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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The future of rail between Tucson and Phoenix

On Monday's edition:

We started the show with our weekly segment with developer Richard Studwell, who gave his take on University of Arizona student housing, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's opinion piece in the Arizona Daily Star, city pension reform, Rio Nuevo scheduled improvement and Tucson Water requirements for new developments.

36 minutes into the show, we were joined by Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, who talked about last week's National Education Association national conference. Morrill also talked about Common Core implementation, standardized testing, "Student Centered" education policy and education funding in Arizona.

52 min: We interviewed state Sen. Steve Farley about proposed passenger and iIndustrial rail plans between Tucson and Phoenix along I-10 as well as Phoenix to Las Vegas along I-11. Farley took calls and promoted what he believes is the future of mass transit.

77 min: We were joined by talk show host Emil Franzi, who reviewed the past week's top stories found at www.soaznewsx.com. Franzi covered proposed Vail incorporation, a proposed Union Pacific Rail switching station,  Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller's opposition to a gas tax for roads, Southern Arizona tourism, and the congressional failure to pass a farm bill. He also took time to comment on the controversial jury verdict in the Gorge Zimmerman trial as well as his thought on the possibility of Martha McSally running for Congress again.

91 min: We finished with Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen, who gave his take on the latest Democratic news.

The John C. Scott Show airs Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. on KVOI 1030 AM. The opinions expressed on the John C. Scott Show are those of the host and guests. TucsonSentinel.com posts show archives as a public service, because of the number of local newsmakers interviewed on the program.

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