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Releasing Trauma with Dr. David Berceli and Dan Horner

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 »

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Thomomys bottae

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.

The Look of Silence

Continuing my wrap-up of films from last year that I didn’t have a chance to review, my selection this week is a documentary that played at the Loft for one night in September as part of its “One Hit Wonder” series. It’s called The Look of Silence, and it’s directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. It’s a… Read more »

Annual Board of Directors Information and Nomination Form

Annual Board of Directors Information and Nomination Form Download KXCI Prospective Board Member Election Nomination Information and Form 2016 Each year, KXCI members elect three of their fellow members to seats on the KXCI Board of Directors. Each seat is for one 3-year term. Officially, anyone who is a member of KXCI in good standing… Read more »

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International Women’s Day Features On Demand: Chezale

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 »

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The Carnivaleros Live in Studio 2A

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.

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Peter Frampton at KXCI

  While we were celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th, we learned that Peter Frampton was in Tucson a whole day ahead of his show at The Fox Tucson Theater. He stopped by the KXCI studios and spoke with Home Stretch host Hannah Levin. He talked about his latest release and in keeping… Read more »

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 »

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Bernie Sanders: A Future To Believe In

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 »

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Growing Up Latino Part 1

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 »

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Psacalium decompositum

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.

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Fathoming Water Episode 14: Lisa Shipek

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 »

Infinitely Polar Bear

I’m preparing a list of my favorite movies from last year, as I always do in January, and to that end I’m also catching up on some films that, for whatever reason, I didn’t get a chance to review here on Flicks. This week’s film is Infinitely Polar Bear, which I saw at a multiplex… Read more »

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On-Demand: XIXA in Studio 2A

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!

LOW FLOW

Thailand is one of the world’s biggest producers of rice with annual exports of 10 million tons. But a severe drought has forced the Thai government to lower its rice export forecast for this year by 2 million tons.  The amount of useable water in the reservoirs has dwindled to below 10 percent and water… Read more »

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The Go-Betweens – Liberty Bell and the Black Diamond Express – KXCI Classic Pick

THE GO-BETWEENS – LIBERTY BELL AND THE BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS Released March, 1986 – 30 years ago The Go-Between’s fourth studio release combines jangly indie-pop, post-punk sensibility, and excellent songwriting. Jam-packed with wistful melodies and shimmering guitar riffs, melancholy never sounded so good. Considered one of this indie-underground band’s greatest, it gets better and better… Read more »

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Peggy Lee – Black Coffee – KXCI Classic Pick

PEGGY LEE – BLACK COFFEE Released early 1956 – 60 years ago Lee’s first true full-length, originally released in the 10” format in 1953 and later re-released with four additional songs as a 12” in 1956, is a primer in torch songs, characterized by slow-burn sultriness and class. Her alluring vocals, measured deliberate delivery, and… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Dr. Ryan Rego

Dr. Ryan Rego, a visiting scientist from the Institute of Parasitology in the Czech Republic who hosts UA undergraduate students in his research group through the Prozkoumat program. Dr. Rego does research on the Lyme disease pathogen complex Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato.  He is interested in understanding host-vector interactions at the molecular level using animal models.  He… Read more »

Carol

If you’re familiar with the work of the director Todd Haynes, you’ll have noticed that he likes to explore periods of history that have become associated in our minds with certain genres of film or music. He reinvents (some might say subverts) these period pieces by bringing in themes of sex, race and class that… Read more »

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Acorn Bcorn Live in Studio 2A

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.    

Pollinators, Plastic, Iditarod, Ugly

POLLINATORS 75% of the world’s food crops and nearly 90% of its wild flowering plants depend at least in part on pollination. Wild bees are by far the most prodigious pollinators, but other invertebrates, such as butterflies and moths, play an important role too, as well as some vertebrates, notably birds and bats. The Intergovernmental… Read more »

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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 »

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Thesis Thursday with Ben Rivera

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 »

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Fathoming Water Episode 13: Louise Misztal

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 »

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Lando Chill Live in Studio 2A

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.

