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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.
The economics and community of food

The economics and community of food

November 19, 2021 The Buzz examines how food moves through the economy and how it brings people together.
Tucson election ends with a sweep for Democrats and a higher minimum wage

Tucson election ends with a sweep for Democrats and a higher minimum wage

November 5, 2021 The Buzz examines the results of the city’s election and what the process could mean for the future of the city’s politics.
How is Arizona’s economy recovering amid the pandemic?

How is Arizona’s economy recovering amid the pandemic?

October 29, 2021 While the state has recovered most of the jobs it lost during the onset of the pandemic, the labor market has changed.
It’s been nearly a year. Why aren’t more Arizonans vaccinated?

It’s been nearly a year. Why aren’t more Arizonans vaccinated?

October 22, 2021 This week, The Buzz revisits the rollout of vaccinations in Arizona, boosters and the barriers that stand between the state's residents and getting the shot — or the second and third.
How redistricting could reshape Arizona's political landscape

How redistricting could reshape Arizona's political landscape

October 15, 2021 This week, The Buzz examines the state's redistricting process and how it could change politics in Southern Arizona.
College athletes and the business of sports

College athletes and the business of sports

October 8, 2021 The Buzz examines the NCAA's new policy allowing college athletes to get paid for the use of their name, image or likeness.
How the monsoon season impacted life in Southern Arizona, from wildfires to bugs

How the monsoon season impacted life in Southern Arizona, from wildfires to bugs

October 1, 2021 The National Weather Service said the monsoon season was the third-wettest that Tucson has seen since 1895, and it followed an exceptionally dry year.
Tucson voters to decide on minimum wage, council seats and pay raise for city leaders

Tucson voters to decide on minimum wage, council seats and pay raise for city leaders

September 24, 2021 Ballots will go out to Tucson voters in early October. This week, The Buzz takes a closer look at the questions on those ballots.
How is Proposition 207 impacting Arizona?

How is Proposition 207 impacting Arizona?

September 17, 2021 The Buzz examines marijuana legalization, from the criminal justice system to tax revenue.
The intersection of mental health and crime

The intersection of mental health and crime

September 10, 2021 A recent shooting raises questions about missed warning signs and the mental health safety net in Pima County.
How students are responding after a school year of remote learning

How students are responding after a school year of remote learning

September 3, 2021 The Buzz talks with educators about the work that remains to keep kids learning, and emotionally and physically healthy.

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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