Buckmaster Show 1/31/2020: Pima County road repair update

Our Friday Focus interview focuses on Pima County roads, with a conversation with Ana Olivares, Pima County Department of Transportation Director. Joining me in the interview will be Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial page editor and columnist for the Arizona Daily Star. Then we jumpstart your weekend with Weekend Watch with Matt Russell of On The Menu Live fame and food and beverage columnist for Inside Tucson Business.

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Buckmaster Show 1/30/2020: Animal adoptions increase at Pima Animal Care Center

We begin with an interview with Hank Amos, president and CEO of Tucson Realty & Trust, who will give us his assessment of the commercial real estate scene in Tucson. Then former Congressman Ron Barber, district director for United States Representative Ann Kirkpatrick. Plus, 2019 was a good year for Pima Animal Care Center. We talk with PACC Director Kristen Hassen-Auerbach.

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Buckmaster Show 1/29/2020: How new Tucson streets get their names

We begin with a newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisors Chairman Richard Elias (D-District 5). Then one-time Arizona School Superintendent of the Year Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster education contributor. Plus, David Leighton, Arizona Daily Star “Street Smarts” columnist.

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Buckmaster Show 1/28/2020: New challenges for the aviation industry

JetBlue Captain Jeff Latas, Buckmaster contributor on aviation will have an update on the 737MAX. More delays in getting the troubled airliner back in service? Then the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report with Financial Consultant and Commentator Shelly Fishman. Also, we preview the “Catalysts of Change” UA College of Science lecture series with Dr. Joaquin Ruiz UA VP of Global Environmental Futures which oversees the university’s research and education portfolio focused on environmental issues. Plus Dan Gibson of Visit Tucson will have the Fox Tucson Theatre Arts Report.

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Buckmaster Show 1/27/2020: Will state lawmakers focus on improving education?

The Monday Political Face-off features Commentators Jeff Rogers and John Munger. Then David Safier who writes about education at The Range on TucsonWeekly.com has his farewell visit to the Buckmaster Show as he prepares to move back East.

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Buckmaster Show 1/24/2020: Tax the rich to pay for education in Arizona?

The Friday Focus interview is with David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. The Friday Roundtable features Arizona Daily Star Education Reporter Danyelle Khmara and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of the Tucson on-line news service TucsonSentinel.com. Weekend Watch with Inside Tucson Business Food and Beverage Columnist Matt Russell jumpstarts the weekend.

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Buckmaster Show 1/22/2020: America is losing the family-owned farms

We begin with a newsmaker interview with the newly elected president of the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board long-time Board Member Kristel Foster. Then we continue with our “Your Vote Your Voice” on Buckmaster as we talk with Democrat Rex Scott, Pima County supervisorial candidate in District One. Also, the Buckmaster Contributor on Agriculture Dr. Jeff Silvertooth, associate dean and director for extension and economic development at the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Buckmaster Show 1/21/2020: Should the U-S leave the Middle East for good?

We catch up with Amber Smith as she celebrates two years as president and CEO of the Tucson Metro Chamber. Then it’s the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report with Financial Consultant and Commentator Shelly Fishman. Plus is it time for the United States to finally give up on the Middle East? We talk with Ambassador David Dunford about his new book titled “From Sadat to Saddam, The Decline OF American Diplomacy in the Middle East.”

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Buckmaster Show 1/20/2020: Honoring the King Legacy

We begin with the Monday Political Face-off featuring Commentators Dr. Don Jorgensen and David Eppihimer. Then a King Day discussion with University of Richmond Vice President and Chief Information Officer Keith McIntosh who will tell our listeners about the weekly conversation on campus about race and racism.

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Buckmaster Show 1/17/2020: Why Governor Ducey wants to close the state prison at Florence

The Friday Focus interview is with State Rep. Dr. Randy Friese, the House assistant minority leader. The Friday Roundtable features Tim Steller, columnist for the Arizona Daily Star and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Weekend Watch will be presented by Dan Gibson of Visit Tucson.

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