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Bellota of the Borderlands

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Many years ago while driving the dirt road between Klondyke and Pima, Arizona I rounded a curve and and almost crashed into an Apache family stooped over in the road picking up acorns that were falling from a huge Emory oak whose branches reached over the road. It was that marvelous encounter that turned me… Read more »

It Was The List Of Times: Hitchcock v Welles

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Film Club Rule #634: Your taste may not be everyone’s taste, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good taste. What makes a great film? What makes a film your favorite film? People love lists, and everyone’s an expert. Do critics’ lists carry the significance they once held? The 2012 Sight & Sound Top 10 List is… Read more »

Ozone

If you have been coughing and sneezing a lot lately, if your eyes are stinging and the inside of your mouth feels like it is on fire, the cause is likely to be ozone. The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality has issued an advisory for moderately elevated levels of surface ozone, currently at about… Read more »

Pipelights Live in Studio 2A

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Pipelights perform live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Local’s Only. In between sets of music Pipelights discuss their new album, 518, as well as upcoming shows and what the future holds for them. Pipelights will be at the Flycatcher on August 4th.

A Dramatic Garden

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This show about our garden is a “repetey” from a couple years ago. Some things never change, except, we have started using neem oil as a repellant and it is an effective organic way to deal with troublesome insects.  Neem oil is derived from the seed of the Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) native to parts… Read more »

Dark Skies

The American Medical Association published a report in June on the adverse health effects of artificial light. The report, titled ‘“Light Pollution: Adverse Health Effects of Nighttime Lighting“, is a compilation of other studies on the effects of artificial light and does not present new research by the AMA proper. However, the recognition by this… Read more »

Favorite Female Directors: Anders, Coppola, & July

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Film Club Rule #835: If a woman can secure the Presidential nomination, we can have a woman direct a Marvel superhero movie — and win an Oscar for it. Female directors create a small percentage of films being made in 2016. Over all the years and ceremonies, only four women have been nominated for a… Read more »

Walls And Bridges

6-lanes highways are great for connecting human communities, but at the same time they sever the pathways of animals across their habitats, decreasing their foraging area and the diversity of their gene pool. Recognizing this issue, the Arizona Department of Transportation has included two wildlife crossings in the project to widen Oracle Road, the first… Read more »

Grassland Plant ID

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Unless you are a botanist and are comfortable keying out plants in a flora, the only way for the rest of us to identify interesting plants seen while out hiking is a good field guide or two or three. Field guides don’t identify all the plants in a region, but only the plants you are… Read more »

Dirt Friends Live in Studio 2a

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Dirt Friends perform live in Studio 2a for the second hour of Locals Only. Listen in as Dirt Friends discusses the creation of the band, their song writing and recording process, what the future holds for them and tracks from their newly released album, Sunsets and Night Sweats.

The Spine Chemistry – David Dettman

Most people know that trees tells us stories — about age, climate, and other events — through the rings in their trunks. Did you know that saguaro cactus spines have rings, too? The spines also hold important information about the plant’s physiology and growth processes, information that’s helping geochemists like David Dettman piece together the… Read more »

Building Resilient Communities

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What would you do during an extensive power outage? How long could you get by? Dr. Barbara Warren and Gene Einfrank from the Building Resilient Communities Working Group of Physicians for Social Responsibility say that the single most important factor in survival could be how well you know your neighbors. They facilitate workshops for local… Read more »

The Story of Numida meleagris

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I don’t know any poultry fancier that doesn’t have a guinea fowl story or two, but chickens are usually where it all starts, as they are the gateway poultry drug. There are so many types of chickens that it is very easy to get excited and before you know it you have 30 chickens and… Read more »

On Demand: Wax Idols

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Dark, powerful, imaginative, intelligent–all relevant descriptors when it comes to the work of Wax Idols. It was wonderful to have them in for a live performance prior to their show at Congress; the least we could do was share our popsicles with them. Definitely RIYL Siouxsie Sioux, Brody Dalle, or Chelsea Wolfe.

