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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.
 Looking back at SB 1070 a decade later

Looking back at SB 1070 a decade later

August 7, 2020 Though the infamous “show me your papers” law was partially struck down, it has left a legacy in Arizona.
Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

July 31, 2020 Local residents, a sheriff and a wildlife expert weigh in on the impacts of physical barriers at the southern border.
Back to school, one step at a time

Back to school, one step at a time

July 24, 2020 Teachers, school administrators and elected officials weigh how to safely return to school.
Tucson hospitals balance full patient loads, COVID-19 stress

Tucson hospitals balance full patient loads, COVID-19 stress

July 17, 2020 As hospitals inch closer to reaching full capacity, doctors and nurses continue to ask the public to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
Calls for police accountability continue as details of past cases emerge

Calls for police accountability continue as details of past cases emerge

July 10, 2020 Many community members are asking more questions as instances of police misconduct are revealed.
Discussions around the call to 'defund the police'

Discussions around the call to 'defund the police'

July 3, 2020 The death of a man in TPD custody amid nationwide protests over racially based police violence has led to more conversations about what policing should look like.
Wildfires burn across Arizona

Wildfires burn across Arizona

June 26, 2020 We discuss the year's fire outlook and what ecological changes result from such fires.
How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

June 19, 2020 As cases rise dramatically in the state, public health experts look to expand virus detection.
Protests force community to reconsider the role of police

Protests force community to reconsider the role of police

June 12, 2020 As protests continue nationwide, citizens and police officers in Tucson look at what changes are still needed.
How Southern Arizona schools and summer camps are adapting to COVID-19

How Southern Arizona schools and summer camps are adapting to COVID-19

June 5, 2020 Schools prepare for an uncertain summer and fall amid COVID-19 Schools working to adapt for summer and fall amid COVID-19 Schools, summer camps and child care centers are tasked with finding a safe way to engage kids during the pandemic.
Local student podcasters garner national attention

Local student podcasters garner national attention

May 29, 2020 A profile of some of the students and the teacher behind Tucson's City High Radio.
Already fraught census count further challenged by pandemic

Already fraught census count further challenged by pandemic

May 22, 2020 Though the pandemic has delayed parts of the census process, various groups are working to make sure everyone is counted.

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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