Posts Tagged: Tucson

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 »

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 »

Laura and the Killed Men live in Studio 2A

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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

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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 »

Releasing Trauma with Dr. David Berceli and Dan Horner

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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 »

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 »

Peter Frampton at KXCI

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  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 »

Bernie Sanders: A Future To Believe In

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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 »

Fathoming Water Episode 14: Lisa Shipek

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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 »

Thesis Thursday with Ben Rivera

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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 »

Fathoming Water Episode 13: Louise Misztal

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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 »

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

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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 »

Borderlands Theater Presents Barrio Stories

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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 »

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.

Thesis Thursday with Cathy Tran

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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 »

A Conversation with Gary Paul Nabhan

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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 »

Gem and Jam Festival 2016 Feb 12, 13 & 14

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Infinite Music, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth MuZIQ and Challenger presents the 10th annual Gem and Jam. Hosting both prominent Internationally and Nationally touring names in the jam and electronic music scenes; Gem & Jam is not just a music festival. Workshops, dancers, visual performers, high-end art gallery installations coupled with cutting edge production and attention… Read more »

XIXA – Killer – US radio premiere from Bloodlines

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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 »

Thesis Thursday with Julie Huynh

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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 »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 8

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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 »

Barbara Kingsolver and Flight Behavior Part 2

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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 »

Barbara Kingsolver and Flight Behavior

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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 »

Thesis Thursday with Dylan Hutchinson

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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 »

Fathoming Water Episode 10: Juliet McKenna

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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 »

After Hours Champagne Party

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KXCI and Tucson Jazz Festival Present: After Hours Champagne Party featuring performances from KXCI’s Electric Feel: Corbin Dooley, Toby Roberts, and Ian Williams; and Jazz Sundae Host Mark Rosenbaum on Saturday, January 16th from 8 PM – 1 AM at Merci Gallery (630 N Ninth Street). More information at Tucson Jazz Festival.

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 7

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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 »

Fathoming Water Episode 9: Marie Pearthree

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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 »

Thesis Thursday with Ben Zaepfel

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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 »

Prison Reform Panel at Etherton Gallery Part 2

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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 »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 6

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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 »

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 »

KXCI’s Top 100 Albums of 2015

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On New Year’s Day KXCI did a countdown from 7am to 6pm of the top 100 most played albums of 2015. This list was compiled by looking at all the KXCI DJ’s playlists over a year’s worth of airplay, 24 hours a day. Number one was Edge of the Sun by Calexico. There were 18… Read more »

Lalo Alcaraz on Bordertown

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On September 24th, 2015 REA Media Group President/CEO Raul E. Aguirre and the YWCA of Tucson presented Chicano cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz in an event entitled “An Evening of Deconstructing Chicano Satire,” cosponsored by UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and UA’s Spanish and Portuguese Department. Lalo Alcaraz is a consulting producer and writer for the upcoming… Read more »

Prison Reform Panel at Etherton Gallery

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On December 18th, 2015 Etherton Gallery hosted a panel discussion on Prison Reform in conjunction with an exhibition by famed photographer Danny Lyon. Up first, Etherton Gallery Director Hannah Glassman introduces the exhibit and panelists who include Arizona State Senator Steve Farley, journalist Margaret Regan, attorney Lisette Flores, and American Friends Service Committee program associate… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 8: Karilyn Roach

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Fathoming Water Episode 8: Karilyn Roach In this episode Karilyn Roach and I discuss how the Community Water Coalition works by bringing together a diverse group of members. The Coalition was formed in 2011 and Watershed Management Group who is one of the original members houses the offices of the Coalition. We discuss the impacts the… Read more »

14th Annual Sonic Solstice Broadcast 5-9pm

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KXCI’s 14th Annual Sonic Solstice is a 4 hour live broadcast with a heavenly host of live local musical acts. KXCI invites you to tune in to KXCI from 5 to 9 pm on Monday, December 14th for the 14th Annual Sonic Solstice. Locals Only host Matt Milner and seasoned KXCI Djs will preside over… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Belen Molina

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I am currently a senior at the university and had the opportunity to go on the greatest adventure of my life. I was fortunate enough to be part of PROZKOUMAT!; a program through the university that allows ten participants the chance to travel across the world and engage in research at the Institute of Parasitology… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 7: Kip Volpe

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Fathoming Water Episode 7: Christopher T. (Kip) Volpe Kip Volpe is the Vice President and Treasurer for The Estes Co, a multi-generational, full spectrum Tucson and Arizona real estate development company. Kip oversees the operations of its various related entities including Vail Water Company in his capacity of Vice President. Kip has worked on water related… Read more »

Hannah Levin’s Top 11 Musical Moments of 2015

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Because I was a music journalist for ten-plus years before I became a radio DJ, it’s been part of my job for a long time to make year-end top ten lists. Editors and publishers love them, and at the end of the day, so do a lot of music fans. However, these are always difficult… Read more »

Neotoma albigula

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Petey is excited about old pack rat middens and talks about our local pack rat species, Neotoma albigula.

