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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 intersection of mental health and crime

The intersection of mental health and crime

September 10, 2021 A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.
How students are responding after a school year of remote learning

How students are responding after a school year of remote learning

September 3, 2021 The Buzz talks with educators about the work that remains to keep kids learning, and emotionally and physically healthy.
Border by numbers: Dangers of the desert

Border by numbers: Dangers of the desert

August 27, 2021 Pima County is on pace for a record number of deaths in the desert this year.
Border by numbers: all Border Patrol sectors aren't equal

Border by numbers: all Border Patrol sectors aren't equal

August 20, 2021 Data show who crosses the border depends on location.
Tribal nations: changes coming with the American Rescue Plan and a new federal administration

Tribal nations: changes coming with the American Rescue Plan and a new federal administration

April 16, 2021 Secretary Deb Haaland discusses national building possibilities funded by the 'largest single investment in Indian Country.'
How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

April 9, 2021 Conditions in the Southwest are getting drier, but there is some possibility for hope later this year.
A return of Arizona sports: how the pandemic is impacting the industry

A return of Arizona sports: how the pandemic is impacting the industry

April 2, 2021 Spring season means big things for Arizona’s economy as fans are slowly allowed back at games.
Arizona legislature proposes controversial changes to election laws

Arizona legislature proposes controversial changes to election laws

March 26, 2021 Voting advocates criticize bills that could change the permanent early voting list or mail-in ballots.
Local businesses and schools adapt to changes in COVID restrictions

Local businesses and schools adapt to changes in COVID restrictions

March 19, 2021 Following orders from Gov. Doug Ducey, schools will offer in-person classes starting this week.
Arizona move toward 100% clean energy faces challenge from legislature

Arizona move toward 100% clean energy faces challenge from legislature

March 12, 2021 The legislature considers limiting the power of state utility regulators as it looks to increase Arizona's renewable energy standard.
An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

March 5, 2021 President Biden has already approved a slew of directives on immigration policy, but not everything has changed.
Reflecting on Arizona’s pandemic one year in

Reflecting on Arizona’s pandemic one year in

February 26, 2021 Experts weigh in on we've learned since last spring.

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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