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Engage! Tucson Responds to Marriage Equality Decision

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30 Minutes features Tucson community voices in response to the Supreme Court’s historic 5-4 decision in favor of marriage equality. On Friday, June 26th, 2015, a large coalition mobilized to create a block party celebration called Engage! on Scott Avenue between Congress and Pennington. Former State representative Demion Clinco was the MC. Tucson’s Men’s Chorus… Read more »

CAN’T WAIT Our NBA Draft: Picks 1-5

Host Nick Prevenas, Matt Milner, and Rusty Boulet-Stephenson divvy up the first 15 teams in the Upcoming NBA draft and act as the decision makers for the organizations. Nick Prevenas selecting for the Minnesota Timberwolves, you are on the clock.

Speedway and Swan / Episode 2 / Guest co-host John Melillo / May 31, 2015

Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 2, May 31, 2015, with guest co-host John Melillo Writer and musician John Melillo and host Brian Blanchfield talk waves, wave machines, drone versus decadence, and “words that tend toward pure sound.” Lots of great work from the new poetry shelves (Donna Stonecipher, Caroline Bergvall, Eric Ekstrand, Tyler Brewington, etcetera), some… Read more »

I wish I didn’t care

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Petey is saddened by the loss of local flora and fauna, but can still find moments of joy in creatures like the Texas Horned Lizard. Let’s listen.

Sky Island Excitement

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A hike in the nearby sky islands has Petey excitedly stumbling over plant names while giggling and jabbering away. Better listen.

The Slumber Party From Hell Part 1

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Today on 30 Minutes, we’ll hear excerpts from an April 2015 presentation convened by the YWCA Tucson as part of their ongoing Community Discussion on Mass Incarceration and how it affects our community. This session features formerly incarcerated Sue Ellen Allen, author of The Slumber Party from Hell. This is part one of a multi… Read more »

The Cost of Globalization

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We spoke with Dr. Julian E. Kunnie about his latest book The Cost of Globalization: Dangers to the Earth and Its People. Julian E. Kunnie is a professor of religious, Latin American, Middle Eastern and North African studies at the University of Arizona. His articles have appeared in the African Studies Review, the Black Scholar,… Read more »

Nama hispidum

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Petey talks about seeds and the native annual Nama hispidum that had a spectacular spring show. Let’s listen.

The Panza Monologues Part 2

30 Minutes features a panel from the Pima County Public Library’s Nuestras Raices Pavillion at the 2015 Tucson Festival Books called The Panza Monologues: Book Reading and Platica. The Panza Monologues feature the words of Chicanas speaking with humor and candor about their panzas. The Panelists are Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga. This is the… Read more »

Audrey Avesi

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Meet Audrey Avesi, UBRP Junior. Between trying to cure cancer and fund a book drive Audry has a pretty packed schedule. Her main goal would be to target a type of breast cancer that has no known treatment. Audrey met up with sixty five other UBRP students from varying backgrounds. From gila monsters to bio-mechanical… Read more »

The Panza Monologues Part 1

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30 Minutes features a panel from the Pima County Public Library’s Nuestras Raices Pavillion at the 2015 Tucson Festival Books called The Panza Monologues: Book Reading and Platica. The Panza Monologues feature the words of Chicanas speaking with humor and candor about their panzas. The Panelists are Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga. This is the… Read more »

Blown Away

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Petey complains about spring winds, but a butterfly seems to bring him around. Let’s listen.

The Restore

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TMM Family Services’ Restore recycles building materials, appliances, furniture and more donated by individuals and companies and resells them to the public at low cost. The proceeds are used to support TMMFS’ programs. The Weekly Green spoke with TMMFS Director of Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator Brooke Nowak.

AZ Queer Archives Pop Up on 4th Avenue

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30 Minutes speaks with Archivist and Project Director of the Arizona Queer Archives (AQA) Jamie Lee. On Sunday, April 26th, Arizona Queer Archives and Feminist Action Research in Rhetoric (FARR) presented Pop-Up archives featuring the Southwest Feminists Reunite Group. The Pop-Up archives seek to take the archival records of the 1970s feminists and lesbian feminists… Read more »

Ribes species

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Petey needs to talk about currants and gooseberries and he does. You better listen.

CAN’T WAIT EPISODE 001 Part 2

Nick Prevenas, Matt Milner, and Rusty Boulet-Stephenson answer listener questions about the start of the NBA playoffs.

An Energy Partnership Climate Solution for Tucson?

