More Arizona Illustrated S9 Stories

La Doce

A neighborhood on Tucson's Southside that spans three miles along South 12th Avenue from 4th street to Drexel Road.

Episode 911

Back to Nature; Field Notes: Fungi; OSIRIS APEX; Reclaimed Water; Favorite Places: Mirror Lab

Reclaimed Water

Ever wonder how sewage gets turned into clean water? Here is a behind the scenes peek at Tucson Water’s reclaimed water system and what that process looks like

Favorite Places: Mirror Lab

Architect Elaine Becherer shares what makes the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab her favorite place.


OSIRIS APEX is a new name for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, to accompany its new mission to explore the near-Earth asteroid Apophis.

Field Notes: Fungi

Arizona Illustrated producer David Fenster looks back on a 15 year love affair with mushrooms and shares excerpts from the many films he’s made on the subject.

Back to Nature

When a golf course closed in Oro Valley, residents fought to make it a nature preserve—so the wildlife could thrive.

Episode 910

A Cornerstone in Tombstone, Favorite Places: San Rafael Valley, The Masked Bobwhite, Apple Annie’s Corn Maze

A Cornerstone in Tombstone

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tombstone occupies the oldest Protestant church building in Arizona

Favorite Places: San Rafael Valley

Jesus Robles of DUST Architects takes us on a poetic journey to one of his favorite places in Arizona.

The Masked Bobwhite

Join Hannah Pierce as she walks us through what it takes to save a species from extinction.

Apple Annie’s Corn Maze

Is it really fall if you don’t get lost in a corn maze?

Episode 909

Charles Mingus at 100, Favorite Places: Pima County Historic Courthouse, Desert Plants: Ironwood, Cocina La Ley

Favorite Places: Pima County Historic Courthouse

History comes to life in an iconic building that was designed in 1928 and continues to serve the community.

Desert Plants: Ironwood

The tree known in the U.S./Mexico borderlands as desert ironwood or palo fierro is one of many woody legumes found in washes and hillside drainages in the Sonoran Desert.

Cocina La Ley

This staple in Nogales, Arizona has been serving fresh tacos and soups for nearly 30 years.

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