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Southern Arizona neighborhoods join Little Free Pantry movement to fight hunger

In Oracle, metal lockers have been converted into little pantries that serve one big purpose: to fight food insecurity in the unincorporated community of about 4,000 north of Tucson. Community members launched the project in September as a part of the Little Free Pantry movement, one of several efforts worldwide in which people donate food and goods and house them in a neighborhood space to be used by anyone who needs help.... Read more»

Food banks helping striking Asarco mine workers; resource fair set for Friday

The Asarco mine strike is entering its second week today and with no end in sight, supporters are doing what they can to support the impacted families, including holding resource fairs. ... Read more»

Arizona food deserts: How can leaders and residents address the issue?

Many Arizona communities have long struggled to address "food deserts" — areas that lack immediate access to healthy, affordable food. Local experts say there are a variety of ways to alleviate these hardships. Some solutions include broadening government-assistance programs, growing community gardens and building supermarkets.... Read more»

Community gardens take root in Arizona

The number of community gardens in Tucson has doubled since 2010.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Monsoon 2013 — boon or bust?

UA climate scientist Zack Guido broke down Monsoon 2013. Next, financial planner Shelly Fishman on the markets, and Jack Parris of the Community Food Bank talked about "Hunger Action Month 2013." Plus, CredibleMeds founder Dr. Ray Woosley had our monthly segment focusing on your medication and how to take control of your healthcare.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: President Obama reflects on 'The Dream'

President Barack Obama's speech on the anniversary of the March on Washington, along with financial advisor Shelly Fishman, Martha McSally, Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie and event coordinator Kris French, plus Middle East expert Stephen Zunes... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: State election laws face challenges

Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, and Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rebranding Tucson tourism

Interviews with Allison Cooper, vice president of marketing at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, plus Councilwoman Karin Uhlich and historian Ken Scoville on the 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House, and a preview of this Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive with Community Food Bank President/CEO Bill Carnegie and Dan Turrentine of the National Association of Letter Carriers.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson housing picture brightens

Monday on Buckmaster - Analyst John Strobeck looks at the latest housing numbers, plus commentators Paul Eckerstrom and John Munger and an update from the Community Food Bank.... Read more»

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

24-hour cycling event rolls into desert

The 13th annual 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo cycling event will take place President's weekend in the desert north of Ina Road.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Federal food cutbacks hurting Community Food Bank

It's the Monday Political Face-Off featuring commentators John Munger and Vince Rabago. Plus, Bill Carnegie, CEO of the Community Food Bank.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster Show: Friday roundtable, Community Food Bank

To kick off the show, Jimmy Boegle of the Tucson Weekly joins Tom for a Friday Focus interview with President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Food Bank Bill Carnegie. Next, Dylan Smith of TucsonSentinel.com joins the table for the Friday Reporter's Roundtable.... Read more»

A trimmer Tucson? Pima County out to help residents shed pounds

Armed with $15.75 million in stimulus funds, Pima County is targeting obesity by promoting workplace exercise programs and healthier school lunches and lobbying for policies that encourage farmers markets and community gardens.... Read more»