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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: A conversation with best-selling writer JA Jance

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Then, Samantha Esquivel of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Saturday’s Mosey For Mutts event at Reid Park. Also, New York Times best-selling author JA Jance discussed her new novel, “Second Watch.” Plus, Dr. Kevin Bonine, Biosphere 2’s director of education and outreach, talked about the new Discovery Nights and extended hours at the science center.... Read more»

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard dead at 87

Although his work captured the gritty sneer of the Old West, the grimy slush of modern Detroit and the tattered veneer of Hollywood, acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard’s work was about more than the surface. The author died Tuesday morning at his Michigan home, three weeks after a stroke.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Reflecting on Thomas Jefferson's writings

Republican strategist Sam Stone, Councilman Steve Kozachik, the editor of a collection of Thomas Jefferson’s writings, the Goldwater Institute’s Nick Dranias, sportscaster Dave Sitton, attorney Don Loose... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Are public libraries still relevant?

An interview with Fred DuVal, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Melinda Cervantes, director of the Pima County Public Library system. Also, Linda Ray of the Tucson Weekly had the every-other-Tuesday Buckmaster Arts Report.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: AMA declares obesity a disease

Interviews with Victoria Maizes, M.D., executive director of the University of Arizona-based Center for Integrative Medicine. Also, Dr. Heather Connally of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson and Tucson-based writer John Krygelski talks about his new suspense-thriller “The Mutatus Procedure.”... Read more»

New verse: Incoming director wants to grow Poetry Center's reach

The University of Arizona Poetry Center will see a change of meter this fall with the appointment of its first new executive director in over a decade. Tyler Meier, who is leaving his post as editor of the Kenyon Review, said he wants to expand the center’s reach, engaging audiences both online and in the community.... Read more»

Sonia Sotomayor courts riches from book deal

When they aren’t busy handing down landmark decisions, professing the law or attending the opera, U.S. Supreme Court Justices can make millions in book deals. The high court’s authors raked in nearly $2 million in publishing advances, appearances and royalties during 2012, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor taking home the lion’s share.... Read more»

Pima Library goes mobile with new app

Managing your summer reading list just got easier with the Pima County Public Library mobile app. Books can be renewed or placed on hold, eBooks can be downloaded, and library locations and hours can be found all on a smart phone or tablet.... Read more»

Germany drops its longest word

The German language isn’t for the faint of heart, with words that can seem infinitely long. In what may be considered a major win for the diction-impaired, Germans have officially removed their longest word from the national lexicon.... Read more»

Columbus Library re-opening Sunday

After $1.9 million in renovations, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library will reopen with additional study rooms, a new meeting room and space for 51 public computers, along with an expanded children’s section.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima supervisors divided over Medicaid expansion

An interview with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias. Also, Tucson writer Catherine Harris talks about her new book, “Finding Frances ... Love Letters from a Flight Lieutenant.” Plus, TUSD Governing Boardmember Mark Stegeman.... Read more»

Chile plans to exhume famed poet Pablo Neruda

Authorities hope to determine if the literary figure died of prostate cancer, or was killed by the Pinochet regime.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why traditional democratic governance has become almost impossible

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington, D.C. contributor, leads off the show with an update from the capital. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker report. Also, Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, and Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Best-selling author J.A. Jance

The Monday Face-Off featured commentators John Munger and Vince Rabago. Then, New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance talks about her new book “Deadly Stakes,” and Barbara Stahura, author of “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story.”... Read more»

No books burned in Flowing Wells library fire

The Flowing Wells Branch Library will be closed until Tuesday, following a Wednesday night fire that burned in storage areas. No books were burned in the fire, which caused $4,000-6,000 in damage, said library spokeswoman Kenya Johnson.... Read more»

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