After a year hiatus, Local Matters, the talk show where local matters matter most is back to add to its already over 600 episodes. Each show is hosted by Vicki Evans and still focuses on a local non-profit organization but now the shows are 15 minutes long so as to get you the info, fast.
Imagine Democrats, Independents and Republicans working together to solve our nation's problems. No Labels is a newly formed national movement, an organization that wants to grow from the local level up, a forward thinking group of people frustrated with the partisian gridlock. Bunny Davis, No Labels State leader and Brooke Bedrick, No Labels local member talk about how to re-engage the public in politics to make a difference.
What would it take to revitalize downtown Tucson? Some envision a touch of Las Vegas. Raj Kohli, President of Tucson Fountain Plaza and Melissa Black, President of the Green Chamber of Commerce talk about the possibilites and expand on the Tucson Fountain Plaza project.
Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is a voter initiated and very successful organization that enhances career technical education for local high school students to become qualified workers for local business and industry. Aaron Ball, Executive Director for Program Development and Jill Ranucci, JTED/CTE Coordinator at Catalina Foothills School District talk about how the 53% budget cut handed down from the Arizona State Legislature will effect JTED's 99% placement rate.
To overcome our differences and fear of one another, Miguel Ortega, Deputy Director and Fernando Gonzales, board member of Border Action Network discuss BAN's recent local, state and national advocacy efforts and their immigration and human rights training and support for local communities in Southern Arizona.
You can see Local Matters on Access Tucson channel 74 (Comcast) / 99 (Cox) on Saturdays, Mondays and Thursdays starting at 6pm.
No Labels at 6pm
Tucson Fountain Plaza at 6:15pm
JTED at 6:30pm
Border Action Network at 6:45pm
In June, watch for the Metropolitan Tucson Convention Visitors Bureau (MTCVB), Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce, Casa Adobes Optimists Club and Arts Express.