The Friday Focus interview is a tradition that started with the launch of the show the first week of 2011. It’s a deep dive with a newsmaker. This week it’s with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. Then the Friday Roundtable portion of the hour features Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun and editorial director for Wick Newspapers and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, Tucson’s on-line news service.
A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham (D-Ward 2). Then Keith Rosenblum on the Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first 100 days in office. Also, We talk with Lee Lambert, chancellor of Pima Community College. Plus, Elizabeth Kelley, executive director of the Tucson-based Electromagnetic Safety Alliance.
Our quarterly Tucson Air Service Update with Dick Gruentzel, vice president of administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Tucson Airport Authority. Plus, a newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy (R-District 4).
Randy Serraglio, Southwest conservation advocate for the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity. Then Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also we hear from Jennifer Camano, executive director for Friends of Pima Animal Care Center. Plus Dr. Laura Meredith, director of the Biosphere 2 Tropical Rainforest and assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
The Monday Political Face-off featuring commentators John Munger and Jeff Rogers. Then Liz McMahon, director of development for Catholic Community Services. Plus Penelope Jacks talks about the latest effort for early childhood education in Pima County.
The Friday Focus interview is with United States Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ District 2). Joining me in the conversation will be Tim Steller, columnist for the Arizona Daily Star. Then Weekend Watch featuring Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage columnist.
Tucson City Councilman Paul Durham (D-Ward 3) joins us. Then Tucson Historian Ken Scoville about this Saturday’s Silver Spike Festival in downtown Tucson. Plus Tucson Weekly Education Writer David Safier.
Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the newly-named Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Also, we talk water with Karen Cesare, board member of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. Plus, Dr. William Doelle, president and CEO of the Tucson-based Archaeology Southwest.
We begin with State Senator Andrea Dalessandro with a legislative update. Then it’s the Tuesday Money Maker Report with Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman. Also, University of British Columbia Music Professor Alexander Fisher previewing tomorrow’s 33rd Annual UA Town and Gown Lecture on the use of sound propaganda in early modern religious persuasion. Plus Tucson Weekly Arts Writer Margaret Regan with the Fox Tucson Theatre Arts Report.
The Political Face-off with commentators Dr. Don Jorgensen and Bruce Ash. Then our monthly visit with the Better Business Bureau. Joining me will be Marketing Director Myrian Cruz and BBB Member Mary Keysor, Chief Operations Officer for Assured Partners of Arizona. Plus Ted Vogt, new director for the Arizona Department of Gaming.