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Kwame Alexander's Love Affair with Words

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Sephardic Jews and Their Language Inspire Mexican Writer

Myriam Moscona focuses on her heritage and the language of her elders: Ladino, also called Judeo-Spanish.

#Black - Exploring Identity with Photography

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Tucson Restaurant Legacies

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"Call Him Mac": The Political Legacy of Ernest W. McFarland

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Becoming a Goat?

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Exploring "Zero Hour", and the Rebellion of Zero Mostel

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A family separated for 6 years by the U.S. / Mexico border; Gary Paul Nabhan on "Food from the Radical Center"; and the Zoppè Family Circus legacy.

Signs of Life and Death Along Southwestern Highways

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Commemorating the Powell Expedition 150 years later; The Kindred launch "One Book, One Community", and Rollies Mexican Patio's homegrown cuisine.

Return to Rio Bravo

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Kino Border Initiative is aiding migrant families; Tucson mystery writer bases novel around opioid addiction; and remembering filmmaker Nicolas Roeg.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secret life of spiders, and Tucsonans share tips for coping with difficult emotions.

Playing Tag with Hummingbirds

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Luis Alberto Urrea on "The House of Broken Angels"; flutist Gary Stroutsos on playing music in sacred places; and Nancy Stanley on founding the stand-up comedy "Estrogen Hour".

Barbara Kingsolver on Creating "Unsheltered"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The hosts of "Boom Goddess Radio" tell about creating a podcast designed for their generation; and travel writer Jane Stern on exploring the very best American "Roadfood".

The Conversation That America is Not Having Over "The S Word"

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tips from Tucsonans on boosting your mental wellness; and critic David Bianculli talks about the evolution that helped make today's TV terrific.

Tom Bailey's Return to Pop

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Origins of Tucson street names; walking The Arizona Trail inspires poetry; and "The Great American Read" in Saddlebrooke.

Hiking and Poetry on the Arizona National Scenic Trail

Author writes 43 passages on more than 800 miles

Endowment to Support Global-Literature Collection for Kids

The nation’s largest collection of global children’s and teen literature has received a $1 million endowment to support future teaching and scholarship.

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