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The Violinists

Fadi Iskandar and his family are refugees. They fled Aleppo, Syria to find sanctuary when the ongoing civil war became too dangerous for them to stay.

Fast Pitch Tucson

Philanthropists at Social Venture Partners stepped up recently to launch Fast Pitch Tucson, a program designed to cultivate communication skills and build capacity and effectiveness in our non-profit sector.

The Detective

On January 11th, 1996, a little girl named Karen Grajeda vanished without a trace. A detective named Kathy Rau set out to find her – and the search changed her life forever.

Gootter Foundation

We meet a Tucson family that has turned a tragedy into a way of helping the community.


The 28th Annual NamJam was held at Rillito Park Raceway on Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

The Battle Buddy

When former soldier Mikki McClary faced her homefront battle, she found an unexpected ally and healer – in man’s best friend.

Street Names

This story takes a careful look at the pronunciation or mispronunciation of a handful of local street names.

New Americans

The United States is a nation of immigrants and each year thousands of new immigrants take the oath of allegiance to the U.S. at naturalization ceremonies across the country.

Flags for the Flagless

TPD officer Charley Foley wanted to give back to the community so he founded a group that is restoring flagpoles and bringing back Old Glory to different spots around the city, especially downtown and midtown Tucson where he patrols.

Stories About Fathers

Just what is that makes a good father? For all you dads out there, at what moment did you realize you were 'a father'? We put those questions and more to several people and here's what they said...

Michelle's Update

Michelle Kirlew and her family are the subjects of AZPM’s most recent documentary “Winning by Living, One Cancer Story.”

Giving Blood

Greg Cogoli has been giving blood for four decades, hear firsthand what it’s like to give platelets … and then hear from Betty, who needs blood transfusions to survive and is grateful for those who give.

Haircuts and Hope

Getting a haircut may seem like a trivial part of our lives but people without permanent homes often go months or years without one.

Survival Training

Pilots and crew are constantly training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Part of that training includes an ongoing program called SERE or Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.

Razorback Vets

While with the Air Force in Vietnam Jason Stone flew helicopter rescue missions and had some first hand experiences with “The Razorbacks”, a 120th Army gunship unit.

Last Helicopter Out

The last helicopter to leave Vietnam ferried the Marine guards at the US Embassy in Saigon to safety. That chopper is sitting quietly at the military “Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

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