John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: New Pima chancellor set to tackle college's troubles
On Thursday's show, Sentinel Editor and Publisher Dylan Smith and Smart v. Stupid commentator Jimmy Zuma sat in for John, who took a much-deserved day off:
The show started with Vince Rabago of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas and then Cathy Arnold of Rosemont Mine discussing a D.C. appeals court case that allowed the EPA to claw back a mining permit. Zuma drew attention to the case, which might have some bearing on the permitting process for the mine south of Tucson.
In the second segment, 31 minutes into the show, City Councilman Paul Cunningham and Steve Kozachik explained their support for two new gun laws in Tucson, allowing police to administer a breathalyzer in suspected negligent shootings, and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms.
60 mins into the show: A lengthy interview with Lee Lambert, the incoming chancellor of Pima Community College, who will have to deal with the school being place on probation by accreditors, changing a "climate of fear and retribution," and funding challenges.
88 mins: A discussion with several callers about a recent poll that shows support for President Obama slipping slightly, even as those polled say the economy remains a more important issue than Republican-raised issues about Benghazi, the Justice Department obtaining reporters' phone records, and the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.
To close out the show, TucsonSentinel.com soccer reporter Ted Prezelski and FC Tucson co-owner Chris Keeney discussed the team's Cinderella run in the opening rounds of the U.S. Open Cup, and what's next for the sport in Tucson.