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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.
How Southern Arizona schools and summer camps are adapting to COVID-19

How Southern Arizona schools and summer camps are adapting to COVID-19

June 5, 2020 Schools prepare for an uncertain summer and fall amid COVID-19 Schools working to adapt for summer and fall amid COVID-19 Schools, summer camps and child care centers are tasked with finding a safe way to engage kids during the pandemic.
Local student podcasters garner national attention

Local student podcasters garner national attention

May 29, 2020 A profile of some of the students and the teacher behind Tucson's City High Radio.
Already fraught census count further challenged by pandemic

Already fraught census count further challenged by pandemic

May 22, 2020 Though the pandemic has delayed parts of the census process, various groups are working to make sure everyone is counted.
Supreme Court DACA decision looms over thousands of Arizonans

Supreme Court DACA decision looms over thousands of Arizonans

May 15, 2020 A longtime legal battle of the Trump administration will be decided by the Supreme Court before the end of session in June.
The world outside, during the pandemic

The world outside, during the pandemic

May 8, 2020 As humans hunker down, life continues outside our homes.
Arizona still at home, but taking first steps toward reopening

Arizona still at home, but taking first steps toward reopening

May 1, 2020 As the stay-at-home order continues, elected officials and medical professionals consider what it will take to reopen the state.
Economic uncertainty continues during COVID-19 pandemic

Economic uncertainty continues during COVID-19 pandemic

April 24, 2020 Even with federal relief, many people and businesses are still struggling financially.
Depression, anxiety, abuse continue during the pandemic, but so do help groups

Depression, anxiety, abuse continue during the pandemic, but so do help groups

April 17, 2020 The coronavirus has exacerbated existing challenges for some, but there are groups and resources that can help.
Economic resources for Arizonans impacted by coronavirus

Economic resources for Arizonans impacted by coronavirus

April 10, 2020 Government agencies are working to help lessen the economic hit of COVID-19.
Adapting to life under social distancing

Adapting to life under social distancing

April 3, 2020 Plus, answers to listeners' COVID-19 questions, food bank use doubles, weddings rescheduled, and a reminder about library resources.
A community responding to COVID-19

A community responding to COVID-19

March 27, 2020 The coronavirus has already impacted Southern Arizona in many ways, but people are finding ways to adapt.
Noise pollution in Arizona

Noise pollution in Arizona

March 20, 2020 From the skies and on the ground, constant noise can come with serious health risks.

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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