Thesis Thursday with Nathan Borrero

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I am a junior Physiology undergraduate at the University of Arizona. I’ve always been fascinated with the science powering human beings, so getting an opportunity to actually make new discoveries about humans was immediately interesting to me. I have plans to go to medical school, as I like to solve problems, and enjoy working with people. Usually, my free time… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 6: Warren Tenney

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In this episode Warren Tenney and I talk about how collaboration works with water in Southern Arizona. We get to learn a little more about the organizations that manage water delivery as well as the groups that overcome conflict and transaction costs by negotiating with each other. Warren Tenney is the Assistant General Manager for… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Aline Catherine Kraus

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My name is Aline and I am a senior at the University of Arizona in the Physiology Department.  I’ve been involved in Dr. Tomat’s research lab for one year and I am currently developing a chemical toolbox to investigate the iron communication between tumor-associated macrophages and cancer cells.  In pursuit of my goal of becoming… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 5: Brian Wong

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY! It’s a Thanksgiving Day Special! We talk to Brian Wong President of BKW Farms. When most series take Thanksgiving week off we decided to release this episode on Thanksgiving Day because of the relevance of food production in our celebration of Thanksgiving. In this episode we start to understand the incredible risk that… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Kevin Granger

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I am a senior in biochemistry at UA and I am graduating December 2015. I work in the lab of Prof. John Enemark studying the human enzyme sulfite oxidase. I have been in our lab for about a year and a half. We’ve recently made some interesting advances in our study of pathological mutants of this enzyme… Read more »

Homeless Backpack Challenge

30 Minutes spoke with Diana Figueroa and Ron Austin from The Carlos G. Figueroa Foundation whose mission is promoting the understanding of poverty and homelessness through media. Ron is a formerly homeless person and Diana’s father was homeless when he was tragically beaten and left to die behind an auto parts store. This year, The… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Annie Huang

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I am a Senior majoring in Biochemistry and Latin at the University of Arizona and I would like to go to medical school so I can fulfill a beneficial role in society.  As an undergraduate, I believe science plays a great role in contributing to the knowledge of the world so I began to conduct research…. Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 3: Lisa Atkins and Thomas Buschatzke

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This week on Fathoming Water we talk with Central Arizona Water Conservation District (otherwise known as CAP) President Lisa Atkins and Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschazke. I got the chance to sit down with the both of them after the Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects community forum… Read more »

Lisa Atkins at the Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects Forum

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Lisa Atkins started off the Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects community forum with an introduction to the issues that would be addressed at the forum. Lisa and Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Thomas Buschatzke will be our next guest on Fathoming Water. The two work hand in hand in Arizona water policy… Read more »

Bringing Tibet Home

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Arizona Friends of Tibet Founder Peggy Hitchcock and Tibetan University of Arizona grad student Tenzin Sonam discussed Bringing Tibet Home and other Tibetan issues. Bringing Tibet Home will screen at The Loft Cinema on Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm in a benefit for Arizona Friends of Tibet. A Q & A will follow with Director… Read more »

Remembering Clyde Appleton

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Come celebrate the good life of the courageous and charismatic man who taught so many how to make music and to live they life they sing about.  There will be songs and stories to bring us closer to him now that he has passed from us. More information about the event is here. More information… Read more »

Who’s Who At the Water Forum

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GET TO KNOW YOUR WATER PANELISTS! On Nov. 6, 2015, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Water Resources Research Center are holding a free community forum on “Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects” to discuss our most critical natural resource and its impact on our economy, environment, and way of… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 2: Dr. Robert Glennon

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Episode 2: Robert Glennon Released October 29th, 2015 In this episode Dr. Glennon and I talk about how water markets work in the United States. We take a look back at the American legal history that makes water trades difficult and sometimes impossible. Focusing on his new paper “Shopping for Water” prepared for The Hamilton Project we discuss solutions to… Read more »

Tucson Folk Singers: Remembering Clyde Appleton

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Today on 30 Minutes, we remember Clyde Appleton. At the Folk Festival in May, 2013, local folk singer and organizer Ted Warmbrand convened members of the Tucson Folk Singers to document their stories. In early October, 2015 a leader of the Tucson Folk Singers Clyde Appleton passed away. There will be a memorial on Sunday,… Read more »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 4

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The Lonely Hearts Club is back for 4. We are here to find the funny honey. Got a problem? Don’t cry about it, just write about it. send your letter to Bridgitte Thum c/o KXCI Community Radio 220 S. 4th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 In Episode 4 Bridgitte Thum talks with friends about zombies, guns,… Read more »

