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Settling in Flagstaff

The story of the first Chinese-American family to reside in Flagstaff, Arizona.

William “Curly” and Annie Neal

The journey of William “Curly” and Annie Neal as pioneers, entrepreneurs, and in 1895 the first Black owners of luxury resort in Arizona.

Protest Reflections

Looking back on the protests following the death of George Floyd. (7:07)

Myth and The West

Cody Young, Old Tucson Studios, and the legacy of Westerns in film.

Sugar Hill

An intimate look inside Tucson's historically black Sugar Hill neighborhood.

The Loft Cinema

The internationally-recognized independent film house is a much-beloved cornerstone of the Tucson community.

Willcox Radio

Since the mid-1950s, KHIL radio has been the soundtrack, news source, and connector in Willcox, AZ and now, the station is in danger of shutting down. 

Immanuel Abraham

The violinist credits music with saving his life.

Memory Lane

Barbara Lewis shares stories and recollections about attending classes at the historic Dunbar School.

28 Days of Black History

Local business owner, J.R. Harrison explores black culture in his own unique way.

Haunted Bisbee

Take a tour of Bisbee, Arizona’s haunted history with Renee Harper of Old Bisbee Ghost Tours and “Magic” Kenny of The Bisbee Seance Room.


Etherton Gallery celebrates 30 years in its downtown Tucson location with the show Masters of 20th Century American photography. Making it work in Tucson hasn't always been easy but Terry Etherton seems to have it figured out.

Ansel's Birthday

Ansel Adams played a critical role in founding the Center for Creative Photography in 1975. Since then, the CCP has become the largest collection of North American photography in the world.

The Glass Blower

Tom Philabaum of Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio is an artist and beloved Tucson icon.

The Language of Movement

Barbara Mettler built the Tucson Creative Dance center in 1963 as a permanent home for her unique, movement-based approach to dance. Mettler passed away in 2002, but her legacy lives on and is still being practiced by a devout following.

Super Bowl Band

Did you know that the University of Arizona Marching Band played the half-time show at the first Super bowl?

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