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At the age of 47, Alanna Airitam left a successful career in advertising to pursue photography full-time.

Footprints from the Past

Archaeologists have recently uncovered ancient human footprints at White Sands National Park that date to as far back as 23,000 years.

Episode 817

Wings Over Willcox; Plants for the Southwest; Agua Caliente Park; Diedre Peaches, Filmmaker

Agua Caliente Park

A green oasis in Pima County east of Tucson city limits, attracting birders, history buffs and a variety of other visitors. (5:04)

Plants for the Southwest

You can find hidden gems all over Tucson and Plants for the Southwest is one of those special places. (8:20)

Wings Over Willcox

The annual festival attracts people from around the world to southeastern Arizona to see thousands of sandhill cranes. (5:28)

Episode 816

Essays from the Borderlands, Santa Cruz Church, Dream History Tour

Dream History Tour

Poet Mathias Svalina combines Tucson’s history, which he studied while in residence at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, with his own surrealist interpretations.

Essays from the Borderlands

Explore collaborative research and reciprocal learning with the Southwest Field Studies in Writing program.

Episode 815

Olivier, Angel’s Creek, Cutting Away


The Swiss-born artist Olivier Mosset has exhibited work in some of the most prestigious museums and galleries in the world but lives a quiet life in Tucson, Arizona.

Cutting Away

We spent the day with Skydive Arizona to learn about the mental health benefits of skydiving in combating the most visceral of fears, falling.

Episode 814

Rescuing Cacti, Miracle Medicine, Digging for the Root, An Arizona Sunset from Gates Pass

An Arizona Sunset from Gates Pass

Arizona sunsets are so iconic that they inspired the design on the state flag. One of the most popular spots to catch one in Southern Arizona is Gates Pass.

Miracle Medicine

Dr. Floyd "Ski" Chilton and his team at the University of Arizona are developing a drug that could drastically reduce the risk of death from COVID-19.

Rescuing Cacti

The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society has one mission-- to save and protect cacti and other succulents.

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