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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.
Changes to Title IX Would Narrow Definition of Sex Discrimimation

Changes to Title IX Would Narrow Definition of Sex Discrimimation

January 18, 2019 A look at proposed changes to the federal law prohibiting such discrimination in education in the #MeToo era.
Schools, Roads and Public Health: Priorities for the Arizona Legislature

Schools, Roads and Public Health: Priorities for the Arizona Legislature

January 10, 2019 Conversations with state and local leaders about their goals for the upcoming session.
Arizona Delegation Helps Usher In Historic New Congress

Arizona Delegation Helps Usher In Historic New Congress

January 3, 2019 Democrats take control of one chamber and women make big gains, all with Arizona's help.
Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations

December 20, 2018 The traditional beginning of winter marks a season of holidays for many cultures and religions.
Development and the San Pedro

Development and the San Pedro

December 13, 2018 The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a homebuilder in Sierra Vista despite concerns about the San Pedro River.
Climate Change and Adaptation in the Southwest

Climate Change and Adaptation in the Southwest

December 6, 2018 Two recent reports have brought renewed attention to the effects of climate change on local, regional and global levels.
Music of the Borderlands

Music of the Borderlands

November 29, 2018 A look into the history and culture of three popular styles of border music: norteƱo, corridos and mariachi.
Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco

Raising the Age to Buy Tobacco

November 22, 2018 Tucson is considering raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes in an effort to curb smoking among teens.
Pedaling Your Way to Work

Pedaling Your Way to Work

November 15, 2018 Tucson is known as a bike-friendly town. When it comes to commuting, how is the city planning for bikes?
Election Recap: The 2018 Midterms

Election Recap: The 2018 Midterms

November 8, 2018 A breakdown of the election results in Arizona.
Growing Tucson's Tech Industry

Growing Tucson's Tech Industry

November 1, 2018 Research parks and a new startup academy are helping locals develop new ideas.
Arizona's US Senate Race in the Spotlight

Arizona's US Senate Race in the Spotlight

October 25, 2018 One of the nation's highest-profile, and most negative, Senate races is here at home.

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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