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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 12 years after 9/11 - are we better prepared?

On the twelfth aniversary of 9/11, we sit down with Rio Rico Fire District Chief Les Caid, who is one of the nation's leading voices on emergency preparedness. Also, we talk with Casey Townsend, founder of the Tucson AquaPonics Project. Plus, Blogger Beat contributor David Safier of www.BlogForArizona.com.... Read more»


Long shadow from 9/11 to Syria

On yet another dark anniversary of the day that changed the world, the United States finds itself once again in crisis. It’s increasingly apparent that some elements of Syrian civil war have their roots in America’s response to those September attacks.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Barber: 9/11 didn't alter nation's spirit

Today we honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in those deadly terrorist attacks. We also remember the brave first responders who rushed in to confront danger and help those who survived. ... Read more»1

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Antentori concedes that Medicaid initative drive may fall short

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Middle East expert Stephen Zunes, YWCA's Kelly Fryer, former state Sen. Frank Antenori and activist Christine Bauserman on the possibility they'll fall short of signatures needed to force a referendum on Medicaid expansion.... Read more»

New state law requires drug testing for taxi, limousine drivers

Since he began driving a taxi here 17 years ago, Shah Muhsin said firms employing him as a contractor have required him to get drug tests. That’s why he supports a state law taking effect Friday requiring all taxi and limousine drivers to be drug tested when hired or engaged as contractors and to be tested every year after that.... Read more»

Az fisheries threatened by more wildfires, droughts, report says

Longer droughts and more disastrous wildfires are killing freshwater fish in Arizona and other Southwestern states, threatening not just the fish but a sport worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new report says.... Read more»

With navigator grants, groups spread word about health law options

Her staff fielding questions in Spanish, Emma Torres explains by phone how Campesinos Sin Fronteras will spread the word about the Affordable Care Act in Yuma County.... Read more»

Phoenix reptile rescue center celebrates breeding of rare Nile crocodiles

They may be small, slow and cute for now, but within a few weeks the baby Nile crocodiles that fit in Russ Johnson’s hands will be downright dangerous.... Read more»


Potter: The benefits of Obamacare in the simplest terms

Since 2010, the year President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, more than $400 million has been spent by the law’s opponents to turn Americans against it, according to an analysis earlier this summer by the Campaign Media Analysis Group at Kantar Media. That compares to just $75 million spent by supporters to defend and explain the legislation. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Brewer: Lower flags to remember 9/11

Tomorrow, Americans will commemorate the twelfth anniversary of one the darkest days in our nation's history. In tribute to the victims of 9/11, including the approximately 400 heroic first responders who gave their own lives to save others, let us again stand united in prayer and patriotism.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will apps educate your baby?

A conversation with UA Communication Prof. Dale Kunkel. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, Catalina Foothills School District Superintendent Mary Kamerzell. Plus, the every other Tuesday arts report with Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly.... Read more»

McCain: Military threat created possibility of Syria giving up chem weapons

It should be clear to members of Congress that only the threat of military action against the Assad regime's chemical weapons capabilities is what could create a possibility for Assad to give up control of those weapons.... Read more»


Poker Face McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain, a leading advocate of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker on his iPhone during a Senate hearing on the issue last week.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: To intervene or not in Syria?

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Plus, General John A. Wickham, Jr., former U.S. Army chief of staff sounds off on Syria.... Read more»


Obama's blurry 'red line' on Syria

A year ago, President Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad would cross a “red line for us” and might trigger a U.S. military response. Now, the president says it wasn’t his red line, but rather a line set by the international community and by Congress.... Read more»

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