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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.
A community responding to COVID-19

A community responding to COVID-19

March 27, 2020 The coronavirus has already impacted Southern Arizona in many ways, but people are finding ways to adapt.
Noise pollution in Arizona

Noise pollution in Arizona

March 20, 2020 From the skies and on the ground, constant noise can come with serious health risks.
Prepping for the impact of coronavirus in Arizona

Prepping for the impact of coronavirus in Arizona

March 13, 2020 As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S, we take a look at how our community is preparing.
Checking in on the 2020 Arizona Legislature

Checking in on the 2020 Arizona Legislature

March 5, 2020 The path forward for some legislation is clearer with the session roughly halfway over.
Diversity and desegregation in TUSD

Diversity and desegregation in TUSD

February 28, 2020 After decades of legal battles and diversification efforts, the Tucson Unified School District wants to be released from court supervision.
Groundwater use for Fort Huachuca and the San Pedro River

Groundwater use for Fort Huachuca and the San Pedro River

February 21, 2020 A look at the latest legal fight over the groundwater supply shared by Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista and the San Pedro River.
The price of clean energy in Arizona

The price of clean energy in Arizona

February 13, 2020 Utility companies are embracing clean energy plans, but also looking to increase rates for consumers to finance the changes.
Ensuring security in Arizona elections

Ensuring security in Arizona elections

February 6, 2020 County and state election officials discuss how they're working to combat misinformation and interference in the 2020 race.
Young activists press for action on climate change

Young activists press for action on climate change

January 31, 2020 Inexperience and age aren't stopping young people in Arizona and around the world from demanding action.
Raytheon's growth and future in Tucson

Raytheon's growth and future in Tucson

January 24, 2020 Also, a security expert discusses the missile-maker's role in the defense industry.
Tackling opioid addiction with treatment, not arrest

Tackling opioid addiction with treatment, not arrest

January 16, 2020 Police in Southern Arizona are embracing programs to help people break the cycle of addiction without resorting to the criminal justice system.
Planning for a future with less Colorado River water

Planning for a future with less Colorado River water

January 9, 2020 A new book sheds light on mistakes of the past while Arizona gears up for the next round of negotiations.

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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