Buckmaster 8/21/2020: How defund police talk impacts law enforcement morale

The Friday Focus interview is with Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier. Joining me in the conversation is Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun and editorial director for the Sierra Vista-based Wick Communications. Dan Gibson of Visit Tucson presents Weekend Watch.

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Buckmaster Show 8/20/2020: COVID cases slow in Arizona

A newsmaker interview with Demion Clinco, CEO of the nonprofit Tucson Historic Preservation Association. Then an update on COVID-19 in Arizona from Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association and former director of the Arizona Department of Health.

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Buckmaster Show 8/19/2020: Are we hardwired for happiness?

A newsmaker interview with Victoria Maizes, executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Then a conversation with Dr. Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Classen was awarded this week with the DAAD Award for International Exchange 2020.

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Buckmaster Show 8/18/2020: Preserving Mission San Xavier del Bac

Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party. Then the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report with Financial Consultant Shelly Fishman. Also, Miles Green of the Patronato Mission San Xavier del Bac. Plus Dr. Mark Sykes, CEO of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.

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Buckmaster Show 8/17/2020: Why Monsoon 2020 was a no show

It’s the Monday Political Face-off featuring Commentators Joshua Polacheck, executive director of the Pima County Democrat Party and Bruce Ash, Republican Committeeman for Arizona. Then University of Arizona Climate Scientist Dr. Zack Guido, who will explain what happened to Monsoon 2020.

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Buckmaster Show 8/14/2020: AZ universities prepare for new school year amid COVID concerns

The Friday Focus interview is with Dr. Larry Penley, president, Arizona Board of Regents. Joining me in the conversation with Dr. Penley is Tim Steller, columnist, The Arizona Daily Star. Weekend Watch will feature Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage columnist.

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Buckmaster Show 8/13/2020: Does the UA Farm have a future?

A newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisors Chair Ramon Valadez. Then, what’s the future of the University of Arizona ag farm on Campbell Avenue. We will talk with the Buckmaster Agriculture Contributor 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 8/12/2020: The debate over the value of an on-line education

A newsmaker interview with Tucson Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham (D-Ward 2). Also, we talk about the challenges of on-line learning with one-time Arizona School Superintendent of the Year Dr. Robert Hendricks.

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Buckmaster Show 8/11/2020: COVID casts doubts on Tucson’s performing arts scene

We begin with Dr. David Bea, executive vice chancellor of finance and administration for Pima County College. Then Financial Commentator Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday MoneyMaker Report. Also, Historian Ken Scoville on Tucson’s annual birthday celebration. Plus longtime Tucson Weekly Arts Writer Margaret Regan.

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Buckmaster Show 8/10/2020: COVID-19-related scams

The Monday Political Face-off with Commentators David Eppihimer and Jeff Rogers. Then Better Business Bureau CEO Pam Crim with the monthly Scam Alert. Plus, the Pima Animal Care Center has started an outreach program to help pet parents take care of their beloved companion animals during the pandemic.The latest from PACC Director Kristen Hassen-Auerbach.

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