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The Art of Paying Attention: Coyote

Author & illustrator Beth Surdut shares true stories about sharing the desert with the noisiest of neighbors.

Arizona Spotlight for February 5, 2016

Research at ASU to better understand concussions; Fort Lowell Day celebrates Tucson history; a woman shares her bi-cultural world on "Dímelo"; "Old Jews Telling Jokes" brings laughter to The Live Theatre Workshop.

Arizona Spotlight for January 29, 2016

Listen to the first Arizona Spotlight to be recorded in front of a live audinece, on Jan. 24, 2016 at the historic El Casino Ballroom in Tucson.

Tucson Gem Show: 'Big Rush of Color, Brightness, Sparkling'

Two-week annual showcase has $120M impact on economy, draws 50,000 visitors.

Postal History in Tucson: Letter That Fell Into the Sea

Central Tucson is home to 100-plus-year-old post office, countless stamps.

Arizona Spotlight for January 22, 2016

From StoryCorps, 10-year old Zoe shares thoughts on politics and race; what is the community story project "Dimelo" all about?; Patricia Ward Kelly honors the legacy of her husband Gene Kelly; singer Lizz Wright plays the Tucson Jazz Festival.

Tucsonan Who 'Was Always Scared to Come to the Library' Grows Up to Work There

Mission Library technical assistant says a grandfather's influence took him to a place he feared growing up.

Arizona Spotlight for January 15, 2016

StoryCorps in Tucson preents a grandfather's tale of adventure during World War II; new biography tells the story of the first American woman to become a doctor; Tucson unemployed look for work "Under the Sun".

Bell Ceremony Marks Fifth Anniversary of Tucson Shooting

Tucsonans gather as victims names read, each followed by sound of a bell.

Arizona Spotlight for January 8, 2015

Ron & Nancy Barber remember the aftermath of January 8, 2011; one of the oldest buildings in Arizona gets a facelift; a preview of the 2016 Jewish International Film Festival including "Mister Kaplan" and "Enter the Faun".

Tucsonans Remember Jan 8, 2011 and Move 'Beyond'

Weekend events aim to be more than sad reminder, allowing community to come together.

Arizona Spotlight for the 2015 holiday season

More local StoryCorps conversations; exploring the "Xenophobia Blues"; discovering Comet Catalina, and some of the year's best stories.

Tucson Religious Leaders Unite to Defend Muslim Community

Catholic bishop, rabbi, Muslim leader: Similarities far outweigh differences.

A Faraway Desert: Waila Music Solidifies Roots

What does tradition mean to those attending the Waila Festival?

Stories from Roy Laos Transit Center: Where Do You Come From, and Where Are You Going?

Tucsonans make their way through their days, lives, and intersect at the transit hub on the south side.

Arizona Spotlight for December 18, 2015

Brothers share memories of growing up in an unconventional family; author Tom Van Dyke talks about "A Cowboy Christmas"; learn about the first Tucson Solo Theater Festival; meet a young cellist chosen to perform with The Moscow Ballet.

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