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30 Minutes features John Farrell, director of the Energy Self-Reliant States and Communities program at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Minneapolis, and Ron Proctor Co-Chair of Sustainable Tucson and Co-Chair of the City of Tucson Climate Change Advisory Committee. The Institute for local Self-Reliance in Minneapolis has been party to a first-in-the-nation partnership between… Read more »

Calexico Live in Studio 2A for Locals Only!

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Tucson and KXCI favorite, Calexico, join Matt Milner in Studio 2A for an amazing live performance on Locals Only! The seven piece band jammed into Studio 2A to play eight new songs and talk about creating the new album, Edge of the Sun, out now on Anti Records and Drag City Records. This is a Studio 2A performance… Read more »

Green News

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EARTH DAY The 21st Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, April 18th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Reid Park on South Country Club Road. There will be an environmentally-themed parade at 10 a.m. Eco-minded scouts, schools, non-profits, families, businesses, agencies, clubs and organizations are all invited to join for free. There are… Read more »

Salvia microphylla

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While weeding and cleaning his greenhouse Petey finds a nifty native Salvia sp. and tells us all about it.

Ice Cream Social

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Author and independent journalist Brad Edmondson was in Tucson for the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books to discuss his book Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for Ben & Jerry’s Soul. Edmondson stopped by the KXCI studios while he was in town to tell us this story. From modest roots to iconic success,  has always been… Read more »

Black Swallowtail

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When Petey gets done slinging binomials around he finally decides to talk about a very cool native butterfly.

HOPE, Inc. AMP Benefit at Armory Park Saturday March 14

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This is your 91.3 KXCI weekend spotlight … This week we spotlight a benefit concert to support HOPE, Inc.’s newest endeavor: the Anchor Music Project (AMP) on Saturday, March 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Armory Park Center, 220 South 5th Ave. All ticket revenue will go toward funding AMP, which will serve… Read more »

Take my breath away

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Meet Sheryl Chen, a senior at the University of Arizona. Sheryl was born and raised in Malaysia, but ten years ago moved here with her family.  She studies allergies and asthma, and the different chemicals involved in triggering asthma attacks. From cockroaches to shrimp shells, take on an experience as you discover the human respiratory system…. Read more »

U of A Jazz Combo Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Get ready for some amazing jazz performed live by the U of A Jazz Combo in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, February 16th. The U of A Jazz Combo is led by Angelo Versace, the new Director Of Jazz at the University of Arizona, and the band is comprised… Read more »

50 Years: Tucson’s African American Community

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Former Tucson vice mayor and retired Tucson Unified School District principal Charles Ford, Ph.D.; and Native Tucsonan and former president of the Dunbar Coalition and Cressworth Lander weighed in on the civil rights movement in Tucson. On January 15, 2013 The University of Arizona Library Special collections unveiled a new exhibition which reflects on 50… Read more »

African Latinas in Colonial Arizona

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Today on 30 Minutes, scholar and story teller Dr. Michael Engs tells little known stories about African Latinas in colonial Arizona. He is co-owner of Arizona Heritage Tours. He is also a volunteer with the Tucson Presidio Trust. He strives to bring the history of Black people and their extensive contributions to the settlement of… Read more »

4th Annual Youth and Peace Conference

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30 Minutes speaks with Ann Yellott, Culture of Peace Alliance Grants Coordinator, and Andrea Martinez, senior at Pueblo High School and youth chair of the Youth and Peace Conference Planning Committee. The 4th Annual Youth and Peace Conference takes place Saturday, February 21st at Higher Ground at Wakefield, 101 W. 44th St from 9am to… Read more »

Mute Swan Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Mute Swan joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, February 9th 2015. Mute Swan discusses in depth the formation of the band and the creative process of writing material for their new album as well as the recording process involved, all in between sets of great… Read more »

Black Medicine Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Black Medicine joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only Monday, January 12th 2015. Just back in Tucson from a multi-state tour, Black Medicine discusses their history and future releases in between sets of great music! Black Medicine Facebook Black Medicine Soundcloud

Vox Urbana Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Vox Urbana joins Matt Milner for a long awaited live performance in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, February 2nd, 2015. Listen to an amazing hour of live and local music from Vox Urbana, while in between sets they discuss the formation of the band, the creative process for writing their music as… Read more »

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with Gabriel Sullivan at Rialto Theater Saturday February 14, 2015

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with Gabriel Sullivan at Rialto Theater this Saturday February 14th Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with Gabriel Sullivan   More information and tickets can be found at http://www.rialtotheatre.com/event/755785-roger-clyne-peacemakers-tucson/ The weekend spotlight is sponsored by The Tucson Museum of Art, located downtown. Events and exhibitions can be found at TucsonMuseumOfArt.Org