Brooklyn

An emotionally rich drama about an immigrant to 1950s America, Brooklyn is a film with a sure touch. The story concerns Eilis Lacey, a young woman coming of age in a small Irish town, and played by Saoirse Ronan. Miserable in her part-time job at a grocery, with a mean and spiteful boss, and with… Read more »

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with KXCI: March 6 and March 8

International Women’s Day Special Programming on Sunday, March 6th from 3pm-6pm and Tuesday, March 8th from 5am-10pm on 91.3 KXCI Tucson is made possible in part by generous support from Marshall Foundation. KXCI Commemorates International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women public affairs programmers, djs, special community guests and lots of fantastic music… Read more »

Mixed News

Weeds The Buffelgrass infestation has been a topic on the Weekly Green several times.  This clever weed, as the Weekly Green found out, loves to grow around prickly pear for added security. It actually likes to burn, because its seeds are impervious to the heat that kills its competitors. During a recent tour of the… Read more »

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Steve Earle – Guitar Town – KXCI Classic Pick

STEVE EARLE – GUITAR TOWN Released March 5, 1986 – 30 years ago Earle’s solo debut, straddling country and rock before terms like alt.country and Americana were coined, is equal parts outlaw country, folk, and Springsteen-styled rock ‘n’ roll. Confident with near flawless songwriting, it stands as one of the Earle’s best, and arguably is… Read more »

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Borderlands Theater Presents Barrio Stories

30 Minutes speaks with Borderlands Theater producing director Marc David Pinate and scenic designer Wesley Creigh about the upcoming world premier of Barrio Stories, presented by Borderlands Theater. Written by award winning playwrights Elaine Romero, Virginia Grise, and Martin Zimmerman, Barrio Stories is a site-specific, promenade style theatrical event running March 3rd through March 6th…. Read more »

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Frenchy

I thought I was through mourning the death of an old friend until an upcoming musical gig brought it all back to me. Well, I’m lucky to have known Bill “Frenchy” Emrie and even luckier to be able to tell this story. Miss you brother. (photo credit: Cindy Joyal.  Left to right, Bill Emrie, Mike… Read more »

Only Lovers Left Alive

I finally got around to seeing Jim Jarmusch’s most recent film Only Lovers Left Alive. It played here in town last year, but I skipped it, and in hindsight I think there were two reasons. First of all, I’ve been more or less disappointed by Jarmusch’s films in the last few years. And secondly, I… Read more »

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Cattails and Cranes

This show could also be called Typha latifolia and Grus canadensis, which has a nice scientific ring to it. Cattails are “plants of marshes and sloughs” and they remind me of my childhood. Apropos of nothing, there was a peanut butter and coconut candy back in those days as well called cattails. The Sandhill Cranes… Read more »

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Fathoming Water Episode 12: Julia Fonseca

This week we talk with Julia Fonseca who has worked on land and water issues in southern Arizona since 1986. Currently Julia is the Environmental Planning Manager for the Office of Sustainability and Conservation at Pima County where she works with other individuals, agencies and groups toward protecting natural resources. She co-authored a widely cited… Read more »

Zona Politics: February 21, 2016

Former state lawmaker Jonathan Paton and Democratic strategist Rodd McLeod size up Sen. John McCain’s opposition to allowing President Barack Obama to appoint a new Supreme Court justice; break down the latest in Southern Arizona’s congressional races; a few bills at the Arizona Legislature; and the retirement of Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll.

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On Demand: Bobby Rush

The magnificent living legend Bobby Rush stopped by KXCI to chat with Home Stretch host Hannah Levin about his 50-plus year career as a hard-working bluesman and rivetingly ribald entertainer. Click now to listen to the full interview and hear him play a song live in the booth!

