The 2016 U.S. presidential election was marked by unprecedented harshness, divisiveness, and tension. Now political scientists and mental health experts alike are trying to figure out what made it so different – and what it will mean for the country’s future. Presented by Arizona Public Media
If you thought that a kid's room, a Norwegian Nobel Laureate and a laser pointer had nothing in common, two UA physicists are about to enlighten you. It's hard to believe, but after having unraveled many of the laws that make the universe tick, physicists still haven't reached an agreement on wheth...
On December 7th, 1941, the battleship USS Arizona was attacked and sunk at Pearl Harbor. 1,177 sailors and Marines aboard the ship were killed, few survived. The bell that hung on the foremast of the ship survived the attack, but went missing until years later when UA alum Bill Bowers found it in the Puget Sound Naval Yard ready to melted down. The USS Arizona Bell now hangs in the bell tower... View details ⇨
It is easier now than ever to find out more about our own family’s history. With programs and databases like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, we can search back into the generations to discover long lost relatives and build our own family tree. We spent some time with one Tucsonan who has been researching her past and making surprising connections along the way. Presented by Arizona Public Media
The Kalimba is a small and unique musical instrument thought to have existed in Africa for hundreds of years. The instrument has grown in popularity worldwide. Tucson’s Mark Holdaway provides a glimpse into the music, the construction and the history of the Kalimba. presented by Arizona Public Media
A new program has Pima County residents with memory issues caring for newborn kittens. Every year Pima Animal Care Center takes in roughly 20,000 animals, mostly dogs and cats. Newborn kittens can be problematic for the shelter because they need round the clock care and have weak immune systems. Residents at Catalina Springs Memory Care, along with staff, acted as a collective foster family... View details ⇨
The newest memorial on campus, with its overt and subtle elements, speaks to UA tradition, design and the continuing effort to preserve the memory of 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on the USS Arizona during the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. More here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Lauren Bruner is a Navy Veteran and USS Arizona survivor. At age 21, Bruner was onboard the Battleship Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7th, 1941. The Purple Heart recipient is one of a handful of USS Arizona survivors who are still alive to tell the story of that day. We sit down with Mr. Bruner during a recent visit to Tucson as the University of Arizona honors World War II... View details ⇨
Two men claimed separately to have discovered the bell in a naval shipyard in Washington state, as revealed in papers curated by University Libraries' Special Collections. A campus exhibit devoted to the mighty U.S. battleship, sunk by bombs at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, continues through Dec. 23.