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Supervisors to Vote on Two New Tenants for Old Courthouse

University of Arizona and Visit Tucson may split the majority of the courthouse's square footage.

El Santo Makes a Triumphant Return to the Silver Screen

Also on Arizona Spotlight: More about Tucson Cine Mexico 2018; and Tucson students join national protest against gun violence.

Tucson's 3.6 Percent: Reflections on Being Black in a Majority-White City

Members of Tucson's black community discuss the complex and often difficult nature of calling the city home.

Writing the River: A Conversation with New Yorker Writer David Owen

Owen will appear at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend, his latest book investigating the past and future of the Colorado River.

'Where the Water Goes': David Owen Looks at the Past, Present & Future of the Colorado River

Also on Arizona Spotlight: members of Tucson's black community share and contrast their experiences; author Victor Shamas explores 'Deep Creativity'.

Searching for What Turquoise Tells Us About Ourselves

Researchers look into the significance of the stone for cultures, past and present.

"Black Pearl Sings" Builds Bridges with Song

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How politics in China evolved in the 20th century; and meet author Larry Dane Brimner, dedicated to writing about civil rights for young readers.

Spotlight Session: Calexico

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The legacy - and future - of uranium mining in Northern Arizona; and Robert Beverly's poetic tale of what happened when Lady Melody met Mister Intensity.

Tohono O'odham Rodeo Returns for 80th Year

Events include cultural performances and activities alongside classic rodeo events.

Shaping Sound with Steve Roach

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Following the money that powers Arizona politicians; and world-renowned curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett on "Museums of Identity".

Exploring the Beauty of the Natural World with Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How federal tax cuts will be felt in Arizona; and essayist Adiba Nelson considers the challenge of blending a family.

What Happened to Edible Baja Arizona?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Differing opinions on how money should be spent at the border; Indigenous Voices presents spiritual elder Mona Polacca; and paying attention to Gila woodpeckers.

The Art of Paying Attention: Gila Woodpecker

Beth Surdut finds much more to these marvels of natural engineering than is obvious to the eye...or ear.

"A Twist of Lemmon" - A Son's Heartfelt Tribute to his Famous Father

Also: Preview Governor Ducey's 2018 "State of the State" address; explore black holes with Tucson astronomers featured on NOVA; and why the 1976 Mexican film "Canoa: A Shameful Memory" remains relevant.

Grants Recognize Southern Arizona's Cultural Vitality

Thirty-one non-profits receive grants from the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Report: Gap Grows Between 3rd-Generation Latinos and Cultural Roots

While many 3rd-generation Hispanic parents don't speak Spanish, the survey found, they want their children to learn.

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