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Keeping The Promise: A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act Part 2

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On August 6th, 1965, President Johnson signed the voting rights act. Here in Tucson, Congressman Raul Grijalva convened an event entitled Keeping The Promise, A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act at the Tucson YWCA. Speakers discussed the promise it continues to hold for countless Americans, and the ongoing efforts to undermine that promise… Read more »

Tom Walbank live in Studio 2A!

Tom Walbank joins Matt Milner in Studio 2A for a live performance during Locals Only. In between sets Tom discusses his new book, Picture The Blues, and the celebration of the release on Saturday, August 29th at Moca as well as much more!

Conyza coulteri

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“What is that leafy weed I’m seeing everywhere?” was the question of the summer and Petey finally figures it out with help from a friend.

Keeping The Promise: A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act

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On August 6th, 1965, President Johnson signed the voting rights act. Here in Tucson, Congressman Raul Grijalva convened an event entitled Keeping The Promise, A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act at the Tucson YWCA. Speakers discussed the promise it continues to hold for countless Americans, and the ongoing efforts to undermine that promise… Read more »

Tucson Honors World’s Indigenous Peoples

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On August 9, 2015 the local group Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras celebrated 18 years of promoting respect for Indigenous Peoples by hosting an event in honor of the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.   Speakers include Jose Matus and James Anaya. Executive Director Jose Matus talks about the origin of the… Read more »

The Desert Millipede

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Petey talks about the desert millipede (Orthoporus ornatus) and answers the question that has perplexed entomologists for years. Fun with KXCI’s Petey Mesquitey & Author Ken Lamberton August 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | $10 Sky Island Alliance and ZUZI! Theater Co. Present: The “Nancy Z” Summer Speaker Series 2015 A community event… Read more »

The MLB Trade Deadline

The trade deadline involved almost every Major League team. Who were some of the winners?

Our Stupid Talents

Nick, Matt, and Rusty discuss their hidden talents that really are of no consequence.

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 2

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In this episode Bridgitte talks with Fish Karma and friends about marriage, and complicated kid stuff. recorded in Tucson AZ in the summertime. Enjoy! Music from Eva Taylor, Ergo Phizmiz, Aaron Spencer, Simon Mathewson, Monday Night Fever, Ted Weems & His Orchestra, Handy’s Orchestra and Dumbo Gets Mad.

Detained and Deported Part 3

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Today 30 Minutes features excerpts from the closing celebration of Raices Taller‘s July 2015 exhibition “Chubasco” – a tribute to Tucson’s annual monsoon season. The event featured readings by author Margaret Regan and music by Pablo Peregrina. Margaret Regan read from her book “Detained and Deported”. The award-winning investigative reporter’s new book is an intimate… Read more »

Detained and Deported Part 1

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Today 30 Minutes features excerpts from the closing celebration of Raices Taller‘s July 2015 exhibition “Chubasco” – a tribute to Tucson’s annual monsoon season. The event featured readings by author Margaret Regan and music by Pablo Peregrina. Margaret Regan read from her book “Detained and Deported”. The award-winning investigative reporter’s new book is an intimate… Read more »

The Distorted Mirror Part 2

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Today on 30 Minutes we feature a panel from the Pima County Public Library Nuestras Raices Pavillion at the 2015 Tucson Festival Books called The Distorted Mirror. If books are the mirrors of the world in which we live, why are so many faces missing? Young adult authors Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and Isabel Quintero read… Read more »

Jillian and the Giants – Live in Studio 2A

Jillian and the Giants joins Matt Milner in Studio 2A for a live performance during the second hour of Locals Only. Between sets they discuss the upcoming show at Skybar on Saturday, July 25th, as well as the upcoming release of their debut album, Mr. Airplane.

Mala Mujer

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Mala Mujer or Cnidoscolus angustidens is a very cool plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae.The green maple-like leaves are covered in white dots that are actually little mounds, each holding up a stinging hair. Be careful, it’s the beautiful and naughty Mala Mujer!

HERO RATS

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One kind of waste that is particularly malicious is the waste of war, especially the booby-traps known as Anti-personnel mines. Tens of millions of these contraptions have been left behind in the past 50 years after the combatants cleared the field, mostly in developing countries in South-America, South-East Asia and Africa. Landmines are extremely durable… Read more »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 1

Recorded in Tucson, Arizona July 2015 Bridgitte discusses tweeting during sex, problems in Albuquerque, and a myriad of other quandaries in her monthly comedy advice podcast. If you would like to contact Bridgitte with your relationship problems send a letter via snail-mail or an actual snail to Bridgitte Thum c/o KXCI 220 S. 4th Ave. Tucson,… Read more »

Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 3, June 21, 2015, with guest co-host Maggie Golston

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Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 3, June 21, 2015, with guest co-host Maggie Golston “I want a literature that is not made from literature” writes Bhanu Kapil in her book, Ban en Banlieue. Poet and musician Maggie Golston joins host Brian Blanchfield to read selections of poetry that might answer that call: Kapil, Alice Oswald, Miles Champion,… Read more »

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.

The Distorted Mirror Part 1

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Today on 30 Minutes we feature a panel from the Pima County Public Library Nuestras Raices Pavillion at the 2015 Tucson Festival Books called The Distorted Mirror. If books are the mirrors of the world in which we live, why are so many faces missing? Young adult authors Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and Isabel Quintero read… Read more »

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 »