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Episode 51: 4 Stories Dominated Arizona News in 2011

Jan. 8 and aftermath, economy, state budget, redistricting

AZ Week: Four Stories Dominated in 2011

Jan. 8 and aftermath, economy, state budget, redistricting

How you can help your local Humane Society, coping with insomnia and a visit to the Islamic Center of Tucson.

Arizona Illustrated: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Humane society, fighting insomnia, Islamic Center, Latin class

Mission San Xavier del Bac is a two-century-old Spanish church in southern Arizona located just a few miles from downtown Tucson, a metropolis of more than half a million people in the American Southwest. A National Historic Landmark since 1963, the missions graceful baroque art and architecture have drawn visitors from all over the world. Now Bernard Fontanathe leading expert on San Xavierand award-winning photographer Edward McCain team up to bring us a comprehensive view of the mission as weve never seen it before. With 200 stunning full-color photographs and incisive text illuminating the religious, historical, and motivational context of these images, A Gift of Angels is a must-have for tourists, scholars, and other visitors to San Xavier. From its glorious architecture all the way down to the finest details of its art, Mission San Xavier del Bac is indeed a gift of angels.

Arizona Illustrated: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

San Xavier Mission, mental illness help, travel tips, History Moment

Grand Canyon exploration and a look at real-life superheroes known as the Justice League of Arizona.

Arizona Illustrated: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Grand Canyon, Justice League Arizona, Tamale company, Nana

Exploring national parks, how canine genomes are impacting modern medicine and a new look at the old art of dowsing.

Arizona Illustrated: Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

National parks, canine genome, the art of dowsing and more

'Long Road Home'

Author Jeffrey J. Mariotte reads a seasonal tale about some of the emotions the holidays stir in those who are missing a loved one.

Downtown Tucson pedestrians

Housing Bubble Aftermath: Rethinking Sprawl

City planners examine lessons of growth, seek ways to shape Tucson's future

The Peace Corps is celebrating 50 years of service and Jack Vaughn, the second director of the organization, says there have been many changes around the globe during that time. We visit him at his home in anticipation of the 50th anniversary.

Peace Corps Pioneer Recalls Agency's Origins

Early director says many doubted the viability of the program

Andrea Kelly interviews Jim Gentile, president of Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The Tucson-based organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Tucson's Research Corp. Celebrates 100 Years

Foundation awards grants to scientists starting their careers

The Arizona Board of Regents recently recognized four University of Arizona professors for their work and accomplishments, and this week we have been introducing you to each of these exemplary educators. Tonight we meet Distinguished Professor Eduardo Saez in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

Distinguished Professor: Eduardo Saéz, Chemical/Environmental Engineering

Research in wind-blown dust, oxidation lead his work

Libyan women played important roles in the rise against Gadhafi's regime.

The Arab Spring Series on Morning Edition

NPR's foreign desk examines the repercussions of the Arab Spring in a six-part series, beginning Monday, January 2, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Republican Senator President, Steve Pierce talks on 2012 and ways to improve the budget, economic growth in jobs, taxes and other topics to help Arizona grow as a state.

Full Interview With Arizona Senate President Steve Pierce

Next year's state budget 'pretty much like this year;' no drastic cuts, he says

Doctor examines child

Health Care Budget Cuts Cause Closures, Reduced Service

A Nogales nursing home and a Tucson clinic make changes to meet budget

AZ Week: Next Year's State Budget -- 'Nothing Drastic'

Senate President Pierce says he sees no big increases, no big cuts for 2012-13

The Arizona Board of Regents recently recognized UA Co-Director of the Institute of the Environment, Professor of Geography and Development, and associated with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Arid Lands Program, Professor Diana Liverman, Ph.D..

Distinguished Professor: Diana Liverman, Geography

Head of UA Institute of the Environment honored for her academic research

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