Rich in the fundamental elements of creativity and freedom, Southern Arizona is home to an arts scene that defies expectation. Each week, Arizona Spotlight explores the local creative community, including interviews with visiting performers and people around the country who are making important connections through art. The goal is to seek out and celebrate our shared humanity.
Produced and hosted by Emmy award-winner Mark McLemore, Arizona Spotlight features the distinctly Southwestern music of the acclaimed Tucson band Calexico.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Step into a Record Fair at the final HOCO Fest; A look at the living diversity of Navopatia; and Stories That Soar! returns with a tale about a local 5th grader's journey with retinoblastoma.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Robaba, a refugee from Afghanistan with a passion for knowledge and a story to tell; members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness share "Moments to Cope"; and remembering filmmaker William Friedkin.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the local 1960s peace movement with Archive Tucson; Poet and author Linda D. Addison on crafting stories from darkness and light; and "Stories That Soar!" presents "Andrew the Rapper".
Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Southern Arizona Senior Pride serves Tucson's LGBTQIA+ elders; Marilyn Heins MD shares some lessons learned from losing her husband to Alzheimer’s Disease; and, Stories that Soar! brings some summer heat.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: Students build skill and character playing wheelchair basketball; a review of the documentary "Feelings are Facts" and an interview with filmmaker Jack Walsh; and, an amphibious love story from "Stories That Soar!"
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