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The Buzz

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The Buzz is an interview-focused show to give listeners in Southern Arizona a deeper understanding of news, politics, science, current events and more.
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The Buzz: What happens when Washington comes to town?
February 23, 2024

The Buzz: What happens when Washington comes to town?

The Buzz rides along as a federal advisor goes on a tour with city officials.
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The Buzz: Changes to Arizona's elections
February 16, 2024

The Buzz: Changes to Arizona's elections

Election moves come as the state prepares for more mandatory recounts.
The Buzz: Organ and tissue donation in Arizona
February 9, 2024

The Buzz: Organ and tissue donation in Arizona

A look at how transplants happen, and what it's like to live through one.
The Buzz: Arizona's tax credit system
February 2, 2024

The Buzz: Arizona's tax credit system

Not many states allow dollar-for-dollar tax credits for some donations, but Arizona does, and thousands of organizations are on the list.
The Buzz: Combatting Generational Poverty in Pima County
January 26, 2024

The Buzz: Combatting Generational Poverty in Pima County

A new effort aims to help those who are born into poverty move up the socio-economic ladder.
The Buzz: How the state went from a surplus to a deficit
January 19, 2024

The Buzz: How the state went from a surplus to a deficit

Two economists walk through how the state is facing a projected $1.7 billion deficit by the end of FY 25 after starting last year with a $2.5 billion surplus.
The Buzz: How the Israel-Hamas conflict is influencing classrooms in Arizona
January 5, 2024

The Buzz: How the Israel-Hamas conflict is influencing classrooms in Arizona

Protests supporting both Palestine and Israel have made their way to Arizona's college campuses and responses from stakeholders at both the state and university levels have brought criticism.
The Buzz: Looking back and ahead at our economy
December 29, 2023

The Buzz: Looking back and ahead at our economy

Economists say growth is likely to slow, but not stop, in the region and nation.
The Buzz: A legislative look-ahead at water and agriculture
December 22, 2023

The Buzz: A legislative look-ahead at water and agriculture

The new legislative session is weeks away, so we look at the state's top water user.
The Buzz: Arizona navigates legal uncertainty with two conflicting abortion bans
December 16, 2023

The Buzz: Arizona navigates legal uncertainty with two conflicting abortion bans

Arizona contends with a legal tangle over two conflicting abortion laws, leaving providers and patients in uncertainty.
The Buzz: A legislative look ahead into education policy
December 8, 2023

The Buzz: A legislative look ahead into education policy

This week we talked with both the county and state school superintendent about universal school vouchers and teacher retention.
The Buzz: a legislative look ahead into criminal justice reform
December 1, 2023

The Buzz: a legislative look ahead into criminal justice reform

The new legislative session begins in January, so we asked those close to reform initiatives what they believe is expected.

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WHEN TO LISTEN: Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. / Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.WHAT CHANNEL: NPR 89.1 or 1550 AMWHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN: The Buzz is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, and the NPR app. Subscribe today and don't miss an episode!
Christopher Conover

About the Show

The half-hour show focuses on conversations about current topics in Southern Arizona that deserve a deeper look. Each episode of The Buzz addresses a single theme, using studio interviews to delve into what you really need to know to understand a complex topic, one you may have heard mentioned in the news, or something new.

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