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What Does It Mean to be Post-9/11?

Politics, War, and Security

History, Culture and Politics

The Setting for 9/11

Tracking the Chupacabra

Author Benjamin Radford explores the history and the reality of the famous bloodsucking monster. Is it more than just a modern myth?

We are joined by Kristen Nelson, of Casa Libre en la Solana, which was honored as Emerging Arts Organization this year.

Casa Libre en la Solana Wins Lumie

A non-academic organization honing writer's skills

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

A spotlight on Ken Wolfgang, a filmmaker whose work was recently contributed to the UA Special Collections.

The Man Who Filmed the World

Documentarian Ken Wolfgang, who chronicled the world's cultures, bequeaths his films to UA Library

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

The Tubes in 2011: Rick Anderson (bass), Roger Steen (guitar), Fee Waybill (vocals), Prairie Prince (drums), and David Medd (keyboards)

The Secret Origin of The Tubes

Hear some wild rock & roll stories about the Arizona adventures of The Tubes, from founding members Fee Waybill and Prairie Prince

An interview with Richard Shelton, UA Emeritus Professor and author who taught English for many years and has been volunteering in the prison system for more than three decades, working with multiple inmates.

The Prisoners' Poet

Former university professor has been volunteering in the state prison system for more than three decades

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

We speak to Laurie Mazerbo about the adolescent homeless population in Pima County. Mazerbo works for Our Family Services as the Department Manager of Homeless Youth Services. She is joined by Andrea Beltran-Del Rio, one of the group's clients.

Agency Offers Hope for Homeless Youth

'Everything from housing, to case management to counseling' at Our Family Services

Back to the Homeland

After escaping civil war and making temporary homes in Tucson, find out why some of the Sudanese "Lost Boys" plan to return to the recently established nation of South Sudan.

Fady and Dalya Sarkees, New Americans

A brother and sister, both refugees from Iraq, face the challenge of starting new lives in Tucson. Even with an education and professional skills, good jobs are hard to find.

Members of the South Sudanese community in Tucson, including Abraham Ater and Bior Keechare, are celebrating the creation of the newest country in the world.  South Sudan was inaugurated as an independent state on 9 July 2011 as a result of a peace agreement which ended a two-decade civil war in 2005.

Tucson's South Sudanese Celebrate

Tucsonans with ties to the world's newest country plan celebration

Lisa Napoli wrote the book "Radio Shangri-la" about her experience in Bhutan and now she is visiting Tucson to do what she can to help refugees adjust to their new lives in America.

From "Radio Shangri-La" to Refugee Aid

After finding herself in the kingdom of Bhutan, Lisa Napoli is helping Bhutanese refugees find their way in the U.S.

Daniela Diamente, the Director of El Grupo Youth Cycling, and Donna Lewandowski, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, discuss the future of the Pima County Urban Loop project.

The Urban Loop to Recreational Connections

Once completed, this shared-use path will offer a 55-mile continuous loop that links many recreational spots

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