Posts Tagged: KXCI

Leo Kottke & Keller Williams

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Leo Kottke: Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Grace Pettis with Don Armstrong

    Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood. The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly. Her father, Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit “You Move Me.” Both of Grace’s brothers are… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Ace Frehley and Enuff Z’nuff at The Rialto

Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in hisown musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around theworld. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of… Read more »

The Revelers

The Revelers January 26, 2016 – 7 p.m. The Revelers are a Louisiana super group who combine swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with T-Bone Burnett, Natalie Merchant, Linda… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Bernadette Peters Live at Centennial Hall

  Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00pm at Centennial Hall “There are singers and there are actresses; there are entertainers and there are stars. And then, there is Bernadette Peters.” – The Los Angeles Times Throughout her illustrious career, actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and… Read more »

The Fab Four: Ultimate Beatles Tribute

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think your are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career…. Read more »

Tower of Power with ArcoIris Sandoval and Lonnie Plaxico

Tower of Power Live at The Rialto Theatre For well close to five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. But, as group co-founder Emilio Castillo says, they could have had a much different name. “We were a Soul band called The Motowns.” he recalls. Rocco Prestia was the… Read more »

**CANCELLED** David Bromberg, KXCI Presents!

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David Bromberg is ill and with regrets, will not be able to perform this evening. with Austin Shaw opening “The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” – Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg… Read more »

Dee Dee Bridgewater/L. Nash/Tucson Jazz Ellington Band

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Part of the Tucson Jazz Festival – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Plus openers:  TJI Ellington Band & Lewis Nash at The Fox Theatre Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as… Read more »

Armen Donelian Live at The Scottish Rite Temple

Armen Donelian, pianist/composer, has had an enviable 40-year career.  Donelian apprenticed with a series of jazz giants starting in 1975 with Mongo Santamaria, where he presided over the piano chair once filled by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Two years later, Sonny Rollins recruited him as a sideman for several tours. In the midst of… Read more »

Local’s Only- with Gabriel Ayala

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We are very lucky to have Gabriel Ayala in Studio 2A for a live performance. Gabriel talks with Matt Milner about “Jazz-menco” his fusion of Flamenco and Jazz. They discuss his early days and his upcoming performances. Gabriel is breaking stereotypes for further generations with the gift of music. He shares and shows the diversity… Read more »

George Benson At The Fox Theatre

Part of the Tucson Jazz Festival  George Benson Appreciated as both a musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has consistently placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive… Read more »

Inauguration Day Teach-In

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30 Minutes spoke with University of Arizona faculty members Suzi Dovi, Phyllis Taoua and Denis Provencher about the upcoming Inauguration Day Teach-In and March for Unity and Solidarity. The teach-in takes place on Friday, January 20th at Old Main on the University of Arizona campus from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Following the teach-in there… Read more »

Matt Haimovitz Live At Crowder Hall

Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:00pm at Crowder Hall “In his hands, Bach’s music turns into quotidian sound, a music fully part of the now.” – The New York Times Cellist Matt Haimovitz inspires classical music lovers and new listeners by bringing his artistry to anywhere passionate music can be heard. Lending a fresh ear to… Read more »

John Pizzarelli with The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tucson Music Hall Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:30pm Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2pm Andy Einhorn, conductor World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” One of the Songbook’s prime contemporary interpreters, his repertoire includes the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom… Read more »

Andy McKee Live at 191 Toole

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive… Read more »

Alex Weitz Group

On January 13th, the Alex Weitz Group (Alex Weitz, Tal Cohen, Ben Tiberio and Michael Piolet) will be traveling to Tucson to present their new album “Luma” at the Tucson Jazz Festival. They will perform one wonderful set at 10pm, hope to see you there!

THE AGGROLITES

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“The group’s upbeat, soul-infused reggae attack puts the rock back in rocksteady. Mixing ska, Motown and punk-rock energy with Jamaican rhythm, The Aggrolites tear it up with the intensity of The Clash and the heart of the Caribbean.” – Ink Magazine (February 2009) The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto… Read more »

Storm Large & Le Bonheur At The Fox Theatre

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to Carnegie Hall. But it is with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, that she has been grabbing audiences by the lapels and refusing to let go. Ms. Large’s fierce and fiery show includes the American songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems… Read more »

Iron Maidens with Damage Inc.

