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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.

Yarnell Fire Disaster Declaration Turned Down

Brewer calls news from White House 'misguided decision,' will consider options for appeal.

Tucson Retirement Ballot Initiative Goes to Court

Measure would ask voters to OK city government retirement system changes to reduce costs.

UA Launches Online Pediatric Integrative Med Curriculum

Demand for alternative treatments rising; program emphasizes preventative approach for complex issues.

This American Life

This Call May Be Recorded...To Save Your Life. Saturday at Noon and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. on NPR 89.1 FM/1550 AM.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, August 9, 2013

Guests discuss Obama's visit to Phoenix Tuesday; nine dreamers released; controversy with next year's possible governor candidates.

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

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

Blue Grass Jam Sessions Bring Music To The Community

For two Tucson musicians the traditional American style of music is 'what fills their heart and lifts their soul.'

'Dreamers' Not Just from Latin American Countries

While conversations about immigration reform mostly focus on Latinos, those of other backgrounds interested.

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Tucson-based improv comedy troupe plans to expand and establish a new theater

AZ Illustrated Arts: Thursday, August 8, 2013

A writer expresses seeing his novels com to life; exhibit showcasing desert grasslands; bridge art; in-studio performances.

9 'Dreamers' Freed, Awaiting Asylum Requests

Mexican-born, US-reared, they tried re-entering last month to emphasize desire for immigration reform.

AZ Illustrated Nature: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Raptors becoming too comfortable to urban surroundings; national, state economic impact of birding; our great outdoors.

Diane Rehm: Call for Sentencing Reform

Join Diane and her guests for a discussion about Attorney General Eric Holder's call for sentencing reform. Weekdays 9-11 a.m. on NPR 89.1 FM/1550 AM.

Obama's Phoenix Visit Tuesday Draws Protests

Immigrant rights activists gathered outside high school where president gave a speech; some signs read 'Deporter-in-Chief.'

Law Changes May Ensure Hotshot Families Survivor Benefits

AZ house speaker drafting a retroactive legislation; mother of one of 19 firefighters having a news conference in Prescott Wed.

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