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The Buzz

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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.
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The Buzz: UA Faculty Senate report details events that led to deadly shooting on campus
February 3, 2023

The Buzz: UA Faculty Senate report details events that led to deadly shooting on campus

The report examines harassing behaviors of the suspected gunman from early in his time at the UA up to the shooting.
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The Buzz: Sports Betting in Arizona
January 27, 2023

The Buzz: Sports Betting in Arizona

Arizona has always been a destination for major sporting events, but those within the state now also have the ability to gamble on the outcomes of those games.
The Buzz: Arizona and snow
January 20, 2023

The Buzz: Arizona and snow

While non-rain precipitation is rare in the deserts, it's not uncommon for the mountains to get feet of snow each year.
The Buzz speaks with two newly-elected officials: Juan Ciscomani and Katie Hobbs
January 13, 2023

The Buzz speaks with two newly-elected officials: Juan Ciscomani and Katie Hobbs

Both have been on the jobs for several days, but have been confronted by the politics of their new positions.
The Buzz: A look at Arizona's new government
January 6, 2023

The Buzz: A look at Arizona's new government

The Inauguration of November's winners comes as the legislative session nears.
The Buzz: Looking back on 2022
December 30, 2022

The Buzz: Looking back on 2022

Newsworthy interviews and topics that we addressed this year.
The Buzz: Winter Solstice Celebrations
December 23, 2022

The Buzz: Winter Solstice Celebrations

The importance of the shortest day of the year in cultures around the world.
The Buzz: Forecasting the Southern Arizona economy for 2023
December 16, 2022

The Buzz: Forecasting the Southern Arizona economy for 2023

Job market expected to remain strong, but housing remains major cause of inflation.
The Buzz takes a trip down the Verde River
December 9, 2022

The Buzz takes a trip down the Verde River

Meet a man who has made saving this unique waterway his life's work
The Buzz: Working to Lower Homelessness in Southern Arizona
December 2, 2022

The Buzz: Working to Lower Homelessness in Southern Arizona

Latest efforts have gained traction while also talking about crime reduction
The Buzz: What is the future of Southern Arizona's shopping malls?
November 25, 2022

The Buzz: What is the future of Southern Arizona's shopping malls?

As the holiday shopping season kicks off, we look at how retail hubs are trying to stay relevant.
The Buzz: Sunshine Mile project complete after years of work
November 18, 2022

The Buzz: Sunshine Mile project complete after years of work

Renovation to downtown's eastern gateway has been a topic since the 1990s.

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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