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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

The Buzz is an interview-focused show to give listeners in Southern Arizona a deeper understanding of news, politics, science, current events and more.
A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

July 11, 2019 For years, Nogales residents have suffered from water contamination that stems from the wastewater line.
Addressing Tucson's housing challenges

Addressing Tucson's housing challenges

June 28, 2019 Three local housing groups discuss today's housing challenges and ideas to help solve them.
Roots of housing discrimination in Tucson

Roots of housing discrimination in Tucson

June 20, 2019 In the first of three shows on housing, we look at the origin of discriminatory practices and the Fair Housing Act.
Three Democrats, one independent in the running to be mayor of Tucson

Three Democrats, one independent in the running to be mayor of Tucson

June 13, 2019 The race for Tucson mayor is heating up. This week The Buzz talked with the candidates vying to lead the city.
Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

June 6, 2019 70 years on, a WWII-era program to combat malnutrition is healthier than ever.
Support and opposition for two mines in Southern Arizona

Support and opposition for two mines in Southern Arizona

May 30, 2019 As the Rosemont Copper mine plans to start construction, we talk with those for and against the project.
Vaccines and public health in Pima County

Vaccines and public health in Pima County

May 23, 2019 A historic outbreak of measles is bringing the debate over childhood immunizations back to top of the news.
Sustaining the San Pedro River

Sustaining the San Pedro River

May 16, 2019 A panel in Bisbee discusses the present and future of Southern Arizona's last large, free-flowing river.
Tucson Community Prepares for Monastery Shelter Closure

Tucson Community Prepares for Monastery Shelter Closure

May 9, 2019 The Benedictine Monastery has become the largest city shelter, but will close in July.
Local Water Utilities Fight Unregulated Contaminants

Local Water Utilities Fight Unregulated Contaminants

May 3, 2019 While the EPA weighs regulating the chemicals, Tucson and Marana Water are moving ahead with treatment.
Debating Free Speech

Debating Free Speech

April 25, 2019 A protest and arrest on the University of Arizona campus has raised questions about free speech.
Arizona Schools Struggle to Find Footing With National Testing Standards

Arizona Schools Struggle to Find Footing With National Testing Standards

April 18, 2019 The U.S. Department of Education says the state is out of compliance.

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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