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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.
Tribal nations: changes coming with the American Rescue Plan and a new federal administration

Tribal nations: changes coming with the American Rescue Plan and a new federal administration

April 16, 2021 Secretary Deb Haaland discusses national building possibilities funded by the 'largest single investment in Indian Country.'
How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

How drought and constant fire are impacting Arizona

April 9, 2021 Conditions in the Southwest are getting drier, but there is some possibility for hope later this year.
A return of Arizona sports: how the pandemic is impacting the industry

A return of Arizona sports: how the pandemic is impacting the industry

April 2, 2021 Spring season means big things for Arizona’s economy as fans are slowly allowed back at games.
Arizona legislature proposes controversial changes to election laws

Arizona legislature proposes controversial changes to election laws

March 26, 2021 Voting advocates criticize bills that could change the permanent early voting list or mail-in ballots.
Local businesses and schools adapt to changes in COVID restrictions

Local businesses and schools adapt to changes in COVID restrictions

March 19, 2021 Following orders from Gov. Doug Ducey, schools will offer in-person classes starting this week.
Arizona move toward 100% clean energy faces challenge from legislature

Arizona move toward 100% clean energy faces challenge from legislature

March 12, 2021 The legislature considers limiting the power of state utility regulators as it looks to increase Arizona's renewable energy standard.
An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

An early look at the Biden administration’s approach to immigration policy

March 5, 2021 President Biden has already approved a slew of directives on immigration policy, but not everything has changed.
Reflecting on Arizona’s pandemic one year in

Reflecting on Arizona’s pandemic one year in

February 26, 2021 Experts weigh in on we've learned since last spring.
PFAS contamination draws local, national cleanup efforts

PFAS contamination draws local, national cleanup efforts

February 19, 2021 The so-called “forever chemicals” accumulate in bodies and can have numerous health impacts.
A look at economic help for Arizonans one year into the pandemic

A look at economic help for Arizonans one year into the pandemic

February 12, 2021 Despite federal and state aid, many Arizonans are still at risk of going hungry or losing their homes.
Local officials discuss changes to prosecution, police funding

Local officials discuss changes to prosecution, police funding

February 5, 2021 A new county sheriff and attorney bring different perspectives to criminal justice as criticism of police funding continues.
A look at border, environmental changes likely under new administration

A look at border, environmental changes likely under new administration

January 29, 2021 President Biden’s executive orders and action on various issues could bring changes to Arizona.

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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