Buckmaster Show 5/27/2016: Honoring the USS Arizona

Today on Buckmaster – We catch up with Sahuarita Mayor Duane Blumberg to talk about recent branding efforts by the town. Then guest host Dan Shearer speaks to Bill Westcott about his efforts at the University of Arizona to honor the nearly 1,200 men who died on the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack almost 75 years ago. Then it’s our weekly Journalists’ Roundtable with Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Finally, Matt Russell joins us for the Weekend Update.

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Buckmaster Show 5/26/2016: Downtown Tucson welcomes new murals

Today on Buckmaster – guest host Ray Alan welcomes Ward 6 Councilmen Steve Kozachik to talk about public art and graffiti abatement. Continuing with the topic, Michael Schwartz from The Tucson Arts Brigade speaks to how we channel youth away from graffiti and toward public art. Then, Jeff DaCosta from the Tucson Pima Arts Council will provide the details on the new mural program Downtown. The hour finishes with familiar muralist Joe Pagac, who has many art pieces throughout Downtown Tucson.

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Buckmaster Show 5/24/2016: A focus on education

Today on Buckmaster –  Guest host Shelly Fishman speaks with Morgan Abraham, who ran the anti-Prop 123 campaign. Followed by a conversation with David Safier, a blogger for the Tucson Weekly.

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Buckmaster Show 5/23/2016: How can you make your non-profit a success?

Today on Buckmaster – The Monday Political Face-Off features commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Then Michelle Phillips, executive director of the Greater Green Valley Community Foundation joins host Dan Shearer to talk about making non-profit groups successful, and their Non-Profit Learning Institute.

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Buckmaster Show 5/20/2016: The news industry through the eyes of students

Today on Buckmaster – Guest host Dan Shearer leads our Friday Focus interview as we look at the news industry through the eyes of two student journalists, Andrew Paxton from the University of Arizona and Jamie Verwys from Pima Community College. Dan is joined by Sarah Garrecht-Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, on our weekly Journalists’ Roundtable. Then Dan Gibson of Visit Tucson joins us for the Weekend Update.

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Buckmaster Show 5/19/2016: What can we expect as we approach wildfire season?

Today on Buckmaster – Guest host Ray Alan welcomes Marana Mayor Ed Honea for the first half the show. Followed by a discussion of the new marijuana initiative with Arizonans For Responsible Drug Policy Vice Chair Sheila Polk. And to close out the show,  Arizona State Forester Jeff Whitney previews what we can expect for the rest of the wildfire year.

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Buckmaster Show 5/17/2016: Impact of the arts on the Tucson economy

Today on Buckmaster – Shelly Fishman guest hosts for the vacationing Bill Buckmaster. He is joined in studio by Mark Blakeman, President of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Tucson world music legend James Reel, President of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Executive Director of the So. Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Director of Classical Music at Arizona Public Media.

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Buckmaster Show 5/16/2016: National conventions right around the corner

Today on Buckmaster –  Dan Shearer leads the Monday Political Face-Off featuring  commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Then he’s joined by Juan Ciscomani, director of Gov. Ducey’s office in Southern Arizona and Sonora.

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Buckmaster Show 5/13/2016: A newsmaker interview with City Councilman Steve Kozachik

Today on Buckmaster – Dylan Smith of TucsonSentinel.com and Mari Herreras of the Tucson Weekly talk with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik. Then Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times joins the conversation for the Friday Reporters’ Roundtable. And to close out the show, Matt Russell of Inside Tucson Business has the Weekend Update.

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Buckmaster Show 5/12/2016: New Job Opportunities for Youth Over The Summer

Today on Buckmaster – guest host Ray Alan is joined by JP Holyoak, Chairman of The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. Then, Candis Martin the YMCA Aquatics Program Director joins us to talk about the summer youth employment opportunities. Also, Oro Valley Police and the American Legion, are teaming up before Memorial Day. And a new documentary on the Arizona Wildcats 1988 season, Director’s Sean and Brad Malone talk about Wild About 88.

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