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Thesis Thursday with Cathy Tran

I am a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and I plan to attend pharmacy school after my undergraduate experience. My life goal is to help and understand people, and I feel that I would be able to best accomplish that in the healthcare field. I study the conversation between neurons and glial cells in… Read more »

ZIKA CLARIFIED

The Weekly Green’s treatment of the Zika epidemic in South America some weeks ago turned out to be open to misinterpretation of the clinical characteristics of the virus. It is NOT the same virus as Dengue fever, although closely related and transmitted by the same vector, the mosquito Aegis Aegypti.  The Weekly Green invited Genevieve Comeau, a graduate… Read more »

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Shonen Knife – Yama-no Attchan – KXCI Classic Pick

SHONEN KNIFE – YAMA-NO ATTCHAN Released May 1984 in Japan* – 31-32 years ago *I’m not sure what month it was released in the US, but recording started in February of 1984. Shonen Knife’s sophomore release, recorded almost entirely in Japanese, combines early punk alá The Ramones and a 60s-styled Phil Spector girl group sound… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Suhitha Veeravelli

  My name is Suhitha Veeravelli and I am a junior at the University of Arizona currently studying Physiology with minors in Spanish and Intercultural Studies. I was born in India and grew up in Phoenix, but in the last 3 years I have grown to love my new home in Tucson. In my free… Read more »

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On Demand: Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils

Last month, veteran road warrior and golden-voiced songwriter Ian Moore stopped by The Home Stretch with his Lossy Coils band prior to their show that night at Congress. Click now to listen to their full performance and interview with THS host Hannah Levin, recorded live in Studio 2A.  

The Film Snob’s Favorites of 2015

For some reason, film writers have this thing for lists, “best of,” “favorite,” “greatest” and so forth, of the year or the decade or of all time—this is more of a compulsion for them even than music or sports fans. I’m no different. It’s fun to look back, evaluate, and compare movies, as long as… Read more »

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Bee Gees – Spirit Has Flown – KXCI Classic Pick

BEE GEES – SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN Released February 5, 1979- 37 years ago The Bee Gee’s fifteenth studio album and first release following the smash Saturday Night Fever soundtrack sold 20 million copies worldwide. It is generally considered the last great record from their disco phase, showcasing superb falsettos and some of the most ambitions… Read more »

SARCEF SCIENCE FAIR

The Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF) works to promote interest in science and logical thinking among students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The Foundation is holding its annual Science Fair from March 3-5 at the Tucson Convention Center. Prizes will be awarded to the best from some 5000 entries, as well as a… Read more »

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Lanius ludovicianus

The Loggerhead Shrike is common, but still a fun sighting when your are out in the field. The first time you find an insect or small reptile stuck on a mesquite spine or a barb wire is always a “what the heck?” moment. Years ago it lead me to investigate the natural history of this… Read more »

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Condalia warnockii

If you are inclined to be a botanical splitter, then the plant I’m talking about is Condalia warnockii var. kearneyana, or so say Benson and Darrow. I’m a lazy lumper and so the plant is Condalia warnockii or Mexican Crucillo. Around you and me this interesting shrub in the Buckthorn Family ranges from 2,500 to… Read more »

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A Conversation with Gary Paul Nabhan

30 Minutes spoke with Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D., about Tucson’s recent designation as a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy and what that means. He is the newly appointed director for Center for Regional Food Studies. Nabhan discussed the breadth of Tucson’s food cultures as well as the importance of food justice and food security for… Read more »

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XIXA – Killer – US radio premiere from Bloodlines

KXCI hosts the US radio premiere of “Killer” from XIXA‘s debut full length Bloodline on The Home Stretch. Released February 26, 2016 on Barbès Records, Bloodline melds elements of southwestern inspired desert rock with the psychedelic cumbia stylings born out of the Peruvian Amazon. XIXA hails from the Tucson indie rock scene—core members Brian Lopez… Read more »

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Thesis Thursday with Julie Huynh

My name is Julie Huynh and I am a UBRP alum. While I was in UBRP, I worked in the lab of Dr. Hanna ‘Johnny’ Fares. We used the model organism, Caenorhabditis elegans (a roundworm), to understand why mutations in the MCOLN1 gene causes lysosomes (which are like the trash cans of your cells—they get rid of unwanted material) to… Read more »

Arabian Nights

Even in the midst of a typical year’s film output, with its tendency towards the safe and the average, you never can tell when an epic might break out. The artist who has created a series of increasingly excellent and challenging works can’t help but want to ignite a massive explosion of creative energy, a… Read more »

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Lonely Hearts Club Episode 8

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 8 Bridgitte’s cracking up over love. What is love? What is real? What is real love? What is romance? We surely do not know- but listen up, because it might give you an idea or two about the stuff. Plus, Valentine’s Day is coming up and it might be a good… Read more »

