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Welcoming New Americans

Attend a naturalization ceremony at the DeConcini Federal Courthouse in Tucson, where 46 candidates from 17 countries take their oaths of allegiance.

The Art of Paying Attention: The Rabbit Warren

The first in a series of essays by wildlife illustrator Beth Surdut about the adventures that may be outside your window.

Arizona Spotlight for July 17, 2015

A welcome to new American citizens from around the globe; sharing music and camaraderie in Downtown Tucson; The Rogue Theatre's new look at "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"; and a call to practice paying attention in your own backyard.

Religious Conventions Bring Welcome Summer Revenue to Tucson

Jehovah's Witnesses meetings pump millions of dollars to the regional economy.

Piano Bar Brings Business, Song to Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson's new musical diversion reconnects to the past.

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".

Pluto-Palooza

Find out why the dwarf planet Pluto casts a historical shadow over the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, where NASA's July 14th Pluto flyby is big news.

Independents and Independence

Tucson residents join national celebration to support local businesses.

New Data Helps African-Americans Trace Ancestry

LDS Church offers national digital index to reveal ancestral information.

Arizona Spotlight For June 19, 2015

Father's Day edition with guest producer and host Fernanda Echavarri.

Community Effort Tracks San Pedro River's Health

Volunteers will map flows for waterway that's vital to people and wildlife.

Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma?

Tucson researchers are seeking clues from rural Indiana communities.

Arizona Spotlight for June 12, 2015

From drop out to graduate thanks to support and compassion; sharing stories with strangers about real life; positive body image vs. media representation; how and why cicadas make such a racket.

Finding Abbey

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

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