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Episode 135: Are We Prepared for Disasters?

Emergency management officials say state is able to handle them, individuals need better preparedness.

Firefighters conduct night burnout operations to help strengthen the fireline and keep the blace from advancing.

AZ Week: Disaster? State Ready, Residents Not So Much

Emergency management officials urge individuals, families, businesses to make plans, get prepared.

John Huppenthal, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, discusses school test score results and testing results.

Full Interview With State Education Supt. Huppenthal

AZ must continue classroom progress to keep up with continuing 'demographic challenges,' he says.

Episode 134: Small Steps to School Improvement

State Superintendent Huppenthal: 'Right now, we're at about a B minus ... which doesn't cut it.'

AZ Week: Small Steps to School Improvement

State Superintendent Huppenthal: 'Right now, we're at about a B-minus ... which doesn't cut it.'

This week, Michael hosts a discussion on racial issues in the state and across the country. Former Tucson City Council member Charles Ford Jr, Chairman of the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board Jeff Lavender, University of Arizona's Mexican American Studies lecturer Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith and Executive Director of the YWCA Tucson Kelly Fryer discuss these issues and how we as a country can come together to put an end to racism and separation.

AZ Week: Moving Toward Tolerance; More Needed

In wake of Trayvon Martin: 'Some of us took it for granted that we were farther along than we really are.'

This week, Michael hosts a discussion on racial issues in the state and across the country. Former Tucson City Council member Charles Ford Jr, Chairman of the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board Jeff Lavender, University of Arizona's Mexican American Studies lecturer Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith and Executive Director of the YWCA Tucson Kelly Fryer discuss these issues and how we as a country can come together to put an end to racism and separation.

Episode 133: Dialogue for Tolerance

American society needs conversation and plan of action to renew a push for equal treatment, says discussion panel.

Episode 132: Poverty Increases in Tucson, Phoenix Suburbs

A Tucsonan shares his experience with unemployment; community outreach services discuss growth in number of people who ask for help.

AZ Week: Poverty Comes to Suburbs

New face of hardship emerges among middle class on edges of Phoenix, Tucson metro areas.

Pima Community College Downtown Campus.

AZ Week: Community Colleges Key Workforce Training

21st century economy's approaches mean people can learn more, earn more in career tech education fields.

Episode 131: The Role of Community Colleges

Discussions with PCC Chancellor Lambert and Sapna Gupta, senior policy analyst for Morrison Institute.

Full Interview with PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert

In his first week on the job, he discusses what motivates him to be involved in education.

AZ Week: Getting to Know PCC's New Chancellor

He loves his work because community college 'may be someone's first chance, may be someone's last chance.'

SPECIAL REPORT: 20% of Pima County Residents in Poverty

Find out what being poor means in southern Arizona.

Episode 130: Immigration Reformers Hopeful

AZ's two border congressmen say Senate-style compromise is key.

AZ Week: Immigration Reformers Hopeful of House Action

Senate-style compromise is key, say Arizona's border congressmen, Democrats Grijalva and Barber.

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