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Airs Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. on NPR 89.1

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The Buzz is an interview-focused show to give listeners in Southern Arizona a deeper understanding of news, politics, science, current events and more.
The Buzz: Primary Election 2022 is in the books

The Buzz: Primary Election 2022 is in the books

August 5, 2022 Some races were close but now the ballot is set for November.
The Bisbee Deportation, 105 years later

The Bisbee Deportation, 105 years later

July 29, 2022 Go beyond the basics and learn what happened before and after the infamous labor rights dispute
What will Arizona do as its share of Colorado River water diminishes?

What will Arizona do as its share of Colorado River water diminishes?

July 22, 2022 We hear about efforts to reassess state allocations and what may come of a billion-dollar fund established this summer.
The Buzz previews AZPM's new water podcast Tapped

The Buzz previews AZPM's new water podcast Tapped

July 15, 2022 Join us for a look at a new series that tells the stories of how we use water.
Where's the new money in the state budget going?

Where's the new money in the state budget going?

July 8, 2022 We look at a handful of areas that will see a notable increase in funds this fiscal year
Real estate, rents continue to climb as housing crunch continues

Real estate, rents continue to climb as housing crunch continues

July 1, 2022 Prices around Tucson continue to go up, leaving some unable to buy or going through eviction.
Preventing and fighting human-caused wildfire

Preventing and fighting human-caused wildfire

June 24, 2022 Fires started by people have long been a part of our ecosystem, but they're increasingly damaging today.
Education in the summer

Education in the summer

June 17, 2022 This week, The Buzz focuses on education and the summer ahead.
Summer heat arrives

Summer heat arrives

June 10, 2022 Experts talk about increasing heat in urban heat islands and the history of air conditioning.
The past and future of Tucson's film industry

The past and future of Tucson's film industry

May 20, 2022 As lawmakers consider an incentive program to draw more film productions to Arizona, The Buzz examines the industry's role in Tucson.
Making the most of water in Tucson

Making the most of water in Tucson

May 13, 2022 As the monsoon approaches, The Buzz focuses on rainwater harvesting.
It's one of the five Cs of Arizona's economy. But what role does mining really play in Arizona today?

It's one of the five Cs of Arizona's economy. But what role does mining really play in Arizona today?

May 6, 2022 This week, The Buzz examines the longtime economic driver in the state and its environmental impacts.

Show Details

WHEN TO LISTEN: Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. / Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.WHAT CHANNEL: NPR 89.1 or 1550 AMWHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN: The Buzz is available on iTunes and NPR One. Subscribe today and don't miss an episode!
Christopher Conover

About the Show

The half-hour show focuses on conversations about current topics in Southern Arizona that deserve a deeper look. Each episode of The Buzz addresses a single theme, using studio interviews to delve into what you really need to know to understand a complex topic, one you may have heard mentioned in the news, or something new.

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