Musicians Who Tried Acting

Know Your Role: Musicians Who Tried Acting

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

Asian Fred Live in Studio 2A

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

Beck – Odelay – KXCI Classic Pick

BECK – ODELAY Released June 18, 1996 – 20 years ago Beck’s sophomore major label release blends found sounds and samples that highlight an ever-changing stylistic shift between blues, soul, folk, country, rock, hip hop, electronic, and noise rock. This patchwork flows smoothly, however its presentation defies convention with the sum of the parts sounding… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Alison Comrie

I am a Senior in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program at the University of Arizona. My curiosity about the brain began in high school, when I got involved in research in Dr. Carol Barnes’ lab. In the Barnes lab, we are working towards a better understanding of how the processes underlying learning and memory change throughout the healthy aging… Read more »

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

In the 1970s and early 80s, before his present incarnation as a documentary filmmaker, German director Werner Herzog created a body of work in fiction film that established him, in my opinion, as one of the great cinematic visionaries of our time. The first of his movies I ever saw, which affected me profoundly and… Read more »

Birds and Arrows Live in Studio 2A

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

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage: The Mane, The Myth, The Legend

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

KXCI Teen DJ Showcase Sunday, June 12

The KXCI Teen DJ Camp is now underway. Our graduates will take to the airwaves on Sunday, June 12th from noon to 5pm to showcase their talents. Each student will have a half hour set to share their favorite music with you. This is a hands on class where students receive an introduction to: broadcast equipment… Read more »

Beating The Heat

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

Leptotes marina

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

Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk – KXCI Classic Pick

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN – TIGERMILK Released June 6, 1996 – 20 years ago Belle & Sebastian’s debut initially was released in a quantity of only 1000, intended as the final project of a music business course. It became an unexpected word-of-mouth sensation in the UK and was re-released in 1999 after the critical success of… Read more »

Mala Mujer

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

On Demand: Marlon Williams

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

Marguerite

How do you tell people who think they have talent that they don’t? This is a minor question that you hope you don’t have to deal with. It’s also the beginning idea of a new film by French director Xavier Giannolli called Marguerite. I call it a beginning idea, because the movie springboards off of… Read more »

On Demand: Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop

It was a true joy to have Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop in Studio 2A this past Memorial Day. On tour in support of their new album, Love Letter For Fire, the pair stopped by to do a session for The Home Stretch prior to their show that evening at the Rialto. Hosted by Hannah… Read more »

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

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

Run DMC – Raising Hell – KXCI Classic Pick

RUN-D.M.C. – RAISING HELL  Released May 15, 1986 – 30 years ago Run-D.M.C.’s third release was the group’s greatest commercial success, and reflects a massive sea change in pop-culture and music. Unlike most earlier rap releases focused on rhythm, it offered layered drum loops, guitars, scratching, and other sounds to create incredibly hooky melodies and… Read more »

The 10 Year Old – Carolyn Harper

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

Amy Goodman’s 20th Anniversary Talk

Amy Goodman Democracy Now 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America Part 1 Amy Goodman Democracy Now 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America Part 2 Amy Goodman Democracy Now 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America Part 3 Amy Goodman Democracy Now 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America Part 4 On April 28th, 2016, Democracy Now!’s… Read more »

Corvus in a Quercus

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

Mik and Scott Live in Studio 2A

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

Thesis Thursday with Meagan Tran

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

Celebrating 40 Years of Punk Music

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

On Demand: Lee Harvey Osmond

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

On Demand: Eddie Spaghetti and Jesse Dayton

No foolin’! Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti and Americana maverick Jesse Dayton stopped by The Home Stretch on April 1 before their joint performance at Congress that evening. Eddie and Jesse have a long history of creative collaboration, so their set is a mixture of those shared stories and songs. Hosted by Hannah Levin.

The Judge – Ken Rosenthal

Most of us love saguaros, but every now and then one comes along that doesn’t exactly charm. Ken Rosenthal, a Tucson-based photographer, shares a story about one such saguaro in his backyard and what it taught him. On air version, 3:09

Water From The Left Or Water From Above?

