding the Soul of an Octopus; and Who Killed Vincent Van Gogh?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking ahead to the Arizona legislative session's second half; The Department of Child Safety deals with backlog of cases.

The mysterious, mesmerizing, and very musical Triplets of Belleville in their prime as the darlings of Vaudeville.

A Little Belleville Visits Tucson

Oscar-nominated composer Benoit Charest accompanies the film "The Triplets of Belleville" with music played on vacuum, refrigerator, and newspaper.

The Art of Paying Attention: Hummingbird Etiquette

Beth Surdut tells about a treasure hunt that begins with bird droppings and leads to one of the desert's smallest, fastest inhabitants.

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.

The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

Arizona Spotlight for the 2015 holiday season

More local StoryCorps conversations; exploring the "Xenophobia Blues"; discovering Comet Catalina, and some of the year's best stories.

Arizona Spotlight for November 20, 2015

StoryCorps arrives in Tucson; visit a peaceful Asian oasis in midtown Tucson; a community finds common ground in a neighborhood park; five experimental music artists use MOCA as a soundscape.

The Art of Paying Attention: Raven Conversations

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut tells about the things a raven will do for love. Or food.

The Art of Paying Attention: Regal Horned Lizard

Wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut learns that all lizards are not created equal...

Arizona Spotlight for August 14, 2015

Looking for bighorn sheep along the Colorado River; restoring two centuries of history at the San Xavier Mission; what it means to be the first college graduate in your family.

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