Episode 35: On news and opinion

This week, the “Roseanne” reboot gets cancelled; readers, they sometimes mystify us; and the difference between news and opinion.

00:50 – Eating noise trigger warning!

1:30 – “Roseanne” gets cancelled.

2:33 – A “Hogan Family” reference.

7:30 – Samantha Bee’s in trouble, too.

10:55 – Sarah’s column and its subject’s response.

18:30 – Interacting with readers we disagree with.

23:56 – The division between editorial and news.

38:50 – Fitz’s letter of the week.

39:45 – Our recommendations for the week:

David will see “Deadpool 2” — again.

Luis recommends checking out “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

Sarah is watching the new season of “Queen Sugar.”

Thank you for listening!

You can also find us on iTunes and on Google Play and on Stitcher. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Fitz’s new book!

Episode 34: You say you want an evolution

This week, we talk about teaching evolution in Arizona’s public schools, the North Korea summit is off, the president fights the FBI and TUSD is in trouble.

00:40 – Two weeks away, what have we been up to?

02:25 – Taking evolution out of Arizona’s public schools.

08:40 – North Korea meeting canceled.

13:22 – The president calls for an investigation on the investigators.

17:27 – Luis hates to bring up Nazi Germany.

19:55 – What’s going on in the letters page?

20:40 – NFL plans to punish teams for kneeling players.

22:00 – A little about race.

27:00 – TUSD’s use of the teacher salary money.

29:45 – Fitz’s letter(s) of the week.

32:00 – Groovy recomendations

David loved “Deadpool 2” so much, he’s seeing it again.

Luis recommends The Washington Post’s Daily 202.

Sarah thinks you should check out “The Battered Bastards of Baseball.”

Thank you for listening!

You can also find us on iTunes and on Google Play and on Stitcher. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Fitz’s new book!

Episode 33: The end is the beginning

This week, the Red For Ed movement, teacher raises and budget woes.

Opening: Gov. Doug Ducey signs the teacher raises into the budget.

1:15 – All about the teacher walkout and Ducey’s plan.

7:15 – Initiative to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for education.

10:50 – TUSD homeowners get the short end of the stick in the budget.

15:20 – Snowflake Luis found letters against the teachers upsetting.

21:45 – Get to know a teacher.

24:38 – Fitz’s letter(s) of the week.

28:00 – Groovy recommendations.

Fitz will be enjoying “Keep the Change” at The Loft.

Luis suggests you check out Bill Hader in “Barry” on HBO.

Sarah is taking some time off to go on a genealogy adventure.

Thank you for listening!

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Episode 32: Fitz Unchained

Recorded live at The Loft, we talk about Arizona teachers striking, James Comey’s book and celebrate 30 years of Fitz.

01:00 – The possible Arizona teacher strike and Gov. Ducey’s plan.

14:15 – Former FBI director James Comey’s new book and President Trump.

20:10 – New development on Fourth Avenue.

23:17 – That one time Fitz spread some fake news.

24:11 – Fitz’s letter of the week.

25:45 – Letters to the editor.

32:04 – A Brief History of Fitz.

40:00 – Q&A with Fitz.

Thanks to everyone who made it out to The Loft on Saturday and thank you for listening!

You can also find us on iTunes and on Google Play and on Stitcher. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Fitz’s new book!

Episode 31: An apple for teachers

This week, a look at early childhood education, the likelihood of teachers striking, and Trump’s troubles.

00:30 – Early childhood education forum.

05:20 – A few voices from the forum.

09:00 – Will teachers strike? Should they?

19:20 – Fitz’s letter(s) of the week.

20:50 – Shameless plug for our live episode recording at The Loft.

21:40 – Readers are not happy about the “abortion questionnaire” bill.

23:35 – The FBI’s raid on the office of Trump’s lawyer.

26:35 – Less than a minute on Paul Ryan.

27:20 – Our groovy recommendations for the week

Fitz will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art gala.

Luis touts the UA’s Workers’ Rights Clinic and the documentary “The Cleaners.”

Sarah’s series of prison and prison-related podcasts continues with “Caught.”

Thanks for listening!

You can also find us on iTunes and on Google Play and on Stitcher. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Fitz’s new book!

Episode 30: Disgusting villainy

This week, public education in Arizona, the March for our Lives, and Census shenanigans by the Trump administration.

00:25 – Education forum report.

03:35 – The March for our Lives and gun control.

11:35 – Citizenship question in the upcoming census.

17:12 – What are letter writers talking about? Guns and Stormy Daniels.

20:50 – “Please put some pants on the president.”

21:35 – Fitz’s letter of the week.

25:30 – Our groovy recommendations for the week

Fitz is watching “The Death of Stalin.”

Luis highly recommends “The Americans.”

Sarah wants you to get out more.

Thanks for listening!

You can also find us on iTunes and on Google Play. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Fitz’s new book!