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Religious Conventions Bring Welcome Summer Revenue to Tucson

Jehovah's Witnesses meetings pump millions of dollars to the regional economy.

Pluto-Palooza

Find out why the dwarf planet Pluto casts a historical shadow over the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, where NASA's July 14th Pluto flyby is big news.

New Data Helps African-Americans Trace Ancestry

LDS Church offers national digital index to reveal ancestral information.

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.

Exploring the "True West" with Bob Boze Bell

Learn why research taught him "nothing changes more than the past" regarding legends like Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Laughter Yoga Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary in Tucson

Atypical exercise class is part of an international movement.

Arizona Spotlight for May 1st, 2015

"Now en EspaƱol" tells how five Latina actresses became "Desperate Housewives" in Spanish; MacArthur Fellow Olivier Guyon searches the stars for distant planets; "I Dream in Widescreen" showcases student films; San Ysidro Festival revives old traditions.

Group Seeks Funding to Restore San Xavier East Tower

Nonprofit 'Patronato' has $800,000, hopes to raise $3 million, finish project in five years.

Insect Experts Report Active Season of Africanized Honeybees in Arizona

Abundant blooms are providing growing opportunities for the aggressive bees.

The Figure Examined

A tour of masterpieces from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation that are on display at the Tucson Museum of Art.

Arizona Westerns

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at two classic films made in Arizona that were influenced by the flavor of the Southwest in different ways.

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

A new documentary pays tribute to "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas", an entertainer who blazed trails for women in music, comedy, and business.

Sir Alec Guinness

Film writer Chris Dashiell chooses his favorite performances from an actor who later became a space hero in a galaxy far, far away.

A War On Grass

Residents in southern Arizona are fighting an invasive, resilient species that threatens the Sonoran Desert way of life.

Growing Up Roosevelt

Vail resident Nina Roosevelt Gibson shares memories of travelling the world alongside her famous grandmother Eleanor, and discusses her family's cultural legacy.

"Teddy Tonight!"

Laurence Luckinbill's acting career spans from Shakespeare to Star Trek. He visits Tucson this weekend to perform a one-man show about the private side of American President Theodore Roosevelt.

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