Since their inception in 2001, The Iron Maidens have become not only the World’s only female tribute to Iron Maiden, but one of the most popular tribute bands ever to perform on stage. Co-founded by drummer Linda McDonald (formerly of Phantom Blue), and currently consisting of bassist Wanda Ortiz, guitarists Courtney Cox and rotating guitarists… Read more »

The Temptations At The Desert Diamond Casino

The Temptations DESERT DIAMOND CASINO WELCOMES THE TEMPTATIONS TO THE DIAMOND CENTER. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early ‘60s. It wasn’t until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The… Read more »

Kamasi Washington At The Rialto Theatre

A concert with saxophonist Kamasi Washington offers serious jazz chops and a party spirit. His latest Coachella show and his set at London’s Boiler Room are great examples. The Los Angeles native bends sounds and genres while defying constraints and breaking boundaries. Expect a melding of straight-ahead jazz, free jazz, fusion, soul jazz, funk, R&B,… Read more »

MARTIN SEXTON W/ THE ACCIDENTALS

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MARTIN SEXTON In 2017 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal a nd CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” – Rolling Stone Syracuse native… Read more »

Martin Sexton With The Accidentals

“The real thing, people.” – Billboard In 2017 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal a nd CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” –… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- with Dominique Lund

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Thesis Thursday is a program on KXCI which runs every Thursday. We invite our friends from The University of Arizona to come down to the station and chat a little bit. We discuss what they are working on in school, their plans for the future. We even talk a little bit about music. Today’s guest… Read more »

Locals Only- with Lydian Osman

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with Jeremy Michael Cashman and Mighty Joel Ford January 9 at KXCI Locals Only

Lydian Osman was our guest on Locals Only January 9, 2017.  Joined by his friends, Jeremy Michael Cashman and The Mighty Joel Ford. Listen to the live performance in Studio 2A at KXCI.   They came to KXCI and talked with Matt Milner about the new album, and how it all came together. Lydian played… Read more »

KXCI’s Top 100 Albums of 2016

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On December 30th we played KXCI’s Top 100 albums of 2016. This list was compiled from ALL the KXCI playlists for every show during 2016. Therefore this list represents all the DJ’s and their collective favorite new releases, as they actually played them throughout the year. Looking forward to a great year of music in… Read more »

KXCI’s 2016 Top Local Releases

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KXCI’s 2016 Top Local Releases Tucson has a local music scene that we are happy to show off here at KXCI. What better place to celebrate local music then right here right now? Here’s a handy list of recommended local 2016 releases (in no particular order) for your listening pleasure. Foxx Bodies – Foxx Bodies… Read more »

2016 KXCI Year End Highlights

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Hi, I’m KXCI Executive Director Cathy Rivers. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Thank you to everyone who pledged during our year end membership drive- we had great success and a lot of fun!!! I’m proud of all that KXCI has achieved this year. 2016 has been a great year here at… Read more »

Bridgitte Thum’s 2016 Top Tunes and Moments

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My name is Bridgitte Thum and I have something to say! Sure, we had a crummy year, but remember the good times! Some amazing things happened in 2016, in the midst of all the uncertainty, death and chaos, there were some memories that will always sparkle. So, Bridgitte, what are you smiling about? Bridgitte Thum’s… Read more »

Locals Only -with Howe Gelb

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Locals Only  with Howe Gelb December 26, 2016 Howe Gelb graces us with an impromptu interview at KXCI for Locals Only with Matt Milner. Listen in to the first hour and hear all about Howe’s new strategy for touring with ease, the baby grand piano at the Owls Club in Armory Park and more. What… Read more »

Sonic Solstice 2016

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Local’s Only Presents: KXCI’s 15th Annual  Sonic Solstice. Listen up if you missed it on Monday Dec 19th, 2016. We had a great Holiday party with lots of fun and talented friends performing live in Studio 2A. This is live radio at its merriest. Thank You everyone. The Three Kings: Jillian Bessett, Katie Haverly, and… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Lindsey Chew

Thesis Thursday is a special mini program where we invite our friends from the University of Arizona to come down to KXCI and talk to us a little bit about what they are working on in school, their plans for the future and we even talk about music. Lindsey Chew is a junior in the… Read more »

PtP Episode 12: Winterhaven by Bike!

