Buckmaster Show 8/2/2019: Tucson parks getting huge make-over

The Friday Focus interview with Brent Dennis, director of Tucson Parks and Recreation. Mr. Dennis will update what has been done with Tucson parks since voters approved a $225M bond last November. Joining me on the Friday Roundtable are Tim Steller, columnist, The Arizona Daily Star, and Jim Nintzel, executive editor, The Tucson Weekly. Then Weekend Watch with Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage columnist.

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Buckmaster Show 8/1/2019: The push to legalize recreational marijuana use

A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik (D – Ward 6). For the first time this year, the number of border crossings has dropped. Mexico Border Reporter Keith Rosenblum will join us. Plus will the Arizona Legislature try to head off an effort to get a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona? Buckmaster Legal Contributor Don Loose gives us his take.

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Buckmaster Show 7/31/2019: Tucson kids go back to school

A newsmaker interview with Dr. Mark Stegeman, governing board member, Tucson Unified School District. Then another newsmaker interview with Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elias.

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Buckmaster Show 7/30/2019: AZ’s minimum wage hike impact

What has been the impact of a higher minimum wage in Arizona? The results are in and we will talk about them with Dr. Dave Wells, research director of the non-profit The Grand Canyon Institute. Then the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report with Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman. Plus, so many updates to give you concerning cybersecurity. We will talk with Tucson Attorney Kathy Winger who specializes in cybersecurity. Among the items on the table those apps that show young folks a glimpse into old age!

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Buckmaster Show 7/29/2019: Race shaping up to be defining issue of 2020 campaign

The Monday Political Face-off featuring commentators Bob Westerman and Dr. Don Jorgensen. Then we talk with Sue Tygielski, director of operations at Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo where lots of exciting changes are underway since voters approved a zoo enhancement ballot initiative in November 2017.

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Buckmaster Show 7/26/2019: Have consumers lost confidence in AZ’s regulatory commission

Our Friday Focus interview is with Lea Marquez Peterson, newest member of the Arizona Corporation Commission. The Friday Roundtable features Joe Ferguson, political writer, The Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Press Club Vice President Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Then it’s Weekend Watch with Inside Tucson Business Food and Beverage Columnist Matt Russell.

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Buckmaster Show 7/25/2019: Why fewer Americans turn to the clergy for advice

A conversation with Jim Cantrell, CEO and co-founder of Tucson-based Vector Launch Inc. Then we visit with Buckmaster Education Contributor and one-time Arizona School Superintendent of the Year Dr. Bob Hendricks. Plus why so few people are turning to the clergy these days for advice. Joining me will be Father Mark Schultz, curate for children and families at St. Philips In the Hills Episcopal Church.

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Buckmaster Show 7/24/2019: Will the grounded MAX ever fly again?

Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District, Arizona’s second largest public school district. Then the newest Buckmaster show contributor joins us. JetBlue Airways Captain Jeff Latas, our aviation contributor, updates the situation with Boeing’s 737 Max which has been grounded since March, following the second deadly crash in five months. Plus we talk with Historian Ken Scoville about our history in Tucson of denying that we live in a desert.

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Buckmaster Show 7/23/2019: Tucson City Council Update

Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Durham (D-Ward 3). Then Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report. At 12:30pm, Microbiologist/Author Dr. Sneller discusses his new novel titled “The Mars Virus.” Then Visit Tucson’s Dan Gibson dispels the myth that the arts scene takes a holiday in July in Tucson.

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Buckmaster Show 7/22/2019: Cancer Vaccine Study

The Monday Political Face-off featuring Commentators John Munger and Jeff Rogers. Then dogs are getting a cancer vaccine. If it works, humans could be next. Joining us on the LiveLine Dr. Stephen Johnson, a scientist, inventor and director of the Arizona State University’s Center for Innovations in Medicine.

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