1. Community Spotlight Host Frank Powers headed down to the Rillito Park Heirloom Farmers Market, where he wandered amongst the over 80 vendors offering fresh local produce, artisan foods, and all kinds of fun. Along with being a local food mecca, the Farmers Market showcases live music, cooking demonstrations, and bike events (since the River Loop is right beside it). Frank gets the skinny on what makes the market special, and explores the importance of conscientious consumption.
    Oct 9, 2018
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  2. The past few years saw a flurry of articles breathlessly warning of the death of retail, crediting online shopping for its demise. But this narrative isn’t entirely accurate. Retail actually grew in 2017, with the industry seeing a net increase of 4,000 store openings and a 4.2% increase in sales. Curiously, it seems that the […]
  3. Community Spotlight Host Frank Powers headed down to 4th Ave in Tucson to check out 91.3 KXCI, the city’s premier community radio station. Since 1983, KXCI has served as a voice for Tucson’s music-loving creatives, and also features locally-produced mini-programs, podcasts, and syndicated news shows such as Democracy Now. Frank chats with KXCI's Executive Director/Development Director Cathy Rivers, who shared how KXCI was founded and what keeps it chugging along.
    Sep 12, 2018
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  4. Community Spotlight Host Frank Powers packed up his bags and headed to Tombstone for the second annual Doc Holli-Days, a festival that pays tribute to some of the legendary figures that helped make Tombstone, Arizona, a symbol of the Wild West. Watch as Frank learns about the Tombstone community and the stars of the festival (Val Kilmer and Dennis Quaid), while taking in the epic parade and Western-themed local wares.
    Sep 4, 2018
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  5. Starting college can be one of the most exciting, scary, frustrating, and revelatory times in a young person’s life. While you’re having to adjust to the rigors of university-level work, you’re also expected to magically become an adult at the same time. Oftentimes, academia and social lives become so prevalent that it’s easy to overlook […]
  6. Straight from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the city's most popular event and the largest gem show in the country, Frank Powers checks out the Mineral and Fossil Co-Op, just one of the hundreds of installations at the fest.