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Luis Carrion takes us into an ethnic studies Classroom at TUSD.

Raza Studies Illegal

Arizona Superintendent of Public Schools John Hupenthal declaresTUSD’s Mexican American Studies program in violation of state law

Tony Paniagua interviews Ethnic Studies teacher Curtis Acosta about the recent decision regarding the program.

Tucson Ethnic Studies Program Out of Compliance with State Law

State Superintendent decides, TUSD ethnic studies supporters react

Recall Effort Rolls Along

Petition to recall Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce may have enough signatures to put recall effort on the ballot

Pam White interviews Jennifer Barton.

KEYS Keys Kids into Science

A new outreach program connects young people to scientist mentors and research projects

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings & Carolyn Wonderland

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings burn up the stage with their modern take on classic soul and funk. Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland follows with her incendiary blend of rock, blues and soul. Saturday at 11 p.m. on PBS-HD.

The Myths and Facts Of Fire

Expert says fires are a fact of life in the Southwest and local communities should address that reality

We speak to the new science and operations officer for the National Weather Service in Tucson. Among the different topic are the ongoing drought and the expected monsoon.

Monsoon Begins Wednesday, June 15th

As the rainy season kicks in, local meteorologist discusses the conditions required for a good monsoon

Regents to Hold National Search for Shelton's Replacement

As UA President Robert Shelton sets out to repair Fiesta Bowl's reputation, the campus community looks at what's next

Shelton: Fiesta Bowl Must Move Forward

UA President Robert Shelton talks about what's next for him and the Fiesta Bowl

interview with George Cunningham, chair of the Grand Canyon Institute.

A Different Message

Centrist think tank begins work in Arizona, says it will seek to influence public policy decisions with economics, not ideology

Tucson has come to be known as somewhat of a haven for the musical traditions of mariachi. And of course the international mariachi conference is well known, and attracts hundreds of people musicians and educators each year. But theres another Tucson tradition that has steadily been fostering the future generations of budding musicians for a few weeks each summer. Its a summer camp devoted to mariachi music, where the kids get daily training on their instrument of choice. Alfredo Valenzuela began the summer camp more than a decade ago. and hes taught music for more than 40 years, during which time hes mentored thousands of students. He says the award winning mariachi program here at Davis Bilingual magnet school began when he approached the principal about expanding the music program.

Mariachi Camp Makes Its Mark

Musical education program brings the mariachi tradition to Tucson youth

The UA's College of Education is getting a $1.55 M to help it redesign its Early Childhood Education Program. The money from the Helios Education Foundation which is helping communities in Arizona and Florida. The 4-year grant is allowing a partnership: CREATE, Communities as Resources in Early Childhood Teacher Education.

Early Education Gets a Boost

Foundation funds new partnership, program redesign for University of Arizona's College of Education

Studio: Shelton

Shelton Stepping Down

UA President Robert Shelton resigns to head the Fiesta Bowl

Even though the low literacy rate in Arizona was identified as a high priority issue at the Regional Town Hall Meetings in 2007, until recently there were several different literacy non-profits struggling to make ends meet. Now, in order to further their mission, five of those groups are coming together to act as one. Here's Mark McLemore to tell us more...

The New Tucson Literacy Movement

To better serve the community during difficult financial times, five local literacy groups are uniting.

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