Desert Harvesters with Brad Lancaster

This week, Gretchen was super-excited to talk to the amazing Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. The whole interview is here, online @ 5:24. It was abbreviated on the radio broadcast, in the interest of time. Gretchen talks with Brad, here, about Desert Harvesters and what types of foods are edible in the… Read more »

Brian Lopez this Friday at Monterey Court February 6, 2015

Brian Lopez & Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls  perform this Friday February 6th at Monterey Court Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe 505 W Miracle Mile $10 advance  / $15 d.o.s. *All Ages Brian Lopez   Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls open the night  – See more at: https://kxci.org/event/brian-lopez-guest-carlos-arzate-monterey-court/ The weekend spotlight is… Read more »

Prison Policy: A Crime Against Our Community Part 2

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Excerpts from a December 2014 panel discussion convened by the YWCA Tucson called Prison Policy: A Crime Against Our Community. Today’s speaker is Tom Litwicki, CEO of Old Pueblo Community Services whose mission is to support those in our community who are currently struggling with addiction, homelessness, and mental health concerns, by providing dignified supportive… Read more »

Amy Mendoza Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only – Part 2

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Amy Mendoza joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, January 26th 2015. Amy discusses her upcoming album release at the Flycatcher on January 31st, the process of writing and recording the album and being the front person of the band in between sets of great music!  

Amy Mendoza Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only – Part 1

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Amy Mendoza joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, January 26th 2015. Amy discusses her upcoming album release at the Flycatcher on January 31st, the process of writing and recording the album and being the front person of the band in between sets of great music!  

“Cowboy Operetta” Concert at El Casino Ballroom Saturday January 31, 2015

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“Cowboy Operetta” benefit concert event this Saturday January 31st at 7pm at The El Casino Ballroom.  “A Cowboy Operetta” Benefit Concert Featuring Cory Padilla and LeeAnne Savage Benefiting Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund – Formed by Justin Boots with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), the 501-C3 non-profit charity… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Rockstar Science

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Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, that is what Britney is studying. Though, not a UBRP Student she will be giving talks, presentations, and looks forward to do further research on cancer. For now, she researches cells and listens to Sam Smith

Thesis Thursday-I Am Iron Man

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Theresa is a senior at the University of Arizona. She is studying the reproductive systems of mosquitos, mainly the iron that is used. This educational experience will leave several mosquito myths broken, while also informing you about the commitment of the average UBRP student. Later, we hear the Beatles Hey Jude and Aviccii. All this… Read more »

Rejoice, spring is on the way

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Between the Mesquitey chickens finally laying some eggs and the point leaf  manzanita blooming in the hills, there is much excitement around the ol’ homestead.

Prison Policy: A Crime Against Our Community Part 1

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 Today on 30 Minutes, we’ll hear excerpts from a December 2014 panel discussion convened by the YWCA Tucson called Prison Policy: A Crime Against Our Community. Today’s speaker is Caroline Isaacs, MSW, Program Director of Arizona American Friends Service Committee. She describes some history of US and Arizona prison policy and the impacts on our… Read more »

MarchFourth Marching Band at Rialto Theater Saturday January 24, 2015

The Haymarket Squares and The March forth Marching Band perform Saturday January 24th at The Rialto Theatre in an all ages 8:00pm show.     March Fourth Marching Band is a mobile big band spectacular, consisting of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a drum/percussion corps, anchored by pumping battery-powered electric bass. Stilt­walkers, dancing girls, flag twirlers, clown… Read more »

Community Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015

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On Monday, January 19, 2015th from 7am to 6pm, KXCI will honor the legacy of the civil rights struggle by featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech segments throughout the day as KXCI programmers spin a great mix of socially relevant music. KXCI has also recorded the following speakers from our community and will broadcast… Read more »

Black Life Matters Conference

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The UA Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, The Feminist Wire, Lehigh University, the Human Rights Campaign and more than 30 units across the UA campus are sponsoring the Black Life Matters Conference, which will be held January 15th-17th in Tucson. 30 Minutes spoke with three of the local conference organizers: Monica J. Casper, UA’s… Read more »

The Documented Border with Luis Alberto Urrea

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In October 2014, The University of Arizona Libraries, The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, The UA School of Art, The UA School of Journalism, and the Center for Border and Global Journalism convened to hold an opening event for The Documented Border Exhibit and Digital Archive. Today on 30 Minutes, we’ll hear celebrated author Luis Alberto… Read more »

Desert Mule Deer

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Petey finds a seep in the dry stream be of the Ol’ Guajolote and there are deer tracks in the soft mud.

