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Buckmaster Show 8/7/2020: The COVID-19 blow to downtown Tucson

Our Friday Focus interview with Fletcher McCusker, chair of the Rio Nuevo District, Downtown Tucson’s revitalization board. Joining me in the conversation will be Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, Tucson’s online news service. Then Weekend Watch with Inside … Continue reading

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Buckmaster Show 8/6/2020: How long will COVID-19 restrictions remain in Pima County?

A newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy (R-District 4). Then former Parade Magazine Science Editor and Comet Discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, Buckmaster Legal Contributor Attorney Don Loose.

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Buckmaster Show 8/5/2020: Changes coming in Pima County leadership

A newsmaker interview with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik (D-Ward 6). Then we discuss the results of the Arizona Primary 2020 with Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun and editorial director for the Sierra Vista-based … Continue reading

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Buckmaster Show 8/4/2020: Americans flock to national parks

Terry Bracy, the Buckmaster contributor from Washington, DC. Then Financial Commentator Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report. Also, our monthly Your Meds segment with former University of Arizona College of Medicine Dean Dr. Ray Woosley, founder of the Critical … Continue reading

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Buckmaster Show 8/3/2020: Mexico struggles with response to COVID-19

We begin with the Monday Political-Face off with Commentators David Eppihimer and Dr. Don Jorgensen. Then our monthly visit with retired United States Army Chief of Staff Four-star General John A. Wickham, Jr. Plus the Mexico Reporter with Keith Rosenblum.

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Buckmaster Show 7/31/2020: Presidential Campaign 2020 Messaging

The Friday Focus interview is with Dr. Kate Kenski, professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. Joining me in the conversation with Dr. Kenski is Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun … Continue reading

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Buckmaster Show 7/30/2020: What will school look like for Tucson Unified students?

A newsmaker interview with Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District. Also, hope for a drought-free year in the Southwest are quickly fading. We talk with Mitch Tobin, director of the Water Desk, a journalism initiative at … Continue reading

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Buckmaster Show 7/29/2020: Are COVID-19 cases peaking in AZ?

A conversation with Mike Hammond, the Southern Arizona representative on the Arizona State Transportation Board and founder of Cushman & Wakefield/PICOR. Then an update on COVID-19 in Arizona from former Arizona Health Director Will Humble.

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Buckmaster Show 7/28/2020: What are you reading this summer?

CPA Michael C. Flowers on the tax implications of C-19 stimulus money. Also, Financial Consultant Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report. Then, what are you reading this Summer? We visit with Literature Professor and UA English Department Head Auerlie … Continue reading

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Buckmaster Show 7/27/2020: 100 days to Presidential Election Day

We begin with the Monday Political Face-off featuring Commentators John Munger and Jeff Rogers. Then we talk with Dr. William Doelle, CEO of Tucson-based Archaeology Southwest. Also our monthly visit with Dr. Mark Sykes, CEO of Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.

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