Dust

Air pollution causes 6.5 million deaths each year, according to a recent report by the International Energy Agency, which did the study because it considers energy production and use the dominant cause of air pollution. But, as Arizonans know all too well, there are other things beside the sooty residue from fossil fuels that thicken the… Read more »

Joan & John Cusack: It’s A Family Affair

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Film Club Rule #587: Why cast just one Cusack when you could cast two? Appearing in nine films together, the Cusack siblings carved out acting niches for themselves starting at an early age In John Hughes’ film Sixteen Candles. After that, John landed starring roles in films that would define a generation like 1989’s Say… Read more »

Styrofoam Recycling

Established in the late 80’s, The Fairfax Companies began in sand/gravel and then landfills. Many Tucsonans know its main recycling facility as the “Speedway dump” but it’s so much more than that!  When the company founder’s son Jason Tankersley (aka “Tank”) took ownership, he began to focus on more sustainable solutions for handling Tucson’s waste. He… Read more »

The Recovery – Don Swann

Don Swann is a biologist with Saguaro National Park. He studies and monitors the health of many species, from tiny insects to the flagship species, the saguaro. He talks here about what long-term studies of saguaros in the Park reveal, how even after death the saguaros still sustain life and curiosity, and why even “the ugly… Read more »

Film Censorship: 21xx Century Style

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With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, Jeff, Heather, and Rusty decided to take a look at the ways in which films are censored in this day and age. Team America World Police and The Interview are discussed. In late 2014, as theaters across the country feared showing the premiere of The Interview, others responded by… Read more »

Lord Silver Plume Live in Studio 2A

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Lord Silver Plume performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Lord Silver Plume has a show Tuesday, June 28th at Monterey Court and another show scheduled in July at La Cocina.

Provenance is good, but give me the story

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For me, every good story about a native plant starts with the source of the plant, its provenance. Then the story follows. I can sit and read books on medicinal plants or books about edible native plants or ethnobotany and enjoy them as much as a good book of short stories, because those types of… Read more »

The Rooted One – Jill Lorenzini

  Jill Lorenzini is an artist, natural builder, desert wanderer and desert harvester. Here she talks about the work of Desert Harvesters, a non-profit promoting the planting and harvesting of local and native foods, and her own wanderings in the desert, harvesting saguaro fruit and learning from our friends, the saguaros.  

Floriferous Madness

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  Lotus greenei has the common names of deer vetch, deer clover or, red and yellow pea. I like the last one best as it describes Greene’s lotus quite well. Wait, did I just give it another common name? I think I did. The specific epithet and my new common name is for Edward Lee… Read more »

On Demand: Wreckless Eric Live on The Home Stretch

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The effortlessly endearing Wreckless Eric charmed us all when he stopped by and shared the origin story behind composing his iconic hit “Whole Wide World” and played a few songs live, right there in the booth with Home Stretch host Hannah Levin. Click now to hear all of his warm, funny, and rambunctious performance.

On Demand: Rogue Wave Live in Studio 2A

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Bay Area-based band Rogue Wave stopped by for an intimate in-studio prior to their show at the Rialto. Click now to hear the full performance and interview. Hosted by Hannah Levin on The Home Stretch.

Leigh Lesho Live in Studio 2A

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Leigh Lesho performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Leigh Lesho has a new album, 444, and a release show for the album on Thursday, June 23rd at Tap & Bottle beginning at 8:30.

Heuchera sanguinea and Apocynum cannabinum

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Coral Bells or Alum Root are Heuchera and in this case I’m talking about the species sanguinea. There are 6 species of Heuchera found in Arizona and over 35 species in North America with many found in the western United States. Heucheras are in the Saxifrage family, the Saxifragaceae, which, by the way, is derived… Read more »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 10

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From Sunny Tucson Arizona, It’s the Lonely Hearts Club episode 10. Photo by Piamedea photography Bridgitte’s back with her 10th episode. Local comedians and unstoppable personalities all meet up at the Lonely Hearts Club in beautiful downtown Tucson Arizona. Recorded at KXCI community radio, we listen to our hearts and contemplate questions from the hearts… Read more »

