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The TJI Ellington Band was the 2013 winner of the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition, we follow them as they prepare for this years competition.

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.

Apr 24, 2014
The Rogue Theatre presents "Dante’s Purgatorio", written by Patrick Baliani & directed by Joseph McGrath.

The Rogue Theater Presents Dante's Purgatorio

The rarely staged second chapter of Dante's Divine Comedy 'occupies a special place' says playwright Patrick Baliani.

Apr 24, 2014
We sit down with the Arizona Repertory Singers Music Director Jeffry A. Jahn and Choral and Visual Artist Sheryl Holland about an ambitious new cross-artistic collaboration.

Local Artwork Inspires Choral Singers To Take New Direction

With "Voices at an Exhibition", The Arizona Repertory Singers share new music inspired by the work of local artists - including one of their own.

Apr 24, 2014
A local school's academic decathlon team is heading to the national finals this weekend. Pictured is Caleb Yetman, one of Canyon del Oro High School's academic decathlete.

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.

Apr 23, 2014
Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service, discusses what to expect this summer and how the heat and moisture compare to previous years.

Summer Weather Has Equal Chance of Normal, Wet, Dry

Using El Nino as a measurement to help predict, the National Weather Service says conditions are unclear at this point.

Apr 23, 2014
George Cunningham, executive director of the Grand Canyon Institute, discusses how Govenor Jan Brewer's moratorium on new government regulations has harmed business in the state.

Brewer's Pause on New Regs Has No Economic Effect, Study Says

Grand Canyon Institute report shows intended job creation, economic growth did not occur.

Apr 23, 2014
We learn about the OSIRIS-REx project with Dante S. Lauretta OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator and Professor at the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Space Scientists Discover Asteroids with Rings

The discovery was a surprise and has launched a new line of theories to explain how rings can form around a small object in space.

Apr 22, 2014
Mexican Children with disabilities travel to the U.S. for Medical care.

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.

Apr 22, 2014
We sit down with Stuart Hammeroff, the director of the Center for Consciousness Studies.

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.

Apr 22, 2014
University of Arizona student-run Compost Cats, a composting program that is partnering up with the city of Tucson and other organizations. Here is a farm on the Tohono O'dham Nation where the composting materials are taken.

Group Takes Wasted Food, Puts It Back Into Soil

The UA's Compost Cats collect food, other organic matter from the university, local restaurants; then use as garden soil, other operations.

Apr 21, 2014
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.

Apr 21, 2014
This weekend, the gates at Davis-Monthan Air Force base were opened to the public.q

Davis-Monthan Opens Gates for Special Air Show

Make-a Wish Arizona families, wounded warriors and World War II veterans were given a sneak peak of the show, presented by the Air Force's Thunderbirds.

Apr 16, 2014
Maria Parham interviews University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart.

UA President Says Tuition Stabilization Helps Students Plan

Tuition is part of budget picture, but state funding for UA still lags, Hart says; tuition will freeze for 4 years for incoming freshmen.

Apr 16, 2014
Andrea Kelly interviews Jackson Jenkins, director of the Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Department about the massive project to upgrade the sewer system.

New Wastewater Treatment Facilities Cut Down Odor

Project to rebuild Roger Road sewage treatment plant, and other wastewater system improvement done ahead of schedule, under budget.

Apr 16, 2014
A new emergency communication network in Pima County is intended to help connect emergency responders who work in disparate public safety agencies.

New Radio System Connects First Responders in Large Emergency

Public safety radio system allows police, medical and fire departments to talk to each other; solves past communication issue.

Apr 16, 2014
Heidi Hopkins, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Museum of Southwestern Biology, discusses her recent discovery of 39 new species of cockroach that live in the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

New Cockroach Species Found in SW

Several years ago Heidi Hopkins began studying taxonomy of roach family known as Corydiidae.

Apr 15, 2014

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