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The Inn in Tucson is a safe place for asylum-seeking families to stay as they transition out of detention facilities at the U.S. – Mexico border. Guests are provided with food, clothing, and showers. Guests can come and go as they please. They often stay for a night or two but are welcome to stay […]

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Strippa Yoga is a Tucson-grown yoga movement catering to the needs of strippers and their bodies. Through her social media presence and her classes, founder Jessica Kind aims to create a safe, positive community for strippers while destigmatizing their work and addressing its physical and emotional toll. Producers: Gisela Telis and Andrew Brown Videographer: Andrew […]

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The southwest rock duo ‘Birds and Arrows’ are Andrea and Pete Connolly. We caught up with them at a very unique location in Tucson where they performed ‘All Souls Sell Out’ true to their form. Photographer/Editor: Martín Rubio Producer/Photographer: Andrew Brown

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Naim Amor is a French native who grew up in Paris, but in many ways he is quintessentially Tucson. His first love is music. Arizona Illustrated Producer Vanessa Barchfield spent some time with the Arizona transplant to find out more about what makes him tick and why he is so loved. Producer: Vanessa Barchfield Photographers: […]

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In this day and age of streaming video, Netflix, HBO GO, and Hulu you might think the video rental store was dead, well, think again. Casa Video, as one of the largest video stores left in the country, is both staying the course and reinventing itself, by providing a community-oriented movie experience to Tucson. Producer/Editor: […]

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Mushrooms play a vital role in decontaminating soil and keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. They’re also a delicious, sustainable, and nutrient-rich food source. We went to the White Mountains to learn more about this mysterious fungi at the Annual Foray of the Arizona Mushroom Society. Producer, Photographer, Editor: David Fenster

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Wildlife biologist Debbie Buecher has been studying bats for decades, and she enjoys sharing her expertise about these frequently maligned mammals. There are more than a thousand bat species around the world and Buecher says they are a vital part of our environment. Producer: Tony Paniagua Videographer: Bob Lindberg, Matt Potwardowski, Gage Judd Editor: Charlene […]

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The Loft Cinema is a much-beloved cornerstone of the Tucson community. The internationally-recognized independent film house brings together a multigenerational gathering of cinephiles and art lovers around one common passion, movies. Producer/Editor: Vanessa Barchfield Videographer/Editor: Nate Huffman Videographer: Martin Rubio, Steve Riggs, Gage Judd

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When Lisa Bates was thinking about what to do with her life, someone told her to reflect on her passion. She did, and in 1998, she founded the Tucson Wildlife Center. Today, the center receives more than 3,000 birds and other animals each year. It depends on donations (no government funding) and has more than […]

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Wendy Garcia grew up in Alamos, Sonora. She learned from her father and grandmother how to cook traditional Mexican food, with lots of meat. After moving to Tucson at the age of 17, Garcia started working in restaurants around Tucson, ranging from Taco Bell to Feast. After a decade of working late nights and multiple […]

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The science of dendrochronology was developed at the University of Arizona last century. While much of the work in the lab uses tree rings to date events and environmental changes, two longtime staff members are taking a closer look at how tree rings are formed in order to understand how climate change will affect the […]

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Tucson-based poets Brandon Shimoda and Dot Devota explore the North Campbell Street Bridge and offer poems to its non-human inhabitants. At dusk, the shadows of the bridge emerge in the form of thousands of bats. Videographers: Gage Judd, Robert Lindberg, David Fenster Producer/Editor: David Fenster

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Violinist Immanuel Abraham performs atop Mt. Lemmon.

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B.A. Van Sise explores photography and poetry’s relationship with the image in his show A Portrait of Poetry at the Center for Creative Photography. In 2015, Van Sise set out on a portrait project to document many of the most notable names in contemporary American poetry. The resulting images are acts of collaboration, giving a […]

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In 2004, when Immanuel Abraham was 14 years old and living in inner-city Chicago, his mother came across a newspaper ad announcing free music lessons. The family looked into it, and Immanuel’s life changed forever. He picked up the violin, practiced relentlessly, and was able to attend the universities of Michigan and Arizona where he earned […]

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