Episode 7: Sharp to the point


Welcome to The Point Being podcast for the week of Sept. 15.

This week’s podcast includes discussion of Sun Corridor Inc.’s saguaro gift to Jeff Bezos, dysfunction at the Legislature and the TUSD board, the lawsuit against Arizona’s public universities over high tuition, a reader’s message to Hillary Clinton and Arizona looking to install a work requirement for Medicaid coverage.
Listen and check out the show notes below.

01:05 – We have a name!

02:15 – Can you re-gift a saguaro and will Richard Branson take it?

06:00 – Reporter Hank Stephenson talks about his experience covering the Legislature and the Tucson Unified School district.

16:00 – Attorney General Mark Brnovich sues the Arizona Board of Regents over high tuition costs (and DACA).

23:45 – Reader Heidi MacDonald talks about Hillary Clinton’s new book.
27:45 – Some readers love us, some readers don’t.
31:35 – Sunday’s editorial on work requirements for Medicaid.
35:10 – Our groovy recommendations for the week:
Luis wants you to watch the Whit Stillman trilogy: “Metropolitan,” “Barcelona” and “The Last Days of Disco.”
Sarah is all about the social issues and drama of “Greenleaf.”

One Comment

  1. I am not sure whether this comment was earlier removed or never made it through, but: the suggestion around 15:25 that the Board accused the teachers of inciting the MAS-related student protests is inaccurate. The Board never took that position as a body. As one board member, though I was obviously not in the room when any protests were planned, I thought the weight of evidence was that the students planned the protests (e.g. the board room takeover in April 2011), with little or no teacher involvement.


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