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Charles Mingus at 100

This year Arizona celebrated virtuoso jazz musician Charles Mingus’ 100th birthday with evenings of music and the dedication of The Mingus Memorial in Nogales, AZ.

Episode 908

Arizona Wines: The Edge of What’s Possible, Lunar Tracker, Ketamine Therapy, Favorite Places: University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Innovation Building

Ketamine Therapy

Combined with psychotherapy, some studies show its success in treating a wide range of anxiety disorders.

Favorite Places: Health Sciences Innovation Building

The state-of-the-art, 247,155-square-foot, 9-story building opened in 2019.

Lunar Tracker

Every year Weaver Younghands creates lunar trackers, beautiful planning tools, similar to calendars, that are rooted in desert ecology and organized by moon cycles.

Arizona Wines: The Edge of What’s Possible

Arizona isn’t your typical wine grape-growing region, and viticulture here sits right on the edge of what’s possible.

Episode 907

Las Azaleas, Robert McDonald: Photographer, Story of a Startup, Desert Plants: Agaves

Robert McDonald: Photographer

We join renowned landscape photographer Robert McDonald and his 1977 Ford Bronco on a shoot in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff.

Desert Plants: Agave

Scientists have identified more than 250 types of agaves in North America, some of them grow right here in Arizona

Story of a Startup

Tucson is rapidly becoming a hub for startups, and one emerging company is CarbeniumTec.

Episode 906

Campus Arboretum, Fighting Foodborne Illness, Lizard Walk, Pantano Bat Bridge, Quad Guy

Lizard Walk

The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists work to educate and inspire the public through talks, demonstrations, and desert walks.

Campus Arboretum

Take a walk around the University of Arizona's Campus Arboretum, and step back in time.

Pantano Bat Bridge

Every summer evening at sunset, thousands of Mexican Free-tail bats can be seen as a swirling dark cloud at the Pantano Wash before going out to feed.

Quad Guy

There’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s the legendary “Quad Guy!”

Fighting Foodborne Illness

Sadhana Ravishankar has spent her career keeping agricultural products in Arizona safe, and was recently awarded Inventor of the Year by Tech Launch Arizona for developing natural antimicrobial washes.

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