The Bloom Count – William Peachey

William Peachey is a geologist with a scientific passion for saguaros. An independent scientist, he’s got his hands and brain in multiple projects, one of which is a long-term study of saguaro blooms. In early June, I accompanied him to the plot where he’s been counting saguaro blooms every season since 1997 to understand more… Read more »

Night And Day

From the beginning of life on earth, its rhythms have been dictated by the rising and setting of the sun. This ended on December 31, 1879, when Thomas Edison’s light bulbs first lit up a New York street. From that moment on, night started turning into day. When an earth quake blacked-out all of Los… Read more »

Know Your Role: Musicians Who Tried Acting

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In the wake of losing two of pop music’s titans this year, Jeff, Heather, and Rusty thought it fitting to consider musicians who tried acting starting with David Bowie and Prince. We talk about musicians who enjoyed the crossover success like Bowie and discuss pop stars who maybe missed the mark like Michael Jackson. What… Read more »

Asian Fred Live in Studio 2A

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Asian Fred performs live in Studio 2A during the second hour of Locals Only. This is Asian Fred‘s first time in Studio 2A. Asian Fred has a release show on June 25th at Flycatcher for two new singles, Kick Back Your Head and Ugly, both of which are played in this performance.

Birds and Arrows Live in Studio 2A

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Birds and Arrows performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Though new to Tucson, Birds and Arrows is an established duo from North Carolina. In between sets of live music they discuss their past and what brought them to Tucson. Birds and Arrows is performing at the Quarry in Bisbee… Read more »

Nicolas Cage: The Mane, The Myth, The Legend

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In the early 1980s, a fresh young face burst onto the scene in Hollywood. Nicolas Coppola appeared in the lead as Randy in the film Valley Girl, and the world would never be the same. Nicolas would change his name and go on to star in some of the most iconic films of the 80s… Read more »

Beating The Heat

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that globally last April was, once again, the warmest on record. That makes it the 12th consecutive month of record heat . It was also the 4th hottest month of ALL months since record keeping started in 1880. April averaged almost 2 degrees higher than the 20th-century mean…. Read more »

Leptotes marina

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There are so many species of Blues across North America and I was delighted to figure out the species in abundance at our little homestead is Leptotes marina. I neglected to say that the larval food plants for the Marine Blue are the legumes and since our place is surrounded by mesquites (Prosopis velutina) and… Read more »

Mala Mujer

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Mala Mujer or Cnidoscolus angustidens is an interesting plant in Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family.  It’s found in southeastern Arizona and south into Sonora on rocky slopes from 2,500′ to 5,000′ in elevation. What makes it interesting, at least to me, are the green maple-like leaves covered in white dots that are actually little mounds, each… Read more »

On Demand: Marlon Williams

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We’re big fans of New Zealand-based singer-songwriter Marlon Williams, so when he came through on tour opening for Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop, we were happy to have him in to play live on The Home Stretch. Hosted by Hannah Levin.            

Nemo Sine Vitio (It Ain’t Nemo’s Fault)

GENFOOD The National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine reports that genetically engineered foodcrops are not unhealthy, contradicting organizations such as Greenpiece, and refuting the notorious 2012 Seralini finding that they increased the chance of tumors in rats. The study actually finds positive traits: yields are higher and less pesticides are required than with traditionally… Read more »

The 10 Year Old – Carolyn Harper

Carolyn Harper is a Next Generation Park Ranger at Saguaro National Park, a career development program to incentivize and train young people for park service and related careers. One of Carolyn’s main duties is coordinating a “citizen science” program that brings people into the park to help record vital information about the saguaro population. Here she talks about the… Read more »

Amy Goodman’s 20th Anniversary Talk

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Corvus in a Quercus

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Corvus cryptoleucus is the Chihuahuan Raven. Corvus is Latin for crow and is the scientific name Linnaeus gave crows and ravens. Cryptoleucus is from two Greek words and means hidden white, referring to white feathers found on the neck of this raven which you seldom if ever see. Well, maybe on a windy day or… Read more »

Mik and Scott Live in Studio 2A

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Mik and Scott perform live in Studio 2A for the second half of Locals Only. Mik and Scott perform at La Cocina for the Funky Brunch every Sunday, and this Sunday is the 3rd anniversary of the Funky Brunch, as well as the release party for a new album.

