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On this Arizona Spotlight, hear three women who are telling vibrant stories across different mediums.

Messy but meaningful: Tucson print space fosters accessible creative environment

Word of Mouth Print Space opens their doors to anyone looking for artistic or humanitarian inspiration, whether beginner or expert, on a budget or wanting to splurge.

The Enduring Legacy of Chicano Photographer Louis Carlos Bernal

Tucson Chicano Photographer Louis Carlos Bernal’s Photography Intimately Captured the Lives of the LatinX American Culture.

Sculpture Tucson

Saving the World One Sculpture at a Time.

A herd of 100 life-size elephant replicas are moving across the U.S.

The Great Elephant Migration traveling art exhibition aims to spread awareness about conservation efforts.

Taking the camel to the drive-in: David Leighton's history of the Reid Park Zoo

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Word of Mouth Print Space; celebrate imagination at the Library's Megamania!! Festival; and meet the founder of the Naco Wellness Initiative.

Why "Breaking Bread" is a different approach to political discussion.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How art can help with in-hospital healing; Luis Alberto Urrea on how his literature career began; and "Stories That Soar!" considers the meaning of love.

Understanding men's mental health, and overcoming depression

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe welcome new leadership; and the legacy of screen actor Donald Sutherland.

Monument Valley's important role in the classic westerns of John Ford & John Wayne.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A local librarian is recognized for his dedication to youth mental health; and a personal story about what the U.S. flag can represent.

Ten-Minute Dramas presents "Chemistry".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A program called "Red, White & Blue" wants veterans, first responders and their loved ones to get the mental and emotional help they need.

Celebrating one of the Sonoran Desert's most popular visitors.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secrets of the Vegan Night Market; how the Noyce Teaching Scholarship is helping to find and retain good STEM teachers in Arizona; and Julie Sasse says goodbye to the Tucson Museum of Art.

Remembering Movie Legend Roger Corman.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Macro photographer Jillian Cowles peers into the private life of spiders; and Chris Dashiell visits "The Tomb of Ligeia".

Efforts to expand Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, and create the Santa Cruz River Urban National Wildlife Refuge

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Tucson Tellers of Tales, a story from Nooshie Motaref, and a story from Penelope Starr

Ecologists and artists in Nogales to celebrate new jaguar

To celebrate the discovery of a new jaguar roaming the Arizona borderlands, conservationists will host a public discussion in Nogales on Saturday followed by a procession to the border wall to view a wildlife-themed art installation on the wall itself.

Craig T. Nelson delivers commencement address to the UA graduating class of 2024.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The documentary "Fair Play" gives visibility to the unending work of new mothers; and explore the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.

"It's either too late, or too early." Arizona Theatre Company presents Sam Shepard's "True West".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A preview of the upcoming Tucson International Mariachi Conference; the peace and sisterhood of the Hamrah Arts Club; and the work of a largely forgotten female composer from the 18th century has a 21st century debut.

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