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Sounding The Alarm in Tucson

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Banking water for when the Colorado River goes dry; a neighborhood movie star makes epic films in his own backyard.

Fight Your Fear of the Future with a "100 Year Plan"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Is Arizona ready for wildfires on the scale of those ravaging California?, how to help hummingbirds beat the peak summer heat, and stories of kindness in action.

The Heart of Loveland

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Independent brewers on both side of the U.S. - Mexico border team up; and a roundtable talk on how Tucson arts presenters can survive and thrive during the hot summer months.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are immigrant children in custody being housed in Phoenix?; Tucson's refugee community faces uncertain future together.

A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

Separated & Reunited on the Border

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on the poaching of a male jaguar sighted in the Huachuca Mountains; meet Ciara Peterson, a Tucson girl who is a national champion at using braille.

Tropical Bird is Treating Admirers in Arizona

The elegant trogon, a prize for many birdwatchers, is breeding in various mountain ranges around the state.

Overcoming Aphasia: "A River is Made Drop by Drop"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Where Arizona stands after a tumultuous week for U.S. border policy; and an alternative to sunscreen developed at the University of Arizona.

A Love Triangle Becomes an "Invitation to a Bonfire"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: an overview of the political landscape heading into the midterms; how Tucsonans celebrate Juneteenth; and Adiba Nelson on her family's legacy of domestic violence.

Infinite Lifetimes

Renowned Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, translator of the "Tibetan Book of the Dead", talks about rebirth, space aliens, and lucid dying.

Taking a Trip to "Bundyville"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legal battles on the border over the separation of families; and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman talks about life, death, and having fun in between.

Cicadas Tune Up for Long, Hot Summer

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How teens & seniors are working together to navigate the perils of the internet; Chris Dashiell looks back at a classic Arizona western called "Broken Arrow"; and why "shape note singing" has a loyal following.

Pulling Back the Curtain on "Oaf"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Conserving water today to prevent a crisis in two years; Tucson readers share their best-loved novels for "The Great American Read"; the harmonious sounds created by Tibetan singing bowls.

100 Years of Stories: Arizona Centenarians

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Are raises for Arizona teachers guaranteed?; how a little bird provided a clue about Arizona's changing climate; and visit "Saxorcism", an immersive music experience.

A Taste of Tucson History

Also on Arizona Spotlight: An update on Central American asylum seekers at the U.S. / Mexico border; using music to build community for America's homeless; learn about the traditions of Ramadan from a Tucson Muslim family

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