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Each year the Winterhaven neighborhood draws tens of thousands of visitors to check out the dazzling and ornate light displays hosted by dozens of homes. The streets are temporarily closed to cars and people of all ages stroll about checking out the lights and enjoying the crisp evenings in Tucson. If you’ve ever been, you… Read more »

Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues Part 2

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30 Minutes features more remarks from the November 28th, 2016  “Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues” convened by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel at Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee‘s back patio. The panel was a discussion on indigenous environmental issues. It focused primarily on water and developments at Standing Rock… Read more »

The Pueblo Express to Santa

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Main Gate Square, Sun Link and KXCI present: The Pueblo Express to Santa. On Sunday, December 18th the Sun Link Streetcar will magically transform into The Pueblo Express as it transports caroling families and merry elves to see Santa at Main Gate Square. Ring in the holidays with festive activities including a special holiday musical… Read more »

Run Boy Run- Live in Studio 2A Locals Only

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Run Boy Run– Live In studio 2A Locals Only KXCI is proud to welcome Run Boy Run to Studio 2a for a Live on air performance. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, truly exceeds the sum of its parts… Read more »

PtP – El Grupo Youth Cycling

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Daniela Diamente, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit El Grupo Youth Cycling describes the history of this amazing Tucson organization that empowers youth through bicycling.  El Grupo is over 10 years old and has expanded each year to include more kids and more programs. Tune into this episode to learn more about El Grupo… Read more »

Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues Part 1

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30 Minutes features remarks from the November 28th, 2016  “Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues” convened by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel at Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee‘s back patio. The panel was a discussion on indigenous environmental issues. It focused primarily on water and developments at Standing Rock regarding… Read more »

Lalopalooza: THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

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Thank you Tucson! Due to overwhelming support, this show has sold out! Tucson Federal Credit Union and KXCI present Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo Guerrero who was born on December 24th, 1916. With Lalopalooza, we celebrate the joyous life… Read more »

Bridgitte Thum’s Top 10 Songs for a Silly Mood

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This is a stressful time in an already crazy year. I’m Bridgitte Thum, and I am not a doctor or anything- but I believe we can all use a little break from the heavy stuff every now and then. “Everything in moderation” they say- and hopefully that includes seriousness- Here’s an idea: Find some kids- and… Read more »

Los Nawdy Dawgs Live In Studio 2A Locals Only

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Los Nawdy Dawgs Live In Studio 2A Locals Only Los Nawdy Dawgs will be performing at El Casino Ballroom Dec 9 at Lalopalooza. Photos Courtesy of Austin Holman. Legendary Latin Blues band, Los Nawdy Dawgs is one of the most successful, enduring and energetic bands in the world. Based out of Tucson Arizona the band… Read more »

Ersi Arvizu

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Ersi Arvizu stopped by the KXCI Studios ahead of her performance at Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo Guerrero who was born on December 24th, 1916. Ersi Arvizu is a voice from the past. Not in the dust-and-mothballs fashion,… Read more »

Lalopalooza SOLD OUT

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Due to overwhelming support, this show has been sold out! Friday, December 9th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm   El Casino Ballroom 437 East 26th Street Tucson Federal Credit Union and KXCI present Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo… Read more »

PtP Episode 11: BICAS Bike Art Auction

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, BICAS staff members Troy Neiman and Monique Laraway, talk about the 21st annual Bike Art Auction. This event on December 2nd and 3rd, will have locally made bicycle art, beer, and live music! To suggest a bicycling topic for Pedaling the Pueblo or to ask questions about bicycling in… Read more »

Abby Jensen on Transgender Awareness Month

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30 Minutes spoke with Abby Jensen about Transgender Awareness Month and Transgender Day of Remembrance which takes place each year on November 20th. She also discussed recent legislation such as HR 2 in North Carolina and other legislative concerns. Locally, Transgender Day of Remembrance began with a ceremony at the fountain at Old Main in… Read more »

Arizona Governor’s Water Augmentation Council Lacks Focus on Conservation Strategies

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This episode focuses on the lack of environmental and conservation-minded voices on the Arizona Governor’s Water Augmentation Council (GWAC). We talk with Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Executive Director Sandy Bahr, and former President of the Huachuca Audubon Society Tricia Gerrodette.  Our interviewees discuss how the Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, has… Read more »

Tucson Makers: Inspired by Women Week 2

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Today on 30 Minutes, we continue with remarks made at the 2016 Tucson Makers: Inspired by Women. This event was presented by AIGA Arizona and held at MOCA Tucson. Attendees had an opportunity to hear five women representing a range of creative industries. Each gave a slide presentation on what they are most passionate about. Today’s… Read more »

PtP Episode 9: Cyclovia Tucson

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Cyclovia Tucson is the fourth largest event in Tucson, and definitely the biggest car-free event in the city. Learn about how this event has changed and grown into a celebration of Tucson’s unique and diverse neighborhoods, as well as a how it continues to be a cherished event that gets people out of their cars… Read more »

Tucson Makers: Inspired by Women Week 1

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Today on 30 Minutes, we feature remarks made at the 2016 Tucson Makers: Inspired by Women. This event was presented by AIGA Arizona and held at MOCA Tucson. Attendees had an opportunity to hear five women representing a range of creative industries. Each gave a slide presentation on what they are most passionate about. Today’s… Read more »

