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Arizona Spotlight for March 13th, 2015

Meet a local man who overcame his illiteracy while in his 50s; all-around entertainer Ben Vereen reflects on a stellar career; author Elizabeth Evans explores friendship & betrayal in her novel "As Good as Dead"; National Pi Day gets a closer look.

Dave Barry

Hear why Barry thinks his parents were part of "The Greatest Generation - to Party", and other pearls of wisdom from his new book.

Leonard Nimoy was an enthusiastic guitarist and songwriter throughout his life.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, the Poet

Explore a lesser known side of the late actor's work, one that earned him a devoted following beyond the final frontier of "Star Trek".

Arizona Spotlight for March 06, 2015

Humorist Dave Barry shares enlightened wisdom a life of writing jokes; A Book I Love returns; Aurelie Sheehan reads from "Demigods on Speedway"; Leonard Nimoy remembered for his poetry.

Tucson Author Elizabeth Gunn Interviews 'A Lot of Cops' to Nail Scenes

Festival of Books speaker shares her writing life, features local sites in her mystery stories.

Arizona Spotlight for February 27th, 2015

A day at one of Tucson’s largest RV parks; tour Tucson with crime novelist Elizabeth Gunn; what do solar powered cars and zombies have to do with STEM courses? We'll explain; and a visit to one of the Frenchest places in Tucson.

Parlez-vous français? French Among Friends in Arizona

L'Alliance Française in Tucson is one of many around the world.

Arizona Spotlight for February 20th, 2015

Transgender woman held in male immigration detention; Peace Corps volunteers share life changing experiences; musician Suzanne Vega talks about tide and time; Chris Dashiell on 2015 Academy Awards.

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

The 2015 Academy Awards

Film writer Chris Dashiell looks ahead to the Oscars, and questions whether they do more to help or hamper the way filmmakers approach their craft.

Arizona Spotlight for February 13th, 2015

A student learns to balance family, education, and work with limited income; translating Murakami's stories into English; repose as a way to deal with stress; a bull rider's quest for the Gold Buckle.

One Student's Story

Learn how UA student Mercedes Galarza is learning to balance family, education and a job, while just barely getting by.

The Gold Buckle

Join a real-life cowboy competing in the 90th Annual Tucson Rodeo, on a quest to earn his sport's most valued prize.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

A conversation with musician and songwriter Dan Hicks about his colorful career, and coming back to performing after a bout with cancer.

Arizona Spotlight for February 6th, 2015

Music and memories with songwriter and performer Dan Hicks; a trip to the Tohono O'odham Nation to learn how recycling can also be redemption; author Johanna Skibsrud discusses her novel "Quartet for the End of Time".

Chris Impey looks "Beyond"

Does humanity possess an "exploration gene"? Award-winning UA scientist looks at the past, present, and future of space travel in new book.

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