Words and Music by Stefan George- a Musical Tribute

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On Tuesday night, October 20, Stefan George would have been celebrating his 63rd birthday.  Instead his friends and musical community will be celebrating him with his own words and music (mostly) in a star studded musical tribute at the Hotel Congress.  Virtually everybody on the bill has either played, recorded or written with Stefan at… Read more »

The 31st Annual Blues Heritage Festival

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Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Dennis Jones Band, Bad News Blues Band, Kathy Davis and the GrooveTones, Little House of Funk, and Gabe Martinez. Produced by The Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation, this year’s event will be headlined by Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. Born in Macon, MS in 1935, Eddy was surrounded by music. By the… Read more »

10West Festival 10/18 to 10/24

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What does an artist, a coder, and an entrepreneur have in common? Whether it’s three different people or all three talents wrapped up in one person, they represent a new direction for innovation and business in Tucson. 10West is the time and place for Tucson’s brightest people to congregate and make connections that open the… Read more »

Fathoming Water Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal

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Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal Released October 15th, 2015 In this episode Dr. Megdal and I talk about why it is important as a citizen to be informed about how your municipal water supply is delivered, and managed. We discuss the allocation of the Colorado River, the management of the Central Arizona Project, and the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act… Read more »

Water Forum November 6th Open to Public

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The Central Arizona Project and the University of Arizona Water Resource Research Center are hosting a free and open to the public Water Forum on November 6th in the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center. Discussing Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona includes a panel followed by a question and answer period. Anyone interested in… Read more »

Mass Incarceration Series: Immigration Part 2

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On September 23, 2015, the YWCA Southern Arizona hosted part three of their ongoing Community Discussion on Mass Incarceration. Due to the ever growing numbers of neighbors who are being incarcerated as well as the collateral consequences, the YWCA Southern believes that this conversation is part of their social advocacy work and their mission of… Read more »

Mass Incarceration Series: Immigration

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On September 23, 2015, the YWCA Southern Arizona hosted part three of their ongoing Community Discussion on Mass Incarceration and how it affects our community. Due to the ever growing numbers of neighbors who are being incarcerated as well as the collateral consequences, the YWCA Southern believes that this conversation is part of their social… Read more »

Lila Downs con Neto Portillo, Jr.

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Today on 30 Minutes, Neto Portillo, Jr. interviews Lila Downs ahead of her Tuesday, September 22nd show at the Fox Theatre, presented by The Rialto Theatre. Lila Downs has one of the world’s most singular voices and innovative approaches to music. Born in the state of Oaxaca México, she is the daughter of a Mixtec… Read more »

Speedway and Swan / Episodes 4, 5, & 6 / Co-hosts Molly McKasson, Ian Ellasante, and Tyler Meier

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Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 6, August 9, 2015, with guest co-host Tyler Meier University of Arizona Poetry Center director Tyler Meier joins host Brian Blanchfield for an hour of poetry on the radio that, among other things, posits what might constitute a monsoon poetics (buildup, wait, release if it so pleases); listens in on elegies… Read more »

Broadcasters Career Fair

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Pima Community College (Downtown Campus), located at 1255 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85709 Building CC –  Room 180 “Amethyst Room” Facts you need to know (Printable Flyer): The Career Fair will feature Radio & Television Stations Open to anyone interested in a broadcasting career (job… Read more »

The Lonely Hearts Club Episode 3

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It’s Comedy. It’s a podcast. It’s a comedy podcast get it? Looking for some comedy with heart? KXCI.org is the place to be. Lonely Hearts Club Episode 3. In this episode, Bridgitte Thum talks with her son Elijah. She takes us on a field trip to visit her friend, the Mayor of Tucson, Jonathan Rothschild! She… Read more »

Keeping The Promise: A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act Part 2

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On August 6th, 1965, President Johnson signed the voting rights act. Here in Tucson, Congressman Raul Grijalva convened an event entitled Keeping The Promise, A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act at the Tucson YWCA. Speakers discussed the promise it continues to hold for countless Americans, and the ongoing efforts to undermine that promise… Read more »

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“What is that leafy weed I’m seeing everywhere?” was the question of the summer and Petey finally figures it out with help from a friend.

Keeping The Promise: A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act

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On August 6th, 1965, President Johnson signed the voting rights act. Here in Tucson, Congressman Raul Grijalva convened an event entitled Keeping The Promise, A Community Panel on the Voting Rights Act at the Tucson YWCA. Speakers discussed the promise it continues to hold for countless Americans, and the ongoing efforts to undermine that promise… Read more »

Tucson Honors World’s Indigenous Peoples

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On August 9, 2015 the local group Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras celebrated 18 years of promoting respect for Indigenous Peoples by hosting an event in honor of the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.   Speakers include Jose Matus and James Anaya. Executive Director Jose Matus talks about the origin of the… Read more »

Lonely Hearts Club Episode 2

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In this episode Bridgitte talks with Fish Karma and friends about marriage, and complicated kid stuff. recorded in Tucson AZ in the summertime. Enjoy! Music from Eva Taylor, Ergo Phizmiz, Aaron Spencer, Simon Mathewson, Monday Night Fever, Ted Weems & His Orchestra, Handy’s Orchestra and Dumbo Gets Mad.