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Fathoming Water Episode 11: Zach Sugg

This week we talk to Zach Sugg, who has worked extensively in Texas and Arizona so he is able to expand on the differences between state groundwater policies, and get us into the nitty gritty of how states water management policies, especially concerning ground water, can vary wildly. Zach Sugg, is a Ph.D. Candidate in… Read more »

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Hadji Banjovi Live in Studio 2A

Hadji Banjovi performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. He’s joined by members of the Infinite Mercies for this live performance. They play some songs from Hadji Banjovi’s upcoming solo release, Laredo, as well as tracks from the Infinite Mercies album, Texas State Bird.

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Dinosaur JR. – Green Mind – KXCI Classic Pick

DINOSAUR JR. – GREEN MIND Released February 19, 1991- 25 years ago Dinosaur Jr.’s fourth studio release sheds their earlier and noisier punk urgency for a slower, more melodic vibe without ditching their trademarked quirky lyrics backed by distorted, crunchy folk-rock-meets-grunge on acid sound. While sometimes overshadowed by their earlier SST releases, Green Mind stands… Read more »

Tucson Meet Your Birds

Sweetwater Wetlands was built by Tucson Water as a water filtration system. At the same time, it is a beautiful park, a wildlife habitat and an outdoor classroom. On Saturday, February 13, the Tucson Audubon Society has organized a bird watching event under the banner “Tucson Meet Your Birds”. This family event will start at… Read more »

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Ruby’s Roadhouse Celebrates Mardi Gras

This just in from Ruby: Bonjour Y’all — Just wanted you to know that I have a MARDI GRAS special show planned for this Saturday, Feb. 6 on Ruby’s Roadhouse. The show – I’ve been doing these for 20 years now – will follow a progression of Louisiana Mardi Gras celebrations, starting out in the country with Cajun… Read more »

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Thesis Thursday with Jordan Barrows

I am a junior at the University of Arizona, studying Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry. I was born and raised in Helena, Montana, living just out of town. Among many other experiences, growing up in this environment and being able to explore the pine forests by day and the starry skies by night, helped… Read more »

MORE ABOUT ZIKA

Contributed by Genevieve Comeau       It seems the world has barely stopped reeling from Ebola, and now there is talk of a new epidemic: Zika. Such is the price of our globalized society where a plane can take you across the world in a day, and Zika is becoming as worldly as any… Read more »

The Martian

Four years ago, a writer named Andy Weir, sick and tired of getting rejected by literary agents and publishers, decided to self-publish his science fiction novel The Martian on Amazon Kindle for the minimum price of 99 cents. The book sold over 30,000 copies in three months, and eventually, of course, a publisher noticed this… Read more »

Community Food Bank: Fighting Hunger

Almost one in 3 children in Arizona is at risk for hunger; our state ranks third worst in the nation in that respect. The Community Food Bank fights hunger by distributing meals, some 30 million pounds annually, but also by educating people how to grow their own and how to prepare it. These latter programs are… Read more »

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Pretty In Pink Soundtrack – KXCI Classic Pick

VARIOUS ARTISTS – PRETTY IN PINK ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Released February 28, 1986 – 30 years ago While most 80s teen flicks were full of vapid, corporate-rock filler, the soundtrack accompanying John Hughes’ teen-romance opus, Pretty In Pink, features one of the finest new wave anthologies to ever accompany a movie. The Classic Pick… Read more »

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Barbara Kingsolver and Flight Behavior Part 2

In November 2012, Antigone Books presented Barbara Kingsolver reading from her latest novel Flight Behavior at the Temple of Music and Art. Flight Behavior follows in the Kingsolver tradition of fiction that addresses issues of social justice and demonstrates the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. Set in a small town in Tennessee, the novel… Read more »

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Anemone tuberosa

Anxious for some early morning light and something green in the grassland, Petey remembers an early blooming wildflower to look for in the nearby hills.

