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Authors Diana Gabaldon, Jimmy Blackmon, Linda Valdez & Dan Falk Visit The 2016 Tucson Festival of Books

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tusconans try their hand at interpreting Shakespeare.

Crossing the Line Tells of Love, Culture Across Borders

Author Linda Valdez discusses memoir about her marriage, life

"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.

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.

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.

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".

"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.

Arizona Spotlight for August 7, 2015

Author Kathryn Ferguson discusses "The Haunting of the Mexican Border - One Woman's Journey"; Cooperative Extension offers expert help with agriculture and wellness; Chris Dashiell explores the heroic legacy of Zorro.

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".

Finding Abbey

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

Arizona Spotlight for June 5, 2015

Non-profit "Flags for the Flagless" honors veterans; book details author's personal quest to better understand the life of Edward Abbey; Tucson car show draws diverse crowd; Molly McCloy shares a story about growing up.

MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan

Scientist, food activist and writer raises awareness and enthusiam about plants, food, and a healthy environment.

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