In the 80’s business was booming at IBM Tucson and the company was looking to add thousands more jobs at Rita Rd. and I-10. Tucson was poised to become one of the nation’s largest tech hubs. Then a fateful election in 1987 catapulted a U of A professor into the position of mayor and it all began to crumble.
Chris-Trump Rally rewind. Joe Higgins & CD-Rally, Trump
Zach talks about things that aren’t making sense two weeks out from Election 2020, a business win for Tucson, and why he hopes that nationalizing local politics in Tucson ends in 2021. Then, Steve Buckley from Jones Photo Inc comes in studio to discuss all the workshops and printing and framing services Jones Photo provides for photographers and photos, digital and film!
Candidate for Pima County Treasurer. John C Scott Show, 10/17/20
Guest: Dawn Priestman – Pima County Public defender
Building a legacy and what will the legacy of Trump and Biden be?
Guest: Michael Lopuszynski
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Tucson’s Hispanic Voices is paying tribute to the Tohono O’odham Tribe and its annual religious pilgrimage to the town of Magdalena in Sonora, Mexico. Bronson Smith, a tribal member, who makes the spiritual journey, or manda, shares his experience on what this tradition means to the Tohono O’odham people.
Col. Joseph Turnham
T. Shedd, Candidate for U.S. House, CD 1; D. Keene, Conservative Author, Political Consultant
Following up on a previous discussion on Disney, Spark Partners turn their attention to the struggling film industry and movie theaters. Hollywood’s heavy reliance on the traditional value delivery system of theater-viewing has left the industry to fall behind competing platforms utilizing trends in streaming and technology. According to Adam, the mutual relationship between film producers and theaters is long gone. Large box office productions have less use now that movies can be made on smartphones and exceptionally low budgets, and now that at-home streaming is the most popular and preferred method for viewing. The COVID-19 pandemic is not to blame–this year’s biggest health crisis only accentuated the trouble the industry has been heading towards.
The entire value chain of the film industry, from production to consumption, must be transformed to adapt to growing trends in entertainment, technology, and lifestyle. Surprisingly, Disney’s leadership has recently modeled steps others can take by creating their own distribution platform, Disney+, and experimenting with new models to take their content to market. Overpriced products and social distancing won’t save the movie industry or any other business. Organizations must step into blank space and find creative ways to thrive in a rapidly changing and competitive marketplace.
D. Jorgensen, Democrat Political Consultant; S. Diamond, Democrat Candidate for Pima County Board, District 4; B. Ford, Candidate for Pima County Treasurer
Karen Reb Rudel, virtual tours of Jewish Paris