The Compassion Lecture Show

Leslie Langbert

Leslie Langbert

Michael Gill

Michael Gill

In our ongoing struggle to learn all about compassion, Fred and Jeff host the Executive Director for the Center for Compassion Studies, Leslie Langbert to the grand ol’ program!

Leslie talks about the programs offered through the University of Arizona and introduces us to one of the lecturers of the Conversations in Compassion series being presented by the College of Behavior Sciences, Professor Michael Gill, Chairperson of the U of A’s Department of Philosophy.


The Fences Show

David Alan Anderson & Kim Staunton

David Alan Anderson & Kim Staunton

We are LIVE in studio with cast members from the Arizona Theatre Company‘s newest production, Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award recipient, Fences, by August Wilson.

David Alan Anderson and Kim Staunton talk about the play and how this masterwork touches on universal themes that are relevant even today.

Also, Pyro Blaze from our hometown Tucson Roller Derby fills us in on the season opener!!!


The ABA Show

Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn

Guest host Tiana Ronstadt joins Jeff this week to talk about the great things going on in the Old Pueblo!

Billy Mordka, Tournament Director of the Tucson Association of Realtors Shootout talks about the upcoming swarm of youth soccer players heading for our home town.

Then, Tom Dunn, Director of the Southern office of the Arizona Builders Alliance, is full of all sorts of fun information about what’s going on with the ABA in the Tucson region.


The Laugh Riot Show


Jeff is once again replaced by the wonderful Bridgitte Thum. Bridgitte has her own radio program and podcast on KXCI Community Radio!

Fred and Bridgitte host several of Tucson’s funny folk and have a disjointed and hysterical conversation about the Old Pueblo’s comedy scene. They are joined by Jacob Breckenridge, Nancy Stanley, Mo Urbane and Bridgitte’s best friend, Mike Sterner.


The Jim Turner Christmas Show

Jim Turner

Jim Turner

Friend of the Show and highly regarded local historian, Jim Turner, returns to the big show, talking about Christmas in Tucson and all the fun shenanigans our forefather got themselves into!!! Jim is the author of Arizona: A celebration of the Grand Canyon State and the soon to be released travel guide of the Colorado River.

Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State

Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State


The Tucson Presidio Show


Jeff and his bride Tiana talk with Homer Thiel, Persident of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Board about all the fun stuff going on with the birthplace of the Old Pueblo.

The Presidio San Agustín is located at the corner of Washington and Court Streets in downtown Tucson.


The StoryCorps Show

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!!!

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The Confluence Show

Dr. Javier D. Durán

Dr. Javier D. Durán

Dr. Anne H. Betteridge

Dr. Anne H. Betteridge

This week Fred and Jeff take a little trip to the University of Arizona campus and visit the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.  They chat with Dr. Javier D. Durán, Director of the Center, and Dr. Anne H. Betteridge, Director of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Learn about the Center and all the great projects going on in the heart of the Old Pueblo!


The Tucson Symphony New Guy Show

Fred and Jeff spend the hour with the (relatively) new President & C.E.O. of our beloved Tucson Symphony Orchestra!

They talk about the season, including the the revamped Family Concerts which begins with the Thanksgiving weekend production of Pixar in ConcertKelly Corcoran, who directs this concert, joins the show for some lively discussion!


The Battle of the All Souls Badges Show

LIVE ~ from Anthony’s Cigar Emporium!

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!

The show continues with Susan Tiss from Many Mouths, One Stomach which produces the All Souls Procession.

Included in that conversation, Lynn Gardner talks about the historic and cultural roots of our Procession!

Lynn, Susan, Ronnie & Blake