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The bodies of nearly 3,000 undocumented people have been found in the border region of southern Arizona since the beginning of the Century. Bruce Anderson and his small team of forensics anthropologists at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner have been working to identify the dead. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer/Editor: Nate Huffman

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Matthew and Jennifer McPheron are successful business owners in Tucson who overcame difficult obstacles to reach their goals. Each of them served time behind bars and struggled with substance abuse, but they were able to change their lives with faith-based programs and a commitment to create a new beginning. Producer: Tony Paniagua Videographer/Editor: Bob Lindberg […]

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Tucson’s Poet Laureate, TC Tolbert reads a recent poem for the #ArizonaIllustrated ‘Far Afield’ series, recorded on location at the Snake Bridge over Broadway Blvd. in Tucson. Videographers: Martin Rubio and Gage Judd Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown

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The Binational Encuentro was a nine-day event highlighting struggles of female identified migrants in the current moment. Roundtable discussions and performance art events were held in an effort to encourage collaboration between artist, activist and scholars who are working with these topics to help imagine new ways of thinking about them. Producer/Editor: Andrew Brown Photographers: […]

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School segregation is a difficult chapter in the nation’s history, and while it left a painful wound in many lives, many African-American children were able to persevere and thrive. Barbara Lewis shares her stories and recollections about attending classes in the historic Dunbar building from 1942 to 1950. Producer: Tony Paniagua Videographer: Bob Lindberg, Gage […]

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In the absence of school guidelines for mental health education, the Tucson-based National Institute for Civil Discourse developed Text, Talk, Act, a phone-based program to get young people talking about the mental health challenges they face. Producer: Gisela Telis Videographer: Bob Lindberg, Steve Riggs Editor: Martin Rubio

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Far Afield: Roman Barten-Sherman, the young Tucson bluesman performs ‘I’m Throwing Up My Hands’

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The Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona will shut down permanently this December. While the closure will mean cleaner air and less pollution in northern Arizona, it will also ripple through the Navajo and Hopi economies. Change Labs believes entrepreneurs have a critical role to play during this time of transformation. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer: […]

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The abundant winter and spring rains in the 2018-2019 season led to a profusion of plant growth in Arizona, including free and healthy edible weeds which experts recommend we add to our diets. The London rocket – a member of the mustard family – is one of them. Producer: Tony Paniagua Videographer: Gage Judd, Martin […]

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Spend an afternoon wandering around with Tucson-based photographer Dan Schumann-Mraz. Since 2016, he has developed a unique visual style that is simultaneously void of humans and full of their presence. Story by: Andrew Brown

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Far Afield: Laura and the Killed Men perform “Sara’s Room” at Danny’s Baboquvari Lounge in Tucson. Producer: Andrew Brown

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More than 650,000 Americans are released from prison every year. They face an uphill climb when transitioning to civilian life, including barriers to employment and housing that leave many unmoored, unsupported, and unable to move forward. Danny Howe made that climb himself after serving time in prison—and now he’s helping other formerly incarcerated people rebuild […]

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Spring of 2019 will go down as one of the best years for Arizona wildflowers in decades, thanks to abundant fall and winter rain in the desert. The profusion of color led to scores of visitors in public spaces, including Catalina State Park and Picacho Peak State Park. Producer: Tony Paniagua Videographer/Editor: Nate Huffman

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Zika, malaria, west Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses kill an estimated million people each year around the world. A team of scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered a way to prevent the insects from hatching – they say it’s the first step in developing a mosquito birth control. If introduced in mosquito-prone areas […]

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An in-depth look at local photographer Patricia Carr Morgan’s exhibition ‘Blue Tears’ at the Tucson Museum of Art. The installation features seventeen-foot-tall translucent panels with images captured on Morgan’s travels to Antarctica and Greenland. One by one, they are slowly detached from the ceiling over the course of the show, falling to the floor in […]

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