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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Kirkpatrick on business backing for immigration reform

On Tuesday's edition:

We started the show with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, who spoke from Washington, D.C., about the recent government shutdown, debt ceiling, Affordable Care Act, NSA surveillance, immigration reform and veterans benefits.

29 min: We were joined by the CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Glenn Hamer, and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Lea Marquez Peterson. The pair called in from the nation's capital, where about 700 business leaders from around the country are lobbing Congress to move ahead with immigration reform.

51 min: We were joined by Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker, who discussed the implementation of  "Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards" or "Common Core" standards, as they were called before Arizona changed the title of the program. Baker also talked about education funding levels and resources. He finished with an update of the whooping cough outbreak in the district that prompted the Pima County Health Department to direct Empire High students who have not been vaccinated to not attend classes or school-related activities for three weeks or longer, depending on whether future cases are identified.

85 min: We finished the show with Washington. D.C.. commentator Jimmy Zuma, who continued our theme of immigration reform. He also addressed the debate over debt ceiling, NSA surveillance, presidential nominations and campaign finance.

The Fred & Jeff Show airs Sundays, 11 a.m - noon on 104.1 FM.

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