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Documentary film maker Ken Burns

Ken Burns

A conversation with the acclaimed documentarian reveals some of the reasons why he found the story of "Prohibition" so compelling.

Demion Clinco tells us about the historical and cultural significance of the El Con Tower in midtown Tucson.

History Moment : El Con Water Tower

A neighborhood icon

History, Culture and Politics

The Setting for 9/11

President John F. Kennedy originating the idea of The Peace Corps in a speech he made in late 1960.

Peace Corps Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Created in Kennedy era, it promotes humanitarian service around the world

Tucson resident Margaret Campbell was Arizona's first African American novelist. Mark McLemore learns more about Margaret Campbell's unique story from local historian Gloria Smith.

The Mystery of Margaret Campbell

A local historian tells about Arizona's first African American novelist and her unique underground home in South Tucson

The Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo and the Santa Cruz County Fair are being held this weekend and thousands of people are expected to participate. Tony Paniagua interviews Brent Cole, the rodeo chairman, and Kayla Lewis, who is attending the University of Arizona on a rodeo Scholarship.

Historic Rodeo in Cooler Climes

Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo celebrates 96 years of riding and racing tradition

UA's college of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presenting a program on the 10th anniversary of 9-11 and will include conversations about different topics such as security, culture and politics, and the media.

UA Hosting Series Commemorating 9/11

'How We've Changed' event includes remembrances, historical analysis

Demion Clinco, President of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, tells us more about the Pioneer Hotel in downtown Tucson.

History Moment: Pioneer International Hotel

Another Roy Place building needing renovation

"Not a Single Day Without a Job"

Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps left an indelible legacy in Southern Arizona

Remembering the Civilian Conservation Corps

A former CCC enrollee and a CCC researcher discuss the history of the influential program

Gloria Smith is a local historian and a former lecturer in the University of Arizona's Black Studies Program.

The Story of the Black Conquistador

Juan Garrido, a West African man who traveled the Americas with the Cort├ęs expedition of 1533

Pam White interviews a member of the Spanish Barb Horse Association, an organization that is preserving a breed that was brought by the Spanish Conquistadors to Mexico.

Spanish Barb: The Horse that Discovered America

Arizona's heritage, history reflected in this hardy steed

In 2010, Pima County invested $953,000 into the renovation of the Roy Place Building on the corner of Pennington and Stone Avenue.

History Moment: Roy Place Building

Demion Clinco revisits the history of the Roy Place building

Sister Seraphim was a Russian Orthodox nun who founded the Hermitage Cat Shelter back in 1965, and today she is known to some as "Tucson's Patron Saint of Homeless Cats."

Sister Seraphim's Deal with God

Historian's colorful story of Russian Orthodox nun who founded Tucson's Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter

Demion Clinco introduces the historic and multi-functional Bisbee Central School.

History Moment: Bisbee's Historic Central School

Continuing a different kind of education

An interview with Eileen Warshaw, the executive director of the Jewish History Museum in Tucson.  She talks about a new exhibit that opens on August 14th. It's called "History and Nostalgia -- The Southern Arizona Jewish Experience 1850-1950."

A Taste of Tucson's Jewish History

Museum celebrates Southern Arizona's Jewish community

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