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We talk with Nancy Everhart the President of American Association of School Librarians and Jerrilyn "Jerri" Blackman a Librarian at Utterback Magnet Middle School about cuts in education.

Spending Cuts and School Libraries

National association honors local school library for excellence, just as deep education cuts force its longtime librarian out of her job

Kimberly Craft talks with Ed Honea the Mayor of Marana to get a update on Marana.

Building a Marana for Mañana

Mayor credits sound business practices and careful planning for his town's positive prospects for the future

Helping a Loved One Face the End of Life

In St. Louis, Missouri, a hospice program called Lumina helps dying patients leave a legacy that says more than just "goodbye".

Since it was founded in 1980, Habitat for Humanity Tucson has built more than 300 houses for low-income residents. Now it is working on its most recent project, "Corazon del Pueblo" where the houses are scheduled to be ready in May.

A Habitat for Community

Hundreds of families have found new homes and friends, thanks to donors and volunteers for Tucson's Habitat for Humanity

Assessing the Economic Impacts of Immigration

Immigration Week at the UA

Kimberly Craft interviews Mark Dimmitt from the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society to discuss the effects of cold weather on native plants.

Facing the Freeze Facts

Plant expert offers tips for cultivating a healthy garden and dealing with the aftermath of February's frost

Kimberly Craft interviews Kurt Rosenquist, Owner of Fitworks Cycling Support, and Susan Frank, Owner/Instructor at O2 Modern Fitness, about the upcoming Old Pueblo Grand Prix.

Criterium Comes to Tucson

A new race to boost downtown and its bicycling reputation kicks off this weekend


Meet Zachary Levy, the filmmaker behind a new independent documentary about modern-day strongman Stanless Steel, a man holding onto his dreams with both hands.

A popular tree for landscaping in the Sonoran desert was heavily damaged or died in February due to record-low temperatures in Southern Arizona. "Trees for Tucson" no longer recommends this tree and not just because of the cold.

Stressed Trees Spark Planting Shift

When the thermometer dipped into the teens earlier this year, it damaged or killed many trees; now a popular city program is helping residents pick up the pieces

Meet Tucson's Muslim Diaspora

The local Muslim community boasts a broad diversity, and seeks to redress misconceptions about Islam.

Randy Ogden the Chief of the Mt. Lemmon Fire District speaks about the upcoming fire season.

Fire District Readies for Rough Season

With a dry winter behind them and wildfire season approaching, the Mt. Lemmon Fire District prepares for the worst

We speak with the executive director for Arizona School Choice Trust Elizabeth Dreckman.

The Case for Private School Tax Credits

In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's controversial school tax credit system, one advocate shares the real stories behind school choice

Tax Tips

As Tax Time Approaches, Cheats Abound

IRS has an elite force to catch tax evaders

Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, sits down to talk with Kimberly Craft.

Keeping Patients in Focus

Federal health director seeks to keep patients at the center of the health care "maze," eliminate disparities in treatment and access

Kimberly Craft talks with Mary Siegwol, Publisher of The Desert Leaf, and Dan Schearer, Editor of the Green Valley News.

Print Tackles Tough Times

Local newspapers adopt new strategies for survival during print media's decline - an Arizona Illustrated studio follow-up to "Surviving in a Crowded Media World"

literacy and the courts

Court Upholds SB 1070 Stay

Federal appeals court decision keeps key blocks to controversial immigration law

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