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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 • 13 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.

    There is hope for the homeless at Sister Josè Women's Center

    There is hope for the homeless at Sister Josè Women's Center

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The holistic housing approach of "I Am You 360"; and 10-Minute Dramas returns with "It's Saturday".

    • 33 min
    Post renovation, The Marroney Theatre offers more than ever

    Post renovation, The Marroney Theatre offers more than ever

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: "All In for Autism 2024" is about sharing resources and building community; Chris Dashiell reviews the documentary "Body Parts"; and a 5th grader's emotional song for her mother.

    • 27 min
    NAMIWALKS invites the community to show support for mental wellness

    NAMIWALKS invites the community to show support for mental wellness

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The sounds of a world gone by are being celebrated by a band called Piffaro; and a celebrating of creative writing returns to Cochise College.

    • 28 min
    "Víctimas del Pecado" makes a powerful return to the silver screen.

    "Víctimas del Pecado" makes a powerful return to the silver screen.

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Stories Change Lives - Social Venture Partners "Fast Pitch" offers opportunities for local non-profits; and Mel Blumenthal shares a story about being sneaky on a German train.

    • 30 min
    Ten-Minute Dramas returns with "Daughter Putting On Airs".

    Ten-Minute Dramas returns with "Daughter Putting On Airs".

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA receives a historic donation of WWII memorabilia; visitors to the 2024 Tucson Festival of Books share "A Book I Love"; and an essay about the beauty of Agua Caliente Hill.

    • 27 min
    The life and loves of virtuoso Maria Callas explored in the play "Master Class".

    The life and loves of virtuoso Maria Callas explored in the play "Master Class".

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: The International Uranium Film Festival returns to Tucson; the comedy of Elliot Glicksman; and "Stories That Soar!" looks at how children cope with depression.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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