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!

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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 18: Reform means making it better

This week: the Democrats’ victory in Alabama, the still awful Republican tax bill and the war on Christmas heats up.

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0:45 – Republican Roy Moore loses to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama.

6:30 – Trump insults New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and USA Today is having none of it.

8:24 – Did Gillibrand go too far calling for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation?

12:35 – The Republican tax plan and will Sarah donate her tax savings.

19:42 – The tax bill process vs. the Obamacare process.

21:25 – Fitz’s cartoon of the week.

22:03 – Thousands of people wrote letters to the editor in 2017.

24:34 – Sarah got some feedback on her “war on Christmas” column.

27:45 – Sunday’s editorial is about TUSD’s plans on what to do with University High School.

29:10 – What are we doing this weekend? As if you have to ask.

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Episode 12: No room for Flake

Welcome to The Point Being podcast for the week of Nov. 3

After a week off the gang is back together and ready to tackle Sen. Jeff Flake’s announcement he will not be running for re-election, the case against President Trump and a recap of the editorial board’s endorsements for the Nov. 7 election.

Listen and check out the show notes below.


0:50 – Sunday’s editorial on Trump voters considering the case against the president and Sen. Jeff Flake leaving the Senate.

5:23 – David listens to talk radio and it doesn’t care much for Sen. Flake.

7:55 – Was Flake’s move about principle or the fact he couldn’t win?

12:20 – Sarah remembers Sen. Flake’s position after the Gabby Giffords shooting.

15:45 – Endorsement recap:

17:05 – Gary Watson, Independent, for Ward 3.

23:30 – Props. 202 and 203, funding for the Reid Park Zoo.

24:22 – An inspirational letter to David Fitzsimmons.

26:00 – Our groovy recommendations for the week:

Luis is going to go see “Thor:Ragnarock.”

Sarah has news from this year’s Journalism and Women Symposium conference.

Thanks for listening!