/ Modified mar 3, 2016 6:24 p.m.

Finding the Soul of an Octopus; and Who Killed Vincent Van Gogh?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Looking ahead to the Arizona legislative session's second half; The Department of Child Safety deals with backlog of cases.

bob boze bell vincent van gunfighter spotlight Bob Boze Bell's "Vincent Van Gunfighter" sketchbook and items of inspiration. (PHOTO: Courtsey Bob Boze Bell)

Featured on the March 4th, 2016 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The legislative session has reached the halfway point. What are the big issues that still need to be dealt with, and how soon will legislators end their work and head out on the campaign trail? Christopher Conover talks to lawmakers and analysts about what to expect from the legislative homestretch...

  • Lorraine Rivera reports on how officials from Arizona's Department of Child Services are trying to reduce the agency's backlog of cases...

  • In a special edition of The Art of Paying Attention, Beth Surdut talks with naturalist Sy Montgomery about her book The Soul of an Octopus, and Montgomery's experiences learning about the consciousness and emotions of animals from around the world...

  • And, what is the recently uncovered connection between Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh and Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody? Mark McLemore talks with author and artist Bob Boze Bell about the research that went into his new book, Vincent Van Gunfighter...



ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT airs every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM.

sy montgomery with octopus unsized image Sy Montgomery petting Karma, a giant Pacific octopus. (PHOTO: Tia Strombeck)
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