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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.


AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, May 30, 2014

Interview with Arizona attorney general hopeful Mark Brnovich; a look into election 2014's races including crowded gubernatorial showdown.

Adam Cooper Terán performing for Sonoran Strange.

Performance Piece Explores Culture of Border Region

Sonoran Strange raises questions about life in along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands; piece includes video projection; bilingual performance art.

Close of kids playing chess.

US Chess Champion: Game Can Expand Kids' Skills

Anjelina Belakovskaia is a three-time U.S. Women's Chess winner, says she wants to inspire girls get into business, science using chess as tool.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, May 23, 2014

Interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Rigg; comments by congressional hopeful Gary Kiehne.

Deepak Chopra discuses conscientiousness.

Researchers, Philosophers Explore Theories of Consciousness

Despite ongoing exploration of consciousness and its concepts, the future of the study remains unknown.

A Z Illustrated Nature
AZ Illustrated Nature: Monday, May 19, 2014

Tracking tortoises; exhibition highlights aerial archaeological photos; living a minimalist life; chuckwallas.

A Z Illustrated Science
AZ Illustrated Science: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kids playing chess, improving skills in and out of classroom; driver-less cars could be here within a decade; valley fever common but not harmless.

A Z Illustrated Metro
AZ Illustrated Metro: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pima using alternative programs to juvenile detention; second chances for juvenile offenders; Bisbee's historic Warren Ballpark; 100 years of 4-H.

A Z Illustrated Arts
AZ Illustrated Arts: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Multimedia performance takes audiences on unique tour of the borderlands; interview with Arizona Opera director Ryan taylor; knitting revolution; A Book I Love.

A Z Illustrated Politics
AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, May 30, 2014

Interview with Arizona attorney general hopeful Mark Brnovich; a look into election 2014's races including crowded gubernatorial showdown.