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Arizona Spotlight for February 6th, 2015

Music and memories with songwriter and performer Dan Hicks; a trip to the Tohono O'odham Nation to learn how recycling can also be redemption; author Johanna Skibsrud discusses her novel "Quartet for the End of Time".

Chris Impey looks "Beyond"

Does humanity possess an "exploration gene"? Award-winning UA scientist looks at the past, present, and future of space travel in new book.

"The Dance of Yao"

A trio of virtuoso musicians play a traditional Chinese folk melody, perfom at the Confucius Institute's New Year Celebration.

Cuba as a Classroom

Annual summer trips educate University of Arizona students about the culture, politics and daily life of an isolated island nation.

Burt Bacharach: A Love Affair with Music

The composer, arranger, producer and performer presents an evening of his best-known songs as a guest of the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Arizona Spotlight for January 16th, 2015

Volunteers unite to help students in danger of dropping out; how the ecological war against buffelgrass is waged; restoring the legend of Vaudeville-era entertainer Sophie Tucker; a look back at the films of Sir Alec Guinness.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

A new documentary pays tribute to "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas", an entertainer who blazed trails for women in music, comedy, and business.

Sir Alec Guinness

Film writer Chris Dashiell chooses his favorite performances from an actor who later became a space hero in a galaxy far, far away.

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Growing Up Roosevelt

Vail resident Nina Roosevelt Gibson shares memories of travelling the world alongside her famous grandmother Eleanor, and discusses her family's cultural legacy.

"Teddy Tonight!"

Laurence Luckinbill's acting career spans from Shakespeare to Star Trek. He visits Tucson this weekend to perform a one-man show about the private side of American President Theodore Roosevelt.

Stairwell Session: Mitzi Cowell

Listen to the sly, bluesy songs of one of Tucson's most in demand musicians

Bebel Gilberto

Acclaimed singer talks about new album, embracing the rhythms of New York, and loving a life of music.

Researchers Are Studying Economic Impact of the 4th Avenue Street Fair

Tucson event is held twice a year, attracting tens of thousands of people from all over.

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.

Tucson Fast Food Workers Continue to Demand Better Pay

Local, nationwide protests happening Thursday; movement began two years ago.

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