Thesis Thursday with Meagan Tran

My name is Meagan Tran, and I am a rising 3rd year student majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Mathematics and Molecular & Cellular Biology.  I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona but since moving to Tucson, I have fallen in love with the food, people, and scenery here.  In my spare time, I love exploring nature by hiking, camping,… Read more »

Celebrating 40 Years of Punk Music

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The British Library is celebrating 40 years of Punk Rock music with a special exhibition “Punk 1976-78”, exploring the formative years of this musical phenomenon. Drawing from the Library’s extensive archives, the exhibition will feature a range of rare fanzines, unique flyers, exclusive audio recordings and original record sleeves, many of which have never been… Read more »

On Demand: Lee Harvey Osmond

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We were pleasantly blown away by the in-studio performance by Lee Harvey Osmond during The Home Stretch on May 10. The dark-hearted, acid-tinged Canadian roots rock outfit was configured as a father-son duo between leader Tom Wilson and his equally talented son, Thompson Wilson, who has also collaborated with former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell. Click… Read more »

Water From The Left Or Water From Above?

It will not come as news to anybody that Arizona’s water supply is in a pinch. Lake Mead is at a record low and if it falls even further, supplies to Arizona will be cut back by 13% to 17%. Supplies are dwindling while demand is increasing – there can be no doubt that these trends… Read more »

Gotta Save the San Pedro River

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The San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona “provides critical stopover habitat for millions of migrating birds each year and is home to 84 species of mammals, 14 species of fish and 41 species of reptiles and amphibians.” That quote is from The Nature Conservancy web site and I could easily add more San Pedro River… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Libor Grubhoffer

A parasitologist and biochemist, Libor Grubhoffer has an international reputation of excellence in his fields and extensive history of collaboration and partnership with the University of Arizona. As past rector of the University of South Bohemia – located in in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic – a position he held from 2012 – 2016, Grubhoffer helped… Read more »

Kate Becker Live in Studio 2A

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Kate Becker performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Kate Becker has a CD release show for her new album, Pirate Radio, at Whistle Stop Depot on Friday, May 20th. Host: Matt Milner, Audio: Björgvin Benediktsson, Photos: Nicci Radhe – Celesteal Photography

The Whole Universe – Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown is a violinist and maker of sound-scapes. In April, she played her violin with a saguaro in Saguaro National Park as part of the #IStandwithSaguaros campaign of the Standing with Saguaros project. Vicki shares her reflections on dueting with a saguaro immediately after the experience. #IStandWithSaguaros is a campaign to befriend, support, and connect with… Read more »

Film Club: Superheroes Part 2, Post 2002

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Heather, Jeff, and Rusty finish up their superhero movie talk for now with a look at the genre after 2002 and Sam Reimi’s adaptation of Spider-Man which ushered in the “Golden Age of Marvel”. They talk about the changes in scope of the superhero formula, the reasons behind the glut of films with people in… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Dagoberto Robles

My name is Dagoberto Robles and I am currently a junior attending the University of Arizona. I am double majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology. With the support from the Undergraduate Biology Research Program, I am currently working in a lab that specializes in pain pharmacology under Dr. Frank Porreca. By using rodent… Read more »

Ronstadt Generations live in Studio 2A

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Ronstadt Generations performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Ronstadt Generations celebrates the release of their new album, In the Land of the Setting Sun on Friday, May 20th with a CD release party at the Whistle Stop Depot.