PtP Episode 8: Love to Ride Tucson

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In this episode, Kylie Walzak and Colby Henley with Living Streets Alliance talk about the launch of Love to Ride in Tucson. Love to Ride is an online platform and smartphone app that makes it easy and fun for existing bicycle riders to encourage their friends, co-workers and community to ride. While the Love to… Read more »

Alternatives to Incarceration Part 2

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30 Minutes features excerpts from the YWCA Southern Arizona’s “Alternatives to Incarceration,” which was part seven in their Mass Incarceration Community Conversation Series. Grace Gamez of the American Friends Service Committee’s Reframing Justice Project, and Heather Hamel, Founder and Executive Director of Justice that Works discussed Alternatives to Incarceration. What alternatives work and where are they… Read more »

PtP Episode 7: TORCA & Home Grown

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, host Krista Hansen interviews Tara Alcantara, owner of Home Grown Mountain Bike Tours and Founding Officer of Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists (TORCA). Tucson has some of the best backcountry trails and downhill riding in the Sonoran desert, and Alcantara has dedicated her work to maintaining these trails and making them… Read more »

PtP Episode 6: Bike/Ped Count

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, host Ryan Fagan interviews Sam Sanford, transportation planner with Pima Association of Governments, about PAG’s annual bicycle and pedestrian count. Every October, volunteers count people walking and biking at dozens of locations throughout the region, giving PAG and its member jurisdictions information important for understanding trends and planning… Read more »

Ani DiFranco Benefit for KXCI!

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Proceeds Support KXCI! Get your tickets at the Rialto Theatre Box Office or on their website. Singer-songwriter and feminist icon Ani DiFranco is hitting the road with her band, bassist Todd Sickafoose and drummer Terence Higgins, on her “VOTE DAMMIT” tour, which runs now through November 2016. Matching the current political climate in the United… Read more »

PtP Episode 5: The Loop

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, host Gene Einfrank interviews Andy Dinauer, division manager with the Pima County Flood Control District, about the Loop river park and multi-use pathway system. The Loop has over 100 miles of paths that encircle the city of Tucson and extend outward along rivers and washes to other parts… Read more »

Alternatives to Incarceration Part 1

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30 Minutes features excerpts from the YWCA Southern Arizona’s “Alternatives to Incarceration,” which was part seven in their Mass Incarceration Community Conversation Series. Grace Gamez of the American Friends Service Committee’s Reframing Justice Project, and Heather Hamel, Founder and Executive Director of Justice that Works discussed Alternatives to Incarceration. What alternatives work and where are they… Read more »

Pedaling the Pueblo- Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, host Ann Chanecka interviewed Evan Pilling, President of the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists (SDMB), to hear how the group advocates for the mountain bike community and supports trail access and maintenance. For more information about SDMB, visit their website or facebook page. To suggest a bicycling topic for Pedaling the Pueblo… Read more »

Pedaling the Pueblo- Biking at the University of Arizona

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, host Colby Henley interviewed University of Arizona Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator Jessica Hersh-Ballering about about the best ways to keep your bike safe and other services for people who ride bikes to campus. To suggest a bicycling topic for Pedaling the Pueblo or to ask questions about bicycling in… Read more »

Becoming Maria Part 2

Today on 30 Minutes, we continue with excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Moderator Toby Wehner spoke with long time Sesame Street actor and writer Sonia Manzano about her memoir “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.” The book chronicles her life growing up in the 50s and how here dreams carried her through… Read more »

Becoming Maria Part 1

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Today on 30 Minutes, we bring to you excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Moderator Toby Wehner spoke with long time Sesame Street actor and writer Sonia Manzano about her memoir “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.” The book chronicles her life growing up in the 50s and how here dreams carried… Read more »

Pedaling the Pueblo – Bike Rack Distribution

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, host Krista Hansen interviewed the City of Tucson Bicycle Planner, Andy Bemis about a free bike rack distribution program. Any Tucson business can request a bike rack for their customers to use. For more information, visit the website or contact Andrew.Bemis@tucsonaz.gov To suggest a bicycling topic for Pedaling… Read more »

Introducing Pedaling the Pueblo

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Pedaling the Pueblo hosts Kylie Walzak and Mark Reynolds discuss this new mini-program about bicycling in Tucson. The show will feature guests involved with bicycling advocacy or events. In this first episode, the hosts discuss ‘people first’ language and how there is a preference to discuss ‘people on bikes’ as opposed to ‘bicyclists’ because ultimately,… Read more »

