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Jim Nintzel

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Senior writer Jim Nintzel will moderate "Spinning Politics: Then and Now," a panel with authors Rick Perlstein (Nixonland, Before the Storm), Tom Zoellner (A Safeway in Arizona; What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America) and Chris Mooney (The Republican War on Science, The Republican Brain) at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10. The panel will focus on the increasing distance between political rhetoric and reality; it will air live on C-SPAN's Book TV.

Nintzel will also talk about the history of the Tucson Weekly and the future of political reporting, from 4 to 5 p.m., Saturday March 10, at the UA School of Journalism tent.


Margaret Regan

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Margaret will present her The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories From the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands at the "Struggles Along the Border" panel at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, in the UA Student Union's Kachina Room. It will be filmed and televised by C-SPAN's Book TV. The panel will be moderated by veteran journalist and UA journalism professor Mort Rosenblum. The other author will be Peter Laufer (Calexico: True Lives of the Borderlands).

She will moderate the panel "A Line in the Sand: Mexico's Drug Wars Collide With True Lives in the Borderlands" at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at the UA Student Union's Gallagher Theater. It will be also filmed and televised by C-SPAN's Book TV. Participating authors are Laufer, Sylvia Longmire (Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars) and Philip Caputo (Crossers).

She will also moderate the panel "Borderlands" at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11, in the UA Mall Tent. The authors are Luis Alberto Urrea (Into the Beautiful North, Queen of America, The Devil's Highway), Sebastian Rotella (Triple Crossing) and T. Jefferson Parker (The Jaguar).

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