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

Smashing Pumpkins – Gish – KXCI Classic Pick

SMASHING PUMPKINS – GISH Released May 28, 1991 – 25 years ago The Smashing Pumpkins debut initially met with only minor commercial success, but grew to be very influential album. Arriving several months before Nirvana’s Nevermind, it was one of the first shots in the 90s alternative revolution, helping establish the grunge movement, and shaped… Read more »

Gotta Save the San Pedro River

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

Thesis Thursday with Libor Grubhoffer

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

The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van, if we were to believe the previews, is a comedy about a feisty homeless woman played by Maggie Smith. It should be heart-warming, uplifting, life-affirming, and so forth. Well, I suppose that gets people into the theater, but guess what? It’s not really that kind of a movie. The film… Read more »

Harvest Time

Few, if any beans come in as many flavors as those of the mesquite trees native to the Southwest, ranging from lemony to nutty and everything in between. Some, however, do not taste good at all. How does one know which ones are good and which ones are not, apart from hazarding a cautious nibble? Well –… Read more »

Kate Becker Live in Studio 2A

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

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds – KXCI Classic Pick

THE BEACH BOYS – PET SOUNDS Released May 16, 1966 – 50 years ago The Beach Boys 11th studio album, showcasing Brian Wilson’s genius as producer, arranger, and songwriter, is generally seen as their best release, one of the most important albums of the 1960s, and quite arguably one of the most influential rock albums… Read more »

The Whole Universe – Vicki Brown

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

Film Club: Superheroes Part 2, Post 2002

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

Thesis Thursday with Dagoberto Robles

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

Captain Blood

A well-done pirate movie is a sure way to cheer yourself up when you need it. No, I’m not thinking of those silly Johnny Depp films, but the more classic variety—and especially one in particular: Captain Blood, from Warner Brothers in 1935. Here’s the story: in 17th century England, a young doctor (played by Errol… Read more »

Ronstadt Generations live in Studio 2A

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

Copper and Mercury

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

The Fixx – Reach the Beach – KXCI Classic Pick

THE FIXX – REACH THE BEACH Released May 15, 1983 – 33 years ago The Fixx’s sophomore effort represents their most commercially successful release, and is generally considered their best album. It features polished, well-produced, and immediately accessible synth pop/new wave.  While sounding somewhat dated now, the album still has a very hip vibe and… Read more »

Film Club: Superhero Movies Part 1, Before 2002

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

The First Saguaro – Megan Siquieros

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

Thesis Thursday with Alec Perrera

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

Berlandiera lyrata

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

Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent, a film by Colombian director Ciro Guerra, begins enigmatically. Standing on the banks of an inlet to the Amazon River, a fierce young shaman sees a small boat approaching, rowed by another native wearing western clothing, and in the boat, a haggard, exhausted looking white man. The shaman prepares to attack… Read more »

Film Club: Disaster Movies Part 2 Post 1990

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

Jihan Gearon: Towards a Just Transition

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

Quercus, Tree of Life

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

The Revenant

I had put off going to see The Revenant for awhile, thinking that it would stick around, and in fact it did, winning three Oscars along the way, for director, actor, and cinematographer. Now, I sometimes approach mainstream films, even the films with a lot of brouhaha like this one, with skepticism. When I finally… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Shade Rodriguez

At the moment, I am a junior majoring in Biochemistry in hopes to further expand in academia and pursue a career in the health field. For the longest time, I’ve grown increasingly fascinated by the complex nature of the scientific and medical field as it continues to unveil great phenomenon, mysteries and more. EHS-TRUE, a program under the UBRP umbrella has… Read more »

Arbor Day

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

The Gay Boys Live in Studio 2A

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

Blur – Parklife – KXCI Classic Pick

BLUR – PARKLIFE Released April 25, 1994 – 22 years ago Blur’s third studio album runs the gamut of late 60s-mid 80s British musical styles, including psychedelia, synth pop, early punk, garage rock, new wave and indie pop. Hugely successful in the UK upon release, it was initially only a modest underground sensation in the… Read more »

The Blood of a Poet

In his dreamlike debut film from 1930 called The Blood of a Poet, Jean Cocteau, already famous for his provocative, experimental work in the drama, ballet, and visual arts, explored his lifelong theme—the struggle of the artist to realize his calling. We see a young man (his powdered wig indicates the 18th century) cover the… Read more »

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean’s epic film from 1962, is inevitably associated with the cult of the hero. This masterpiece, recounting the amazing feats of T.E. Lawrence during the First World War, and showered with Academy Awards, seems at first glance to fit the mold. But in fact, Lean quite deliberately breaks it, and this… Read more »

Gaillardia pulchella

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

The Sacred and the Profane

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

Beastie Boys – Check Your Head – KXCI Classic Pick

BEASTIE BOYS – CHECK YOUR HEAD Released April 21, 1992 – 24 years ago The Beastie Boy’s third studio album is a DIY, lo-fi whirlwind tour through 70s and 80s pop-culture references filtered through a rap-funk-punk lens, with nods to Hüsker Dü, the Minutemen, Booker T. & the MGs, and Curtis Mayfield, as much as… Read more »

