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From state and local news to in-depth interviews with artists, authors, and the people behind the headlines, Arizona Spotlight keeps you informed on what's happening in Southern Arizona. New episodes air every Friday.

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    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

From state and local news to in-depth interviews with artists, authors, and the people behind the headlines, Arizona Spotlight keeps you informed on what's happening in Southern Arizona. New episodes air every Friday.

    "Repeat: Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community"

    "Repeat: Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community"

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Searching for gamma-rays with a telescope array in the Santa Rita Mountains, and film essayist Chris Dashiell on the masterpiece “La Jetée”.

    • 26 min
    Painting on Shadows - The music of To-Ree-Nee Wolf

    Painting on Shadows - The music of To-Ree-Nee Wolf

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Find out what one local community wants to say with the podcast “Autism Talks”; and the legendary history of the Rialto Theatre, as seen through the lens of C. Elliot.

    • 27 min
    Raising awareness of the language disorder aphasia, one stone at a time

    Raising awareness of the language disorder aphasia, one stone at a time

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The plans to create a Tucson Gastronomy Collective to celebrate the unique flavors of Tucson; and a 5th grader and her family embark on a road trip from Sheboygan to Tucson.

    • 27 min
    The trailblazing 1970s band "Fanny" is rocking a whole new generation

    The trailblazing 1970s band "Fanny" is rocking a whole new generation

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Explore the landscapes of emotion created by multi-media artist Anh-Thuy Nguyen, part of the Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4".

    • 27 min
    Jillian Cowles: A Keen Eye for Spiders!

    Jillian Cowles: A Keen Eye for Spiders!

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Tucson Juneteenth Festival returns with renewed energy; and the current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Alejandro Macias.

    • 27 min
    The Continuum of Chella Man

    The Continuum of Chella Man

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Nasfarian Lotfi; and "Archive Tucson" shares the story of a family who resettled in Tucson in 1948.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Jasperblu67 ,

A welcome slice of Tucson and SE Arizona!

I left Arizona in 2000 (where I'd lived for almost 12 years) to tend to my mom back in CA, who had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. With the exception of a 3 day visit in 2005 when I was newly pregnant, I haven't been back since. Despite that, Tucson has been in my heart and mind without skipping a beat, and now I can *really* stay connected to this mythical place with Arizona Spotlight. Great stories, thoughtful interviews, and a true sense of place no matter the topic. Thank you Mark and crew for producing such a great show for your listeners. I wish I could force everyone I know listen, they don't know what they're missing!

DCKID357 ,

Great podcast, though there are some boring episodes.

Great quality, mark does a great job finding interesting things to talk about. I would recommend it to others. I can’t always listen to it because some of the things don’t interest me, but I always come back and find great episodes even after a long absence. Thanks

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