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The Buzz: How Arizona's lack of school mental health staff affects students

Arizona has some of the worst student-to-mental-health-professional ratios in the US.

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!".

Pima County increases preschool and childcare assistance

Help available for people making up to 300% of federal poverty level

Travel Route 66 with "The Great Muslim American Road Trip."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Archive Tucson features Cesar Aguirre; the Longfin dace's return to the Santa Cruz river; and the fantastical story of a "Mythical Creature of the Southwest."

Where's the new money in the state budget going?

We look at a handful of areas that will see a notable increase in funds this fiscal year

Young Arizona filmmaker makes epics in miniature.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Making Tucson more accessible for those with visual impairments; Neighbors come together and transform their alleyway as a means of coping with grief; and a look at the rarely enforced "Stupid motorist" law.

Arizona Spotlight for January 27th, 2022

With less water on the surface, how long can Arizona rely on what's underground? And, the Pima County Public Library's "Welcome to America Team" is helping Afghan immigrants to find their new home.

Celebrating Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Molly of Denali" begins a second season on PBS Kids; and Chris Dashiell looks back at the cinematic history of Judge Roy Bean.

The 13th Annual Haunted Halloween Show

On this year's show: A Tucson teen reads from the young adult classic "The Westing Game"; paranormal investigator Debe Branning on her book "Arizona's Haunted Route 66", and The Rogue Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's "The Canterbury Ghost"!

The fascinating history of Mr. & Mrs. Neil, and their Mountain View Hotel.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: University of Arizona research creates understanding about the role of estrogen in preventing Alzheimer’s Disease; and a 2nd grader's story about learning the difference between wishes and reality.

"Confessions of a Vintage YA Book Reader".

Authors A.S. King, Ann Angel and Juanita Havill take a closer look at some groundbreaking young adult novels from the 1970s.

"Good Food Finder" wants to build roots between growers and consumers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a place in the desert with more than a century of aviation history; current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Willie J. Bonner; more entries by 5th graders from The NPR Student Podcast Challenge.

Susan Miner on finding acceptance and growth in times of difficult transition.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge continues; and "Stories That Soar!" celebrates the boundless creativity of youth during a difficult year.

Understanding walls: "The barrier that we create in our hearts must be broken to heal and grow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering the first space shuttle launch, 40 years ago; the uncertain state of the film industry reflected at the 93rd annual Academy Awards; and the tale of a very silly man.

Painting on Shadows - The music of To-Ree-Nee Wolf.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Find out what one local community wants to say with the podcast “Autism Talks”; and the legendary history of the Rialto Theatre, as seen through the lens of C. Elliot.

Marketing to kids a big concern during pandemic

Research shows parents are becoming more worried about the impact of on-screen advertising.

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