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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.
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.
Tucson's streetcar turns 5

Tucson's streetcar turns 5

October 25, 2019 Despite some initial opposition, the streetcar started rolling down the tracks for the first time five years ago.
Changes coming to TUSD board

Changes coming to TUSD board

October 17, 2019 Reflections on Southern Arizona's largest school district as the process begins to replace a resigning member.
City Council candidates explain their vision for Tucson

City Council candidates explain their vision for Tucson

October 11, 2019 Candidates from the three parties discuss what direction they would like to take Tucson.
Tucson mayoral candidates discuss economy, climate change, roads

Tucson mayoral candidates discuss economy, climate change, roads

October 3, 2019 We invited the three candidates in for a joint conversation on issues facing the city.
Accommodating student housing in Tucson

Accommodating student housing in Tucson

September 27, 2019 A look at some of the impacts from high-rise towers near the university and downtown Tucson.
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.

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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