Detained and Deported Part 1

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Today 30 Minutes features excerpts from the closing celebration of Raices Taller‘s July 2015 exhibition “Chubasco” – a tribute to Tucson’s annual monsoon season. The event featured readings by author Margaret Regan and music by Pablo Peregrina. Margaret Regan read from her book “Detained and Deported”. The award-winning investigative reporter’s new book is an intimate… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

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Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 3, June 21, 2015, with guest co-host Maggie Golston

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Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 3, June 21, 2015, with guest co-host Maggie Golston “I want a literature that is not made from literature” writes Bhanu Kapil in her book, Ban en Banlieue. Poet and musician Maggie Golston joins host Brian Blanchfield to read selections of poetry that might answer that call: Kapil, Alice Oswald, Miles Champion,… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

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Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

Sonic Youth’s Goo has Local Ties

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The Classic Pic on The Home Stretch this week is Sonic Youth’s Goo. Released 25 years ago as of Friday. Jim Waters of Water Works Studio recorded the original demos and joins Kris in a discussion about the band and the record.

Engage! Tucson Responds to Marriage Equality Decision

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30 Minutes features Tucson community voices in response to the Supreme Court’s historic 5-4 decision in favor of marriage equality. On Friday, June 26th, 2015, a large coalition mobilized to create a block party celebration called Engage! on Scott Avenue between Congress and Pennington. Former State representative Demion Clinco was the MC. Tucson’s Men’s Chorus… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

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Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

The Slumber Party From Hell Part 2

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Today on 30 Minutes, we’ll hear excerpts from an April 2015 presentation convened by the  YWCA Tucson as part of their ongoing Community Discussion on Mass Incarceration and how it affects our community. This session features formerly incarcerated Sue Ellen Allen, author of The Slumber Party from Hell. This is part two of a two… Read more »

Speedway and Swan / Episode 2 / Guest co-host John Melillo / May 31, 2015

Speedway and Swan Poem Playlist for Episode 2, May 31, 2015, with guest co-host John Melillo Writer and musician John Melillo and host Brian Blanchfield talk waves, wave machines, drone versus decadence, and “words that tend toward pure sound.” Lots of great work from the new poetry shelves (Donna Stonecipher, Caroline Bergvall, Eric Ekstrand, Tyler Brewington, etcetera), some… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

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Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

KXCI Presents Summer in the City Concert Series

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Streetcar Sounds to Include Live Music Throughout the Summer June 18, 2015 By Simon Brimmer  (Republished from the Downtown Tucsonan) Get ready for a healthy dose of transportainment. Community radio station KXCI FM 91.3 has partnered with the Tucson Department of Transportation and local musicians to bring a series of live performances to the summer… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

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Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

Shuggie Otis interview on KXCI

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KXCI’s own Cecily sat down with Shuggie Otis for this interview in anticipation of his KXCI Presents! concert Saturday, June 6th, at The Rialto Theatre.   SHUGGIE OTIS “Οne of the mythical musicians of Blues, Soul, & Rock history” Born in Los Angeles, Shuggie Otis is the son of rhythm and blues pioneer, musician, bandleader, and impresario Johnny… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

elephant-590x350

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

The Slumber Party From Hell Part 1

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Today on 30 Minutes, we’ll hear excerpts from an April 2015 presentation convened by the YWCA Tucson as part of their ongoing Community Discussion on Mass Incarceration and how it affects our community. This session features formerly incarcerated Sue Ellen Allen, author of The Slumber Party from Hell. This is part one of a multi… Read more »

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights

elephant-590x350

Reid Park Zoo’s Summer Safari Nights, presented by Tucson Medical Center, are back with more entertainment and activity options than ever!  Enjoy the Zoo each Friday during cooler evening temperatures with the added benefits of live music, family-friendly animal features, special dining options, and even gift shop discounts! Bring a blanket and purchase your dinner or… Read more »

Nama hispidum

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Petey talks about seeds and the native annual Nama hispidum that had a spectacular spring show. Let’s listen.

The Panza Monologues Part 2

30 Minutes features a panel from the Pima County Public Library’s Nuestras Raices Pavillion at the 2015 Tucson Festival Books called The Panza Monologues: Book Reading and Platica. The Panza Monologues feature the words of Chicanas speaking with humor and candor about their panzas. The Panelists are Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga. This is the… Read more »