This week Fred is joined by Social Media Queen Jamie Verwys from the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association.
StoryCorps has landed in Tucson and is taking the stories of Tucsonans for preservation in the United States Library of Congress!!! Emily Janssen, Site Manager for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour and Kenya Johnson, Communications Manager for the Pima County Public Library join the show to talk about the program and share some very touching stories!
Also, check out the new StoryCorps App, where you can create and share your own personal stories!!!
They talk about the season, including the the revamped Family Concerts which begins with the Thanksgiving weekend production of Pixar in Concert. Kelly Corcoran, who directs this concert, joins the show for some lively discussion!
Fred and Jeff begin the show talking with Ronnie Reyna and Blake Deimund from the Battle of the Badges. A big event where police officers and fire fighter get to box for honor and glory…and a great cause!
Fred and Jeff sit down with Elijah Alexander and Allison Jean White who play the lead characters in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced. Disgraced is the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning current Broadway hit about the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves. It’s the second offering from our friends at the Arizona Theatre Company.
Tony Ford also joins the program to talk about a bunch of great things going on in the Old Pueblo!
Dawn Rasnake kicks off the show talking about Pima Paws for Life which is an Adoption Guarantee shelter where every animal is guaranteed a home.
Fred and Jeff then chat with Monique Valery and Maureen Drury about the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. SAAF has been on before, but this is the first time we get to hear about the history and mission in greater detail!!!
Then Herb Stratford talks about the amazing film festival, encompassing all the local festivals in Tucson. Robert Loomis will be showing his film Drop Kick from the Arizona International Film Festival. Josh Evans is also on hand and talks about his film Death in the Desert.