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Street Names

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


A hummingbird built her nest on the end of an internet cable over the summer in the new Environment and Natural Resources Building on the University of Arizona campus this summer.

The Secrets Of Successful Aging

101-year-old Irving Olson is an active and accomplished photographer, a quick wit—and exactly the kind of older person researchers want to study to learn the secrets of aging well.

Ray Campas

81 year-old Ray Campas owns and operates Hollywood Barber College.

From the Vault: Joseph Bonanno held in Contempt of Court 1985

Joseph Bonanno held in Contempt of Court

Arizona Illustrated Episode 140

Prickly Pear Fruit; UA Media Camp; Harvesting Rain; From the Vault: Blackwell House

Harvesting Rain

The arid climate in Tucson limits rainfall to approximately 12 inches per year, more than half of which falls during the annual monsoon. Brad Lancaster is a community activist who is well known and respected in the rainwater harvesting community.

Prickly Pear

It’s abundant, nutritious and free and more people are incorporating it into their diets. Prickly pears are native to the deserts of the American continents and were already being used by their indigenous residents when Europeans arrived.

Arizona Illustrated Episode 139

Restoring the East Tower of Mission San Xavier del Bac; Mental Health in the Black Community; Howard Curtin; From the Vault: Widening the Broadway Corridor

The East Tower

atronato San Xavier, has launched the ‘White Dove Campaign’ to restore the East Tower of San Xavier del Bac.

Howard Curtin

This is a simple profile on a complex character, Howard Curtin.

Arizona Illustrated Episode 138

Dusty Tuckness; The River Woman; Bisbee Buildings II; Favorite Places: The Blue House

The River Woman

Katie Lee is still mourning the loss of her beloved Glen Canyon

From the Vault: The Blackwell House 1998

The Blackwell House, slated to be demolished

Native Harvest

Many of the native trees in Tucson bear edible beans.

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