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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 • 12 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.

    Yamiche Alcindor receives the 2022 Zenger Award for Press Freedom from the UA School of Journalism

    Yamiche Alcindor receives the 2022 Zenger Award for Press Freedom from the UA School of Journalism

    Adiba Nelson talks with the founders of the new African American Museum of Southern Arizona at the University of Arizona.

    • 27 min
    Director Ari Folman's "Where is Anne Frank" comes to Tucson

    Director Ari Folman's "Where is Anne Frank" comes to Tucson

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson on ways that overturning Roe v. Wade endangers women's lives; Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Molly Ivins at Invisible Theater; and Colin Quinn takes a comedic look at United States history in his book “Overstated.”

    • 30 min
    The 14th Annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight!

    The 14th Annual Haunted Halloween Arizona Spotlight!

    Prepared to be thrilled and chilled by this year's collection of spooky seasonal stories!

    • 28 min
    How mariachi builds bridges between generations

    How mariachi builds bridges between generations

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The history of Rukin Jelks and the Rillito Park Racetrack; memories of being a Tucson teen in the 1970s; and a teenager in Hermosillo who is an emerging film composer.

    • 27 min
    True Concord Voices and Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie

    True Concord Voices and Orchestra premieres "Helios", and welcomes a friend from the final frontier - actor John de Lancie

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Patrick Robles, president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Student, urges the City of Tucson to keep public transit free; and The Tucson Orchid Society celebrates 50 years of shared fascination.

    • 27 min
    Steve Roach headlines a weekend celebration of electronic music

    Steve Roach headlines a weekend celebration of electronic music

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Southern Arizona Senior Pride brings the local LGBTQI+ community together; and how Tucsonans Gary and Dan Ross made U.S. military history with their love.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 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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