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Bill Buckmaster has interviewed more than five thousand newsmakers earning the reputation as Tucson’s most trusted voice for news and information. Beginning his career in 1969, he edited three monthly trade magazines based in Phoenix and went on to serve there as a broadcast editor for the Associated Press. Buckmaster moved on to news director spots in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Visalia, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bill Buckmaster has interviewed more than five thousand newsmakers earning the reputation as Tucson’s most trusted voice for news and information. Beginning his career in 1969, he edited three monthly trade magazines based in Phoenix and went on to serve there as a broadcast editor for the Associated Press. Buckmaster moved on to news director spots in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Visalia, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
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South Tucson, AZ

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Bill Buckmaster has interviewed more than five thousand newsmakers earning the reputation as Tucson’s most trusted voice for news and information. Beginning his career in 1969, he edited three monthly trade magazines based in Phoenix and went on to serve there as a broadcast editor for the Associated Press. Buckmaster moved on to news director spots in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Visalia, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Episodes

Buckmaster Show 8/13/2018: The Monthly Scam Alert

8/13/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – the Monday Political Face-off featuring commentators Jeff Rogers and John Munger. Then the monthly Scam Alert presented by Susann Miller of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona. Plus our monthly visit with Dr. Mark Sykes, … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:35

Buckmaster Show 8/10/2018: Pima County voters lean toward road repairs, poll shows

8/10/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – The Friday Focus interview is with Jan Lesher, deputy Pima County Administrator. The Friday Roundtable features Joe Ferguson, political writer for The Arizona Daily Star, and Dan Shearer, editor of The Green Valley News and Sahuarita … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:40

Buckmaster Show 8/6/2018: Is North Korea making nuclear weapons again?

8/6/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Is North Korea cranking up its nuke program again? We get the latest from General John Wickham, Jr. retired US Army Chief of Staff. Also the Monday Political Face-Off with commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:49

Buckmaster Show 8/3/2018: Is a blue wave coming in November

8/3/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with United States Representative Raul Grijalva. The Friday Roundtable features Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial page editor for The Arizona Daily Star, and Jim Nintzel, executive editor of The Tucson Weekly. Then Weekend Watch … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:48

Buckmaster Show 8/2/2018: Arizona’s hundreds of news laws

8/2/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District. Then State Representative Pamela Powers Hannley (D-District 9). Plus Buckmaster Legal Contributor Attorney Don Loose.

Duration:00:55:47

Buckmaster Show 8/1/2018: Trump’s war on America’s free press

8/1/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – White House Correspondent Steve Herman. Also a conversation with Tucson resident Lisa Espich talking about “I, a Squealer: The Insider’s account of the ‘Pied Piper of Tucson’ murders.” It’s about the case of Charles Schmid aka … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:38

Buckmaster Show 7/31/2018: Mexico’s swing to the left

7/31/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Calvin Baker, superintendent of the Vail School District. Then Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman. Also, Joseph Garcia, director of the Latino Public Policy Center at the Morrison Institute of Public Policy at … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:41

Buckmaster Show 7/30/2018: What you need to know about the AZ Primary

7/30/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – The Monday Political Face-off features Commentators James Kelley and Vince Rabago. Then we talk with Kelly Fryer, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful. Plus, Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriquez with everything you need to know about the upcoming … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:41

Buckmaster Show 7/27/2018: Tucson works to stem police shortage

7/27/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with Tucson Police Chief Christopher Magnus. Also with me in the conversation with the chief will be Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Plus, Inside Tucson Business Food and Beverage … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:18

Buckmaster Show 7/26/2018: The future of the RTA

7/26/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Michael Hicks, president of the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board. Then we talk with Farhad Moghimi, executive director of Pima Association of Government and Regional Transportation Authority. Also, Dr. Randall Friese, … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:47

Buckmaster Show 7/25/2018: Should ICE be in the Pima County jail?

7/25/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Ramon Valadez, Pima County Supervisor (D-District 2). Then we talk with State Senator Steve Farley, Democratic Arizona candidate for governor. Then what is going on with efforts to delist Ironwood National Monument … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:38

Buckmaster Show 7/23/2018: Pima County’s animal “save” rate increases

7/23/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – The Monday Political Face-off featuring commentators Jeff Rogers and Bruce Ash. Then a one-on-one conversation with Kristen Auerbach, director of Pima Animal Care Center.

Duration:00:55:43

Buckmaster Show 7/20/2018: Concern over Tucson police shortage

7/20/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – The Friday Focus interview is with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Joining in the conversation is Tim Steller, columnist for The Arizona Daily Star. Weekend Watch features Matt Russell, Inside Tucson Business food and beverage columnist

Duration:00:55:45

Buckmaster Show 7/19/2018: The staying power of “Red for Ed”

7/19/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy (R-District 4). Then we talk education with David Safier who writes for the Tucson Weekly.

Duration:00:55:29

Buckmaster Show 7/18/2018: Tucson’s real estate scene is bright

7/18/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Bruce Wright, associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona at the University of Arizona. Then Barbara Wilson, president-elect of Tucson Association of Realtors. Plus, Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the University of Arizona based Center … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:43

Buckmaster Show 7/17/2018: A good start for Monsoon 2018

7/17/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – University of Arizona Climate Scientist Dr. Zack Guido. Then Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman looks at the markets. Also a newsmaker interview with Rachael Sedgwick, a member of the governing board of the Tucson Unified School … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:41

Buckmaster Show 7/16/2018: Trump-Putin Summit

7/16/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – we begin with the Monday Political Face-off with Commentators Jeff Rogers and John Munger. Then one-on-one with Jeff Scurran, one of the most successful high school football coaches in America.

Duration:00:55:46

Buckmaster Show 7/13/2018: Kick ICE out of the Pima County jail?

7/13/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with Mark Napier, Pima County Sheriff. The Friday Roundtable features Jim Nintzel, executive editor of The Tucson Weekly, and Joe Ferguson, political writer of The Arizona Daily Star. Inside Tucson Business … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:46

Buckmaster Show 7/12/2018: Valley Fever cases spike in Arizona

7/12/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Richard Elias, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors. Then, what’s with the spike in Valley Fever cases? We get some answers from Dr. John Galgiani, director of the University of … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:50

Buckmaster Show 7/11/2018: The big recovery for Tucson commercial real estate

7/11/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Mike Hammond, the Pima County representative on the seven-member AZ State Transportation Board. Mr. Hammond is also president and founder of Cushman & Wakefield/PICOR. Also, we talk with Wendy Rogers, one of … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:39