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University of Arizona researcher gets closer to solving ancient mystery

Studies of tree rings and ice core samples are providing clues to what happened to Minoan civilization in 1500 B. C.

Tucson-based scientists giving moon rocks a second look

NASA's Apollo 16 crew originally collected the samples 50 years ago.

Take a Peep at The Tucson Erotica Art Show.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The history of Rukin Jelks and the Rillito Park Racetrack; memories of being a Tucson teen in the 1970s; and a teenager in Hermosillo who is an emerging film composer.

"Living Dead in Denmark" - a zombie sequel to "Hamlet"?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Craig Johnson and actor A Martinez talk about "Longmire" at the Tucson Festival of Books; and Bisbee celebrates "The Return of the Turkey Vultures".

Return to "The Princess Bride" 35 years later, with actor Cary Elwes.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson leads a roundtable discussion with three Black women artists, and "Stories That Soar!" tells of a boy's difficult journey to see his father.

Arizona Spotlight for February 10th, 2022

On Arizona Spotlight: Dr. Regina N. Bradley on the greater influence of Southern hip hop; members of Tucson's Jewish Community react to the Tennessee banning of the graphic novel "Maus: A Survivor's Tale"; and explore the dream history of Downtown Tucson.

How A.J. Croce connected with his father through the music they loved.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Michelle Ross on her story collection "Shapeshifting"; and Heather Massie's solo show "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" comes to Arizona.

"Reservation Dogs" has found a global audience, and castmember Jon Proudstar knows why.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How much difference can 2 degrees make in terms of our water table? Plus, Ann Hampton Callaway sings songs that moved a generation!

Lydia Jennings, PhD: “Run to Be Visible”.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The meaning behind the sacred Muslim month of Rabiʽ al-Awwal; and multi-faceted artist To-Reè-Neè Wolf

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 91-year-old Fox Tucson Theatre is ready to sing again.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Invisible Theatre celebrates 50 years of performing arts magic; and the photographic vision of Sama Alshaibi.

Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña on documenting the history of the Asian American experience.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Paula Poundstone returns to the Fox Theatre; Chris Dashiell previews Film Fest Tucson; and a song from John Coinman.

Biden signs proclamation marking Indigenous Peoples Day in 2021

The proclamation is similar to one Gov. Doug Ducey signed in 2020, marking October 11 of that year as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Sonia Manzano created a neighborhood of her own for "Alma's Way".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson literary pioneers Alva B. Torres and Lydia Otero share stories and friendship; and author Larry Dane Brimner

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.

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