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AZ Illustrated

About AZ Illustrated

Southern Arizona’s nightly news magazine series airs at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lineup:

AZ Illustrated Nature
MONDAY: Environmental news and issues unique to the Sonoran Desert landscape

AZ Illustrated Science
TUESDAY: Issues and advances in health care, scientific research and technology

AZ Illustrated Metro
WEDNESDAY: Government, economics, education: news and public policies affecting your life

AZ Illustrated Arts
THURSDAY: The vibrant arts and culture community that is distinctly Southern Arizona

AZ Illustrated Politics
FRIDAY: In-depth debate and analysis of the week’s local, state and national political news

AZ Illustrated Hosts

Georgia Davis Portrait

Georgia Davis hosts AZ Illustrated Nature on Monday. She comes to AZPM with experience as a journalist and social scientist. She has worked more than a decade in commercial and public radio and TV. Georgia is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development

Jane Poynter Portrait

Alan Fischer hosts AZ Illustrated Science on Tuesday. Fischer is the public information officer at Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, a private nonprofit corporation. He is a former reporter for the Tucson Citizen and the Arizona Daily Star, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

Maria Parham Portrait

Maria Parham, host of AZ Illustrated Metro on Wednesday, is editorial page editor of the Arizona Daily Star. She has four decades of experience as a writer and editor at the newspaper. Born in Florida, Maria grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from the University of New Mexico.

Debi Chase Mabie

Debi Chess Mabie hosts AZ Illustrated Arts on Thursday. Debi holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and graduate degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works for the Tucson Pima Arts Council.

Jim Nintzel Portrait

Having covered politics in Southern Arizona for two decades at the Tucson Weekly, Jim Nintzel hosts AZ Illustrated Politics on Friday. He is senior writer for the Weekly and an adjunct faculty member who has taught government reporting at the University of Arizona School of Journalism since 2001.


Young Musicians Prepare for 'World Series of High School Bands'

Tucson Jazz Institute students will be traveling to New York City to perform at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition.

CDO's Academic Decathlon Team Heads to Natl Finals

Canyon del Oro High School attending event for fifth time in nine years; theme is WWI and competitors will be questioned on knowledge.

Interdisciplinary Consciousness Conference Celebrates 20 Years

Toward a Science of Consciousness hosts around 800 scientists, philosophers, experimentalists, artists and students from different backgrounds and perspectives; taking place in Tucson thru April 26.

Border Clinic Providing Free Care for More Than 40 Years

Impoverished children from Mexico with a variety of disabilities travel to St. Andrew's Children's Clinic once a month for medical attention.

Pam Henderson and Gary Carruthers, members of the Rose Society of Tucson, discuss what it takes to grow roses in the Sonoran Desert.

Roses Can Thrive in Desert Climate With Proper Care, Conditions

The flowers have a reputation for being delicate, demanding but they are not only able to survive but also flourish in the Southwest.

A Z Illustrated Nature
AZ Illustrated Nature: Monday, April 21, 2014

UA student-run group saves food from going to waste; roses survive, oftentimes thrive in desert climate; healing waters for wounded vets; North American porcupine.

A Z Illustrated Science
Participants of 'Biggest, Most Expensive' Science Experiment Visit Tucson

The Large Hadron Collider's start-up, launch are center of film to be screened at The Loft; scientists discuss its connection to the UA.

A Z Illustrated Metro
AZ Illustrated Metro: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sit down with Janet Napolitano; less regs hasn't meant economic, jobs growth in state; CDO's decathlon team heading to finals; summer weather preview.

A Z Illustrated Arts
AZ Illustrated Arts: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tucson young jazz musicians head to NY; TUSD elementary mariachi group opening for major rock band; Voices at an Exhibition; new mural in Tucson; Dante's Purgatorio.

A Z Illustrated Politics
AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, April 18, 2014

Bill to expand 'empowerment scholarships" dies in Arizona House; fundraising totals for congressional races; campaigns' "dark money."