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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.
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.
Paying college athletes for their images

Paying college athletes for their images

January 3, 2020 A change to NCAA rules could allow college athletes to profit from promotions.
The future automated workplace

The future automated workplace

December 19, 2019 How the "new industrial revolution" will affect jobs and education in Tucson and Pima County.
Border humanitarian aid work on trial

Border humanitarian aid work on trial

December 12, 2019 A look at how federal immigration policy and religious freedom played out in the trials of a No More Deaths volunteer.
German Perspectives on Immigration

German Perspectives on Immigration

December 5, 2019 In Southern Arizona, the topic of immigration is ever-present. This week, we hear from experts, refugees and reporters from the other side of the Atlantic.
Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

November 29, 2019 70 years on, a WWII-era program to combat malnutrition is healthier than ever.
Broadway widening and the Sunshine Mile

Broadway widening and the Sunshine Mile

November 22, 2019 The new year brings new construction to Tucson.
Yaqui, O'odham history and sovereignty in the borderlands

Yaqui, O'odham history and sovereignty in the borderlands

November 15, 2019 Federal recognition can be a complicated subject for Indigenous people whose land spans political borders.
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.

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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