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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.
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.
Previewing the 2020 Election

Previewing the 2020 Election

April 11, 2019 A look at how Arizona's political parties are already strategizing and planning for the next election.
Making Tucson's Streets Safer for Everyone

Making Tucson's Streets Safer for Everyone

April 5, 2019 A preview of Cyclovia this weekend and the city of Tucson's recently approved "complete streets" plan.
U.S. Immigration: The View From Mexico and Guatemala

U.S. Immigration: The View From Mexico and Guatemala

March 29, 2019 In search of perspectives from outside the U.S. on the current state of immigration at our southern border.
Supporting Early Childhood Education

Supporting Early Childhood Education

March 22, 2019 Groups in Pima County push to increase access to high-quality early childhood education.
Changes at Davis-Monthan; Youth ROTC

Changes at Davis-Monthan; Youth ROTC

March 14, 2019 A look at changes at Davis-Monthan AFB and a program to recruit the next generation of airmen.
Changing U.S. Foreign Relations

Changing U.S. Foreign Relations

March 7, 2019 A look at changes to foreign policy under the Trump administration.

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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