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"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.

Finding the Soul of an Octopus; and Who Killed Vincent Van Gogh?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking ahead to the Arizona legislative session's second half; The Department of Child Safety deals with backlog of cases.

An original 1623 edition of the Shakespeare First Folio.

UA Hosts William Shakespeare's First Folio

Scholar says that without this almost 400 year old book, only half of Shakespeare's plays would be known today.

Tucson Latina finds purpose in politics, and the history of Shakespeare's First Folio.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an avid shopper, and Beth Surdut pays attention to her desert neighbors, the coyote.

The "Read to a Dog" program at the Pima County public libraries uses therapy dogs as a way to promote literacy among children.

Free Books and Story Times Celebrate Love of Reading Week

Pima County Library hopes to spread love of reading to local Head Start programs.

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Arizona Spotlight for January 15, 2016

StoryCorps in Tucson preents a grandfather's tale of adventure during World War II; new biography tells the story of the first American woman to become a doctor; Tucson unemployed look for work "Under the Sun".

Mark Kelly's Mousetronaut Takes a Trip into Space

A local author’s books about space travel are now truly out of this world.

Arizona Spotlight for December 18, 2015

Brothers share memories of growing up in an unconventional family; author Tom Van Dyke talks about "A Cowboy Christmas"; learn about the first Tucson Solo Theater Festival; meet a young cellist chosen to perform with The Moscow Ballet.

METRO WEEK: Books About the Border Bridge Politics, Culture

Authors explore effectiveness of border walls, share insight into cross-border love, and discuss the process of writing about deaths in the desert.

Half-Million Books Coming to Tucson for Low-Income Kids

DC-based nonprofit sending reading materials; distribution planned next week.

Arizona Spotlight for November 6, 2015

A walking meditation in the All Souls Procession; How does a warrior heal?; Developing Tucson's startup culture; What will local election results mean for Tucson?

Arizona Spotlight for September 18, 2015

Comedian Dana Carvey brings his characters to Tucson; local organization offers support and safety to victims of domestic abuse; author Johanna Skibsrud reads from her novel "Quartet for the End of Time".

Library Book Bikes: Riding to Reading Giveaways

Pima County Library program has distributed almost 35,000 books via bicycle

"Occupying Our Space"

University of Arizona scholar Cristina Ramirez explores the legacy of Mexico's female journalists in a new book.

The Haunting of the Mexican Border

Artist, filmmaker and author Kathryn Ferguson discusses her book about the changing social and political landscape of the U.S. - Mexico Border.

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