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

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

On the Tuesday edition:

We started the show with Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly, who talked about the Casa Video cover story, Medicaid expansion, immigration and Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller's relationship with the rest of the board.

19 minutes into the show, we talked to Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, who gave us a live update from the Legislature, discussing proposed cuts to education in the Senate budget

30 min: We are joined by Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, who gave his take on proposed city employee raises, pension costs and CAP water line approval.

52 min: Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the closing of the Tucson Citizen newspaper. We were joined by former Editors Mark B. Evans and Dylan Smith as well as reporter Daniel Buckley to talk about the history of the paper, the present Citizen online operation and the future of print and online news reporting, including TucsonSentinel.com.

75 min: We interviewed state Rep. Ethan Orr (R-LD9) who gave us an up-to-the-minute update of budget debate in the the Senate. He also talked about preparations taking place in the Arizona House in anticipation of Senate passage.

89 min: We wound up the show talking to RTA Transportation Services Director Jim DeGrood. Thursday is the seventh anniversary of the passage of the Regional Transportation Plan, and we took a look at progress made and look at future projects.

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