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Tales of Tucson


Sunday 4pm-4:30pm

Tales of Tucson: Original Radio Dramas of the Sonoran Southwest

Co-written and Co-produced by Laura Markowitz and John Vornholt

TALES OF TUCSON is a show of original radio dramas inspired by the legends, mysteries and history of the Sonoran Southwest. Each episode takes place in real locations around Southern Arizona and includes the actual sounds of events and places. TALES OF TUCSON blends the real and fictional by using both local actors and real people who play themselves.

Hear dramas, comedies, ghost stories, love stories, mysteries, Westerns, sci-fi and more!

Tucson musician Mitzi Cowell can he heard on the latest episode of Tales of Tucson!

Tune in to KXCI on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. for Episode 5: The Mysterious Disappearance of Tucson Folk Music Legend Okra McGee.

The fictional folk legend debuted at the first Tucson Folk Festival back in 1985, and then disappeared. Are the rumors true that he’s coming back to play the Tucson Folk Festival this year? And why is an international art thief rumored to be heading to the Folk Festival? Find out on the next (tuneful!) episode of Tales of Tucson!

This episode features the voices of To-Ree-Nee Wolf Keiser, John H. Love, Ella Bracale, Meagan Jones, Bree Boyd, Tony Eckstat, Robin Carson, John Vornholt,  Gerrie Young, Cindy Reardon, Linza Bethea and Kelly Frink — with a special cameo “appearance” by real Tucson folk music legend Mitzi Cowell.

John Vornholt, To-Ree-Nee Wolf Keiser and John H. Love recorded the latest episode of Tales of Tucson, “The Mysterious Disappearance of Okra McGee” on location at the Tucson Museum of Art.



Laura Markowitz and John Vornholt have each explored different forms of storytelling throughout their careers. Markowitz is a book editor, novelist, National Magazine Award-winning feature writer, and multimedia producer. Vornholt is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 65 novels, as well as plays, radio dramas and screenplays. He is also a theatrical producer and director.


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