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

 

The Disgraced Show

Elijah & Allison

Elijah & Allison

Fred and Jeff sit down with Elijah Alexander and Allison Jean White who play the lead characters in Ayad Akhtar’s DisgracedDisgraced 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!

 

The Immortality Show

Jeff and his lovely bride Tiana host this week.

The Kids from the University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences talk about the upcoming Downtown Lecture Series, Immortality!

 

The SAAF Paws Show

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!!!

 

The Valley of the Film Fest Show

Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon

Zack Jarrett from Valley of the Moon and his Daughter Julia join the show to talk about The Haunted Ruins: A Witch’s Quest.  This is the latest original program running weekends at Valley of the Moon through October 30th.

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.

 

The Hershey Felder Show

Rosie Zwaduk talks about Bringing Heroes Home, a Go Fund Me project being developed to get the federal government motivated about bringing home our MIA soldiers.

Fred and Jeff then talk with Hershey Felder and Trevor Itay about the opening show this season at the Arizona Theatre Company, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin.

Hershey, Rosie & Trevor

Hershey, Rosie & Trevor

 

The Sinfonia Show

Fletcher McCusker

Fletcher McCusker

This week Fred and Jeff are Downtown talking with folks making a huge difference in our community.

First, they talk with Hilary Van Alsburg, Director of Philanthropy & Learning at the Children’s Museum Tucson.  They have some great programs and a very special event coming up to support the museum.

Then they have a conversation with Fletcher McCusker, founder and CEO of Sinfonia, a home health care company headquartered in the heart of our city.

 

The Countdown to Bennu Show

This week Fred and Jeff sit down with Dante Lauretta, Principle Investigator of the OSIRIS-REx mission, based here in the Old Pueblo and ready to launch one year from now!

Dante talks us through this really cool project, sharing all the goals of the mission which include looking for the basic elements of life!  We also preview the upcoming Bennuval! festival coming up this Saturday at the Fox Tucson Theatre!

Dante & Bennu

Dante & OSIRIS-REx

 

The Tucson Village Farm Show

Elizabeth Sparks from the Tucson Village Farm (TVF) joins the Brothers Ronstadt this week.  TVF is a working urban farm built by and for the youth of our community.  A program of the Pima County Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona, TVF is a seed-to-table program designed to reconnect young people to a healthy food system, teach them how to grow and prepare fresh food, and empower them to make healthy life choices.

Check out the tasty recipe for Eggplant-Almond Enchiladas right here!!!  And check out what’s available at the weekly U-Pick Market here!!!