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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.
Should Tucson become a sanctuary city?

Should Tucson become a sanctuary city?

September 19, 2019 This fall, voters will decided whether or not to approve a citizen's initiative.
Tracing the Migrant Journey

Tracing the Migrant Journey

September 13, 2019 A team of reporters follows the path migrants take to reach the southern border of the U.S.
Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

Opinions divided on massive Benson housing development

September 5, 2019 Backers see the project as an economic boon; opponents worry it will deplete local groundwater and harm the environment.
Tucson candidates look ahead to general election

Tucson candidates look ahead to general election

August 30, 2019 Mayor, City Council and a sanctuary initiative will be put to a vote in November.
A look at Arizona gun laws

A look at Arizona gun laws

August 22, 2019 Recent mass shootings raised gun control legislation questions again.
'Fearless' student podcasters explore big issues

'Fearless' student podcasters explore big issues

August 16, 2019 A profile of some of the students and the teacher behind Tucson's City High Radio.
TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power

TEP firing up new engines to integrate more renewable power

August 8, 2019 The utility is adding more renewables, but some say not fast enough.
Gentrification and changing neighborhoods in Tucson

Gentrification and changing neighborhoods in Tucson

August 1, 2019 We continue our housing series with a live community discussion.
Conservation, law enforcement and ranching: Weighing in on a proposed border fence

Conservation, law enforcement and ranching: Weighing in on a proposed border fence

July 25, 2019 The majority of new bollard-style wall would run through protected areas in Pima and Cochise counties.
Four Democrats running for open city council seat

Four Democrats running for open city council seat

July 18, 2019 The candidates will face off in the August primary for Ward 1, on the city's west side.
A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

July 11, 2019 For years, Nogales residents have suffered from water contamination that stems from the wastewater line.
Addressing Tucson's housing challenges

Addressing Tucson's housing challenges

June 28, 2019 Three local housing groups discuss today's housing challenges and ideas to help solve them.

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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