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.
"Retrograde Lemonade": Move like no one is judging.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Playwright Elaine Romero is recognized for her body of work; and how the murder mystery podcast "Tucson Heat" came to be.
"Who Framed Rosa Parks?" - Brenna Wynn Greer on the history of Black imagemakers
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Geraldine Brooks reflects on her novel "Year of Wonders"; and a tale of love and loss written by a 6th grade student.
"Gloria: A Life" celebrates Gloria Steinem and a sisterhood of hope
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Musician and activist Reymon Murphy shares his soul with Tucson; and Chris Dashiell recommends standout shorts from the "What's Up Docs?" online film festival.
Jelani Cobb: "Whose Vote Counts?"
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Chris Dashiell recommends standout shorts from the "What's Up Docs?" online film festival; and the uncertain future of the Chiricahua Leopard Frog.
Lauren Redniss on "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West"
Also on Arizona Spotlight: The hidden history of Tucson's Barnum Hill; living with dementia during the pandemic; and a short story read by Aurelie Sheehan.
"Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight"
Also on Arizona Spotlight: "DUSTWUN", a film about life, death and trust on the U.S. / Mexico Border.
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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!
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