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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.
Mayor Rothschild reflects on 8 years in office

Mayor Rothschild reflects on 8 years in office

November 7, 2019 New leadership at the head of Tucson city government could mean new priorities.
Tucson's pedestrian fatality problem

Tucson's pedestrian fatality problem

November 1, 2019 The city has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking in recent years. Other cities face the same problem.
Tucson's streetcar turns 5

Tucson's streetcar turns 5

October 25, 2019 Despite some initial opposition, the streetcar started rolling down the tracks for the first time five years ago.
Changes coming to TUSD board

Changes coming to TUSD board

October 17, 2019 Reflections on Southern Arizona's largest school district as the process begins to replace a resigning member.
City Council candidates explain their vision for Tucson

City Council candidates explain their vision for Tucson

October 11, 2019 Candidates from the three parties discuss what direction they would like to take Tucson.
Tucson mayoral candidates discuss economy, climate change, roads

Tucson mayoral candidates discuss economy, climate change, roads

October 3, 2019 We invited the three candidates in for a joint conversation on issues facing the city.
Accommodating student housing in Tucson

Accommodating student housing in Tucson

September 27, 2019 A look at some of the impacts from high-rise towers near the university and downtown Tucson.
Should Tucson become a sanctuary city?

Should Tucson become a sanctuary city?

September 19, 2019 This fall, voters will decided whether or not to approve a citizen's initiative.
Tracing the Migrant Journey

Tracing the Migrant Journey

September 13, 2019 A team of reporters follows the path migrants take to reach the southern border of the U.S.
Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

September 5, 2019 Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.
Tucson candidates look ahead to general election

Tucson candidates look ahead to general election

August 30, 2019 Mayor, City Council and a sanctuary initiative will be put to a vote in November.
A look at Arizona gun laws

A look at Arizona gun laws

August 22, 2019 Recent mass shootings raised gun control legislation questions again.

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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