Episode 9: A delightful fantasy

Welcome to The Point Being podcast for the week of Sept. 29.

Public safety reporter Caitlin Schmidt joins the Star editorial team — editor Sarah Garrecht Gassen, cartoonist David Fizsimmons and editorial writer Luis Carrasco — to talk about the latest on the bribery scandal rocking the University of Arizona basketball program. The team also discusses the NFL flag controversy, letters to the editor and what’s coming up on the editorial page.

Listen and check out the show notes below.


:50 – UA basketball is in trouble. Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s a big deal for Tucson.

10:40 – Caitlin talks about what it’s like to cover a big story and reporting in general.

17:30 – Take a knee and discuss the furor over Trump’s claims that NFL players “disrespect” the flag.

22:00 – Fitz’s Cartoon of the Week.

23:20 – Sports, politics and social change.

27:40 – Why do we have the national anthem before sporting events?

29:27 – What’s new in letters to the editor and why we love different opinions.

32:50 – Fitz’s “fan mail” of the week.

34:40 – Sarah missed out on a lot of TV growing up.

35:30 – Sunday editorial page preview.

37:43 – Our groovy recommendations for the week:

Fitz is busy with his comedy show, Titters, in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Luis is into the sex zombies at The Loft’s All Nite Scream-o-Rama.

Sarah wants listeners to get into the Ear Hustle.