A dramatic retelling of important moments in Tucson’s history, followed by insightful interviews with Tucsonans of all stripes.
In December 1970 a blaze erupted in a downtown landmark, resulting in a tragedy that still holds the distinction of an event that led to Tucson’s greatest loss of life, but it was one of Tucson Fires most heroic efforts.
Chris DeSimone is waking up the community, shining a light on backroom politics and informing Tucson every morning. Tackling local issues in a no-nonsense manner, while still having a good time.
Highlights this week. Interviews may be abbreviated. For the date and hour podcast to hear more, see the note
0:00 Tate Watkins, PERC, on the Southwest drought (Mar 27, Hr 3)
12:10 Criminologist Dr. Currie Myers on the TN school shooting (Mar 28, Hr 3)
23:14 Dr. JoAnn di Filippo, cost of asylum seekers and Title 42 (Mar 27, Hr 2)
31:36 Vision for Tucson economic development newspaper feature (excerpt) (Mar 28, Hr 2)
40:45 Dan Shearer, Editor Green Valley News discusses Pima County unfilled jobs (Mar 29, Hr 1)
49:25 Joey and Soleste from Dancing in the Streets, remembering Elijah Miranda (excerpt of full interview) (Mar 29, Hr 2)
1:03:54 Congressman Schweikert on massive fraud on pandemic government aid (Mar 30, Hr 2)
1:10:08 Tim Sanderfur, Goldwater Institute, suing Phoenix over notorious Zone encampment (Mar 30, Hr 2)
1:20:32 WUT 14th Anniversary show, Chris and original co-host Joe Higgins talk about 14 years of Wake Up Tucson (Mar 31, Hr 1)
State Rep McGarr with an update from the legislative session, a look at national politics, including the Trump indictment and the realities of a two-year election cycle.
Cheryl Caswell with a Pima GOP update.
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