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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Az Senate budget includes Medicaid expansion

Interviews with Rep. Bruce Wheeler D-LD28, Sen. Linda Lopez D-LD2, Sen. Steve Farley D-LD9, Ben Buehler-Garcia Ward 3 Tucson City Council Candidate, Reporter Ben Giles Arizona Capitol Times, Jesse Lugo Civic Leader, Middle East Expert Prof. Stephen Zunes... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Kozachik on El Rio, city budget

The Friday Focus spotlighted Steve Kozachik, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman. Then, it’s the Reporters’ Roundtable featuring Mari Herreras, writer for the Tucson Weekly, and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Plus, Matt Russell with Weekend Watch.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rest in print, Tucson Citizen: Journalism past & future

Interviews with the Tucson Weekly’s Dan Gibson, AEA President Andrew Morrill, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith, veteran reporter Daniel Buckley, Rep. Ethan Orr, and Jim DeGrood of the RTA.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Animal saves up 10% at Pima pound

Interviews included a legislative update from state Rep. Ethan Orr (R-LD9). Then we talked with Ellie Beaubien, new adoption coordinator at the Pima Animal Care Center. Also, Kevin Burnett, CFO of Sundt Companies, Inc., and nutrition reporter Jack Challem.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Budget expected to pass Az Senate on Thursday

Interviews with activist Miguel Ortega, TucsonsSentinel.com’s Dylan Smith, DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Youth crime on the decline

Karen Adam, presiding judge of the Pima County Juvenile Court Center, talked about declining juvenile crime rates. Also, comet discover Dr. David Levy with a night sky update, plus Dr. Dimitri Brown, director of emergency services at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, and an interview with District 1 Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Farley predicts quick state budget deal

Interviews with Terry Dee of Habitat for Humanity’s Habistore, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, TucsonSentinel.com columnist Jimmy Zuma, GOP Rep. Ethan Orr and Democrat Sen. Steve Farley predicted a deal on the state budget will happen quickly — including an expansion of Medicaid.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Wheeler reports on budget showdown

State Rep. Bruce Wheeler (D-LD10), minority whip for the Arizona House of Representatives, plus financial planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and Justin Debolt, finance director for the new Tucson hotel project known as Aloft. Plus, Linda Ray of the Tucson Weekly with the Buckmaster bi-monthly arts report.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Goldwater: In economic horse race, gov't a terrible gambler

Recently the very fashionable turned out to bet on their favorites in the Kentucky Derby. But betting on horse races – economic horse races – has been all the rage in legislatures across the country for decades. Unfortunately, legislators are more like problem gamblers than successful high-dollar poker stars.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Chuck Huckelberry on taxes, new Pima County Courthouse

Interviews with Jim Kuliesh, president of the Alliance of Construction Trades, developer Richard Studwell, Republican strategist Sam Stone, and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, along with Central Arizona Project GM David Modeer, and Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times.... Read more»

Guest opinion

El Rio for all, not 'for sale'

An open letter to Councilmember Romero, Mayor and Council: I am strongly opposed to your proposal to sell or lease the El Rio Golf Course to the private Grand Canyon University. It appears that you and the Mayor and Council are rushing to discuss this drastically different vision for our community during a hastily planed executive session tomorrow.... Read more»3

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Should Az's top school official be an educator?

The Monday Political Face-Off featured John Munger and Vince Rabago. Also, we talked with ASU Education Prof. David Garcia, who is considering a run for state superintendent of public instruction. Plus, a fun summer is planned at Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo and we get a preview from Kristen Metzger, the zoo’s education supervisor.... Read more»

Az Dems backing expansion of Saguaro National Park

Both the eastern and western portions of Tucson’s Saguaro National Park would grow under a bill introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who was joined by Democrats Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick in backing the measure.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Sheriff Estrada: Drug war can't be won without strategy change

Interviews with Patrick McNamara of Inside Tucson Business, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, former Arizona Clean Election Commission Director Todd Lang, GOP state Rep. Paul Boyer, Santa Cruz Sheriff Tony Estrada, and TucsonSentinel.com’s Dylan Smith broke news about a PCC chancellor candidate.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rocky road to a new state budget

An interview with state Sen Steve Farley (D-LD 9). Then, it’s the Reporters’ Roundtable with Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer and columnist at the Arizona Daily Star, along with Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

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