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No one can fill "Big Jim" Griffith's shoes, for he — more than any other Tucsonan — triggered enormous and lasting community pride in our "folk" traditions of music, food, santos, architecture, and border culture. — Gary Nabhan Read more»

James S. 'Big Jim' Griffith, right, with the late mariachi legend Lalo Guerrero.

I am lucky to have had Big Jim Griffith as a friend. And so is all of Tucson. We will profoundly miss our friend, who died this weekend at 86. But we will see him all around us, at Tucson Meet Yourself every year, and in our community's appreciations for traditions every day. — Daniel Buckley Read more»

Tucson Meet Yourself

Tucson has often found its self with an identity crisis. We've looked to cities like Portland and Austin and tried to find some tips and tricks to follow. There's nothing wrong with that. But we may have overlooked what has always made us great. We don't need to be like any other place in order to thrive. We're finding that being Tucson, as quirky as we can be, is good enough. Read more»

Anthony Gimino gave an update on Wildcat football as the Cats get ready to battle the Huskies in Seattle on Saturday. Then, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy had his monthly out of this world update. Plus, folklorist Big Jim Griffith previewed next month's Tucson Meet Yourself. Read more»

Renowned wildfire expert Dr. Tom Swetnam of the University of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory joins us for a newsmaker interview. To close out the show, we visited with folklorist "Big Jim" Griffith. Read more»