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Fitz: Let's all work together to balance Tucson's budget

Fitz: Let's all work together to balance Tucson's budget

This week it was one tough headline after another.

April 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz: Public Media pledge drive is so much fun, I just can’t give it up

Even though Arizona Public Media’s 363-day fall pledge drive campaign ended yesterday, I’m still here in the studio with my mitts wrapped around the microphone, encouraging listeners to call in their support because, son of a gun, I love these knuckleheads. My mini-goal in this hour is to ra…

October 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bluegrass band Run Boy Run

Bluegrass band Run Boy Run

It's not every day a band born in Tucson plays to an audience of more than 4 million people. Yet that's where members of the old-time string group Run Boy Run found themselves not once, but twice this year. The five-piece outfit was invited to perform on the nationally syndicated radio progr…

June 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Run Boy Run gets bigger

Run Boy Run gets bigger

It's not every day a band born in Tucson plays to an audience of more than 4 million people. Yet that's where members of the old-time string group Run Boy Run found themselves not once, but twice this year.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Run Boy Run gets bigger

Run Boy Run gets bigger

Run Boy Run features the beautifully layered voices of, from left, Grace Rolland, Jennifer Sandoval and her sister, Bekah Sandoval. Tucson's hottest new string band has reached national acclaim and is heading off on a two-month tour.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Run Boy Run gets bigger

Run Boy Run gets bigger

Jesse Allen plays the upright bass at the band's last Tucson performance until September.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Run Boy Run gets bigger

Run Boy Run gets bigger

Mandolin and cello help Run Boy Run achieve its unique sound. The band appeared twice on "Prairie Home Companion."

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog: Big time producer

Sometimes I dream of having an exciting life. I Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. The life of an internationally syndicated cartoonist can be pretty exciting what with the hate mail and the octogenarian groupies, not to mention living with the ever present risk of paper cuts. One year…

November 30, 2012 8:00 amLoading…

Satellite network headaches resulting in sweetheart deals

Satellite TV viewers have been in disarray recently, with Dish Network having booted AMC from its lineup and DirecTV shunning 26 Viacom channels, including Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and Spike, before working out a deal to get the channels back in the lineup late in the week. But …

July 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz: If you pledge now I'll shut up

     I showed up at the local NPR studio Sunday morning. National Public radio is radio for nerds and people who start every conservation with,” The other day on NPR I heard” and then they share the most obscure story you have ever heard until you run into them again and they say,” the other…

April 23, 2012 9:12 amLoading…

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