John C. Scott
J.C. Scott: Remembering 9/11
On Wednesday's edition:
We marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
We started the show with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Sheriff Dupnik talked about how the law enforcement community has changed after 9/11. He talked about the PCWIN countywide communications system that will be in place in the next two months, allowing better coordination of regional law enforcement agencies. He also talked about his department's policy of deputizing federal agents in Pima County, saying that it is a force multiplier.
25 minutes into the show, we played an interview conducted 6 years ago with Tucson developer and 9/11 survivor Jim Campbell. The interview is a powerful and inspirational account of the attack on the Twin Towers. Jim was in Tower 2 at the time of the attack.
51 min; We were joined by Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, who gave his take on possible economy fare raises for Sun Van, a city decision to not provide extra funds for the spay and neuter program, the city's agreement not to fight the liquor license for the El Con Walmart, Tucson pension challenges, and the arrival of the first Sun Link streetcar. He also commented on Secretary of Education Duncan's visit to Tucson-area schools on Wednesday.
71 min: We talked with financial advisor Shelly Fishman, who joined us for our regular Wednesday segment "Your Financial Future." Fishman discussed the cost of health insurance, and the ever-growing separation between the top 1 percent of earners and the rest of the working public.
87 min: We finished the show with Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small, who gave us a look at the latest news out of the State Capitol. Stories covered included an Arizona Corporation Commission decision not to pursue deregulation, Medicaid expansion referendum efforts falling short, supporters of HB2305 referendum turning in more than 145,000 signatures, a judge weighing a decision over new campaign contribution limits and Gov. Jan Brewer headlining a fundraiser for pro-expansion Republicans.