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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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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.

    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
    "Painting In, Painting Out": The world as seen by the Sonoran Plein Air Painters.

    "Painting In, Painting Out": The world as seen by the Sonoran Plein Air Painters.

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Hey Y'all", Fortune Feimster is coming to the Fox Tucson Theatre; and a new book for young readers tells the story of a female pioneer in molecular science.

    • 27 min
    Kevin Hines shares stories of survival and hope in "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

    Kevin Hines shares stories of survival and hope in "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: Invisible Theatre's "The Lifespan of a Fact" explores where truth begins and ends; and The Migrant Quilt Project commemorates those who have lost their lives trying to cross the U.S. / Mexico border.

    • 31 min
    As Lake Powell's water level declines, what is emerging in Glen Canyon?

    As Lake Powell's water level declines, what is emerging in Glen Canyon?

    Also on Arizona Spotlight: "The King of Sting" talks monsoons and insects; Author and illustrator Adam Rex on being "Writer in Residence" at the library; and a Medieval marital dispute -- over a video game -- from "Stories That Soar!".

    • 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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