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The Buzz

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.
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.
Arizona lawmakers at loggerheads over budget

Arizona lawmakers at loggerheads over budget

April 29, 2022 This week, The Buzz examines the state's surplus and the debate over how to use it.
How Arizona gets its energy

How Arizona gets its energy

April 22, 2022 This week, The Buzz focuses on electricity — how it’s created and where it’s needed.
The future of work

The future of work

April 15, 2022 This week, The Buzz focuses on the future of work in a tight labor market.
Life after prison in Arizona

Life after prison in Arizona

April 8, 2022 To mark Second Chance Month, The Buzz examines second chances for formerly incarcerated people.
How Tucson gets its fuel

How Tucson gets its fuel

April 1, 2022 As gas prices rise, The Buzz examines how gas reaches the city.
Tucson businesses and the next phase of the pandemic

Tucson businesses and the next phase of the pandemic

March 25, 2022 This week, The Buzz examines what changes in public health measures and the economy of the pandemic mean for local businesses.
The American Rescue Plan Act one year later

The American Rescue Plan Act one year later

March 18, 2022 This week, The Buzz examines how ARPA funds have been put to use in Southern Arizona.
Mental health in the classroom

Mental health in the classroom

March 11, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic may be a turning point and students may be back in the classroom but many are still mentally grappling with the effects of the last two years.
Recycling on Tucson's curbs and beyond

Recycling on Tucson's curbs and beyond

March 4, 2022 This week, The Buzz revisits the city's decision to end curbside glass recycling.
Making beer in Southern Arizona

Making beer in Southern Arizona

February 25, 2022 This week, The Buzz focuses on the area's beer business, its growth and how it has felt the pinch of supply chain problems.

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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