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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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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 2/16/2018: Should Rio Nuevo be reauthorized?

2/16/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. The Friday Roundtable features Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial page editor and columnist for The Arizona Daily Star, and Jim Nintzel, editor for The Tucson Weekly. … Continue reading →

Duration:00:56:02

Buckmaster Show 2/15/2018: New tours under the glass at Biosphere 2

2/15/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – University of Arizona Climate Scientist Dr. Zack Guido talks about one of the warmest and driest winters on record in Southern Arizona. Then, Former Arizona Attorney General Candidate Felecia Rotellini talks about her new role as … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:56

Buckmaster Show 2/14/2018: Cyber security protections

2/14/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District. Then we talk cyber security with Tucson Attorney Kathy Winger.

Duration:00:55:58

Buckmaster Show 2/13/2018: The BBB’s Monthly Scam Alert

2/13/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Jewel Mideau, Director of Hospitality Programs at Pima Community College. Then, Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, the monthly Scam Alert with the Better Business Bureau’s Susann Miller. Plus Food … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:46

Buckmaster Show 2/12/2018: UA President’s first nine months in office

2/12/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – We begin with the Monday Political Face-off. The commentators this week are Dr. Don Jorgensen, former chair of the Pima County Democratic Party, and Bruce Ash, Republican Committeeman for Arizona. Then a newsmaker interview with the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:56

Buckmaster Show 2/9/2018: Congress moves to increase defense spending

2/9/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with United States Representative Martha McSally (District 2-AZ). The Friday Roundtable features Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun, and Joe Ferguson, political reporter for The Arizona … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:51

Buckmaster Show 2/7/2018: Gem Show finale is this weekend

2/7/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisors Chairman Richard Elias. Historian Ken Scoville previews this Saturday’s 38th Annual Fort Lowell Day. Plus it’s time for the 2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show this weekend at the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:43

Buckmaster Show 2/6/2018: One of the worst flu seasons continues unabated

2/6/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Washington contributor Terry Bracy will get the ball rolling. Then the Tuesday Money Maker Report with Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman. Also, former University of Arizona College of Medicine Dean Dr. Ray Woosley hosts the Your … Continue reading →

Duration:00:56:01

Buckmaster Show 2/5/2018: Will Olympics help thaw Korean relations?

2/5/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – It’s the Monday Political Face-Off with commentators Jeff Rogers and John Munger. Then our monthly visit with retired United States Army Chief of Staff General John A. Wickham, Jr.

Duration:00:55:39

Buckmaster Show 2/2/2018: Arizona lawmakers expel one of their own

2/2/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with Arizona House of Representatives Speaker of the House JD Mesnard (R-District 17, Chandler). The Friday Roundtable features Tim Steller, columnist for The Arizona Daily Star, and Dylan Smith, editor and … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:50

Buckmaster Show 2/1/2018: TUSD will not re-address Mexican American Studies

2/1/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – The monthly Showdown featuring commentators Joseph Morgan and David Morales. Also, Comet Discover and former Parade Magazine Science Editor Dr. David Levy. Plus attorney Don Loose, Buckmaster legal contributor.

Duration:00:01:01

Buckmaster Show 1/31/2018: Summer Travel Planning

1/31/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez. Then Ryan Hansen previews this Saturday’s Bon Voyage Travel Showcase. Plus, Tony Penn, president and CEO of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Duration:00:55:48

Buckmaster Show 1/30/2018: Lawmakers move to stem opioid crisis in Arizona

1/30/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A legislative update from State Representative Dr. Randy Friese (D-District 9). Then Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, we talk with Hank Amos, president and CEO of Tucson Realty & … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:34

Buckmaster Show 1/29/2018: The battle over an immigration deal

1/29/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – The Monday Political Face-off features commentators Dr. Don Jorgensen and James Kelley. Then we talk with Jeff Utsch, founder and chairman of Heirs of the Republic. Also, Democratic State Superintendent of Schools Hopeful David Schapira, Tempe … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:51

Buckmaster Show 1/26/2018: Why Tucson continues to struggle economically

1/26/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. Our Friday Roundtable features Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial page editor and columnist for The Arizona Daily Star, and Jim Nintzel, editor of The Tucson Weekly. Weekend … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:45

Buckmaster Show 1/25/2018: Lawmakers consider criminal justice reform

1/25/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy (R-District 4). Then we talk with Jim Tress, CEO of Westland Resources. Plus, State Representative Kirsten Engel (D-Tucson) is heading a group of lawmakers looking at why … Continue reading →

Duration:00:56:03

Buckmaster Show 1/24/2018: Flu outbreak peaking

1/24/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the University of Arizona – based Center for Integrative Medicine and Buckmaster health contributor gets us underway with an update on the Flu outbreak that is hitting Southern Arizona so … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:41

Buckmaster Show 1/23/2018: High school decoding program hits a snag

1/23/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – A newsmaker interview with Dr. David Garcia, Democratic candidate for Governor. Then Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also,our education contributor Dr. Robert Hendricks. Plus, Visit Tucson’s Dan Gibson has the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:55

Buckmaster Show 1/22/2018: Is Arizona swimming in red ink?

1/22/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Monday Political Face-off featuring commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Then we talk with Dave Wells, research director of the Grand Canyon Institute, who contends Arizona’s budget deficit actually approaches $5B. Plus we talk about the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:48

Buckmaster Show 1/19/2018: Tucson Convention Center Hotel gets green light

1/19/2018
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Today on Buckmaster – Our Friday Focus interview is with Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero (D-Ward 1). Our Friday Roundtable features Joe Ferguson, political writer for The Arizona Daily Star, and Dylan Smith, editor/publisher for TucsonSentinel.com. Weekend Watch is hosted … Continue reading →

Duration:00:55:46

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