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Episode 167: Reviewing 2017

A look at the stories we covered in 2017, and what stories will continue to resonate in 2018.

Tucson Teacher Receives $5,000 Surprise

José Salcido plans to buy equipment to teach physics with money from grant.

ChamberLab's Next Project: "1 Song, Played 840 Times, For America!"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Will Arizonans accept a soda tax in the name of education?; non-profit Sun Sounds provides access to print media for those who need it; and Tucsonans tell stories about kindness in our community.

Tucson Festival of Books Approaching its 10th Anniversary

New authors, improvements planned for March 2018.

Episode 163: Analyzing Election Results

Journalists break down voters' decisions, plus Tucson Unified Superintendent reacts to results, and visiting a homeless veteran.

Tuesday is Election Day in Pima County

Ballots include Tucson City Council races, property and sales taxes in various municipalities.

Tucson Police Ask City to Fund School Resource Officers

Having officers in some schools helps mentor and teach students.

Children's Book Author Todd Parr Coming to Tucson

Adults may not know who Parr is, but millions of young readers around the world consider him a literary superstar.

Pima County Celebrates Walk and Bike to School Day Friday

Day encourages healthy, environmentally friendly commuting for children.

Differences and Dwarfism

On a special Arizona Spotlight: Pima County Public Library celebrates diversity; a rare kind of bone health clinic in Phoenix; a roundtable talk from three people living with dwarfism; why the lack of dolls that reflect differences is a problem.

Superintendent: TUSD Must Adjust to Counteract Falling Enrollment

Trujillo says the district is trying to emulate extended day and night programs of charter and private schools.

A Celebration of "Dia de los Muertos"...from the Afterlife

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An investigation into the success of BASIS Schools concludes; and a personal essay about what hurricanes can leave behind.

Early-Education Tax Opponents Launch Campaign

Local business leaders say the proposition, not its target, is wrong.

Anniversary Celebration Brings Marching Band's Past and Present In Step

Catalina Foothills High School reunites current and former band members for its 25th year.

Supporters of TUSD Mexican American Studies See New Hope in Ruling

Advocates want to see the reimplementation of the core concepts of the banned program.

How the Holocaust History Center Shines a Light on Justice for Global LGBTQ Community

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Basics of BASIS: How BASIS Transformed from One Tucson School to an International Brand

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