Saturday, July 23, 2016

Zona Politics: Meet the Democrats Running for State House in District 9

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 4:43 PM

July 24th, 2016 from Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel on Vimeo.

On this week's episode of Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel: We talk with the three Democrats running for two House of Representatives seats in Arizona's Legislative District 9. Incumbent Reps. Randy Friese and Matt Kopec and challenger Pamela Powers Hannley all talk about education spending, their opposition to expanding vouchers, their positions on propositions that would raise the minimum wage and legalize marijuana for recreational use, funding for Planned Parenthood, legislation to address gun violence and more. 

You can watch the show at 8 a.m. Sunday on the CW Tucson, Channel 8 on Cox and Comcast and Channel 58 on DirecTV, Dish and broadcast. You can also hear it tomorrow at 5 p.m. on Community Radio Station KXCI, 91.3 FM. Or you can watch online by the above video.

Here's a rush transcript of the show.

(Nintzel) Hello, everyone. I'm Tucson Weekly's senior writer Jim Nintzel, and we're here to talk Zona Politics. Today, we'll be talking to three Democratic candidates for two House of Representative seats in Legislative District 9, which includes the north side of Tucson, the Catalina Foothills and the Casas Adobes area. We start with state Rep. Randy Friese. a trauma surgeon who won a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives two years ago. Randy, welcome to Zona Politics.

(Friese) Thanks, Jim. Pleasure.

(Nintzel) So, what makes you the best candidate for the job after two years of serving up there?

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American Babylon: Interview with Michael Nelson, President of NAACP Cleveland

Posted By on Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 8:21 AM

American Babylon talks with Michael Nelson, President of NAACP Cleveland, about police brutality and methods of dissent, what's at stake in the Black Lives Matter movement, the history of repression, and much more. 


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Best of Tucson® Voting Ends Next Week: 1,603 of You Haven't Finished Your Ballots

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM

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It always seems to happen so quickly: The final round of Best of Tucson® is about to come to a close. Have you voted? Are you sure?

Best of Tucson is a long survey, we know, so we try to help you out. You can save your ballot and come back to it, no problem. But what happens if you don't come back? We've got more than a thousand ballots sitting in Best Of limbo. 

Remember that however you typed your name the first time you filled our a survey on our website is your forever password into all surveys on our website. Remember that we're not going to count your ballot if you don't vote in at least 30 categories. Remember to hit the "submit" button at the end of the ballot so your votes don't get completely ignored when we're tallying everything up.

Best of Tucson voting ends next Sunday, July 31. Get yourself a watermelon eegee and fill out your ballot before the month comes to a close. 

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Cosplay Confidential: Check Out These Outfits from Phoenix Comicon

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:26 PM

With the San Diego Comic Con now in full swing, the Range is bringing you a collection of photos from this summer's Phoenix Comicon, which drew at least 100,000 people and has become one of the biggest events in downtown Phoenix. (A hotel manager told us it was second only to the Super Bowl—and even the Super Bowl wasn't as big in some ways, since so many of the events were off in Glendale.)

Photos by Scott Smith, who had the most massive stash of comics I'd ever seen in my life when I met him in the sixth grade at Lineweaver Elementary.

By the way, if you want a chance to celebrate geek culture at a cooler time of the year, the Phoenix Comicon folks now have a fall event, the Phoenix Fan Fest, coming up Oct. 22-23. Learn all about it here.

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Take 10 Minutes to Enjoy Jon Stewart's Visit to the Late Show

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Nation, it's our first presidential election in a while without constant commentary from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Maybe you're satisfied by the plethora of politically savvy late night television hosts on the air, maybe you're happy to take on this election without watching any of this kind of nonsense. But I'm not.

Luckily we got a taste of classic Colbert earlier this week with The Word making it's debut on the late show—it was truthiness v. Trumpiness and it was beautiful. 

Then, last night, Stewart took over Colbert's desk for a full 10 minutes. Watch here for a dose of old school Comedy Central:


He even got an Arby's jab in there. We miss you, Jon. See ya election night? 

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Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Summer is coming to an end, meaning our streets will start filling up again sometime soon. The students will return, and they'll be followed by the snowbirds. Take advantage of the emptiness while supporting local businesses by spending this weekend out of the house, taking in a local show, dancing on the streetcar, enjoying a shorter wait at Bobo's or whatever else

Maybe when you're done with all that, you'll feel like taking in a movie. Here's a list of the top 10 most rented DVDs at Casa Video last week:
  1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wig Out Downtown

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Find yourself a fun wig (or maybe bring out the one from last Halloween?) and participate in Tucson's first ever Wig Out
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What it is: You and your friends get the wigs that you’ve been hiding in your closets, like, forever. Get them out. Get your wig self out! Go to a venue in downtown Tucson. Post images of yourselves with the hashtag‪ #‎tucsonwigout‬. Simple. Fun. Find your flamboyant self! It’s Friday, wear your wig to work! Take pics!
Express yourself all day long this Friday, July 22, yes (even at work) and enjoy the eccentric hair you wish you had everyday. 
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American Babylon: Talking with Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on the Street

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 1:40 PM

I got the opportunity to talk with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson in downtown Cleveland yesterday. Is he going to be a distraction on the debate stage? Will he mention climate change? Will he release non-violent drug offenders from prison and push for criminal justice reform? Find out by watching this video! 


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