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The Freezing Hands – Live in Studio 2A

The Freezing Hands perform live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. In between sets of live music they discuss the formation and direction of The Freezing Hands, recording their music, their upcoming show at Night of the Living Fest on Saturday, Nov. 7th and more! The Freezing Hands – Coma Cave… Read more »

Giant Sacaton

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Petey talks about some unintentional seed collecting and also of a favorite native grass called giant sacaton whose seed he didn’t get to in time. Dang!

Lindsey Chew on Thesis Thursday

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Lindsey stopped by the KXCI Studios to tell us about her research. The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals… Read more »

The Rifle Live in Studio 2A

The Rifle performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. In between sets The Rifle discuss the history of the group and their upcoming release show, November 5th at the Flycatcher.

Fathoming Water Episode 2: Dr. Robert Glennon

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Episode 2: Robert Glennon Released October 29th, 2015 In this episode Dr. Glennon and I talk about how water markets work in the United States. We take a look back at the American legal history that makes water trades difficult and sometimes impossible. Focusing on his new paper “Shopping for Water” prepared for The Hamilton Project we discuss solutions to… Read more »

Adara Rae & The Homewreckers Live in Studio 2A

Adara Rae & The Homewreckers perform live in Studio 2A for the second hours of Locals Only. Adara Rae discusses her musical journey through life and the forming of the current line-up of Adara Rae & The Homewreckers, as well as their upcoming album, Here Comes The Music.

Tucson Folk Singers: Remembering Clyde Appleton

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Today on 30 Minutes, we remember Clyde Appleton. At the Folk Festival in May, 2013, local folk singer and organizer Ted Warmbrand convened members of the Tucson Folk Singers to document their stories. In early October, 2015 a leader of the Tucson Folk Singers Clyde Appleton passed away. There will be a memorial on Sunday,… Read more »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 4

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The Lonely Hearts Club is back for 4. We are here to find the funny honey. Got a problem? Don’t cry about it, just write about it. send your letter to Bridgitte Thum c/o KXCI Community Radio 220 S. 4th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 In Episode 4 Bridgitte Thum talks with friends about zombies, guns,… Read more »

Mexican Campion

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Petey talks about the moon and coyotes and a beautiful wildflower found in the nearby mountains.

Fathoming Water Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal

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Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal Released October 15th, 2015 In this episode Dr. Megdal and I talk about why it is important as a citizen to be informed about how your municipal water supply is delivered, and managed. We discuss the allocation of the Colorado River, the management of the Central Arizona Project, and the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act… Read more »

Number Three Combo Live in Studio 2A

Number Three Combo consists of former members of Black Sun Ensemble and Cobracalia. They perform an hour of absolutely beautiful live music in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. You can help Number Three Combo celebrate the  release of their new album, Retrofitting at the Hut on Sunday, October 25th. Number Three… Read more »

Dusty Calligraphy

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Petey thinks kangaroo rats could using the seed pods of Crotalaria pumila as maracas, while they write messages in the dust with their long tails.  Oh dear. We better listen.

Sylvilagus audubonii

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Petey says it is the year of the Desert Cottontail and tells us all about the furry little rascals that breed like rabbits.

Mass Incarceration Series: Immigration

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On September 23, 2015, the YWCA Southern Arizona hosted part three of their ongoing Community Discussion on Mass Incarceration and how it affects our community. Due to the ever growing numbers of neighbors who are being incarcerated as well as the collateral consequences, the YWCA Southern believes that this conversation is part of their social… Read more »

Katterwaul – Live in Studio 2A

  Katterwaul performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. In between sets they discuss upcoming shows and the release of their new album, 15 Forever.  

Epazote

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Petey is excited about finding a wonderful weedy herb in the Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae)  growing along the banks of the ol’ Guajolote.

Lila Downs con Neto Portillo, Jr.

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Today on 30 Minutes, Neto Portillo, Jr. interviews Lila Downs ahead of her Tuesday, September 22nd show at the Fox Theatre, presented by The Rialto Theatre. Lila Downs has one of the world’s most singular voices and innovative approaches to music. Born in the state of Oaxaca México, she is the daughter of a Mixtec… Read more »

Speedway and Swan / Episodes 4, 5, & 6 / Co-hosts Molly McKasson, Ian Ellasante, and Tyler Meier

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Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 6, August 9, 2015, with guest co-host Tyler Meier University of Arizona Poetry Center director Tyler Meier joins host Brian Blanchfield for an hour of poetry on the radio that, among other things, posits what might constitute a monsoon poetics (buildup, wait, release if it so pleases); listens in on elegies… Read more »

The Lonely Hearts Club Episode 3

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It’s Comedy. It’s a podcast. It’s a comedy podcast get it? Looking for some comedy with heart? KXCI.org is the place to be. Lonely Hearts Club Episode 3. In this episode, Bridgitte Thum talks with her son Elijah. She takes us on a field trip to visit her friend, the Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild! She… Read more »

Bramblestem Tick Clover on Gumhead

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Petey and Ms. Mesquitey ramble a favorite dirt road through a sky island in southeastern Arizona stopping to admire the flora every few minutes and it was a long glorious day.

The Two Pablos

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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 entitled The Two Pablos. Pablo Picasso and Pablo Neruda spoke Spanish, but their art joyfully breached many cultural and linguistic barriers. Celebrated authors Pam Muñoz Ryan (who penned Esperanza Rising), and Mónica Brown… Read more »

Farley and Petey Take a Swim

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The Ol’ Guajolote came flowing out of the mountains down to the grassland and Petey found himself tumbling downstream with his dog Farley. A fallen Emory oak across the creek saved the day and the now recovered Petey says there is a cool plant growing in that stream bed.  

Jivin Scientists live in Studio 2A

Jivin Scientists performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Listen in for some great local hip-hop. They also discuss how they got into music, the release of their new album, “Thirsty” on September 25th at Club Congress and the Kickstarter effort to fund their music video. Get a track from… Read more »

Carlos Arzate Live in Studio 2A!

Carlos Arzate joins Matt Milner in Studio for a live performance during the second hour of Locals Only. Hailing from the dusty deserts of Tucson, AZ, singer, songwriter & family man Carlos Arzate tucks elements of folk, rock, soul & R&B into the pockets of his eclectic musical vest. Flanked by some of Arizona’s finest musicians, a… Read more »

Solidago missouriensis

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Petey finds a species of Goldenrod near his home and collects seed thinking it might be a good plant to grow and sell…., looks like he’s gonna be planting a lot of them around the 1991 Marvelette.

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!

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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 »