Copper and Mercury

On Thursday, May 19, the Center for Biological Diversity will unveil the latest mural in its Endangered Species Mural Project: a stunning depiction of a jaguar by local artist Kati Astraeir. It is located on Toole Avenue, right across from the Borderlands Brewery, where the unveiling will be publicly celebrated from 6 – 8 pm…. Read more »

Film Club: Superhero Movies Part 1, Before 2002

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  Jeff Yanc, Heather Lares, and Rusty Boulet-Stephenson sat down to start a discussion of Super Hero movies. Part 1 is a discussion of the super hero genre before the Golden Age of Marvel which started in 2002. We talk Batman TV show, Wonder Woman, the Tim Burton Batman films, and even a little Buffy… Read more »

The First Saguaro – Megan Siquieros

Megan Siquieros is a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, for whom the saguaro cactus is considered a person. As a child, Megan played the first saguaro in a film that still shows at the visitor center in Organ Pipe National Monument. On air version – 3:22   Full interview, lightly edited – 23:04

Thesis Thursday with Alec Perrera

  My name is Alec Perrera and I am a Junior undergraduate at the University of Arizona double majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. I am the Vice President of the U of A chapter of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and I work in a… Read more »

Berlandiera lyrata

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The common name Chocolate Flower refers to the morning fragrance of the flower. Another common name I came across is Lyreleaf Greeneyes and that refers to the green disc of the flower after the ray flowers (petals) have fallen and the shape of the basal leaves as well. Apparently lyres came is some interesting shapes…. Read more »

Film Club: Disaster Movies Part 2 Post 1990

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Jeff, Heather, and Rusty discuss the disaster film genre after 1990 including notable films: Deep Impact, Armageddon, Dante’s Peak, and Mars Attacks. We talk about differences in disaster films from the 70s and look at where the genre is headed.   Music: www.bensound.com

Jihan Gearon: Towards a Just Transition

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Executive Director of Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC) Jihan Gearon stopped by the KXCI studios to discuss her organization’s environmental justice/economic development work which focuses Black Mesa. This region of the Navajo nation has experienced negative public health and environmental impacts from coal-fired power plants on, and surrounding, the nation. Black Mesa Water Coalition’s mission is to build a “Just… Read more »

Quercus, Tree of Life

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There are 13 species of oaks found in Arizona and they range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet in elevation across the state. The only one I haven’t seen in habitat is the Mexican willow oak (Quercus viminea) found in its northern most range in the Patagonia Mountains. That sounds like a quest to me. Our… Read more »

Arbor Day

Arbor Day falls on the last Friday of April, which this year also happens to be the last day of the month, and so will be a fitting end to what Mayor Rothschild has decreed to be Earth Month in Tucson. On Monday, May 2, the Mayor will read an Arbor Day proclamation at Grijalva… Read more »

The Gay Boys Live in Studio 2A

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The Gay Boys perform live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. The Gay Boys have a couple shows in Tucson this week, the first on Thursday at the Flycatcher and the second on Friday at Gary’s Place.

Gaillardia pulchella

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I suppose the thinking is that any wild flowers blooming along the side of the road will beautify that road and who cares what is in the hydro-seed mix that is laid down after construction. And it could be just me that thinks perhaps some thought should go into what seed is in the mix… Read more »

The Sacred and the Profane

In December of 2014 the Rio Tinto mining company convinced the US Congress to authorize a land exchange which would allow it to carve a copper mine out of the Oak Flat area in the Tonto National Forest near Superior. Opponents claim that Oak Flats would be lost as a popular recreation area and, moreover,… Read more »

One Tamal, Two Tamales

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30 Minutes features a presentation from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books sponsored by Nuestras Raices, a program of the Pima County Library. Margarita Carrillo Arronte spoke on a panel entitled One Tamal, Two Tamales: the Ancient Art of Mexican Cuisine. She discusses the process of becoming a home cook, and then becoming a professional chef and author… Read more »

Schizachyrium scoparium

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Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) is a native bunch grass that is easily identified, especially in the late summer and fall when the silvery seed is still atop the stems that have turned “blue”. Look for it at mid elevation on the dry rocky slopes above the desert floor. Little bluestem is easily found in nurseries… Read more »

International Women’s Day Features On Demand: Paula Catherine Valencia

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To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, our programmers created a strong selection of wonderful content highlighting the lives and work of many remarkable women of all ages. Home Stretch host Hannah Levin chose to focus on three local musicians, including writer, poet, visual artist, and vocalist Paula Catherine Valencia, who currently performs with Crystal Radio. Click now to hear… Read more »

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

Researchers from the Imperial College in London have found that the number of overweight people in the world has risen from 102 million in 1975 to 642 million in 2014. The study also found that the number of people with a lower than average body mass index has risen as well in the same period,… Read more »

