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
00:00 Chris discusses Juneteenth, its signifucance, its history, and its meaning: freedom. (June 20, Hour 1)
6:02 JoAnn di Filippo and Chris discuss Pima County’s use of COVID funds while ignoring a modest funding request for an independent study of the impacts of county COVID policies on small businesses. (June 20, Hour 2)
18:06 Chris recaps the CD6 GOP Primary debate held June 20th. (June 21, Hour 1)
27:04 Chris comments on a Gallup poll on the role of God and religion in people’s lives (June 21, Hour 3)
37:16 Grover Norquist on the Biden economy and the Left’s energy “policy”. (June 22, Hour 1)
45:11 Green Valley News Editor Dan Shearer on his brother in Ukraine and the sentiment of the Ukrainian people…and Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cazares Kelly responding via memo to the Board of Supervisors request to answer questions at their meeting. (June 22, Hour 1)
50:52 Chris clears his tabs: how much did the American Rescue Act pay to save a job on average? Various demographics are not happy with the Democrats…will the GOP work to welcome them? (June 22, Hour 3)
57:21 Tucson has turned in to Gotham-level chaos and the Mayor is speaking at conferences about “Tree Equity”. (June 23, Hour 1)
1:09:08 Congressman David Schweikert comments on President Biden’s proposed gas tax. (June 23, Hour 2)
1:13:51 Opening session of the WUT Pizza Summit! Listen to all segments, by listening to Hours 2 and 3 of the Friday June 24th show! Rocco’s, Gluten Girls, Mama’s Pizza, and Fresco/Zio Peppe included in the other segments. Chris, Matt Russell, and Shaun McClusky (June 24, Hour 2)
In-depth news and discussion about the people, ideas and issues shaping Tucson’ future.
Zach talks with Danny Seiden, the President/CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, about his recent piece on why Arizona’s housing shortage could be the only thing that slows down Arizona’s red-hot economy. Then, Gracie Soto comes on to share about Anita’s St. Market in Barrio Anita, part of a conversation series supported by Vantage West Credit Union.
Bill Buckmaster: Tucson’s most trusted voice for news and information
The Friday Focus interview is with Tucson Vice Mayor Nikki Lee. Other guests include Curt Prendergast, opinion page editor for the Arizona Daily Star and Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage columnist.