Ozomatli live in KXCI’s Studio 2A

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Ozomatli is playing in Tucson for the benefit Concert For Civility on Sunday, January 11th at The Rialto Theatre. To celebrate this great event we are podcasting Ozomatli’s live performance in Studio 2A from March 2014.  **(The audio stream is no longer available, it was just streaming through the weekend of the event)**  Their lively… Read more »

I am Andropogon

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Petey jabbers on and on about  grasses and finally decides Bouteloua radicosa  (purple grama) is his favorite, at least for now .

Behold!

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Petey Mesquitey sees some interesting plants while hiking and gets very excited. What’s new?

Remembering The Christmas Truce of 1914

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30 Minutes features Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA) president Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa and Hannis Latham, from Tucson Chapter 13 from Veterans for Peace. The two groups are collaborating to show the film Joyeux Noel which tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce which took place during World War I between the Allies and… Read more »

Thesis Thursday Just Around the Brain Bend

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This Thesis Thursday we are introduced to Adele Koutia. Adele is majoring in physiology and neuroscience which entails studying parts of the brain. The specific part that Adele finds most intriguing is the hippocampus. The hippocampus as described holds much resemblance to an internal GPS, helping you to remember a certain path that may lead to… Read more »

From the Brain to the Mouth

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Today on Thesis Thursday we meet Chris Vance, who’s studying to be a neurosurgeon.  This entails him studying language, its connection to the brain, and how nuance in a voice can change the meaning behind your vocals drastically. This story is not only informative, but motivational as we learn what made a little boy go… Read more »

Magic, Madness, Heaven, Algae

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On this edition of Thesis Thursday we meet Paola Lopez, otherwise known as Andy.  Andy is a junior a the university of Arizona and is perusing a double major in Math and Chemical Engineering. In years previous she attended Columbia University, working with bovine joint muscles to learn more about arthritis. Now, under a UBRP… Read more »

Wight Lhite Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only KXCI pt. 2

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On December 8, 2014 Wight Lhite joined Matt Milner live in Studio 2A to share tracks from their debut album. Wight Lhite celebrates the release of “Beyond the Satellites” on Thursday December 11 at The Flycatcher. Melding psychedelic guitar rock, post-punk, and twitchy, analog synths sound, this relatively new Tucson group has already made waves,… Read more »

Wight Lhite Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only KXCI pt.1

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On December 8, 2014 Wight Lhite joined Matt Milner live in Studio 2A to share tracks from their debut album. Wight Lhite celebrates the release of “Beyond the Satellites” on Thursday December 11 at The Flycatcher. Melding psychedelic guitar rock, post-punk, and twitchy, analog synths sound, this relatively new Tucson group has already made waves,… Read more »

Nature Cures

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Petey thinks that being out in the wild is good for children and adults as well. What?!

Borderlands Productions, Queer Migrations, and Counter Movements Part 2

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Today on 30 Mintues, Excerpts from the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books Nuestras Raices, a program of the Pima County Library sponsored the panel entitled Borderlands Productions, Queer Migrations, and Counter Movements. Today, we continue with the second half of the panel, and the second portion of a presentation by Adela C. Licona, Associate Professor… Read more »

Mexican June Corn

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Petey thinks seeds have stories and the Mexican June corn that a young farmer is growing will have some stories to tell. Let’s listen.

Locals Only 12-01-14: Jake Stephens Live in Studio 2A, pt. 2

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Jake Stephens joins KXCI’s Matt Milner in KXCI’s Studio 2A for a LIVE ONE-HOUR broadcast performance… Songs about bicycles, surf, mountains, & desert. And discussion of the Jake Stephens water-themed debut album, “How The Water Feels“. PLUS a special radio debut of two songs, including “Arizona Baby” and “Santa’s Elves” The lovely voices of special… Read more »

Locals Only 12-01-14: Jake Stephens Live in Studio 2A, pt. 1

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Jake Stephens joins KXCI’s Matt Milner in KXCI’s Studio 2A for a LIVE ONE-HOUR broadcast performance… Songs about bicycles, surf, mountains, & desert. And discussion of the Jake Stephens water-themed debut album, “How The Water Feels“. PLUS a special radio debut of two songs, including “Arizona Baby” and “Santa’s Elves” The lovely voices of special… Read more »

Logan “DirtyVerbs” Phillips live in Studio 2A on Locals Only KXCI

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On November 24, 2014, Logan “Dirtyverbs“ Phillips performed selections from his new book of poetry Sonoran Strange live in Studio 2A on Locals Only. Logan’s multimedia, bilingual performance combined spoken word with sampling and sound collage accompaniment in a sneak preview of his book release show at Club Congress on December 5. Sonoran Strange is available… Read more »