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State Park Benefits from Summer Monsoon

Rain adds welcome water to the popular destination.

A Tucson Family Observes Ramadan

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A summer insect forecast from "The King of Sting", and Beth Surdut's close encounter with a highly specialized desert denizen.

The Art of Paying Attention: Zebra-Tailed Lizards

Author and wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut shares a surprisingly close encounter in midtown Tucson with one of the fastest sprinters in the desert.

'Mars is Beautiful,' UA Scientists Enthuse Over Book of HiRISE Images

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Finding a future for historic Tucson places to become community art spaces; tune in with the UA amateur radio club; and new music from the Weiss / Soflin duo.

'Woven Through Time' Reveals Cultural Fabric of the Southwest

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A state budget update; Dr. David Alberts retires from the UA Cancer Center; and "A Book I Love" returns.

Annie Laos, A Tucson Original, Remembered by Friends and Family

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A look at alternatives to a physical border wall; how genome research helps science to understand epilepsy; "I Dream in Widescreen" brings new film makers' work to light.

Tucson Science Rally Gains Momentum as Earth Day Approaches

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Attorney General Sessions gives speech in Nogales; artist Lex Gjurasic stamps out reality; and Arizona's round-tailed ground squirrels get the attention they deserve.

The Debut of Feeding Our Future

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Arizona Theatre Company overcomes financial struggle to launch 50th season; Tucson's Chinese community hosts Lunar Festival; eButterfly uses crowd sourcing to help science.

Pie Party Celebrates Tucson's Sweet Side

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A wrap on the 2017 State Budget; a doctor from Pakistan makes a difference in Marana; new book details UA role in space exploration.

"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.

Arizona Spotlight for November 27, 2015

A tale of love and dedication from StoryCorp's Tucson visit; what it takes to live for a full year without processed food; exploring the true reason for flowers.

Arizona Spotlight for September 4, 2015

The psychology of everyday sounds; "That Desert Sound" celebrates the Tucson music scene of the 1980s; using Tucson to study the geography of global change; capturing the beauty and intensity of monsoon lightning on film.

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".

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.

Toads, Turtles and Tarantulas Get Busy During Monsoon

The monsoon motivates movement and reproduction in the Sonoran desert.

Arizona Spotlight for May 29th, 2015

A veteran graduates college despite challenges from a traumatic brain injury; what blood donation can mean to someone in need; groundbreaking UA research into how memory and learning work for animals like insects and fish.

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