One Tamal, Two Tamales

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

Schizachyrium scoparium

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

Thesis Thursday with Salim Murad

Dr. Salim Murad is a faculty member in the Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, at the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech.  He also teaches at New York University in Prague.  Murad studies migration and immigration and was a visiting fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. … Read more »

45 Years

45 Years is the name of a new film by British director Andrew Haigh. At the center is an old married couple in their 70s, and the title refers to the number of years they’ve been married. The husband and wife, Geoff and Kate Mercer, are played by two of the finest veteran English actors,… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Nizigyimana Ernest

  I am a junior at university of Arizona, majoring in molecular and cellular biology, with minor in Psychology. I am currently doing research in Dr. Zelieann Craig’s  lab in the department of School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences. In the lab, we seek to comprehend how endocrine disruptors (hormone system disruptors) known as phthalates affect the ovary, the major reproductive… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Stephanie Delgado

I was born in Flagstaff, Az, and raised overseas in Portugal, Germany, and Guam. I graduated from Simon A Sanchez High School, Yigo, Guam. Shortly thereafter I joined the US Air Force and spent 5 years as a Security Forces Member. I was able to cross train as a Medic and have remained one the past… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Naim Duran

My name is Naim Duran and I was born in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. I am a fourth year Physiology major, minoring in Spanish at the University of Arizona and ever since I began to pursue a career in science, my passion for it has only increased. I spend much… Read more »

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

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

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

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

The Zombies – Odessey And Oracle – KXCI Classic Pick

THE ZOMBIES – ODESSEY AND ORACLE Released April 19, 1968- 48 years ago The Zombies’ sophomore studio release is generally considered the band’s best and one of the most enduring and influential albums to come out of the late ‘60s British psychedelic movement. Combining airy choruses, trippy melodies, and ornate keyboard-centric orchestration, it easily stands… Read more »

Laura and the Killed Men live in Studio 2A

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

The Lonely Hearts Club Episode 9

The Lonely hearts Club Episode 9 A lonely heart by any other name is still a lonely heart. In this comedy podcast, we talk about names, and games, lyrics and crushes. We look to the stars for guidance and we make fun of sunshine after dark. Featuring friends, Daniel Kirby, Karla Terry, Carolyn O Conner,… Read more »

Beyond BALLE with Gina Murphy Darling and Liane Hernandez

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

Milkweeds

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

Court

This week I’m catching up with one more film from last year that I couldn’t review until now, a film from India entitled, simply, Court—it screened at the Loft Film Festival last fall. The debut film by a young director named Chaitanya Tamhane, Court is a drama about the dysfunctional justice system in India, but… Read more »

Sol.Dog

An intern at KXCI chats with Rachel Molyneux, who is the owner of a canine service center called Sol.Dog. You can get in contact with Sol.Dog by going to their website, facebook, or by calling (520)255-1696. Produced and edited by Alessandra Lizotte, for a City High School internship project. You may contact Alessandra at Alessandral@cityhighschool.org    

Earth Day: Food Recovery

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

Belinda Esquer Live in Studio 2A

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

Hole – Live Through This – KXCI Classic Pick

HOLE – LIVE THROUGH THIS Released April 12, 1994 – 22 years ago Hole’s second release met near-unanimous critical acclaim, and came on the heels of Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Markedly different from the band’s debut, rumors circulated Cobain acted as ghostwriter. While these rumors have never been substantiated, there’s no denying Nirvana’s start-stop dynamics, gripping… Read more »

Growing Up Latino Part 2

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

Lycium pallidum

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

Anomalisa

When writer-director Charlie Kaufman is involved in a film, the results are guaranteed to be weird. Not just everyday weird, but unique, one-of-a-kind weird. A partial list of his films includes Being Jack Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and his first film as director, Synechdoche, New York. They are all mind-bending puzzles,… Read more »

LIFE VESTS, ZIKA, DZUDH

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

Sundarata Live in Studio 2A

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

They Might Be Giants Interview

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

Valley Girl: Music From The Soundtrack – KXCI Classic Pick

VARIOUS ARTISTS – VALLEY GIRL: MUSIC FROM THE SOUNDTRACK Film Released April, 1983  – 33 years ago Soundtrack Released 1994 – 22 years ago One of the earliest and most influential 80s teen flicks featured a killer soundtrack that serves as a primer in new wave. Music rights access and budget overruns prevented a soundtrack… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

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 »