John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: TUSD superintendent candidates down to one
On the Tuesday edition, live from Habitat for Humanity's Habistore.
7 minutes into the program, we began by interviewing TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, who expressed his surprise at the majority of the Governing Board endorsing only one finalist for superintendent. He also discussed the latest news on the proposed multicultural curriculum and previewed tonight's board meeting agenda.
30 mins: We interviewed Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who talked about a congressional bill aimed at cross-state voter registration, state legislation that would allow using only county prosecutors in attorney general cases and the 'paver' project to raise funds for Arizona's WWII Memorial.
56 min: We continued our conversation from yesterday with developer Richard Studwell, who gave his take on roads and infrastructure, downtown development, Rio Nuevo and Tucson's economy.
86 min: We finished Lea Marquez Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, who talked about the upcoming "State of Hispanic Education" event, scheduled for June 20. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker Joe Garcia of the Morrison Institute talking about the education report "Dropped". In addition, a panel including representatives from the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and a local school district will discuss the topic. The Hispanic Chamber head also talked about the failed negotiations with Grand Canyon University to purchase the El Rio Golf Course and expressed hope that another Tucson location can be found.
Just as the show ended, producer Mark broke the news that Gov. Jan Brewer was calling a special session of the Legislature to push for Medicaid expansion.