The 2014 Comicon Show

Esham & Breckenridge

Esham & Breckenridge

Fred and Jeff take a little road trip up north and chat with some Tucson folks participating in the 2014 Phoenix Comicon, one of our country’s largest comic book conventions.

Jacob Breckenridge and Mike Esham from Orbital Decay are on hand to talk about their work and all the things they’re up to at the Con.  We’ll get to hear all about the life of two aspiring comic book geniuses!

88 Cent

88 Cent

Then, Gee, Noa and Becky, a.k.a 88cent, Ren and Sly Blue, talk about the wonderful world of Cosplay.

Plus, Fred indulges his sick and twisted side and talks with Rob DenBleyker from Cyanide & Happiness ~ some of the best sick and twisted fun there is!

Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker

(more…)

 

The Make a Movie Wish Show

Fred and Jeff welcome Rob LaMaster from the Make a Wish Foundation.  He’ll be talking about the Arizona origins of this phenomenal program and share some amazing stories from wishes granted here in the Old Pueblo.

Plus, Scott Barker and Tamara Mack from Medrosa Film Productions will talk about making movies in Tucson.  They have been making magic for years and will soon be releasing a new movie telling the story of the zombies living amongst us!

Jeff, Rob, Scott, Tamera & Fred

Jeff, Rob, Scott, Tamera & Fred

 

The Downtown Stewardship Show

Caitlin Jensen & Christi Cisek

Caitlin Jensen & Christi Cisek

Fred and Jeff take the show on the road and broadcast from the Historic Manning House.

We’ll be talking with the wonderful Caitlin Jensen from the Downtown Tucson Partnership who’ll give us the low down on June fun in the Heart of Our City.

Jill Rodriguez from the El Rio Health Center Foundation will be on hand to talk about their stewardship of the Manning House as well as all the great programs El Rio.

Plus, Christi Cisek from Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market will talk about the long hoped for grocery store coming soon on 6th Avenue!!!

 

The Boys & Girls State Show

Larry Bahill & Fred

Larry Bahill & Fred

Jeff is out goofing off again, so this week Fred and George Jenson welcome the Honorable Larry Bahill from the American Legion John P. Burns Post 36.  We’ll talk a little politics with Larry, but the primary chat will focus on Boys and Girls State, which the Legion created and has been running for decades across the country and here in the Old Pueblo.

 

The Sister City Show

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Fred and Jeff welcome Jim Turner to the Grand Ol’ Program this week.  Jim is a very special Friend-of-the-Show and our go-to historian.  We talk about a battle in Caborca and the interesting relationship between Hermosillo, Sonora and the Old Pueblo.

Jim has written an awesome book, Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, and is available for lectures through his website ~ HERE!

 

The Cave Show

Jeff & Erika Way

Jeff & Erika Way

Fred and Jeff get to check off one the show’s bucket list guests this week.  Erika Way, a Park Ranger from Kartchner Caverns State Park, joins the program to talk about the history and glory of Southern Arizona’s pristine and wonder-filled Kartchner Caverns!!!

Also making an appearance, Brent Davis, Executive Director of the Friends of Kartchner Caverns, talks about how folks in our community can help preserve our natural wonder.

 

The Power Women Show

In honor of Mother’s Day, Fred and Jeff welcome some awesome women of the Old Pueblo!

Adriana and Gabby Rincon from Tu Nidito talk about some of Tucson’s Remarkable Moms.  Jade Beall, founder of A Beautiful Body Project, is on hand with Christina Berry, Alysa Volpe and Paula Randall to talk about The Body of Mothers ~ a journal of pictures and stories celebrating the beauty of all our mothers.

Plus, Alethea Do from Tucson Roller Derby let’s us know what those Bad Arse Mothers are up to during the Merry Month of May!

Jeff, Christina, Alysa, Jade & Paula

Jeff, Christina, Alysa, Jade & Paula

 

The Contemporary Downtown Show

Fred & Jocko

Fred & Jocko

Fred and Jeff welcome the kids who are making the Heart of Tucson one of the best places to live, work and play.  Caitlin Jensen from the Downtown Tucson Partnership joins the Grand Ol’ Program and brings Randy Accetta and Jocko Weyland.

Randy will talk about the upcoming TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k Night Run/Walk Run being sponsored by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners and Jocko will give us the low down on Tucson’s own Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).

 

The Cowboy Stories Show

Jeff & Mike Robertson

Jeff & Mike Robertson

The Brothers Ronstadt are having a lot of fun in studio with Betsy Bruce from the Easter Seals Blake Foundation.  She talks about one of their very fun events coming up, the WALK-RUN-ROLL.

Mia Schnaible from the Arizona International Film Festival announces the Best of the Best from the Fest ~ LIVE on the big show!  One of Fred’s favorite movies, The Sax Man, made the list!!!

Mike Robertson talks about life on the ranch in Southern Arizona and promotes him new book, Cowboy Stories: Grit, Horses, and Faith.

 

The Music & Movie Show

The Arizona International Film Festival is still running and this is the final week to check out some fabulous independent films from around the world.  Mia Schnaible from the Festival brings Des Kilbane to the show to talk about A Fighting Heart, a documentary about fighter, politician and poet Johny Kilbane.

We also sneak in a song or two by our cousins, Ronstadt Generations, who just released a new album called Epilogue.

Plus, Friend-of-the-Show Tony Zinman shows up to promote a bunch of his stuff!!!

 

Fred, Des Kilbane & Mia Schnaible

Fred, Des Kilbane & Mia Schnaible