Here is the After Show Bits with MK LeFevour ~ talking about how to create healthy and successful resolutions for the New Year!!!
Lady Bridgitte Thum and Mike Sterner replace the vacationing Jeff this week as we broadcast from Saint Cecilia Studios in Downtown Tucson. Bridgitte is a local artist and comedian and is married to Mike Sterner, whom is also a talented comic. Check out her work at Rules of Thum!
Everything is happening Downtown! Caitlin Jensen from the Downtown Tucson Partnership talks about 2nd Saturday, the upcoming Tucson Jazz Festival and all the cool activities in the Heart of Tucson. Then Michelle Armstrong, the Marketing Manager from Hotel Congress, talks about Dillinger Days and all the fun, Family Friendly events going on to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the big capture!
George Jenson steps in for Jeff this week. Fred and George spend the hour with Jonas Hunter from the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance talking about all the arts events coming up in the new year.
Friend of the show and local historian, author and editor, Jim Turner, joins the big show to talk about the historical holidays in the Old Pueblo. Check out how eggnog played a significant role in Tucson’s history!!!
The holiday fun continues as Fred and Jeff talk with Dr. Julian Ackerley from the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus about their 75th Annual Holiday Concert and the ever popular Christmas Tree Lot on (Ronstadt’s) Broadway Blvd just east of Columbus Blvd.
Then we all get a schooling about Winterhaven and the 65th Annual Festival of Lights!
The Brown Brothers talk about their family’s 50 year history in the historic neighborhood and Kathleen Bethel and Liz Baker discuss how a science fair project led to one of the most popular sites to visit during the holidays, the Wishing Tree!!!
Lots of Downtown family friendly fun and excitement this month as everyone gets ready to celebrate the holidays Old Pueblo style! And what better place to begin than in the Heart of Tucson?
Finally, Brandi Haga-Blackman and Caitlin Jensen from the Downtown Tucson Partnership give all the detail regarding all the other holiday cheer going on, including the HUGE 20th Annual Festival of Lights!!!
Here is the continuation of our conversations down in the wonderful Town of Bisbee!
Renee Harper fills in for Jeff and does a great job ~ thinking of a host change ~ helping out with the Grand Ol’ Program. She is the Ghost Host of the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of Sweet Midnight and the Mistress of the Macabre for The Bisbee Mini Museum of the Bizarre.
Brewery Gulch in Old Bisbee is alive and well! We talk with local brewers James and Amanda Gibson from Beast Brewing and Victor Winquist from the Old Bisbee Brewing Company, the self declared Oldest Brewer in Bisbee.
The adventure ends with a must-do stop at the Copper Queen Hotel and a conversation with its proprietor, Dan Fink!
A major thank you to Cristina Plascencia from Destination Bisbee for coordinating our trip!!!
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This is the time of year we all focus on our family and friends. From the time leading up to Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection, kindness, compassion and joy! This month Fred and Jeff focus on these themes and talk with folks who are working toward the goal of bringing everyone to the table of happiness.
This week the Lady Bridgitte Thum replaces Jeff and helps Fred host Jeannette Maré, Founder and Executive Director of Ben’s Bells! We bring compassion full circle and talk about what is going on in the Old Pueblo and how everyone can participate in bringing a little more kindness and compassion to the world. Jeannette gives a history of the organization and how folks are changing lives is very simple ways.
Caitlin Jensen and Brandi Haga-Blackman from the Downtown Tucson Partnership are also on hand to talk about the holidays in Downtown Tucson.