Laura and the Killed Men live in Studio 2A

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Listen in as Laura and the Killed Men perform live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Laura and the Killed Men have a release show for their new album, Ever Changing Trail, on Friday April 15th at Club Congress. Host: Matt Milner, Audio: Björgvin Benediktsson, Photos: Duncan Hudson

Beyond BALLE with Gina Murphy Darling and Liane Hernandez

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30 Minutes features an interview with Gina Murphy Darling, also known as the creator and voice of Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network; and Liane Hernandez who is Community Life Director and Executive Chef for the YWCA Southern Arizona. Both attended the 2015 BALLE Conference in Phoenix. BALLE stands for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, provides… Read more »

Milkweeds

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The genus Asclepias is in the Milkweed family Aclepiadaceae and there are about 30 species of Asclepias found in Arizona from low deserts to high mountains. The various species of milkweed found in Arizona and across North America are larval food for Monarch Butterflies and so we hear a lot about milkweeds and monarchs, but… Read more »

Earth Day: Food Recovery

(Mayor’s speech) THUS spoke Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, declaring all of April Earth Month. Highlights will be World Earth Day on April 22nd, and Tucson’s very own Earth Day on April 10th. On the occasion of the latter, Cyclovia Tucson organizes a festival at Himmel Park, which will kick off with an enviromentally-themed parade starting at… Read more »

Belinda Esquer Live in Studio 2A

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Belinda Esquer, member of Head Over Hearts, performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Belinda has a CD release show for her new solo album, Sand, on Saturday, April 9th at Borderlands starting at 7:00pm.

Growing Up Latino Part 2

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Today on 30 Minutes, we bring to you excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Arizona Daily Star columnist and editor of La Estrella de Tucson Ernesto Portillo Jr. moderated this panel entitled Growing Up Latino, Coast to Coast, and on the Border. Bridging the continental, intellectual, compartmental divide in America can be challenging at… Read more »

Lycium pallidum

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Lycium species are found around the world (look up goji berry). Lycium pallidum is the most widespread species in the southwest, found throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, Chihuaua and southward.  Wolfberry are in the nightshade family, Solanaceae, and I suspect any local native species of Wolfberry would be nice to have near a garden full… Read more »

LIFE VESTS, ZIKA, DZUDH

LIFE VESTS ON LESBOS The refugee crisis in Europe is not only wreaking havoc socially, culturally and economically, but also environmentally. The Greek island of Lesbos, where some 400,000 refugees landed last year, is strewn with  life vests, which cannot be recycled on the island, while shipping them to the mainland is prohibitively expensive. Two… Read more »

Sundarata Live in Studio 2A

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Sundarata performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Sundarata has a new album out, Language of the Stars, and performs at SkyBar on Thursday, March 31st.

They Might Be Giants Interview

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KXCI DJ Melissa Mauzy sits down for a 30 minute phone interview with They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh. The entire unedited interview is here! John discusses the facts like the history of They Might Be Giants, and what they have in store for the Tucson March 29th show at the Rialto Theatre. The interview… Read more »

Releasing Trauma with Dr. David Berceli and Dan Horner

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30 Minutes features an interview with Dan Horner and Dr. David Berceli ahead of an event entitled The Miraculous Healing Experience which took place on April 1-3, 2016. Dan Horner Productions (recently known as New Ground Events) is a Tucson based event promotions organization specializing in spiritual, holistic, natural, alternative medicine and self growth events… Read more »

Thomomys bottae

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There are 3 genera of pocket gophers in North America and close to 20 species. In southern Arizona, Botta’s Pocket Gopher (Thomomys bottae) is found in the low desert and up to the tip top of our sky islands. What a range and what a marvelous creature.

International Women’s Day Features On Demand: Chezale

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To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, our programmers created a strong selection of wonderful content highlighting the lives and work of many remarkable women of all ages. Home Stretch host Hannah Levin chose to focus on three local musicians, the first of which is Chezale, a young hip-hop artist and dance teacher. Click now to… Read more »

The Carnivaleros Live in Studio 2A

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The Carnivaleros perform live in Studio for the second half of Locals Only. The Carnivaleros have a CD Release Party for their new album, Dreams Are Strange with special guest Heather Hardy on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Monterey Court.

