Episode 23: Education brodown

Sarah’s out this week so it’s up to Fitz and Luis to talk Arizona education, No More Deaths clashing with Border Patrol, and the government shutdown.

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0:30 – Where in the world is Sarah Garrecht Gassen?

1:46 – Diane Douglas wants $400 million for teachers.

4:15 – The Quality Counts reports gives Arizona education a D+

5:30 – The Arizona Education Project is spending money to tell people education in the state is not bad.

10:20 – Gov. Doug Ducey spending more on PR.

12:20 – Fitz talks about his Border Patrol cartoon.

13:30 – Border Patrol agents accused of vandalizing water stations in the desert.

16:05 – No More Deaths clashes with the Border Patrol.

22:24 – The government shutdown and Trump’s immigration policy.

28:00 – Fitz’s letter of the week.

30:00 – What we’re doing this weekend.

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Episode 22: Salty racism

This week: Guest Jo-Ann Marks joins us to talk about President Trump, Jeff Flake’s Senate speech and s-hole countries.

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0:45 – Reader Jo-Ann Marks talks about herself, her love of Tucson and divisiveness in politics.

11: 40 – Sen. Flake’s speech on the free press.

15:30 – Marks, a native New Yorker, talks Trump.

18:53 – What’s Trump’s appeal to his supporters?

20:56 – Fitz’s letter of the week.

22:20 – Sarah has a voicemail she wants to share.

23:42 – Trump’s crude remarks on Haiti and Africa (Warning: McSally-brand salty language ahead).

29:20 – DACA and the government shutdown threat.

32:40 – Readers have a love/(mostly) hate relationship with Bill Walton and Sarah attempts a defense.

35:30 – Sunday’s editorial page preview.

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Episode 21: The jerk files

This week: Joe Arpaio’s Senate run, DACA complications, Medicaid work requirements and Rich Rodriguez.

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1:00 – Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to be a Senator. This puts him on a collision course with Kelli Ward and Martha McSally.

6:50 – Sarah reads a snippet of the editorial board’s repudiation of Arpaio as a candidate.

10:00 – The latest on DACA and McSally’s co-sponsored immigration bill, the Securing America’s Future Act.

16:40 – The Trump administration will allow states to impose a work requirement for Medicaid and Arizona is ready to go.

22:40 – Fitz’s letter of the week.

25:23 – Sports editor Ryan Finley will address questions about the Sports section and its coverage of Rich Rodriguez in a Sunday column.

27:00 – On being a coach and being a jerk.

28:27 – Did you know the devil wears Prada?

29:54 – A preview of Sunday’s editorial pages.

32:40 – Our groovy recommendations:

Fitz is looking forward to “The Post” and “I, Tonya.”

Luis wants to check out “Follies” at The Loft.

Sarah loves Elaine Stritch and the documentary on the Broadway leagend “Elaine Stricth: Shoot Me.

Fitz (again) urges everyone to check out the Tucson Jazz Festival.

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Episode 20: RichRod madness

Two special guests this week: Star reporter Caitlin Schmidt shares the latest on the firing of UA coach Rich Rodriguez and contributing cartoonist Michael Rule talks shop with Fitz.

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00:37 – Star reporter Caitlin Schmidt talks about the Richard Rodriguez firing, the harassment allegations against him and the latest news.

15:20 – Cartoonist Michael Rule talks about his life, his cartooning and shares some shop talk with Fitz.

30:44 – Fitz gets letters!

32:18 – Sometimes out letter writers confound us.

36:20 – Our groovy recommendations for the week:

Fitz enjoyed “The Shape of Water.”

Luis loves the Comedy Bang Bang podcast.

Sarah has gotten into the Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny.

38:35 – Sarah once got stuck in a snowbank.

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