Mrs. Effie Gregory: Celebrate a Life Well Lived

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Join the family, friends and fans of Mrs. Effie Gregory, long time KXCI Programmer of Spreading the Word on Sundays. Celebrate a Life Well Lived Saturday August 27th 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: Pantano Christian Church 1755 S. Houghton Rd. Tucson, Arizona 85748  

Lonely Hearts Club “Bananas”

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Lonely Hearts Club “Bananas” Season 2 episode 1 or maybe episode 11, who’s counting? Bridgitte goes bananas, but that’s no surprise, we all should have seen it coming. Friends include, Nick Sievert, David Forbes, Dr. Joe Patterson, Wrilan and Elijah Thum. You can’t have it all people, but we try to cope just the same…. Read more »

Living Out Loud – Chad Mosher

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Chad is responsible for the oversight of Living Out Loud Health & Wellness Center and leads outreach efforts to the community in addition to providing training and counseling services. He has more than 13 years of clinical experience in addition to five years of administrative experience as the chair for the College of Social Sciences… Read more »

KXCI Youth DJ Showcase

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The KXCI Youth DJ Camp graduates will take to the airwaves on Sunday, July 31st 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 and rules, music appreciation and selection, creating music… Read more »

Building Resilient Communities

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What would you do during an extensive power outage? How long could you get by? Dr. Barbara Warren and Gene Einfrank from the Building Resilient Communities Working Group of Physicians for Social Responsibility say that the single most important factor in survival could be how well you know your neighbors. They facilitate workshops for local… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Nikki Mastrud

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My name is Nikki Mastrud, and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Arizona majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago before coming to Arizona for school, but over the past year I have found a home in… Read more »

Thesis Thursday Nathaniel Gallegos

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I will be entering my sophomore year this Fall at the University of Arizona, and I am majoring in Neuroscience & Cognitive Science. I have been working in Dr. Lee Ryan’s Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory since my senior year of high school. In this laboratory, I study how having a family history of Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain structure of… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Michael Ragone

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  I am a math and science geek in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, and I’m currently developing a computational model of hippocampal place cell replay in Dr. Fellous’ lab. We’re in search of a basic computational principle underlying the brain’s approximation to the spatial navigation version of the Traveling Salesperson Problem (TSP), a famous… Read more »

John Coinman Band for a KXCI Benefit!

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Monterey Court is pleased to host the return of the John Coinman Band for this fundraising concert for local community radio station KXCI.  John will perform two full sets with his local band including drummer Larry Cobb, bassist Blair Forward, Neil Harry on pedal steel, and special guest Leila Lopez. John Coinman is an award… Read more »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 10

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From Sunny Tucson Arizona, It’s the Lonely Hearts Club episode 10. Photo by Piamedea photography Bridgitte’s back with her 10th episode. Local comedians and unstoppable personalities all meet up at the Lonely Hearts Club in beautiful downtown Tucson Arizona. Recorded at KXCI community radio, we listen to our hearts and contemplate questions from the hearts… Read more »

KXCI Teen DJ Showcase Sunday, June 12

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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 »

Mala Mujer

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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 »

Amy Goodman’s 20th Anniversary Talk

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Jihan Gearon: Towards a Just Transition

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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 »

Amy Goodman in KXCI Benefit

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Amy Goodman in a benefit for KXCI Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy Now! Thursday, April 28th 7pm-9pm Talk and Book Signing TCC Leo Rich Theatre 260 South Church Street, Tucson, AZ 85701 General Admission Tickets: $12 Advance +$1 Facility Fee; $15 Day of Show +$1 Facility Fee Youth under 16 Free with Ticketed Adult Tickets… 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 »

One Tamal, Two Tamales

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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 »

Whitecrow KXCI Benefit at the Hut

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American rock band Whitecrow performs a KXCI benefit concert Wednesday, April 13th at The Hut from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm. Come support KXCI and see Tucson band Whitecrow perform a great mix of blues, rock, and soul. Five dollars at the door. All proceeds from the door benefit KXCI. White Crow’s album Book of Shame was produced… Read more »

The Lonely Hearts Club Episode 9

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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 »

KXCI Celebrates Arizona Give Day with Run Boy Run At Rialto Theatre

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On Tuesday April 5th, KXCI and The Rialto Theatre invite you to celebrate Arizona Gives Day! Contact Amanda@kxci.org Please join us to celebrate a day of giving to Arizona non-profits with Sweet Ghosts, Run Boy Run, Woven Oak and a “live auction” for sold out Adele tickets, performing at Talking Stick in Phoenix Arizona. Anyone… Read more »

Growing Up Latino Part 2

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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 »

They Might Be Giants Interview

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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 »