Spotlight

The scandal of the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Catholic Church, and the systematic cover-up of that abuse, reached public awareness sporadically in the 1980s and 90s, through some high-profile cases and a few book-length exposes. But the tipping point, when the story finally became too big to be buried, was through… Read more »

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Gerry Rafferty – City To City – KXCI Classic Pick

GERRY RAFFERTY – CITY TO CITY Released January 20 1978- 38 years ago Rafferty’s sophomore solo release was his most successful commercially and critically, and is generally considered his best. Recalling singer-songwriters like Harry Nilsson, Jackson Browne, and soft-rock acts like Steely Dan, Rafferty’s lyrics and arrangements are slow burns that grow from 70s nostalgia… Read more »

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June West performs live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only. Returning to Tucson from New York, June West is performing at R Bar on Wed., Jan. 27th.

Who Do You Think You Are?

If at times you wonder who you really are, that question has recently become even harder to answer. Several studies, including one lead by professor Carolyn Bohach of the University of Indiana have come to the conclusion that only 10% of the cells in our body actually contain our own DNA. The other 90% is… Read more »

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Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – KXCI Classic Pick

MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON Released May 21, 1971- 44 years ago (“What’s Going On” single released January, 1971 – 45 yrs ago) The eleventh studio release and first album produced by Gaye himself, What’s Going On is a concept album from the point of view of a returning Vietnam vet facing a bad… Read more »

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Gram Parsons – Grevious Angel – KXCI Classic Pick

GRAM PARSONS – GRIEVOUS ANGEL Released January 1974- 42 years ago Recorded just weeks before his overdose death, Parsons 2nd solo album is essentially a duet release with Emmylou Harris who sings on all but one song. Considered one of the best releases in an absolutely stellar catalogue, Grievous Angel helped lay the groundwork for… Read more »

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Collared Peccary

Petey finds a young abandoned peccary under a mesquite tree and looks up just in time to see a large group of peccaries disappearing into the grassland. “Those critters aren’t coming back,” he quietly muttered and stared at the beautiful creature at his feet.

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Barbara Kingsolver and Flight Behavior

In November 2012, Antigone Books presented Barbara Kingsolver reading from her latest novel Flight Behavior at the Temple of Music and Art. Flight Behavior follows in the Kingsolver tradition of fiction that addresses issues of social justice and demonstrates the impact of culture and politics on human relationships.  Set in a small town in Tennessee, the… Read more »

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Thesis Thursday with Dylan Hutchinson

My name is Dylan Hutchison. I am a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Arizona, majoring in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science (Neurobiology emphasis), and minor in both Chemistry & Biochemistry. I had entered UBRP via the Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Summer Research Program (NSCS-SRP), a sister-group of UBRP for NSCS projects, last summer. I had… Read more »

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Fathoming Water Episode 10: Juliet McKenna

Juliet McKenna works for a private consulting firm Montgomery and Associates based in Tucson Arizona. Juliet is a Hydrogeologist and Water Policy Consultant and her work is focused on developing groundwater supplies and providing water rights support for municipal agencies, public water companies, tribes, and private entities. The former director of an interstate aquifer management… Read more »

Victoria

Alfred Hitchcock was the first movie director to try to do a full-length feature in a single take, with his 1948 film Rope, which appeared to use only camera movement without cuts. Because of film’s technical limitations, he had to disguise the cuts, in a similar strategy to that used just last year by Alejandro… Read more »

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Electric Feel’s Top 10 For 2015

As bandmates and co-hosts of Electric Feel (Fridays from 8-10 p.m.), Corbin Dooley and E.android are constantly immersing themselves in the best new electronica and beat-driven music they can find. Here are their favorites from 2015: E.android: Bob Moses “Like It Or Not” (2015) on Domino Percussions “Digital Arpeggios” (2015) on Text Bicep “Just” (2015)… Read more »

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Kris Kerry’s Favorite 25 Albums of 2015

As the booker of the Rialto, Kris Kerry listens to and sees more bands than your average Tucsonan. He also volunteers for the station in a unique capacity. In addition to reviewing CDs, he also researches and delivers the classic pick of the week. It’s no surprise then, that’s he delivered more than a top… Read more »

Beat Back Buffelgrass Day

Buffelgrass, an African species brought in by the U.S. Government in the 1930’s to control erosion, has spread out of control all over Southern Arizona. It poses a double threat to our environment: it crowds out native species, in particular the saguaro, and when it is dormant and dry, which is most of the year, it is a major… Read more »

