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NewThe Buzz

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

The Buzz is an interview-focused show to give listeners in Southern Arizona a deeper understanding of news, politics, science, current events and more.
Pedaling Your Way to Work

Pedaling Your Way to Work

November 15, 2018 Tucson is known as a bike-friendly town. When it comes to commuting, how is the city planning for bikes?
Election Recap: The 2018 Midterms

Election Recap: The 2018 Midterms

November 8, 2018 A breakdown of the election results in Arizona.
Growing Tucson's Tech Industry

Growing Tucson's Tech Industry

November 1, 2018 Research parks and a new startup academy are helping locals develop new ideas.
Arizona's US Senate Race in the Spotlight

Arizona's US Senate Race in the Spotlight

October 25, 2018 One of the nation's highest-profile, and most negative, Senate races is here at home.
Arizona Ballot Initiatives Explained

Arizona Ballot Initiatives Explained

October 18, 2018 A breakdown of what all those ballot propositions are about.
Arizona's Latino Vote

Arizona's Latino Vote

October 11, 2018 A look at the power of an important, and growing, part of the state electorate.
Police Chiefs Aim to Build Trust in Community Policing

Police Chiefs Aim to Build Trust in Community Policing

October 5, 2018 From underage drinking to investigating homicides, both Tucson Police and UA Police stay busy.
Final Season for Pima College Football

Final Season for Pima College Football

September 27, 2018 Plus, fact-checking gubernatorial candidates after two debates.
Arizona Sues Maker of Oxycontin

Arizona Sues Maker of Oxycontin

September 20, 2018 Lawsuit claims Purdue Pharma violated a judicial order regarding claims made in advertisements.
Addiction in Cochise County

Addiction in Cochise County

September 13, 2018 Episode 1: A look at the county's most recent effort to counteract overdose and addiction.
TMC Sues Opioid Industry

TMC Sues Opioid Industry

September 7, 2018 The hospital is the first in Arizona to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Primary Election Breakdown

Primary Election Breakdown

August 31, 2018 Pima County Republicans and Democrats look back at the primary and forward to the general election.

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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