Buckmaster Show 5/23/2019: Roads and wildfires

The Friday Focus interview welcomes District 4 Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy with host Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun, talking about roads and concerns of wildfires in the mountains. Our Friday Roundtable comes together with Dylan Smith (TucsonSentinel.com) and Joe Ferguson (Arizona Daily Star).  Then, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage editor, previews Tucson weekend offerings.

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Buckmaster Show 5/23/2019: The Proposed State Budget and It’s Impact on Education

Ray Alan sits in for Bill Buckmaster. On the show Ray is joined by Pima County Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams to talk about the state budget and other issues as the school year wraps up. Then, an interview with librarian and author Kate Stewart about her new book A Well-read Woman. The show ends with a conversation with Kat Rumbley and a summer preview of what’s happening at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

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Buckmaster Show 5/22/2019: A Border and Immigration Update

Tucson Sentinel‘s Dylan Smith guest-hosts and runs down the latest in border and immigration news with senior reporter Paul Ingram. He also reviews developments in local politics with “What the Devil” columnist Blake Morlock.

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Buckmaster Show 5/21/2019: Can liberal democracy, as we know it, survive?

Sheldon Fishman hosts with guest Dr. Brint Milward, Director of the School of Government and Public Policy at the U of A.

Professor Milward is an expert on government and how governments work for people.  His research interests revolve around networks and collaboration.  On the show, we will trace the origins of governments as an organizing force for society, discussing the trade-offs people make to that allow governments to exist with the consent of the governed.  What are the trends driving fundamental change in societies around the world?  What happens when people’s expectations of governments cannot be fulfilled?  Are our institutions keeping pace with demand?  Can liberal democracy, as we know it, survive?

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Buckmaster Show 5/20/2019: Sahuarita schools take on challenges of big growth

The Monday Political Face-off features commentators John Munger and Jeff Rogers. Then Dr. Manny Valenzuela, superintendent of the Sahuarita Unified School District, talks with guest host Dan Shearer about teacher salaries, recruitment, growth and big changes on the school board.

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Buckmaster Show 5/17/2019: The state of journalism in Arizona

The Friday Focus interview welcomes several Arizona journalists to discuss where the industry is and where it’s going. Joining host Dan Shearer (Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun) are Jim Small (Arizona Mirror), Jill Jorden Spitz (Arizona Daily Star), Dylan Smith (TucsonSentinel.com) and Luige del Puerto (Arizona Capitol Times). Then, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage editor, previews Tucson weekend offerings.

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Buckmaster Show 5/16/2019: Summer Getaway Edition

Ryan Hansen hosts an entire program dedicated to travel. The guest line-up includes Kristy Angellotti (Micato Safaris), James Jayme Rodriguez (Oceania Cruises), Beth Mercier (Quark Expeditions), & Bill Buckmaster (Our on-site travel correspondent).

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Buckmaster Show 5/15/2019: On The Menu and Tucson’s Food Scene

Matt Russell hosts for a full hour dedicated to Southern Arizona’s dynamic food and beverage scene! Guests include Terry Kyte of Tucson Originals Restaurants, Brennan Sanders of Aridus Wine Company, Vlad Novokschenov of Town Under Black Distillery, and Brandi Romero of Kiss of Smoke BBQ & Catering!

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Buckmaster Show 5/15/2019: Bridging Classical and Popular Music

Shelly Fishman hosts with guest James Reel, the Program Manager for KUAT-FM and President of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.  Today, the 4th in our once a year series of discussions about classical music and its relationship to popular music, we discuss “crossovers” – when pop artists and composers cross over to make classical music and vice versa, when classical artists cross over to compose and perform popular music. 

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Buckmaster Show 5/13/2019: Sahuarita gets some national love

The Monday Political Face-off features commentators Bruce Ash and Don Jorgensen. Then Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy talks with guest host Dan Shearer about all the businesses opening south of Tucson, and why. But does landlocked Sahuarita have a chance to grow?

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