World Water Day, Metropia, Bit Of Good News

WORLD WATER DAY In 1993, the United Nations proclaimed the first World Water Day on March 22 to draw attention to freshwater issues around the globe, where one in ten people lacks access to fresh water. The theme of this year’s World Water Day is ‘Water and Jobs’. As with everything else, water is a… Read more »

Bernie Sanders: A Future To Believe In

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The weekend prior to Arizona’s March 22nd Presidential Preference Election brought a trifecta of presidential campaigns to Tucson. Candidates crisscrossed the state in an effort to reach potential voters. On Friday, March 18th Bernie Sanders held a rally at the Tucson Convention Center to a crowd of thousands. Crowd estimates range in the neighborhood of 5000… Read more »

Growing Up Latino Part 1

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Today on 30 Minutes, we bring to you excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Arizona Daily Star columnist and editor of La Estrella de Tucson Ernesto Portillo Jr. moderated this panel entitled Growing Up Latino, Coast to Coast, and on the Border. Bridging the continental, intellectual, compartmental divide in America can be challenging at… Read more »

Psacalium decompositum

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Psacalium decompositum or Indian Plantain is common in the shady mountain forests of southeastern Arizona.  You can impress your friends while on a hike by knowing what it is, but I don’t recommend gathering seed and growing it. Leave that to crazy native plant geeks who think it will make them rich.

Fathoming Water Episode 14: Lisa Shipek

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This week we talk with another Southern Arizona environmental nonprofit, the Watershed Management Group, which is led under the direction of Lisa Shipek as Executive Director. This is a jam packed episode because Watershed Management Group is doing A LOT of incredible work in the community! Their primary mission is connecting people to their natural environment… Read more »

On-Demand: XIXA in Studio 2A

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Last week hometown heroes XIXA stopped by Studio 2A to deliver and electrifying live set and chat with Home Stretch host Hannah Levin. Click to listen to the full performance and interview now!

Acorn Bcorn Live in Studio 2A

Acorn Bcorn

Acorn Bcorn performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Acorn Bcorn plays some new material and talks about their upcoming show at SXSW. Acorn Bcorn performs at the Rialto on Sat., Mar. 12th in a fundraiser show to help artists get to Austin.    

Scotoleon niger

doodle-trap

If I got the species of my local ant lion correct it is by luck and some educational guessing. There are 100 species found north of Mexico alone. The species Scotoleon niger is reported from Cochise County and that did it for me.  The funnel shaped traps of the ant lion larvae are very easily… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Ben Rivera

ben

Currently I am a junior majoring in Physiology at the University of Arizona.  I had my first experience with the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) two summers ago when I first started working in Dr. Raina Maier’s Environmental Microbiology lab in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science.  I assisted in the investigation of… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 13: Louise Misztal

Sky Island Alliance Staff, Group Photo; Jan Holder, Executive Director, Keri Dixon, Development Director, Sergio Avila-Villegas, Northern Mexico Conservation Program Manager, Carianne Campbell, Landscape Restoraton Program Manager, Louise Misztal, Conservation Policy Program Manager / GIS Specialist, Rod Mondt, Protected Lands Program Coordinator, Jessica Moreno, Wildlife Linkages Program Coordinator, Christopher Morris, Landscape Restoration Program Conservation Assistant, Maggie Trinkle, Finance & Operations Associate, Tom Van Devender, Ph.D, Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment (MABA) Project Manager,

This week we talk with Louise Misztal of the Sky Island Alliance. Louise advocates for science-based and climate smart land management, conducts spatial analysis and mapping, and lead the Springs survey and protection work for Sky Island Alliance. She focuses on improving land and resource management in the face of a changing climate, and finds creative… Read more »

Lando Chill Live in Studio 2A

Lando Chill

Lando Chill performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. His new album, “For Mark, Your Son” was released on Feb. 29th 2016, and will be celebrated at an album release show on Friday, March 4th at Club Congress.