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Lonely Hearts Club Episode 7

There are podcasts and then there are comedy podcasts. This one is a comedy podcast. We basically read letters from you the listeners. Then we answer them is the most dignified way we can, which is to make fun of them. Do you want to play along? Well then, simply write Bridgitte a letter: Bridgitte… Read more »

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Thesis Thursday with Patrick O’Connor

Patrick O’Connor is a senior in the Undergraduate Biology Research Program who is majoring in molecular and cellular biology and physiology. He works with Dr. John Konhilas studying probiotic bacteria that affect cardiac health. Patrick is also an intern at the Arizona Daily Star where he covers science and technology and an editor at the… Read more »

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Fathoming Water Episode 9: Marie Pearthree

Fathoming Water Episode 9: Marie Pearthree This week we take a trip up to Phoenix to talk to Central Arizona Project Deputy General Manager of Strategic Initiatives & Public Policy Marie Peathree. Ms. Pearthree oversees Resource Planning and Analysis, the Colorado River Program, Stakeholder Relations and Strategic Initiatives, Legislative Affairs and Board Management, and the… Read more »

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Thesis Thursday with Ben Zaepfel

I am a junior here at the University of Arizona, and I’m studying Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Physiology, with a minor in Mathematics. I have lived in Tucson my whole life, and graduated from Catalina Foothills High School. I’ve loved science since first grade, when a guest speaker talked to my class about… Read more »

Desert Dwellers Know

In the context of the Desert Dwellers Education Project of the Tucson Audubon Society, a marvellous poster has been created under the creative direction of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. It is titled “Desert Dweller Know – a Celebration of Byrd’s Words”. The tribute poster honors well-loved, award-winning children’s book author, Byrd Baylor…. Read more »

The Assassin

For the last thirty years, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, a director from Taiwan, has been creating some of the most critically acclaimed works of cinematic art in the world. Most of his films have had a contemporary setting; a few have taken place in earlier historical periods; all explore themes of unfulfilled yearning and the mysteries of… Read more »

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Prison Reform Panel at Etherton Gallery Part 2

On December 18th, 2015 Etherton Gallery hosted a panel discussion on Prison Reform in conjunction with an exhibition by famed photographer Danny Lyon. In part two of this broadcast, we begin with Etherton Gallery Director Hannah Glassman introduces the exhibit and panelists who include Arizona State Senator Steve Farley, journalist Margaret Regan, attorney Lisette Flores,… Read more »

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Lonely Hearts Club Episode 6

Lonely Hearts Club The comedy podcast with heart and soul, brains and blunders. It’s Episode 6 in all it’s splendor! Join Bridgitte, Cathy, Carolyn, Michelle and Mo for fun times and fast talking! We talk about spiders and cats and grief, sadness and bee stings. We talk to a trauma queen, about childhood character building… Read more »

The Lovers

When French director Louis Malle made his second feature film, The Lovers, in 1958, he wasn’t courting controversy. His goal was to depict the romantic and sexual awakening of a character for whom an audience would normally not have much sympathy—a pampered, bored upper class wife, played by Jeanne Moreau. He got the idea when… Read more »

Beyond 2016

On Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, BEYOND is kicking off its 5th annual event to commemorate the January 8, 2011 shooting. This annual event was initiated by members of Gabe Zimmerman’s family and is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community by providing opportunities for people to come together, get outside and spend quality time with… Read more »

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Most everyone is familiar with the story of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice through Disney’s retelling of Goethe’s 1747 poem. The apprentice, weary of sweeping the floor and fetching pails of water, makes use of the absence of his master to put on the sorcerer’s hat and animate the broom so it can fetch the water for… Read more »

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Rose Lady’s Top 10

Rose Lady is the host of Rosie’s Rhythm Room (Tuesday evenings from 8 till 10 p.m.). Her show focuses on a great mix of swing-billy, honky tonk-twang, roots rock n’ blues and her Top 10 for 2015 reflects her seasoned tastes: Ashley Monroe, The Blade “She is the gal who launched the powerhouse girl group, The… Read more »