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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  co-written and co-produced by Laura Markowitz and John Vornholt. Episodes are inspired by the legends, mysteries and history of the Sonoran Southwest and take place in real locations around Southern Arizona. You can hear the actual sounds of events and places, as TALES OF TUCSON blends the real and fictional by using both local actors and real people who play themselves.  Tune in to KXCI to hear TALES OF TUCSON dramas, comedies, ghost stories, love stories, mysteries, Westerns, sci-fi and more.

Tune in on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.for Episode 7: The Genie at the Gem Show 

Featuring the voices of Meagan Jones, Ella Bracale, Mike Saxson, Robin Carson, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, John Vornholt and Erin Hepler

You know it’s Gem Show season when you see more tents in the Old Pueblo than you see in the Sahara Desert. Treasure seekers come from all over the world looking for something unique. Genie at the Gem Show is the story of one very rare, very dangerous geode that just about everyone wanted to get their hands on….




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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